The Season One update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is right around the corner. The first seasonal content drop contains a wealth of new arrivals to multiplayer and the battle royale including a new Operator, a new battle pass, and so much more.
Like the previous seasons for other Call of Duty titles, Season One will see the arrival of a brand-new sniper rifle and players are already looking for information on how to unlock the Victus XMR in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.
How to unlock Victus XMR
The Victus XMR is one of two new guns featuring in the Season One battle pass. Rather than having to reach a specific tier, the battle pass includes 20 sectors containing five items. The new system allows players to unlock any piece of content from the battle pass at any time, so you can jump into the game and get your hands on the sniper immediately.
Infinity Ward hasn't shared which sector the Victus XMR appears in. As soon as we find out, we'll update the guide with all the intel you need.
Victus XMR sniper rifle overview
According to a recent blog post, the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 developer describes the Victus XMR as a powerful "bolt-action sniper rifle with .50 cal BMG ammunition." Thanks to "tungsten sabot-tipped bullets," bullet velocity is extremely fast without the need to equip any attachments.
While the sniper can score one-shot kills in mid-range combat, players will need additional precision in order to make an impact at further distances.
Victus XMR weapon platform
Modern Warfare 2 introduces players to the weapon platform concept. Typically, there are three or four weapons in the same family that share a variety of attachments that only require a single unlock.
The Victus XMR arrives as part of the Imperatorium weapon platform which is its very own platform. Although it's currently on its own, there's a strong chance more weapons will join the platform in future seasonal updates.
Is it worth unlocking the Victus XMR?
Absolutely! Once you unlock the sniper rifle, you can use it across Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2, and the brand-new DMZ mode which gives you plenty of ways to play. Want to sit on top of a stronghold and pick off targets with the sniper? Go ahead, but remember to exfil!
That's everything there is to know about unlocking the Victus XMR sniper rifle in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and the latest intel on the first Warzone 2 double XP event.