A loadout in Call of Duty Warzone is a vital part of your strategy. If you’re learning how to snipe, you’ve got to start with the right loadouts. While loot is a factor, Warzone strategies depend heavily on getting your loadout. This is even more vital for snipers. You’ll need access to a weapon that you have been practising with, so calling in the same loadout every time is essential. This is a great template for a Warzone Sniper loadout. This is a combination of features which have been tested to really compliment the task ahead of snipers.
Warzone Snipers Loadout – Weapons
The sniper rifle itself has to be the first thing you find in a Sniper loadout. There are some clear standouts within the game. While the base stats of weapons are going to vary, these recommendations are built around using the right attachments too. You might have to take some time grinding to unlock the right attachments for these weapons though.
The HDR can be made into a fantastic weapon with the right attachments. You can give it a fast ADS, less bullet drop, and the fastest bullet speed of any sniper in the game, along with better range than the AX50. With all of this going for it, it is an obvious choice.
There are some drawbacks to using the HDR compared to others, but this is where Gunsmith comes in. Calling in your loadout is really important if you want to play as a sniper, so you’ll be using your own choice of weapons and attachments. With a guaranteed build of the weapon to suit this specification every time, you’ll be using by far the strongest sniper in the game. Making a great loadout comes down to using all of the options available rather than just a gun. The HDR has the best potential when combined with the right attachments.
This is a great starter Sniper rifle and probably the second-best in the game. If you have a good range of attachments available for this weapon and only a few for the HDR, this will suffice. The HDR is preferable, but the AX50 can also work if you still need to unlock everything.
Warzone Sniper Loadout Attachments
These are the attachments you should use in a Warzone Sniper loadout. With enemies having increased health and the size of the map significantly increased, you have different needs than in multiplayer. This build is based on speed as well as accuracy.
- Monolith Suppressor – With this suppressor, you won’t show up on the minimap. If you take a little caution with the noise that you make, then this is going to be really effective in a Warzone sniper loadout.
- 9 HDR Pro Barrel – This barrel gives you some of the best range in the game. The trade-off is the scope glint. In Warzone, this isn’t as much of a liability. If you’re using the right Sniper tactics too, you should be able to minimize your time scoped to make this less of a problem.
- Tac Laser – This makes big improvements for speed and ADS. The trade-off is a visible laser. However, with glint already in play you need to watch how long you scope for. In a huge map, playing at a long-range makes these lasers less of a problem than in multiplayer.
- Optics – A thermal scope is going to be helpful for beginners. This makes it much easier to find targets. However, it does hit your speed. If you’re confident about aiming without a thermal scope then don’t use one, since it does put you at a disadvantage.
- FTAC Stalker Scout – this gives you one more boost for your ADS.
The perks of your Warzone Sniper loadout are just as important as the build of the weapon you’re using. Perks are flexible, but these are some good choices.
- Fully Loaded – When you get your loadout you’ll have a lot of ammo.
- Focus – This is a great alternative perk. It allows you to focus your sniper easier when under fire.
Both of these make good choices. The best solution is to have different loadouts for each. This means if you need the ammo, you can call in your fully loaded with ammo loadout. If you’ve managed to amass sniper ammo, you can call in your Focus loadout.
- Overkill – Overkill is pretty much essential when it comes to Snipers. The fact of the matter is that snipers need a more versatile set of weapons. You can’t always rely on having the safety to snipe. Overkill makes up for this. There are some easy choices for your second weapon too.
- Amped – You’ll be going between your close and long-range weapons quite a bit as a sniper. So you’ll need this perk to speed things up. Between this and your speed-boosting attachments, this loadout can compensate for some of the slower aspects of being a sniper which can really let you down.
Secondary Weapon for Warzone Sniper Loadouts
With Overkill, you have access to a second primary weapon. This is what you should go for:
- Assault Rifle – An assault rifle is a clear choice for a secondary weapon since it gives you a lot more mobility and options. You should stick to the tried and tested assaults too.
- SMGs – For similar reasons to an assault rifle, these work great in a sniper loadout.
For your equipment choices, you have a couple of stand out choices.
- Proximity Mine or Claymore – These allow you to lay some traps behind you and secure a chokepoint. While they don’t have great offensive potential, they’re perfect for a sniper.
Sniping in Call of Duty Warzone
Building a great loadout is a good start. However, Call of Duty Warzone snipers need to think through their tactics as well to succeed. Sniping can be difficult, but when you’ve got it right it is a very rewarding way to play. Our other guides to Call of Duty Warzone can help you master the basics.