Best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle (Season 3)

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April 20, 2023: With Season 3 Reloaded already on the horizon, we've tweaked our guide to showcase the very best sniper for multiplayer action.

Known for their long-distance prowess, the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifles often possess the ability to eliminate an opponent with a single bullet. Throughout Call of Duty history, some snipers have cemented their legacy as iconic weapons in the franchise due to their immense power or their popularity amongst the quick-scoping community.

With players dropping into the action, many are getting to grips with the wide selection of sniper rifles available to dominate long-distance duels.

Before we reveal the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle, be sure to check out our other guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps and the Modern Warfare 2 perks.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle?

So far, the Signal 50 and the SP-X 80 are two snipers proving extremely popular. The Signal 50 comes with a semi-automatic firing mechanism while the SP-X features a bolt-action mechanism. Both are capable of scoring a kill with a single bullet and suit all styles of play.

Competition at the top of the category is extremely close but the Signal and the SP-X continue to steal the show. We'll keep monitoring the category as the Modern Warfare 2 game cycle progresses.

Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle tier list

S Tier Signal 50 SP-X 80 MCPR-300
A TierLA-B 330 Victus XMR

With a total of five snipers to use, there are minimal differences between the rifles on offer.

The list continues to change as Infinity Ward continues to make adjustments and if there are any changes, we'll update our list so you know which snipers are worth using and which ones to avoid.

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How many snipers are in Modern Warfare 2?

There are five sniper rifles available to use in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. With seasonal updates expected to add new weapons to the arsenal, this number will increase over time.

Is the Intervention in Modern Warfare 2?

At the time of writing, the Intervention doesn't feature in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer but it does appear in a Special Ops mission. It's unclear if the iconic sniper from 2009's Modern Warfare 2 will appear in a future update but it's safe to say players would be extremely happy to use it.

That's everything we know about the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle so far. Be sure to check back once the beta begins to find the full tier list. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list which features all the intel on the entire multiplayer arsenal.

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