Best Warzone 2 marksman rifle (Season 3)

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Warzone 2 marksman rifle
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April 27, 2023: What's the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle? Find out in our guide containing a full tier list and more.

The best Warzone 2 marksman rifle continues to be a hot topic of conversation as players continue dropping into Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering. The weapon category first introduced in 2019's Modern Warfare makes a return and acts as a hybrid between an assault rifle and a sniper.

Some feature incredible damage and mobility and share several characteristics similar to sniper rifles. But with Season 3 Reloaded nearing, the category struggles to compete against the rest of the arsenal and the best guns to use.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle, check out our guides containing early information on the Warzone 2 meta and all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 AR.

What is the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle?

  • SP-R 208
  • Tempus Torrent
  • EBR-14

Although there are several marksman rifles to choose from, there are a couple that stand out from the crowd thanks to their superior firepower and versatility on the battlefield. For Season 3, the best Warzone 2 marksman rifles are the SP-R 208, Tempus Torrent, and EBR-14.

The bolt-action rifle features incredible power capable of eliminating an opponent with a single bullet along with impressive mobility that creates plenty of versatility. As the cycle progresses, we'll continue to update and tweak our tier list to reflect the current meta.

Warzone 2 marksman rifle tier list

S tier

  • SP-R 208
  • Tempus Torrent
  • EBR-14

A tier

  • Lockwood MK2
  • SA-B 330

B tier

  • LM-S

Z tier

  • TAQ-M

While the SP-R and the Tempus Torrent sit at the top of the list, they're closely followed by the Lockwood MK2 which shares several similarities to the top tier. However, the lack of damage sees it slip into A tier.

The next tier contains the LM-S. The semi-automatic rifle packs a deadly punch but the high levels of recoil are extremely difficult to control in long-distance combat.

Sitting at the bottom of the list is the TAQ-M. Despite its incredible damage, it's almost impossible to control.

Warzone 2 player holding SP-R 208 marksman rifle
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How many marksman rifles are in Warzone 2?

There are a total of seven marksman rifles to use in Warzone 2. Each possesses a range of qualities and drawbacks but the two in our top tier are the only viable options to use as part of a loadout.

We expect the number of marksman rifles to increase as Infinity Ward adds new weapons to the arsenal. Once they appear, we'll compare and contrast them against the current crop and reveal if they're worth using.

When does Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded start?

Season 3 Reloaded for Warzone 2 is expected to begin on May 10. The mid-season update includes plenty of new content along with an expected dose of weapon balancing that could see a resurgence in marksman rifles.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 marksman rifles. For more on the battle royale, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 SMG and the latest intel on Warzone 2 ranked play.

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