What is the best sniper/marksman rifle in Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8? Our tier list reveals all.
Call of Duty: Mobile has a vast arsenal of weapons for players to choose from, everything from a butterfly knife to a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher.
And while submachine guns currently dominate the COD: Mobile meta, that doesn't mean no other weapon class gets a look in. Like sniper rifles, which continue to be a great choice in the right hands, capable of excelling in both standard multiplayer and battle royale game modes.
There are currently 16 sniper/marksman rifle in the games, which can make picking the best one confusing, especially when you consider the huge array of attachments available for each.
One of those 16 is the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle, which is the newest gun added to the game. Introduced in Season 8: Train to Nowhere. This sniper rifle has already been branded "broken" by the playerbase, owing to its one-shot capability.
Thankfully, help is at hand. This sniper/marksman rifle tier list breaks down the options and ranks them from best to worst.
So, if you like to keep your opponents at arm's length and pick them off in one or two shots, this sniper rifle tier list will help you in deciding which is the best for you.
COD: Mobile Season 8 - Sniper/Marksman Rifle Tier List
Now, before we get into the nitty gritty of ranking these guns, it's worth explaining how they work and where they excel.
There is also the fact that in COD: Mobile, sniper rifles and marksman rifles are different weapon classes. Broadly, these two weapon classes serve the same purpose, and it is for that reason we have bundled them together for this tier list.
That, and the fact that there are only four marksman rifles in the game as of September 2022.
Sniper rifles are usually harder-hitting, bulkier weapons, while marksman rifles usually are lighter and have a faster firing rate, offering up a great degree of mobility.
Now on to the purpose. Sniper and marksman rifles excel at long-range engagements, offering up high damage output and usually, but not always, magnified scopes. This mix offers up the possibility of dropping your opponent in one or two shots - a useful function in any battle.
Our sniper/marksman rifle tier list will rank the guns from S (the best) to D (the worst) and explain why they've found themselves where they are.
- ZRG 20mm
- DL Q33
The newest addition to this list and straight in at the top is the ZRG 20mm. This sniper rifle boasts incredible firepower and is now the only true rival - when it comes to bona fide sniper rifles - to the QL Q33. With the Anti-Vehicle Mag attached, the ZRG 20mm is a one-shot to anywhere on the body.
The previous king and still a top-tier sniper rifle is the DL Q33. A hard-hitter with insane accuracy, the DL Q33 has long been considered the most well-rounded sniper rifle, and that doesn't change in Season 8.
The best marksman rifle in the game is undisputedly the SKS. An impressive fire rate, deadly accuracy, and high damage output make it an absolute fiend in the right hands. Plenty of attachments help make it customizable for a number of functions, whether you like to play in the mid or long-range.
A rival to the DL Q33, but not quite its equal, is the Koshka. a more mobile gun than the DL Q33, the Koshka suffers when it comes to damage range, with ur shots becoming more and more ineffectual the further your target is from you. This is one for standard multiplayer matches, but choose something else for the battle royale.
The SVD is for snipers who like to keep on the move. With a relatively high fire rate, good mobility, and decent recoil, the SVD allows you to suppress enemies effectively at a distance. Its range and damage aren't too bad either.
- Rytec AMR
- SP-R 208
The Rytec AMR is a huge gun, and it packs a serious punch; with high damage and ridiculous range, the Rytec AMR is perfect for the battle royale, but its low fire rate and mobility mean it will struggle in standard multiplayer matches.
The Locus is very similar to the Rytec AMR and faces many of the same issues. In fact, they are even more pronounced with this sniper rifle as its mobility is even worse than the gun above. Again, has its uses in BR, but consider something else in MP.
The second marksman rifle on our list, the SP-R 208, certainly has its fans. That's in large part because of its extensive range of attachments which allow you to improve some of the gun's more glaring weaknesses. Good mobility is offset by poor range, and you will want to look at adding a different barrel to this gun if you choose to run it.
- Arctic .50
- Kilo Bolt Action
At one time, the Arctic .50 was all anyone could talk about on account of its overpowered nature, but those days are long gone. This heavy-hitting sniper rifle is still one of the quickest to ADS, but it's bested by the DL Q33 and Koshka.
The Outlaw is a lightweight bolt-action sniper with plenty of redeeming qualities, though it sits in an awkward place between a marksman rifle such as the SVD and a higher caliber sniper rifle like the DL Q33, and that makes it difficult to pick.
The Kilo Bolt Action is a no-slouch and a perfectly viable weapon in the right hands. You will, however, need to hit the first shot as the bolt-action isn't the quickest, meaning that any further second shot might come too late.
- M21 EBR
The XPR-50 is a semi-auto sniper with impressive range, but it is seriously let down by its poor damage output. Its recoil is also difficult to deal with, which, coupled with the damage output, make it a difficult gun to recommend.
Low damage and poor accuracy, the hallmarks of a good sniper rifle, are sadly missing with the NA-45 - avoid it at all costs.
Another semi-auto sniper, but unlike the XPR-50, this one has some pretty decent damage output. But for all the M21 EBR's qualities, for some reason, it just doesn't translate to good real-world performance. Needs a rework before you should consider picking it up.
The last of the marksman rifles and the last in our list, the MK2 isn't a poor gun, but if you want a bolt-action marksman rifle, there are two better: the Kilo Bolt Action and SP-R 208.
That's it for our combined sniper/marksman rifle tier list. But before you go, remember this: these guns all have attachments that can improve their performance, and there is no weapon class that is more about how a gun 'feels' to the user than sniper rifles. So, don't be afraid to try a few out before you settle on one you trust to perform when it matters.
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