Best Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded

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Using the best Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2 initially takes some getting used to because of this weapon category’s slow rate of fire. Fortunately, the tremendous damage that it dishes out more than makes up for its sluggish windup.

However, we do still recommend pairing it with one of the best Warzone 2 SMGs as the close-range capability of this category will ensure that all of your bases are covered. To make your build even more deadly, we suggest optimizing your build and equipping your best Tempus Torrent loadout or even your best Lockwood 300 loadout so you can have a much easier time in Al Mazrah.

We’ll keep this article updated and keep you all up to speed with the most popular and best-performing weapons in the Warzone 2 meta.

Best Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2

The best Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2 can almost easily take down opponents in one shot. The Lockwood MK2 and SP-R 208 in particular are popular picks that players have long been using when dropping into the battle royale map. We’ve also included a few of our own favorites in our list below that we’ve enjoyed using throughout our own playthroughs.

Lockwood MK2 

Warzone 2 Marksman Rifles: Lockwood MK2
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This old-west-style lever-action rifle might not look as sleek and modern as its Marksman Rifle brethren, but make no mistake, this is still a deadly, accurate weapon. The Lockwood MK2 may suffer from a relatively low clip size, putting players at risk of ammo starvation. But there are enough methods of restocking ammunition in Warzone 2 to mitigate this weakness.

SP-R 208

Warzone 2 Marksman Rifles: SP-R 208
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The SP-R 208 is arguably the best marksman rifle currently present in MW2 and Warzone 2. The SP-R 208 provides high accuracy and the potential to deal lethal damage in a single well-placed shot.

This weapon’s slow rate of fire is something to work around, making the SP-R 208 less of a viable beginner weapon. But with enough practice, it will quickly outstrip most other available long-range options.


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Most Marksman Rifles deal exceptional damage in single shots. Well the LM-S bucks the trend by providing semi-auto fire at ranges other semi-auto capable weapons can only dream of. The damage potential of this fire mode combined with the LM-S’s effective damage range cannot be overstated.  

The LM-S requires environmental awareness and positioning to use at its full potential, as players wielding it will often find themselves outmatched in close-range firefights. But the LM-S’ mid to long-range game is practically unparalleled in MW2, as it also is in Warzone 2. 


The SA-B 50 fares much better than most Marksman Rifles at close-range, serving as a much more balanced option than the typical hyper-specialized long-range capabilities. With a speedy rate of fire and the ability to pump out reliable damage at most effective ranges, the SA-B 50 allows you to branch out and deviate from typical Marksman Rifle gameplay. The ability to switch up your game plan on the fly will make this one of Warzone’s most effective and versatile firearms.

Warzone 2 Marksman Rifle FAQ 

What are the best Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2? 

The Lockwood MK2, LM-S, SA-B 50, and SPR 208 are the best-performing Marksman Rifles in Warzone 2.

Can Marksman Rifles one shot in Warzone 2?

Some Marksman Rifles, such as the Tempus Torrent, can kill enemies in one shot if they get hit in the head. Otherwise, it typically takes more hits to take opponents down with this weapon category.

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