Warzone players are now picking sniper rifles in their loadouts more than any other gun – but why are snipers so popular now?
Choosing the right weapons to have in your Warzone loadout is crucial if you want to leave Verdansk with a victory. Therefore, players are always searching for meta weapon builds to use.
With updates buffing and nerfing weapons on a regular basis, the most effective gun in Warzone is always changing. Sometimes a surprising meta emerges.
Why are Warzone players now using sniper rifles more than any other weapon type in Season 5 Reloaded?
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Sniper Rifles Are the New Warzone Meta in Iron Trials
Previously, the most popular gun in Warzone was an overpowered assault rifle with very low recoil. However, the recent September 15 balancing patch made some huge changes to weapons, increasing the recoil on many powerful guns.
This has had a huge effect on the meta and is a contributing factor in the newfound popularity of snipers in Warzone.
Now that the assault rifle meta is so balanced, players are using a wide variety of ARs. This means that the Kar98k and Swiss K31 have risen to the top of the WZRanked popularity charts, being picked by 9.65% and 7.24% of Warzone players respectively.
However, the main reason behind snipers being the most popular weapons in Warzone is the new Iron Trials ’84 game mode. This is because the TTK is longer, but snipers still kill in one headshot.
Therefore, they are even more powerful in Iron Trials than in standard Warzone Battle Royale.
The sheer power of sniper rifles in Iron Trials, combined with Warzone players absolutely loving Iron Trails ’84 and leaving standard Battle Royale behind has also swayed the meta towards snipers.
Do you like the new sniper meta in Warzone? If not, don’t worry, the meta is always shifting!
Meanwhile, the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 release date will be upon us very soon. Plus the Warzone Season 6 intro cinematic has given players a glimpse of the next major update.
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