Despite its heavy nerf, it's clear that the SP-R 208 is still a top-tier weapon, in an insane new loadout.
In a recent update, Infinity Ward made adjustments to the new Season 6 weapons in Modern Warfare and Warzone. Not only did they fix the AS VAL, but the development team made the decision to nerf the SP-R 208.
The incredible sniper rifle was capable of putting out tremendous damage. It was also able to quick-scope faster than any weapon out there, making it a beast at both short and long ranges.
Now, the gun has been pushed to one side, assumed to be dead. But one streamer is proving that the SP-R 208 is far from bad.
In fact, in an insane new loadout, the SP-R 208 might just be better than ever.
The SP-R 208 Is Amazing, Even After Its Nerf
If you build it just right, this SP-R 208 loadout is capable of dealing some extreme damage. Shown off by Twitch streamer 'OneRussianLeft', the weapon has incredible range and will do you proud in any long-range combat situation.
However, it's also more than able to cope with close-quarters combat too. Of course, it helps to have the streamer's steady hand and careful aim, but the SP-R 208 is still a top-tier weapon in our eyes.
The weapon appears to have no noticeable bullet drop, even at extreme range. What's more, it deals enough damage that you'll be able to down enemies with a single shot.
According to a comment left by OneRussianLeft on Reddit, this build even outmatches the HDR sniper rifle. When testing this new loadout, the user discovered that bullet velocity on the SP-R 208 is around 2% faster.
With this sniper in their loadout, it'll be the closest Warzone players have ever been to firing a hitscan weapon.
Best SP-R 208 Loadout
Yes, the SP-R 208 got some heavy nerfs in the latest patch, but it's clearly far from dead. As a sniper rifle, it's about as good as Warzone gets, and we recommend that everyone gives it a try.
Before Infinity Ward discovers this build and nerfs the weapon a second time, here's the best SP-R 208 loadout possible:
Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel: SP-R 26"
Laser: Tac Laser
Optic: Solozero SP-R 28mm
Ammunition: .300 Norma Mag 5-R Mags
Using this loadout, you'll have a real powerhouse on the battlefield. Just be sure to keep a reliable secondary weapon to hand, for those times where long-range combat isn't possible.
In a game like Warzone, staying on top of the top-tier weaponry is important. Just yesterday, a Warzone streamer broke the Solo vs Duos kill record - something that wouldn't be possible without the very best build.
And while we wait for Warzone Bounty contracts to return, it helps to have a weapon capable of longer-range combat.