Modern Warfare 2 Best Snipers: Ranking All Rifles [2024]

After spending over 120 hours in Warzone 2, I've compiled a list of best Sniper options.

Out of all the weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, I consider four snipers; The MCPR-300, the Signal 50, the LA-B 330, formally known as the R700, and the SP-X 80. With the SP-X 80 widely considered the best sniper in Modern Warfare 2, how do the rest stack up? To find out, I’ll go through all the snipers’ pros and cons and see for ourselves.

Key Takeaways
  • There are some top quality Sniper Rifles that you can use in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2:
  • The SP-X 80, with the right attachments, is the best sniper rifle you can use
  • The Signal 50 is a close second with an extremely high fire rate.
  • The MCPR-300 has the highest damage but is extremely unforgiving to use.
  • The LA-B is a lightweight sniper that is great for quick scopes and quick firing.

Best MW2 Sniper Rifles Comparison

Sniper RiflesUnlockedRate of fireCaliber Magazine Size
MCPR-300At start45 RPM.300 Norma Mag10 rounds
Signal-50Level 4411 RPMSero Gepard GMX Lynx7 rounds
LA-B 330Level 1646 RPM.300 WIN MAG5 rounds
SP-X 80Level 1751 RPM.300 WIN MAG5 rounds (an be upgraded to 8 rounds)

The MCPR-300

The Best Beginner-Friendly Sniper Rifle
MCPR 300 in MW2
MCPR 300 in MW2 – [Image Credits: eXputer]

Fire Rate

Ammo Count

ADS time

Sprint to Fire

Tactical Sprint

Tactical Sprint to Fire

41 rpm

10

600 ms

250 ms

7.09 m/s

375 ms

  • Why I chose this: Decent base stats and easy to use.

The MCPR-300 is one of the first few starting weapons you have unlocked when starting Modern Warfare 2. Thankfully, it’s an absolute long-range beast. With the right attachments, it’s capable of dropping dozens of players from across the map.

Since it’s a starter weapon, you can start leveling it up quite early and create a weapon that fits your playstyle and helps you dominate the playing field however, since it’s a heavy weapon, its bulk prevents you from being very aggressive, and rounding corners for shots. Therefore, it’s best to hold a sightline and finish off any oncoming enemies.

Best Attachments

The best attachments for the MCPR-300 are as follows:

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Magazine: 5-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Cheetah Grip
  • Bolt: Cronen Smooth Bolt

The Cronen Smooth Bolt allows you to quickly rechamber bullets after every shot, making it extremely easy to recover from a missed shot with a follow-up shot. However, the attachment also increases the sniper’s recoil so you’ll have to get used to recentering your shot every time you fire.

  • High Accuracy 
  • Impressive effective range
  • Good base damage
  • Lacks versatility
  • Low rate of fire

The Signal 50

The Well-Balanced Sniper Rifle in MW2
Signal 50 in MW2
Signal 50 in MW2 – [Image Credits: eXputer]

Fire Rate

Ammo Count

ADS time

Sprint to Fire

Tactical Sprint

Tactical Sprint to Fire

111 rpm

5

680 ms

5.66 m/s

6.99 m/s

394 ms

  • Why I chose this: Decent base stats and good versatility.

The Signal 50 is a semiautomatic sniper rifle that is extremely easy to control in the heat of battle. Armed with 50-caliber rounds and the ability to bunker down and passively take down oncoming opponents. It has an extremely slow ADS speed as well as a slow sprint-to-fire speed.

Therefore, making it difficult to adopt a more aggressive playstyle. Thankfully, it makes up for its shortcomings with an extremely fast fire rate allowing you to hit quick follow-up shots in case you miss.

Best Attachments

The best attachments for Signal 50 are as follows:

  • Barrel: FSS Jetstream
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: FSS Echo Stock
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Stalwart Grip
  • Great fire rate
  • One-shot kill capability
  • High effective range
  • Great accuracy
  • Low mobility

LA-B 330

The Sniper Rifle for Quickscoping
LA-B-330 in MW2
LA-B-330 in MW2 – [Image Credits: eXputer]

Fire Rate

Ammo Count

ADS time

Sprint to Fire

Tactical Sprint

Tactical Sprint to Fire

47 rpm

5

600 ms

308 ms

7.09 m/s

445 ms

  • Why I chose this: The low weight and high Handling make it an optimal choice for quick scoping.

The LA-B 330 is a lightweight bolt-action sniper rife with extremely high mobility. It’s great for quick scoping and aggressively chasing down kills. It has extremely good mobility and handling, allowing you to turn corners and quick-scope enemies with ease.

However, it falls short when compared to the SP-X 80, as the latter has better mobility and handling stats paired with higher damage. Therefore, it’s hard to recommend the LA-B 330 if you’ve already unlocked the SP-X 80. In case you haven’t unlocked the SP-X 80, kit out the LA-B 330 with these attachments, and you’ll have a strong gun built for maximum speed, damage, and range.

Best Attachments

The best attachments for the LA-B 330 are as follows:

  • Muzzle: TA CG76
  • Barrel: 23.5″ Fluted R-67
  • Stock: ZLR T70 Pad Extension
  • Ammunition: .300 High Velocity 
  • Comb: Aim-Assist 406

Paired with the ZLR T70, the Aim-Assist 406 increases ADS speed to levels where you can instantaneously react to nearby enemies and shoot them.

  • Impressive bullet velocity
  • High mobility
  • Lightweight
  • Fast ADS speed
  • Slow rate of fire

The SP-X 80

The Sniper Rifle with High Range
SP-X 80 in MW2
SP-X 80 in MW2 – [Image Credits: eXputer]

Fire Rate

Ammo Count

ADS time

Sprint to Fire

Tactical Sprint

Tactical Sprint to Fire

51 rpm

5

521 ms

270 ms

7.14 ms

390 ms

  • Why I chose this: A versatile Sniper that fits in any kind of long-range build.

The SP-X 80 is one of the sniper rifles that you’d expect from Call of Duty. Capable of one-shot kills while also being light and easy to use. It is an extremely powerful sniper rifle that is a strong dominating force on the battlefield.

It allows for a quick run-and-gun style of play as well as a more passive playstyle if necessary. By kitting out the gun for maximum mobility, ADS speed, and fire rate, you can create an absolute powerhouse of a gun.

Best Attachments

The best attachments for the SP-X 80 are as follows:

  • Laser: 1MW Laser Box
  • Barrel: 11.5″ T-H4 Barrel
  • Optic: Schlager 4x
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Underbarrel: FTac Ripper 56

The FTac Ripper 56 increases recoil stabilization, hip-fire accuracy, and aiming stability which allows you to take down targets at a distance easily. However, it also decreases ADS speed and walking speed to a very small degree.

  • Impressive base Damage
  • High accuracy
  • Good range
  • Low mobility
  • Disadvantage at close range

My Verdict

For me, the SP-X 80 is the Modern Warfare 2 Best Sniper rifle. It is the most consistent and effective sniper and suits my playstyle. The aggressive playstyle adopted while using the gun let me gun down hordes of enemies with ease.  Being able to land shots as well as hold down a pathway quickly is extremely effective and will definitely give your opponent a run for their money. 

A close second is the Signal 50 rifle. Its extremely fast fire rate sets it apart from the rest, as it allows you to recover quickly from any missed shots and easily pick off enemies. It is an extremely forgiving gun to use and is a very reliable option for any player out there.

In a game like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, guns are just as important as the skill of the person using them. Be sure to gear up with the right weapons and equipment to help you in combat. Dealing with the slightest bit more damage to your enemy could be the difference between life and death on the battlefield.


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Moiz Banoori is the brains behind eXputer. Having worked at various Video Game sites, with 8 years of Content Writing Experience and a Journalism Degree at hand, he presently monitors teams, creates strategies, and publishes qualified pieces through his aptitude at eXputer. Feel free to get in touch with him on his gaming profile at Steam and PSN.

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