COD Warzone 2.0: Best Marksman Rifles [Top 5]

The sequel to COD Warzone introduces a variety of marksman rifles with their individual uses, but some of them are a cut above the rest

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 highly emphasizes Marksman Rifles this time around. The game’s overall higher recoil and faster time to kill means every shot matters. This makes Marksman rifles a great choice for players, with their higher damage per round and better accuracy. However, it takes serious grinding and commitment to unlock weapons and fully upgrade a single marksman rifle in Warzone 2.0. So let’s jump right in and look at the best marksman rifles and their loadouts in COD Warzone 2.0!

Key Takeaways
  • Here are the top 5 Marksmen Rifles in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, each with its recommended attachments:
  1. SA-B 50: Fast ADS speed with decent damage:
    • Stock: XRK Specter Mod
    • Scope: SP-X 80 6.6X
    • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
    • Laser: Corio Lazz-44 v3
    • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  2. Lockwood Mk2: Excellent for short and long ranges, high damage, and mobility:
    • Laser: Accu-Shot 5MW Laser
    • Optic: Teplo-OP3
    • Muzzle: FTAC Dreadnought
    • Barrel: 25″ Buffalo Barrel
    • Ammunition: .45 GVT Hollowpoint
  3. LM-S: High mobility, a fast-paced rifle with a rapid-fire rate:
    • Stock: RAPP-762 Factory
    • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10
    • Ammunition: 15 Round Mag
    • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
    • Muzzle: Polarfire – S
  4. SPR-208: Suited for long-range combat and can assist in close-quarters:
    • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
    • Laser: FSS Ole-V
    • Optic: SPX-80 6.6X
    • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
    • Ammunition: 10 Round Mag
  5. TAQ-M: An all-rounder with great mobility and damage output:
    • Muzzle: Polarfire – S
    • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
    • Optic: SZ Minitac-40
    • Laser: FSS Ole-V
    • Ammunition: 15 Round Mag

Before we begin, let’s compare the stats of these Marksman Rifles:

RiflesDamageShots to KillDPSADSReload TimeMag Size
SA-B 50180/162/90/901/1/2/2189.0300ms3.65 sec10.0
Lockwood Mk2153/108/90/901/2/2/3196.0280ms5.6 sec6.0
LM-S121/66/66/552/3/4/4381.0280ms3.05 sec10.0
SPR-208195/167/93/931/1/2/2198.0350ms3.65 sec5.0
TAQ-M136/84/71/652/2/3/3346.0270ms2.58 sec10.0

SA-B 50

Showing the SA-B 50
The SA-B 50 Bolt-Action Marksman Rifle (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
Weapon DamageShots to KillDPSADSReload Time Mag Size
SA-B 50180/162/90/901/1/2/2189300ms3.65s10

The SA-B 50 is a snappy and lightweight bolt action rifle that excels in mobility and handling. It’s the quickest Marksman rifle in the game, with respectable damage output and handling. With mobility being its strong suit, you can use it for quick scoping and easy mounting at the cover. Even though it has a slightly weak firing rate, this is undoubtedly one of the best marksman rifles in Warzone 2.0 for close-range combat.

SA-B 50 Best Loadout

For this loadout, we’ll make the SA-B 50 even better as a close-range weapon. That way, you can guarantee yourself a kill or two in an immediate encounter.

  • Stock: XRK Specter Mod
  • Scope: SP-X 80 6.6X
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Laser: Corio Lazz-44 v3
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

Lockwood Mk2

Showcasing the Lockwood Mk2
The Lockwood Mk2 Lever-Action Marksman Rifle (Image Captured by eXputer)
Weapon DamageShots to KillDPSADSReload Time Mag Size
Lockwood MK2153/108/90/901/2/2/3196280ms5.6s6

For a long-range weapon, the Lockwood Mk2 blows all other Marksman Rifles out of the water. This gun has it all – Damage, Range, Mobility, and Handling. The Lockwood Mk2 is one of the best guns for beginners, and with a wide array of uses, it can accommodate multiple playstyles. You can use it as a long-range rifle with a quick firing rate or a short-range weapon with insane stopping power.

Lockwood Mk2 Best Loadout

The Lockwood Mk2 has a firm grip on the basics. However, in this loadout, we’ll focus on Lockwood’s long-range capabilities since that’s an aspect most Marksman rifles fail in. So if you prefer long-range combat, this loadout is for you!

  • Laser: Accu-Shot 5MW Laser
  • Optic: Teplo-OP3
  • Muzzle: FTAC Dreadnought
  • Barrel: 25″ Buffalo Barrel
  • Ammunition: .45 GVT Hollowpoint


Showcasing the LM-S
The LM-S Semi-Automatic Marksman Rifle (Image by eXputer)
Weapon DamageShots to KillDPSADSReload Time Mag Size

The LM-S has the quickest fire rate out of any Marksman Rifle on this list, even surpassing the EBR-14. You can quickly follow up on your single shot with an extra one to confirm a kill. This makes the LM-S one of the best weapons for multi-kills and DMZ, where you’ll get a few AQ kills.

It’s one of the best Marksman rifles that offers a blend between automatic and snipers in COD Warzone 2.0. Unfortunately, the LM-S does have slightly weak damage and accuracy, so it’s not the best for long-range engagements.

LM-S Best Loadout

The LM-S is already a beast when it comes to short-range, but for Warzone, a massive map means you need to have long-range effectiveness. Therefore, this LM-S loadout will primarily improve its accuracy.

  • Stock: RAPP-762 Factory
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10
  • Ammunition: 15 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Muzzle: Polarfire – S


Showcasing the SPR-208
The SPR-208 Bolt-Action Marksman Rifle (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
Weapon DamageShots to KillDPSADSReload Time Mag Size

When it comes to base accuracy and recoil control, the best Marksman rifle in COD Warzone 2.0 for the job is the SPR-208. Being an alternative to the Lockwood Mk2, this weapon is the closest to a sniper rifle in terms of usage since it comes with a focus on long-range combat and respectable damage. However, it does also come with the drawback of having the weakest fire rate out of any Marksman Rifle. However, with a few attachments, that issue can be easily fixed.

SPR-208 Preferred Loadout

We’ll primarily focus on a loadout that increases the SPR-208’s firing rate and overall speed so that it becomes viable in the mid-range as well. The SPR-208 is already extremely powerful for long-range engagements. However, you’ll eventually have a lot more enemies around you as time passes in Warzone. Therefore, a weapon needs to be reliable in those sudden circumstances.

  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V
  • Optic: SPX-80 6.6X
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Ammunition: 10 Round Mag


Showcasing the TAQ-M
The TAQ-M Marksman Rifle (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Weapon DamageShots to KillDPSADSReload Time Mag Size

If you’re looking for a great all-rounder weapon, then the TAQ-M is definitely for you. Belonging to the TAQ family, the TAQ-M is easily one of the best Marksman Rifles to have in COD Warzone 2.0. This weapon is easy to use, incredibly efficient, and viable in almost any range and situation.

The TAQ-M has only one noticeable drawback – fire rate. While it’s certainly not the worst in this class, the firing rate matters for the TAQ-M a lot more due to its damage output. Thankfully, there are several attachments to improve that aspect of the TAQ-M.

TAQ-M Top Loadout

As mentioned earlier, the TAQ-M is a mid-range beast thanks to its damage. So for our loadout, we’ll primarily look to increase the gun’s accuracy so that our shots hit right on point while also making up for the TAQ-M’s slightly weaker fire rate.

  • Muzzle: Polarfire – S
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Optic: SZ Minitac-40
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V
  • Ammunition: 15 Round Mag

That wraps up our guide on the best Marksman Rifles and loadouts in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0. It’s important to remember that all of these rifles are very unique when it comes to their pros and cons and preferred playstyle. Therefore, you should try out all of these Marksman rifles for yourself to see which one fits your style!

If you want to pair up a Marksman Rifle with a heavy weapon, here’s a guide on the best LMGs in COD Warzone 2.0. If you’re instead looking for a light automatic weapon, consider reading this guide on the best Assault Rifles. Additionally, you could also check the best loadouts in the game, where we include weapons of all classes so you can choose your favorite one.

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