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For the past couple of seasons, Call of Duty: Warzone players have debated which sniper rifle is the best to use. For the longest time, the Kar98k was the unquestioned choice, as its speed and prowess at close-medium range was unmatched in the battle royale. Though, the arrival of Season 4 and the Reloaded update shifted the conversation from the Kar98k to the Swiss K31.

The Swiss K31 was introduced in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3. At the time of its release, it was considered a baby brother to the Kar98k. It possessed similar qualities as the Modern Warfare rifle but couldn’t quite match up. However, in Season 4, players have begun to take notice of the Swiss K31, and thanks to some buffed attributes, it’s now considered the best sniper to use in Warzone.

The best sniper in Warzone Season 4

While some players will live and die by the Kar98k, the edge has to be given to the Swiss K31 in Season 4. According to data assembled by content creators, namely JGOD, the Swiss boasts some extra qualities over the Kar98k.

The biggest attribute the Cold War sniper has over its Modern Warfare counterpart is bullet velocity. JGOD states in a recent video that the Swiss has the capability of increasing its bullet velocity to levels the Kar98k can’t reach. While the latter features a faster ADS speed, this only matters if players are running around quickscoping.

Swiss K31 in Warzone
The Swiss K31 seems to have finally surpassed the Kar98k in Warzone. | Provided by Activision

When it comes to the best overall sniper, though, players would rather have a faster bullet velocity than ADS speed. Also, the difference in ADS speed isn’t too drastic, meaning players can still quickscope with the Swiss K31. Players will want to stick with medium-range gunfights most of the time when using the Swiss, though. This gives them the best chance to succeed against ARs or other snipers.

If players are going to give the Swiss K31 a try, they can use its recommended loadout. However, it’s wise to stick with the base variant of the sniper; the weapon blueprint for the Swiss features a reticle that’s off-center and could mess up players’ shots.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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