The new map offers a wide variety of diverse locations which support various playstyles and strategies, but thanks to its more pronounced verticality, sniper rifles now have more chances to shine than ever before.
If taking down people from afar and insta-killing oblivious players is your favourite activity in the battle royale, then there will be a ton of opportunities to showcase your sniping skills on Caldera.
And while we still prefer our trusty Kar98k quick scoping, when it comes to a more traditional sniper build, our go-to gun is the Swiss K31.
The Swiss K31 has been one of the most popular sniper rifles in Warzone for several seasons now, thanks to its fast ADS speed and reliable accuracy. With the proper set of attachments, this weapon will continue to dominate Warzone Pacific lobbies in months to come, unless some nerfs come in the meantime.
Best Swiss K31 loadout for Caldera
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 24.9” Combat Recon
- Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Stock: SAS Combat Stock
- Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
As usual, when it comes to Cold War snipers, the GRU Suppressor muzzle is a no-brain pick for over a year now, as that muzzle flash concealment is really useful on top of the recoil and sway control, making us less visible and more accurate.
The Combat Recon barrel will increase the weapon's bullet velocity, making it deadlier from numerous strategic vantage points you will want to take on Caldera, like the Peak, or Gondola in the Mines.
The SWAT 5mw Laser Sight will significantly speed up your ADS time, for those situations where you are caught off guard and need to react quickly.
The SAS Combat Stock will increase our aim walking movement speed and ADS firing movement speed, something I cannot stress enough how important it is for a map as large as Caldera. You will constantly be on the move.
Finally, the Serpent Wrap grip will further boost our ADS time.
Best Perks and equipment for Swiss K31
in Warzone Pacific
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: Automaton
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Due to the cumbersome nature of the Swiss K31, you will often not be able to avoid explosive damage, and E.O.D. will mitigate some of that damage.
A faster weapon swap bonus from Amped is always a welcome addition when playing sniper builds, while the Overkill perk will allow us to equip something like the Automaton for better medium-range engagements.
The Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor are excellent tools for any great sniper loadout, as they will help us to locate and exterminate any potential nearby threats and ambushes.
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