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COD Mobile Sniper tier list - Every sniper rifle ranked for Season 5

Snipers received very few changes from last season to this one in COD Mobile, here are the new Season 5 Sniper tier list rankings in COD Mobile.
COD Mobile Sniper tier list - Every sniper rifle ranked for Season 5
COD Mobile Season 5 is here. As per usual, a new season means players can expect more content to be added to the mobile game, including the Oden Assault Rifle, Echo Grenade, or a battle pass to grind.

On top of all that, the developers try to tune the experience with balance changes than can massively shake up the meta. This time around, sniper rifles received minimal changes compared to season 4.

The only real changes were an increase in the Medium and Low fire rates of certain snipers, so, in terms of tier lists, don't expect drastic changes compared to COD Mobile Season 4.

Having said all of this, let's take a look at our sniper rifle tier list for COD Mobile season 5. It's worth mentioning that things will change throughout the season too, so as always, take any tier lists with a grain of salt.

COD Mobile Season 5 Tropical Vision - Sniper Rifle tier list

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The new season of COD Mobile has kicked off with a bang. (Picture: Activision)

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of things, let's describe our tier system. 

  • S-Tier: The best of the best. Even with mediocre attachments, this sniper rifle can melt faces off. 
  • A-Tier: With the right attachments, these sniper rifles can still deliver some great damage in COD Mobile Season 5.
  • B-Tier: This sniper rifle can't really compete with the S-Tier. However, if you pick all the right attachments they can get the job done.
  • C-Tier: Not really worth it but still useable if you prefer this sniper rifle. It can work in certain situations.
  • D-Tier: The trash tier. Avoid this weapon at all costs since there are better options to choose from.

S-Tier sniper rifles

  • Rytec AMR

  • Outlaw

  • DL Q33

  • SVD

  • Locus

  • Koshka

Virtually every sniper on this tier list can get the job done even without the optimised attachments. Some are more versatile than others, like the Koshka, which was introduced in season 4.

Another interesting sniper that's suited for beginners that are just picking up this class is the Lotus. It's kind of like the jack of all trades master of none, but it's a perfect starting point if you want to focus on a single aspect of your game.

A-Tier sniper rifles

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The Kilo is a great choice that's fallen slightly short of S-tier. (Picture: Activison)
  • Kilo Bolt-Action

  • MK2 Carbine

  • SKS

The Kilo continues to be slightly buffed, but we don't think the season 5 improvements are enough to take the weapon to S-tier.

If anything, an increased rate of fire cements the weapon as the "best of the rest," being just a tweak or two shy of joining the coveted S-tier sniper rifles. As for the rest, you'll need to find specific attachments to compete with better snipers, but for the most part, can't go wrong with any.

B-Tier sniper rifles

  • Arctic.50
  • M21 EBR

The MB21 continues to escalate positions from season to season, but in a similar fashion to the Kilo, it lacks a proper difference-maker tool to compete with A-tiers, let alone S-ones.

The Arctic maintains its spot as a forgotten B-tier, that's neither impressively good nor shockingly bad. It just exists and will continue to do so in season 5.

C-Tier sniper rifles

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XPR-50 and other C-tier snipers deserve some buffs. (Picture: Activision)
  • XPR-50

  • SP-R 208

While not completely trash tier, more on those later, these two are solid contenders for outdated guns. Not even tacking the XPR with godlike attachments and the recent rate of fire buffs can help it compete with other snipers of similar style.

D-Tier sniper rifles

  • NA-45

Weak stats, awful perk combinations, abandoned by the developers with no rework or significant buffs in sight, the NA-45 is quite literally a waste of space in COD Mobile.

Check out our dedicated section filled to the brim with COD: Mobile news, weapon tier lists, guides, leaks, and much more.

 

Featured image via Activision.