In addition, there are also a few weapon balance changes to the Kilo Bolt-Action, H20405, R9-0 and CBR4, the latter of which was introduced last season. Finally, there has also been a shakeup to the meta, which triggered a significant adjustment in the strongest and most broken weapons to use in COD Mobile Season 11.
So, without further ado, here are the best sniper and marksman rifles to use in COD Mobile Season 11, based on the recent weapon balance changes and the weapons' performance in the meta.
COD Mobile Season 11 sniper tier list
If you didn't know, snipers and marksman rifles are long-range weapons that shoot with incredible damage. They are often concealed by enemies or used at a distance that exceeds the target's ability to detect a threat.
Note: Our tier lists are not an exact science; however, we do strive to make our sniper list as accurate as humanly possible.
Description of the tiers
- S-tier: Even without the perfect loadout, the S-Tier sniper in COD Mobile Season 10 is considered the best of the best. You can't go wrong.
- A-tier: These snipers can compete with those in the S-Tier when equipped with the right attachments or loadout that suits your playstyle.
- B-tier: Snipers in this tier can still pack a punch with the perfect loadout and should be considered average.
- C-tier: These snipers are only effective under certain conditions or particular playstyles. Otherwise, they're great for trolling.
- D-tier: Not exactly total garbage but perhaps you'd want to avoid them in the current meta.
Sniper tier list
There are 13 snipers and marksman rifles in COD Mobile Season 11, including the new SVD sniper rifle released in the "Shadow Returns" patch update. Otherwise, only the Kilo Bolt-Action was buffed this season.
Followingly, we have ranked all the sniper rifles from best to worst, taking into consideration balance changes for both weapons and attachments, as well as the current meta.
The DL Q33 is still among the best sniper rifles in COD Mobile Season 11 but is predominantly dependent on skill. On the other hand, the MK2 Carbine is a near-identical contender if you're a fan of quick scoping. The MK2 also boasts superior mobility, albeit at a loss for damage range.
Otherwise, we highly suggest picking up the SVD Dragunov Sniper Rifle. This gun was recently added in Season 10 and has proven to be a fierce weapon to wield in COD Mobile, boasting incredible damage, exceptional range and accuracy (albeit poor gun control).
The Kilo Bolt-Action recently received improvements to ADS speed from 0.4s to 0.38s. In addition, several attachments for the Kilo were also buffed, including the Extended Light, Range, and Marksman barrels, each of which further improved ADS speed by a significant margin. Together, these changes position the Kilo Bolt-Action in the A-tier for COD Mobile Season 11.
The Outlaw has substantial damage and accuracy, with a fast fire rate and is one of the most mobile guns for quick scoping with a relatively fast ADS speed; however, it has less damage than the other guns on this list.
On the other hand, the Arctic .50 rivals other bolt-action rifles with a good fire rate and range. It also has decent damage but comes at the expense of ADS speed and mobility.
Both of these weapons are viable, although you may feel remarkably weaker going up against enemies wielding S-tier or A-tier weapons.
- SPR 208
The XPR-50 and SPR 208 are not terrible weapons but require the right loadout to have a stand out performance in COD Mobile Season 11. They both deal moderate damage but are outclassed by other guns on this list.
- M21 EBR
As we've repeatedly said in the past, you should avoid using any weapons in this tier. While they might not be complete garbage, they are certainly outshined by any other gun on this list.
And that's it! That completes our list of the best snipers, including marksman rifles in COD Mobile Season 11. If you disagree with our ranking, then unlucky for you -- we don't care.
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