Next to assault rifles, sniper rifles are far and away the most popular archetype in Call of Duty: Warzone. Not only are they extremely powerful, but the map’s emphasis on verticality makes sniping relatively easy. With only three sniper rifles currently available, most users will end up choosing between the HDR and the AX-50. Both of these rifles are solid options, as the differences between them are insanely drastic. A lot of this comes down more to personal preference than actual in-game performance. However, my personal favorite is the AX-50 due to its superb range, high damage, and accuracy.
Here is the best Loadout for the AX-50 in Call of Duty: Warzone and what attachments you should use.
Why the AX-50?
Unlike the Dragunov, the AX-50 is a slow-firing sniper rifle capable of completely killing a target in two well-placed shots. While it takes a little longer for the crosshair to stabilize after firing, the potential to instantly drop someone cannot be ignored. This is a weapon that strongly favors users who are confident in their aim, since you may only get 1-2 shots in before someone retreats into cover. Again, the HDR is more than viable as well so if you find yourself missing targets that are on the move consider switching to this gun. It’s slightly less punishing than the AX-50, especially when shooting multiple rounds at someone.
Best AX-50 Attachments
- Muzzle – Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel – 32.0″ Factory Barrel
- Optic – Variable Zoom/Thermal Sniper Scope
- Stock – Singuard Arms Marksman
- Rear Grip – Stippled Grip Tape
- Ammunition – No Changes
- Underbarrel – No Changes
- Laser – No Changes
- Perk – No Perk
For the muzzle, we are picking the Monolithic Suppressor (shocking, I know) due to its boost to accuracy, range, and the added benefit of keeping us off the mini-map when we fire. It’s the best in slot for virtually every gun and the AX-50 is no different. We’re also rocking the 32.” Factory Barrel, simply because it not only speeds up our bullet velocity but gives us an increase to range and some nice recoil control. This lets you stay on target between shots, which is essential for engaging multiple enemies.
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Optics is where you can customize your gun a bit, as there are quite a few solid options. I like the Variable Zoom since my squad typically fights from a distance, but you can also use the Thermal Sniper Scope if you have trouble locating targets. Alternatively, you can just rock the default scope and replace this free slot with the BiPod or Tac Laser. Since we want to always increase your aim stability, the Singuard Arms Marksman stock should be your go-to choice. Finally, we are adding Stippled Grip Tape to give us better ADS (aim down sights) speed, which helps cancel out the negatives of the rest of your attachments.
As for Perks, I like to use Cold Blooded, Ghost, and Shrapnel simply to stay off opponent’s radars and their thermal optics. Along with Shrapnel, I also use claymores as a nice early detection system if an enemy team decides to push my position and smoke grenades to either block line of sight or recover teammates. Your sidearm is entirely up to you, but I prefer to use akimbo revolvers. Typically the revolvers are swapped out for an SMG or assault rifle, so don’t plan on keeping them.
If you’re looking to level this gun up, I actually recommend Ground War since everyone just uses sniper rifles anyway. It’s not exactly the most exciting method, but it will give you some practice fighting people who are camping on top of buildings!