Sniper Rifles and Where To Find Them in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

A guide on sniper rifles and where to find them in Battlegrounds.

8 months ago by Felicia Miranda in Guides

You might be wondering where to find a sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or you might be someone who’s trying to figure out what all the hype is about. From experience, we can tell you that these weapons are powerful and fun, but rare to come across. That’s because 3 out of the 4 sniper rifles available in this game are only obtainable through airdrop crates. We know. It sounds pretty crummy but you know what they say - high risk often means high reward, and we’re here to tell you why these ranged guns are definitely worth it.

AWM

The AWM is a magnum sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that sports a magazine size of 5, capacity of 500, and 4 attachment points. By taking a quick look at this weapon’s stats, you’ll see that it’s most endearing traits are it’s far-reaching range and lethal stopping power. The downside to this powerhouse is it’s ridiculously slow firing rate.

Where To Find: Airdrop

Suggested Ammunition: .300 Winchester Magnum

Suggested Attachments: Compensator and Extended Quickdraw Magazine for sniper rifles

Karabiner 98 Kurz

The Karabiner 98 Kurz is a bolt-action sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that has stats similar to that of the AWM, possessing a magazine size of 5 and capacity of 500. The differences begin with its 3 attachment points, and its significantly lower firing power and range. The cons to this vintage style weapon is its low firing rate.

Where To Find: Airdrop, military weapon spawn locations on the map

Suggested Ammunition: 7.62mm

Suggested Attachments: Silencer, Bullet Loops and ACOG (x4) for sniper rifles

M24

The M24 is another bolt-action weapon in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that features a magazine size of 5, 500 capacity, and 4 attachment points. It doesn’t surpass the greatness of the AWM but is the closest you’re going to get when it comes to sniper rifles. Its fire power is comparable to the Karabiner but its shooting range is far more impressive. This is because the M24 comes equipped with telescopic sight.

Where To Find: Airdrop

Suggested Ammunition: 7.62mm

Suggested Attachments: Compensator and Extended Quickdraw Magazine for sniper rifles

SKS

The SKS is a semi-automatic sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that offers a magazine size of 10 (20 with an extended clip), capacity of 500, and 3 attachment points. Although it’s fire power and range can’t compare to that of the AWM, this beautiful designated marksman rifle makes up for it with its impressive firing rate.

Where To Find: Airdrop

Suggested Ammunition: 7.62mm

Suggested Attachments: Suppressor, Extended Quickdraw Magazine, and CQBSS (8x) for sniper rifles


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