The Best Sniper Rifles in PUBG: #4 VSS Vintorez
The VSS Vintorez shoots commonly found 9mm ammo in both semi-automatic and fully automatic firing modes. It’s the least powerful Sniper Rifle in the game, with the lowest bullet velocity, making it very difficult to hit long distance shots.
The VSS’s main strength is its suppressor - it’s the most effective in the game. Enemies from a distance won’t have a clue where your shots are coming from!
The Best Sniper Rifles in PUBG: #3 Kar98K
Currently the only bolt-action Sniper Rifle available as a common drop, the Karabiner 98 Kurz is an excellent long distance damage dealer. Tagging enemies with body shots will hit their health bars hard, while a well placed shot to the head will usually mean insta-death.
The Best Sniper Rifles in PUBG: #2 M24
Another Sniper Rifle that’s exclusive to Crates, think of the M24 as an upgraded Kar98K. It’s got higher damage, bullet velocity and reload times between each round which makes it much easier to use than its vintage counterpart.
Just be wary that if you're used to using the Kar98K, the M24's higher bullet velocity means that you don't need to aim as high when firing at targets in the distance.
It’s main drawback is the time it takes to reload a round between every shot, and the lengthy reload time for an entire magazine. This means you’ll have to maintain pinpoint accuracy for an extended period of time as targets flee once they’ve been shot - this isn’t easy.
The Best Sniper Rifles in PUBG: #1 AWM
Without a doubt the most powerful weapon in the game, the AWM devastates anyone unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of one of its enormous .300 bullets. This Sniper Rifle feels weighty, and every shot thunders out of the barrel at such a blistering pace that there’s hardly any bullet drop, even at extreme distances - it’s like a laser beam.
Top of the range helmets don’t stand a chance here. Get clunked in the cranium by an AWM and you’ll be dropping dead to the floor no matter how snazzy your armour is.