If you are new to BGMI, there is a high chance that you might easily get overwhelmed with the wide range of weapons, and might get confused as to which would be the best weapon for which type of combat. Therefore, to help you get eased into the game so that you can focus on your gameplay better, we will be trying to find the best equipment for a sniper in BGMI. We will be going over each weapon in detail so that you can choose, per your game style, which one you think would help you the most on the battlefield.
Best Sniper Equipment in BGMI
Without wasting much time, these are the best equipment in BGMI to use if you are sniping:
The AWM, also known as the Arctic Warfare Magnum, is, of course, the best weapon to go for if you want to snipe in the game. All you need is a single headshot, and your enemy will be down in no time. The weapon gives base damage of 120, so even if you cannot headshot your enemy, you know that if your enemy gets hit with the AWM, it will do heavy damage. This makes the AWM such a good weapon to be used for sniping. Also, there is an 8X scope that enables you to look precisely in areas for enemies from quite a distance. Hence, you can take control of an area and then try to scan and find enemies near it.
However, one minor issue with the AWM is that it requires 300 magnums to operate. Now, this is something that is not always available. You will have to obtain it from Air drops and flare gun drops. Therefore, if you do get the AWM, you will have to patiently and strategically loot the drops and then proceed with your sniping skills. Also, you will have to try to headshot your enemies most of the time; otherwise, there is really not that much sense in sniping.
This is another rifle that falls into the category of Bolt-Action Sniper. All the rifles falling under these categories are considered to be snipers, so you can pretty much go for these weapons. However, the M24 is not as powerful as the AWM. Unlike, the AWM, M24 only gives 76 damage. This is a lot less in comparison to what the AWM does to an enemy. However, the only advantage that it has over it is that the M24 is quite easier to use if you are trying to headshot your enemy. With the AWM, you will need to have a lot of practise to accurately get a headshot. Therefore, if you are going for an M24, we would recommend you go for a medium range of attack as that would be the most effective.
Another good thing about the M24 is that it is more common than the AWM. The M24 can be found anywhere on the map, and you do not need to wait for the air drops to come in for either the weapon or the ammo. In fact, the M24 uses 7.62 mm ammo, which is also something that is extremely common and easy to find. Hence, if you are just starting out, then you could definitely get some practise with the M24 before proceeding toward the AWM.
This is one of the most used snipers in the game. Once you enter the game, you will see most of the players going for this rifle. One of the main reasons is that it is extremely common, and though it delivers a bit less damage, it is extremely easy to use. For using the AWM and M24, you will need a bit of practice. However, for the KA98K, you can use it like any other rifle. It delivers 75 damage, so you will need exactly two headshots to kill your enemy. This does become a bit of a hassle, as if you are not quick enough, the enemy might escape. In fact, to counteract this problem, the KAR98K comes with a quick reload of 4 seconds. Therefore, it wouldn’t take much time for you to get prepared for the second shot.
Additionally, if you can attach the Bullet Stock and the 8X scope, then it becomes quite a powerful rifle and sniper as well. The gun is so common for another reason too. It uses 7.62 mm ammo, which is also quite easy to get, and in fact, the gun is easily available in the vicinities of the classic Battle Royale Map. Therefore, if you want, you can try out this weapon first, and then find out if you are more comfortable with rifles or snipers.
This sniper rifle is not that common on all the maps, but wherever it is found, players like to go for it as it also acts as a sniper and a rifle at the same time. M416 is available in the maps of Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, Livik, and Karakin. Hence, if you are playing on either of these maps, you will easily get the weapon. Though it has hit damage of 43 and you might need to shoot your enemy two or three times if they have level 3 helmet protection, it has a range of 1000m. However, by itself, you might have some difficulty in bringing out the best in the gun. Therefore, you will need some extra add-ons to get the best kills out of the gun.
Something that you must search for once you get the gun is the muzzle. There are three types of muzzles that will go with the M416: compensator, flash hider, and suppressor. You can choose either of them according to your needs. On top of that, if you add the 8X scope on your M416, then you will almost become undefeatable in the game. The M416 is basically a rifle that you can also use as a sniper without the complications of using a sniper.
This is another bolt-action sniper rifle that is not available on every map of BGMI. If you get Miramar, Sanhok, Karakin, and Vikendi, then you can go ahead and search for Win-94. When you get the gun alone, you might not be that impressed by its performance. However, with hit damage of 66, you can increase the damage capacity by adding on to your bullet stocks and scope, and then you can definitely increase the effect of the Win-94. Additionally, it uses 0.45 ACP ammo, which is something that is quite common all throughout the map. Therefore, you can also use this as a sniper rifle if you are not sure about your sniping skills.
Though you cannot pinpoint a particular rifle and say that it is the best equipment for a sniper in BGMI, you can most definitely come to a conclusion by yourself. Of course, we will recommend that you try out every rifle by yourself, and then choose for yourself. However, if you want to be a pro at sniping, we would suggest you go for the AWM. If you are unsure and are just starting out, you can either go for the M24 or the later ones.
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