Best 3-Line Rifle loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 5

Liam Mackay
3-Line Rifle in Warzone Pacific

The 3-Line Rifle is a powerful Vanguard Sniper Rifle, and you can use the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment to build the best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 5.

The Season 5 update brought a plethora of changes to the Warzone Pacific meta, and the Vanguard 3-Line Rifle was subject to both a buff and a nerf. Even after these changes, it remains a viable choice.

The weapon boasts incredibly high bullet velocity and decent mobility. You’ll need the right loadout to maximize its potential, so here are the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment to run with the 3-Line Rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 5.

Best Warzone 3-Line Rifle loadout attachments

Warzone 3-Line Rifle loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 820mm R1MN
  • Optic:
  • Stock: Kovalevskaya S01
  • Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30-06 30 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Perk 1: Silent Focus
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

We’ll start off this Warzone 3-Line loadout by equipping the Mercury Silencer muzzle, Kovalevskaya 820mm R1MN barrel, and Lengthened ammo type to give a boost to the weapon’s bullet velocity.

The Kovalevskaya S01 stock, Fabric Grip, and Heavy Foregrip underbarrel will stabilize the weapon. For our choice of ammo, we went with the .30-06 30 Round Mags to ensure that we have plenty of ammo to eliminate multiple targets.

We’ll equip the Silent Focus perk to improve stability even more, and On-Hand will decrease the cooldown time after using Equipment.

Best Warzone 3-Line Rifle Perks & Equipment

E.O.D Perk in Call of Duty Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

First, you’ll want to make sure that you have E.O.D to protect you from a bombardment of explosives. Next, you should run Overkill so that you can grab a sniper support weapon like the Marco 5, and Amped to swap between the two weapons extremely fast.

For Lethal Equipment, we recommend Semtex in regular Battle Royale to dish out additional damage. A Stim will come in handy if you need a quick health and speed boost during battles.

How to unlock the 3-Line Rifle in Warzone

3-Line Rifle in Call of Duty Vanguard

The 3-Line is a base Vanguard weapon, so you don’t need to worry about leveling up a Battle Pass or completing a challenge — simply hit level 22.

This is fairly easy and you can get this done after hopping into Warzone and grinding for a few matches. Once the gun has been added to your inventory, you can begin leveling it up.

Most recent buffs and nerfs to 3-Line Rifle in Warzone

The .30-06 20 Round Mags attachment received a nerf to its damage as well as a buff to its speed in the Warzone Pacific Season 5 update.

Here are the recent 3-Line Rifle buffs and nerfs:

3-Line Rifle (VG)

  • .30-06 20 Round Mags
    • Damage Bonus decreased to 7%, down from 10%
    • Rate of Fire Penalty decreased to -6.5%, up from -10% 

Best alternatives to the 3-Line Rifle in Warzone

There are plenty of other great Sniper Rifles you can use in Warzone Pacific Season 5. The ZRG 20mm remains the best Sniper Rifle in the game because of its impressive ADS speed and high bullet velocity.

The M1 Garand is proving to be an underused gem as the weapon currently has the highest win rate in Warzone Pacific Season 5. So, be sure to give that Sniper Rifle a try as well.

For more Warzone Pacific content, check out the best MP40 loadout in Season 5 and FaZe Jev explaining why Shipment needs to arrive in Modern Warfare 2 before Warzone 2.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].