NICKMERCS reveals the best Sniper Rifle in Warzone Season 3

Liam Mackay
NICKMERCS best Season 3 sniper rifle

Snipers have always been a popular choice in Call of Duty: Warzone but following buffs in Season 3 Reloaded, top streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff believes he has found the game’s best Sniper Rifle.

Cold War’s Sniper Rifles in Warzone have received a lot of care and attention from Raven Software, receiving several buffs. When integration first occurred, Cold Wars Snipers’ bullet velocity and aiming stability couldn’t compete with the most popular Modern Warfare weapons, but significant buffs have allowed them to rise in popularity.

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Warzone’s Swiss K31 was significantly buffed in the Season 3 Reloaded update, turning it into a close-range quickscoping monster. Streamer NICKMERCS has long been a fan of the speedy Kar98k, but after the Swiss K31 was buffed, he believes it’s now Warzone’s best Sniper Rifle.

Best Warzone Swiss K31 loadout

Introducing his video, NICKMERCS revealed that he’s been using the “new best Sniper in Warzone,” the Swiss K31, or the Swiss Cheese, as he calls it.

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“This thing came out in the new season, and after that update a couple of days ago, this thing is the real deal,” Nick explained. “It’s exactly like the Kar98, just the Cold War version.”

“The only big difference to me is this Swiss Cheese is way faster ADS (aiming down sight), I mean you can move with this thing. It’s so fun to play with man, I don’t know what it is, but when you get a headshot with this thing, it’s just so satisfying. And it’s easy – no aim assist, just easy. Trust me.”

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Nick paired the Swiss K31 with a close-range build for the AS VAL and dominated Verdansk ’84.

NICKMERCS Swiss K31 Warzone Season 3 loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

NICKMERCS built this Swiss K31 purely for speed, saying that “this thing is unreal, trust me.”

To make sure he can accurately hit far away and moving targets, Nick added the GRU Suppressor and 24.9″ Combat Recon barrel. These attachments combined make the weapon feel like hitscan, allowing you to easily hit targets at long range.

After securing a high bullet velocity, Nick added attachments to improve the K31’s ADS and movement speed. Cold War’s Sniper Rifles received a Tac Laser equivalent in Season 3 Reloaded, with the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight giving a massive boost to ADS speed and aiming stability.

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NICKMERCS then opted for the Bruiser Grip and the Serpent Wrap to further boost his ADS speed, movement speed, and aiming stability.

You can also check out Nick’s Fennec loadout that kills insanely fast.

Image Credit: NICKMERCS / Activision

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].