Following season 5 update and all the various nerfs & buffs, the meta has changed significantly. Indeed, on top of the weapon changes, we also witnessed some attachment nerfs to reduce a little bit the dominance of the Vanguard weapons over the Modern Warfare and Cold War. The MX silencer and SVT scope x3 x6 now have a little bit more recoil than previously.
This article is focusing on the long range meta analysis to determine the true meta ranking of Warzone season 5.
Table of Content
Weapons included in this analysis: UGM-8 | Bruen MK9 | Nikita AVT | Whitley | Cooper Carbine | Vargo 52 | M13 | Automaton | Grau 5.56 | Vargo S | Kilo 141 | KG M40
Average Time To Kill
Let’s first focus on the average time to kill of the main meta contenders. The lower the time to kill at range is, the better! We need to focus on +50 meters ttk in order to understand the long range capabilities. As usual, stats are coming from sym.gg!
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Less than 900ms at 50m+
Average Downs Per Mag
If you are not playing solos, then another extremely important statistic is the average number of enemies that you can down with one single mag. Especially with the rise of game modes like Titanium Trial or Iron Trial that require a lot of bullets to kill.
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More than 9 at 50m+
Less than 4.5 at 50m+
We need to highlight the crazy performance of the UGM-8 on this category..
This one is harder to quantify, due to the lack of unique metric. The worst enemy of recoil control is the horizontal bounce. Indeed today it’s very easy to control vertical recoil (just hold down the joystick or mouse) but horizontal bounce introduces chaos in the way of controlling it. The following ranking is focusing on recoil control at range.
Note that all those guns are not that difficult to handle. Guns like AS44 or MG82 are not included in this analysis for this reason.
Easy to use (Very low recoil)
Little bit harder
Final Thoughts on the Long Range meta
It’s very important to note that this ranking is not absolute and fixed. Depending on your play style and favorite map, the best gun might vary a little bit. For Caldera, bullet velocity and recoil pattern can have more importance than for Fortunes Keep for example.
Long Range Meta and loadouts
Credit: raw stats are coming from sym.gg and consolidated by myself.