Best 3-Line Rifle Loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded

The 3-Line Rifle is currently one of the most effective Sniper Rifles derived from Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to create the best loadout for the 3-Line Rifle in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded update.

The 3-Line Rifle is an aggressive hybrid sniper. It is a slow-firing weapon that packs a heavy punch. This weapon has an excellent maximum and minimum damage multiplier, making it the perfect Rifle for Caldera and Fortune’s Keep.

Even though Sniper Rifles were heavily nerfed in Season 3 Classified Arms, the 3-Line Rifle was left alone as an “Aggressive” Sniper Rifle. Its extreme low-tier flinch resistance makes long-range engagements seem like child’s play.

Additionally, the weapon received a massive buff to many of its attachments at the start of Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune. This led to the gun plummeting to the top as Warzone’s best Sniper Marksman hybrid, similar to the Kar98K. The weapon is vicious at medium to long-range engagements, making it a versatile option in any given situation.

Read More: Sniper Meta Absence Leaves Players Discontent in Call of Duty: Warzone

How to unlock the 3-Line Rifle in CoD Warzone

The 3-Line Rifle is originally a part of the Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool and was added to Warzone later on. It is a Sniper Rifle, an unlockable weapon available after reaching level 22. Moreover, it is a part of the post-launch weapon line available to all players from day one. Most players can have the gun unlocked by playing only a few Warzone matches.

The best tip for leveling up in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time you spend in-game, the more XP you will gain. Additionally, completing daily and weekly challenges will provide extra XP, which will be helpful to level it up faster. After unlocking and leveling it up quickly, players can choose from various attachments.

Best 3-Line Rifle Loadout

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Empress 514mm F01
  • Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
  • Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Silent Focus
  • Perk 2: Deep Breath
Image via

The Empress 514mm F01 increase the sniper’s bullet velocity, overall range, and accuracy. After equipping the Mercury Silencer, players will gain sound suppression, additional accuracy buffs, and a faster aim-down sight speed. The ZAC Custom MZ is helpful if players strafe while aiming. It also provides a significant boost to recoil control during the first few rounds.

Another feature players might want to improve with the 3-Line Rifle is the number of bullets they can shoot before reloading. That’s where the .30-06 20 Round Mags enter the picture. However, players’ aim-down sights speed, movement speed, and reload speed will decrease in exchange for the extra bullets.

The velocity of every bullet can be increased by inserting Lengthened into the ammunition slot, and because there are no disadvantages, it’s a perfect combination. Silent focus and Deep Breath both enhance the aiming stability and lung capacity. Enhanced lung capacity will allow players to hold their breath for a long time before firing the Rifle.

Like every Sniper Rifle, the rear grip for the 3 – line Rifle should be the Polymer Grip. It provides flinch resistance, recoil stability, and accuracy during a sustained fire with no additional debuff. Furthermore, players can also use the Heavy Foregrip for extra recoil control, and there are no noticeable downsides because players don’t use it for its hip-fire accuracy. Lastly, the gun requires no optic sights as the base one for its excellent long-range gunfights.

Best Equipment and Perks for 3 – Line Rifle Loadout

  • Secondary: Marco 5 (Vanguard) or NZ-41 (Vanguard)
  • Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
  • Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Claymore (Modern Warfare)
  • Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
  • Perk – 2: Overkill
  • Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Image via u/callme-snow

Quick Fix is the ideal perk for players constantly engaging in gunfights, enabling health regeneration when an enemy is killed. Opting for E.O.D. is also feasible to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.

Overkill as the second perk is a must, as players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing Marco 5 or NZ-41 with this Sniper Rifle will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help cover every gunfight easily.

To swap between the weapons faster, Amped is the go-to option. Faster switching between weapons will help in getting an edge over other players. Combat scout briefly highlights the whole team when an enemy player is shot.

As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat sensor can help track other players roaming nearby and plan the next gunfight strategy. Throwing knives as lethal can be a backup in a close gunfight. It has a one-hit-kill potential on players with a minimal level of armor.

Moreover, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from after downing a player. However, Claymore can be used instead of throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.

Claymore (Modern Warfare)

All the latest 3-Line Rifle Buffs and Nerfs

The 3-Line Rifle was buffed with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update. Raven has decided to buff specific attachments as they were underperforming in most situations.

Weapon Adjustments

3-Line Rifle (VG)

  • ADS Transition In Time decreased to 506ms, down from 578ms
  • ADS Transition Out Time decreased to 514ms, down from 540ms
  • Empress 514mm F01
    • ADS Speed increased to 11%, up from 10%
  • Kovalevskaya 820mm R1MN
    • ADS Speed increased to -7%, up from -12%
  • Kovalevskaya 700mm
    • ADS Speed increased to 5%, up from 4%
  • 500mm MN Custom
    • ADS Speed increased to -3%, up from -8%
  • Empress 700mm TN02
    • ADS Speed increased to -5%, up from -10%
  • 270mm Voz Carbine
    • ADS Speed increased to 8%, up from 7%

Other Alternatives to the 3-Line Rifle in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the 3-Line Rifle are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid AR), NZ-41 (A.R.), and MP40 (S.M.G.). These are the most robust guns in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded’s current meta. Check out our Cooper CarbineNZ-41, and MP40 loadout guide for more information.

Read More: Call of Duty: Vanguard Ranked Play Guide – Loadouts, Perks, Equipment, and More

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get all the latest Esports, Gaming, and Entertainment news.

More Related