The Best Sniper for Quickscoping in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Last Updated
Feb 21, 2023

Quickscoping arguably saw its biggest rise in popularity during the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 released way back in 2009.

Many online arguments were settled in one simple way; Rust, 1v1, quickscopes, and no-scopes only (plus the odd throwing knife for good measure).

The best Sniper in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is not necessarily the best one for Quickscoping. They can be reliable and slow and one-shot any enemy, but rifles only work for quickscoping with great stability and lightning-fast Aim Down Sight speed.

If you’re looking for the fastest ADS sniper in Modern Warfare 2 — as in the newer, 2022-released MW2 — here are the best quickscope sniper loadouts in the game.

How to Unlock the SP-X 80

Quickscope sniper unlocks

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, things are a bit different. You will now need to level up different weapons to unlock other weapons and attachments.

For example, you can’t just use the LA-B 330 sniper rifle by quickly leveling up your rank; you need to level up the SP-R 208 and SA-B 50 before unlocking the LA-B 330.

On top of that, you need to level up other sniper rifles like the MCPR-300 and the Signal 50 to unlock other useful attachments for the LA-B 330 or other sniper rifles.

The best way to unlock the best sniper for quickscoping is by rushing the SP-R 208, SA-B 50, and LA-B 330 to the max level. You will get the SP-X 80 which has the fastest handling or ADS speed for a sniper rifle in the game.

I would suggest leveling the Signal 50 to level 4 to unlock the Schlager PEQ Box IV laser attachment or the MCPR-300 to level 3 for the Corio Laz-44 V3 laser attachment for sniper rifles.

The laser attachment slot unlocks pretty fast for sniper rifles, and this laser attachment improves your ADS speed.

The SP-R 208 and SA-B 50 are marksman rifles, so they would be much easier to level up at the start.

Their ADS speeds are already quicker than most sniper rifles, but they don’t pack a lot of power. You have to hit the chest or the head, and the enemy needs to be near or midrange to pull off a one-shot.

Once you unlock the LA-B 330, it will be extremely hard to level up from here on out.

Best Setup for Leveling

SP-R 208 > SA-B 50 > LA-B 330 > SP-X 80

We won’t go heavy into details on these guns and just show you the attachments you can aim for when leveling up the weapon.

This post will be more about the SP-X 80 later on, but here are the setups you can use to unlock the SP-X 80 faster.

SP-R 208

SP R Quickscope
  • Barrel: 12.5′ Carbon Barrel
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Comb: Aim-Assist 406
  • Receiver: SP-R 208
  • Muzzle: None
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The SP-R 208 is a marksman rifle, so the handling is above-average. All the attachments above maximize the ADS speed, and you can use the gun as a quickscoping marksman rifle and practice.

You can one-shot enemies from close to mid-range, but you have to aim a little higher to hit the chest or the head.

SA-B 50

SA B 50 Quickscope
  • Barrel: 12.5′ Carbon Barrel
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: None
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Receiver: SA-B 50
  • Muzzle: None
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The stock attachment slot for the SA-B 50 unlocks at gun level 19. You don’t need the weapon that high to unlock the next weapon, so you can just go for the 4 mandatory attachments and choose whatever you want to add, whether it is an optic, magazine, or even a suppressor.

LA-B 330

LA B 330 Quickscope
  • Barrel: 18.5′ Bryson LR Factory
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: ZLR T70 Pad Extension
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Comb: Aim-Assist 406
  • Receiver: LA-B 330
  • Muzzle: None
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The LA-B 330 is probably the hardest weapon to level up. The weapon is just extremely slow, but it is very accurate and packs a punch.

You will have a hard time leveling this up because you have to play a little slower.

The Best Sniper for Quickscoping in MW2

SP X 80 Quickscope

The best sniper will be the SP-X 80. It has the best handling out of all the sniper rifles by far, and it should have a faster ADS speed than the other sniper rifles, even without attachments.

  • Barrel: 18.5′ Bryson LR Factory
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Optic: Any preferred optic that increases your ADS Speed (Optional)
  • Stock: PVZ-890 TAC Stock
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: 8-Round Mag (Optional)
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Receiver: SP-X 80
  • Muzzle: None
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

Before explaining the attachments, let’s first learn how you will play this setup.

Quickscoping has been a legitimate build to destroy lobbies because of its power to one-shot enemies. The setup ultimately depends on the ADS or aim down sight speed because most of your battles will be decided by your ability to hit the enemy as fast as possible on your first hit.

The faster you can aim down sight and hit the target, the stronger the setup will be – hence, quickscoping.

A lot of players run the best quickscoping sniper like an SMG, where they aggressively push every part of the map and hope to shoot anyone with just one bullet.

This means that mobility will also play a big role in the setup. You would want to rush every position and practice your reflexes to ADS every time you get a glimpse of an enemy.

Master the timing where you are already shooting as soon as your optics flash on the screen.

Let’s move on to the attachments.

The mandatory attachments are the Schlager Match Grip, PVZ-890 TAC Stock, and Corio Laz-44 V3. These three attachments improve your ADS speed by a lot without sacrificing much.

The Corio Laz-44 V3 does reveal your position in CQB because of the laser, but you wouldn’t really mind it.

For the last two attachment slots, you have some options. If you want a build that has the best ADS speed, you want to get the 18.5′ Bryson LR Factory barrel and a smaller optic sight.

Sniper rifles have a default scope, which is usually heavy. You can see how heavy they are by looking at the handling stat of the weapon.

That is why if you equip a smaller optic sight, you get to increase your ADS speed even more.

If you prefer the default scope, you can sacrifice a little ADS speed for the FSS ST87 Bolt.

The FSS ST87 Bolt brings a lot of quality-of-life improvements to the setup. It increases your fire rate, which helps you shoot more when things get a little hectic.

For example, you see more than 2 or 3 enemies clumped up together and pushing. If you hit your first shot, you have a better chance of hitting the 2nd enemy if you have the FSS ST87 Bolt attachment.

In instances when you miss your first shot, you can also recover and shoot the 2nd shot a lot faster. Most pro players prefer using the FSS ST87 Bolt because it does help a lot when you are stomping lobbies.

Choosing the right combination catered to your playstyle can be hard because switching through these optional attachments also makes the build feel smooth with the SP-X 80.

Another thing you can switch would be the 8-Round Magazine attachment. For extremely aggressive players, this could benefit you to sporadically get more streaks.

Best Perks for Quickscoping in MW2

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger or Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands, Cold Blooded, or Focus
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

Although quickscoping is about being mobile and deadly, it is not the same as running and gunning. However, with Overkill those two can be a bit interchangeable.

Overkill is my go-to perk since it allows me to carry an SMG and a rifle at the same time. SMGs are fast weapons that don’t limit your movement speed too much and can be incredibly deadly at close to medium ranges.

You will need to move around a lot to stay alive and reposition yourself. This is why Double Time becomes useful here. Double Time also increases your crouching movement, which can be useful to move and aim behind covers.

Double Time can also compensate for your slower movement speed if you use Overkill. If not, it might be better to go with something else.

As for your secondary perk, I highly recommend Scavenger so you can constantly have ammo to keep firing at your targets.

If you go for Double Time, you can always just get the ammunition box to help refill your ammo.

Best Lethal and Tactical

  • Field Upgrade: Munition Box
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical: Stim, Flash, or Stun

Munition Box helps a lot for your ammo sustain. The SP-X 80 doesn’t have a lot of bullets, but you don’t need that many anyway if you are hitting your shots.

You will never run out of bullets as long as you have the Munition Box. If you have the Scavenger perk, you can pick another one.

Drill Charge is good because it can force enemies to go out of position instead of you pushing into dangerous territory.

You can change the lethal based on the game mode you are playing anyway. Claymores and mines have good uses for modes like Domination, even if your playstyle is to go crazy aggressive for point captures.

Stim is great for players who are very mobile and aggressive. Flashes and stuns are also good just to clear out corners.

You can also use these flashes and stuns to check if an enemy is in the vicinity. You will be able to see on your crosshair if you hit anyone with your tactical.

The Best SP-X 80 Loadout

As I mentioned before, sniping and quickscoping are different things. Either way, we have an article with the best SP-X 80 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

One of them is for quickscoping. Make sure to check it out. With the right loadout and the best Sniper, you will be soon taking down each of your enemies with a single bullet.