Warzone expert WhosImmortal has outlined the Vanguard M1 Garand as the Battle Royale’s “best sniper rifle” and claims the classic CoD weapon is “very, very strong” after the Season 5 buff.
Season 5 of Warzone Pacific is the final season prior to the release of Modern Warfare 2 and then Warzone 2.
As a result, we can expect few major meta changes in the coming weeks. That means the weapons that were heavily buffered in the Season 5 update will remain very strong until the end of Warzone’s life cycle, after which it becomes Warzone Caldera.
One of these is the M1 Garand, a classic from the CoD series. Classified as a sniper rifle in Vanguard and Warzone, the semi-automatic assault rifle was heavily buffed in Season 5. It saw its recoil decreased by 33%, muzzle velocity increased by more than 13%, and a large number of weapon attachments were boosted.
As a result, it is a dominant force in Caldera’s final weeks.
Warzone Expert Claims M1 Garand Is Season 5’s ‘Best Sniper Rifle’
In a September 9 YouTube video, Warzone expert WhosImmortal outlined the polished M1 Garand as the game’s strongest marksman rifle after the buff.
“In my opinion, the M1 Garand is the right choice,” he said. “This is a new polished sniper rifle that, frankly, is very, very strong for players who can use it correctly… the damage output here is better than most rifles, the TTK when you take shots is consistently hyper competitive. ”
The only real weakness of the M1 Garand is its semi-automatic rate of fire, which will naturally push some players towards automatic and more user-friendly weapons. However, if players can get used to shooting manually, the M1 Garand will reward them.
WhosImmortal even outlined his go-to-class setup for Season 5, maximizing damage, control, and bullet speed:
- End of a loop: MX damper
- Walk: CGC Ironsides
- Optics: G16 2.5x
- Stock: CGC G2 quilted
- Underflow: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 6.5 Sakura 40 round drums
- Ammunition: extended
- Rear handle: Rubber handle
- benefit: hardscope
- advantage 2: at hand
Immortal concluded, “It’s strong and gets the job done.”
Players should make sure they are equipped for short ranges, as the M1 Garand only really thrives in medium to longer range firefights.
Currently there is little better option than the PPSh-41 or Armaguerra 43, both of which remain incredibly powerful in Season 5. With one of those in the back pocket and the M1 Garand in hand, players will be well on their way to securing themselves . those all-important dubs.