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Best Warzone 2 SP-R 208 loadout: The best SP-R 208 class setup and attachments

Become a true marksman with our Warzone 2 SP-R 208 loadout

Looking for the best SP-R 208 loadout in Warzone 2? It's interesting how the meta shifts when you increase health pools and fight over longer distances. Whereas in the realms of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 it was the faster-firing Lockwood Mk2 that reigned supreme in the Marksman Rifles category, in Warzone 2 that accolade belongs to the even harder-hitting SP-R 208, because its damage-per-shot allows you to punch holes through even heavily armoured enemy players with ease.

The SP-R 208 is a fantastic rifle deserving of the very best attachments on offer. To that end, we've put together this guide on how to create the best SP-R 208 build in Warzone 2 right now, going over each of our attachment picks in turn, along with our recommendations on the ideal secondary weapon, perks, and equipment to pair up with the SP-R 208.

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Best SP-R 208 loadout in Warzone 2

Here's the best SP-R 208 loadout in Warzone 2:

  • Barrel: 18.5" XRK Resonate (Unlock at SA-B 50 lvl 14)
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity (Unlock at Lachmann-762 lvl 12)
  • Magazine: 15 Round Mag (Unlock at M16 lvl 7)
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt (Unlock at SP-R 208 lvl 9)
  • Optic: Schlager 3.4X (Unlock at Rapp H lvl 12)

This SP-R 208 loadout builds upon the rifle's already impressive credentials as a lightweight alternative to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone 2. We've opted for the best SP-R 208 attachments that will boost the it's effective range and bullet velocity by a considerable margin, while also making it fire faster and for longer before having to reload.

Warzone 2 image showing our SP-R 208 build with the 18.5" XRK Resonate, 7.62 High Velocity, 15 Round Mag, Schlager 3.4X, and FSS ST87 Bolt attached.
Our SP-R 208 build extends the range and increases bullet velocity to make it an even stronger lightweight alternative to the regular Snipers.

Unusually, the only attachment we have in this SP-R 208 build which affects range and recoil (the usual target stats for attachments) is the 18.5" XRK Resonate Barrel. This Barrel comes with an integrated silencer, allowing us to go without a Muzzle attachment; and it boosts the gun's bullet velocity and recoil control to make it easier to land first shots and follow-up shots alike.

We've then pushed the bullet velocity through the roof with the 7.62 High Velocity Ammunition, and added the largest magazine available, the 15 Round Mag, which enables us to keep shooting shot after shot at enemies to whittle down their armour and health without having to reload.

If you're more comfortable with the faster fire rate of other Marksman Rifles, then fret not - we've attached the FSS ST87 Bolt to the SP-R 208 to keep the bullets coming thick and fast.

Finally we've added the Schlager 3.4X. This Warzone 2 Optic provides us with a nice clean sight that is very usable at both long and mid-range. It's certainly preferable to the ironsights, anyway.

With the above attachments applied, the SP-R 208 becomes a very versatile sharpshooting rifle, with enough speed to engage in some speedy quickscopes, but also enjoying a high magazine size for harrassing and knocking enemies from a hilltop sniper nest.

Best SP-R 208 loadout secondary weapon

Despite the SP-R 208 being quicker-acting and lighter in weight than a traditional Sniper Rifle, it's still hardly the best choice for close-quarters fighting. My first recommendation for the SP-R 208's ideal counterpart would be the FSS Hurricane. This deadly and accurate gun is our pick for the best SMG in Warzone 2 right now, and will serve you very well both for fighting at close range and for following up a shot with the SP-R 208 at mid-range.

Another good choice would be the extremely hard-hitting Kastov-74U, one of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 thanks to its high damage and SMG-like mobility and handling speeds.

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Best SP-R 208 class setup: Perks and Equipment

Our SP-R 208 build is all about getting some easy headshots at medium-long range, but you can't slot bullets into skulls if you wind up dead. That's where the Specter perk package (Ghost, Double Time, Tracker, Spotter) comes in, helping you remain hidden while stalking enemies and making an aggressive push.

Ghost is perhaps the most useful perk here, boosting your survivability by allowing you to remain undetected when enemies pop a UAV. That means you're a little safer in Al Mazrah, regardless of whether you're sharpshooting from a sniper nest or chasing foes down in close-quarters scenarios with your secondary.

If you find yourself in the latter situation, Tracker will reveal enemy footsteps so that you don't lose your target, making it easy to hunt your opponent. Pair Tracker with Double Time, which extends your tactical sprint duration, and enemies will have an incredibly hard distance gaining distance from your cold gaze. If they do try to end the chase by darting into a building, make sure you stop for a moment to assess the situation with Spotter, which will prevent an untimely death by revealing enemy equipment (such as a pesky claymore) through walls.

If you want a little more intel before barrelling into a building, pull out a Heartbeat Sensor to scan the area for other nearby enemies. If you realise that there's a full squad lurking in the surrounding area, head over and toss a C4 charge into the crowd to bag some easy kills, or scatter the squad so that you can clean up with your SP-R 208 as they run for cover.

With all this in mind, you should be ready and raring to take your super-powered SP-R 208 all the way into the final circles of your next Warzone 2 match. To compare it to its nearest rivals, check out our guide on the best Marksman Rifle in Warzone 2 right now. You can also consult our Warzone 2 weapon stats guide to provide even more context. Alternatively, you can gain a full understanding of the wider meta with our Warzone 2 best guns tier list.

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