Sniper rifles are some of the best long-range weapons available in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and many players want to know where the find these high-powered weapons. Like most of the loot in battle royale games, sniper rifles randomly spawn throughout the map. In this article we’ll show you the best places to find sniper rifles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and go over some of the best ways to get your hands on these high-powered weapons.

How to Find a Sniper Rifle

As stated above, sniper rifles spawn randomly throughout the game world, with 3 out of the 4 available sniper rifles only spawning within airdrop crates, which are dropped throughout the match. This makes these weapons extremely difficult to find, but they are exceptionally powerful, making them worth the risk.

While 3 out of the 4 current sniper rifles can only be found in airdrop crates, one of the sniper rifles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been known to spawn around military areas in the game. This weapon, the Karabiner 98 Kurz is by far the easiest sniper rifle to find, and we’ve seen quite a bit of success during the matches that we’ve played. Of course, players are often attracted to areas around military installments, making this weapon extremely dangerous to search for.

If you manage to find one, though, you’ll have a very powerful weapon in your arsenal. Of course, airdrops are also a fairly reliable way to find these high-powered weapons, as they drop all over the place during each match of the game. The planes that drop them make a lot of noise, though, and their smoke signals can be seen from far away, so you should always approach this high value targets with extreme caution.

If you really want to find a sniper rifle, we’d suggest dropping in around military areas, like the Sosnovka Military Base. You’ll encounter a lot of resistance early on, and might possibly die during your first few attempts. But, overall these areas are great for finding high-tier gear like sniper rifles, assault rifles, and armor.

What Sniper Rifle is the Best?

While these items aren’t readily available throughout the game, knowing which rifle is the best can definitely help you out, should you come across more than one. Out of the four various sniper rifles offered, the AWM magnum sniper rifle is easily the best weapon within its class. It offers the highest Power and Effective Range available in the game. That power does come at a price, though, and the AWM is by far one of the slowest firing weapons within its class.

But, if you really want to bring the greatest amount of firepower to the field, then this sniper rifle is the way to go. So, if you have a chance to take it, don’t miss out.

You can also check out our guide on how to find a car in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, where we show you the best car spawn locations in the game. We also have an in-depth guide to help you boost your FPS, as well as a guide on how to change your FOV. We’ll have even more content surrounding this hit battle royale game, so check back often for updated articles, guides, and features.