Long Range Meta
What is Long Range Meta?
This is the best weapon with the highest effectiveness at long range.
Most of them are Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles or LMGs. However, it is often the case that submachine guns sometimes fit into this category as well.
What do the weapon META categories mean?It's pretty simple:
Your best friend in the game, the best and most effective weapon. Each META patch changes slightly, follow our website to be always aware of which weapon wipes out the enemies.
Still the best weapons, but with some trade-offs. Sometimes there might be worse recoil or lower TTK, but overall it's a great weapon that can outgun enemies playing with pure meta with no problem.
Weapons that can still show something but have some major nuances. Such as low magazine capacity, poor visibility due to the size of the weapon, or a higher TTK. Players with a high skill level can easily use this weapon against lower ranked players playing with Pure Meta/Meta.
Why can't long-range weapons be used in close combat?
The answer is simple - it's mobility and ease of use. In most cases the weapons that shoot effectively at long range have high weight, low aiming speed/maneuverability/mobility and even low rate of fire. That means that in close one-on-one combat with an opponent holding an SMG you are extremely likely to lose. The advantage of the SMG is mobility, agility, rate of fire, and speed of aiming.
Can the Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle/LMG be used for close combat?
Yes, there are builds for close ranges, you'll find them in close range section.
Which perks are best for Long Range combat?If you primarily play long range, we can recommend the following perks:
The best perk for those who shoot in the distance, especially on Caldera because of its dense vegetation and worse visibility. Its main feature is that you will never lose your enemy out of sight, the perk will illuminate your enemy for a certain time while you deal him damage (the illumination is visible only to you, your team cannot see it). This perk is highly recommended for those who play on consoles as due to the low FOV you can easily lose sight of the enemy.
Since you won't always be able to fire at long range, you should always carry a secondary weapon of another class for close combat. Because of this, we recommend taking Overkill - it will allow you to carry two types of weapons at once, one for long range and one for close range.
When fighting at long range, you will occasionally have to change your location behind covers. To avoid being killed while running, we recommend taking this perk because it reduces the damage you take while running, so you can change your location to improve your angle of attack.