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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts The subject of this article appears in Extinction mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone
"Best at mid to long range, Marksman Rifles bridge the gap between Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles."
— Marksman Rifle category description in Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The Marksman Rifle is a class of rifles seen in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is a hybrid class between Sniper Rifles and Assault Rifles. Weapons in the class are mostly Semi-Automatic or Burst Fire based. In Ghosts, the semi-automatic Marksman Rifles can often be modified with the Burst Fire attachment to fire in three-round burst mode.

All Marksman Rifles in Ghosts have sluggish handling speeds. Marksman Rifles are unique in that all of the Marksman Rifles are equipped with a scope. This scope reduces recoil by 15%, via placing a 0.85x multiplier on the recoil profile [1]. Other optical attachments do not have the same effect on the Marksman Rifles. Unlike Sniper Rifles, Marksman Rifles have a large array of optical attachments, including their unique Iron Sights. The Aim Down Sights time is 300 milliseconds, and the hip-fire cone is very large, comparable to that of a Light Machine Gun. All Marksman Rifles, bar the MR-28, have a magazine capacity of 18, making the ammunition loadout of 56 rounds somewhat limited. Most Marksman Rifles also reload at a subpar rate. Marksman Rifles are also banned under eSports rules.

In Modern Warfare, the Marksman Rifle category consists of two semi-automatic rifles and four manually-operated weapons. Unlike the Tactical Rifles of the Black Ops games, burst weapons and certain semi-automatic rifles not considered a part of the class. Functionally, Marksman Rifles are classified mostly as medium ranged snipers and precision weapons, with better handling and mobility than the core Sniper Class that values extremely large distances.

List of Marksman Rifles

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


  • In Call of Duty Online, the Justice assault rifle can be switched to designated marksman mode, though there isn't an actual class of marksman rifles in that game.