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The best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout

Looking to build the best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout? Here are the attachments, specialists, and gadgets you'll need.

Best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout: A SWS-10 sniper rifle shown off while a helicopter flies in the foreground

 Battlefield 2042 is no longer receiving major updates and additional content. However, this SWS-10 loadout is still usable.

Sniper rifles have long been powerful weapons in Battlefield games. Thankfully, Battlefield 2042 doesn’t see the rifles locked to a specific class or even a specific specialist anymore, and the level of customization this new sandbox brings means there are dozens of ways to set the best Battlefield 2042 guns up for success. With that in mind, you might be wondering what the best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout is.

The SWS-10, a Finnish bolt-action, is a great sniper, though it’s far from the best in the game – though that’s usually the case with the starting weapons. Nevertheless, here’s how to make a strong SWS-10 build so you can take this middling sniper to new heights before you unlock your next sniper.

Best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout

The best Battlefield 2042 SWS-10 build is:

  • Extended Barrel
  • SDB 10x
  • Standard Issue / Extended Mag
  • ADR Bipod

If you’re planning on camping on a rooftop overlooking your team’s objective, this SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout is perfect for you.

The SBD 10x is the sight with the highest zoom, so that’s a must for your default loadout. You’ll have to factor in bullet drop when you’re sniping enemies at long range, but if you’re a seasoned sniper, you won’t need us to tell you that. The Raven 4x is good to have as an additional option on your Plus Menu just in case you need a scope with slightly less zoom.

Best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout: the plus menu showing off different attachments for the SWS-10

For the barrel attachment, we’ve opted for the Extended Barrel as it increases your projectile velocity, allowing you to hit targets at a distance. As you would have guessed, the shortened barrel is great for short-range sniping.

As for the under barrel, well, there’s only one real option: the ADR Bipod. This improves your accuracy while static, helps you control your recoil, and improves your sway stability. If you’ve found a good perch, set up with your bipod. As a secondary option, we’d recommend the Masterkey – a mounted shotgun – in case you get caught short.

In the ammo department, you’ll want to stick with Standard Issue / Extended Mag if you’re planning on hitting targets at long range. If you’re planning on sniping on the move, then the High-Power ammo is great since it’ll tear through enemies.

Best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout gadget

Recon players are often left to play their own game, so unless you have a dedicated support squad, you’re going to want to tailor your gadget selection to you. Since you might be playing alone, we’d recommend picking an ammo crate to ensure you’re always well-stocked up when in the field. Plus, with a sniper’s main job being to clear areas from afar by killing enemies, you need ammo to do your part. To bring the ammo crate, however, this will require you to play Support – since gadgets are restricted based on your class.

If you’re looking for some alternatives, you can’t go wrong with the Prox Sensor, an Insertion Beacon, or even the classic C5 if you ever need to take out a vehicle or open up a path through a building.

SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout: a group of battlefield specialists walk on a road

Best SWS-10 Battlefield 2042 loadout specialist classes

While you can play as any class and specialist and reap the benefits of a sniper, some do work better than others. Given the Ammo Crate is a strong gadget choice, the Support class works surprisingly well. While Boris isn’t particularly stealthy, his turret can help you set up a proper little bird’s nest to control an area.

As you might expect, the traditionally ranged, sniper-based Recon class also works very well here. You’ll be able to spot and mark enemies with ease and have a better understanding of the enemy’s whereabouts in general. Casper’s Recon Drone and Ji-Soo Paik’s EMG-X scanner are particularly handy.

However, what you might not expect is how strong the Assault class can be with a sniper. While you won’t be rushing objectives, the mobility of the Assault class, such as Mackay’s grappling hook or Sundance’s wingsuit, is great for reaching vantage points to snipe from.

Now you should be good to go with the best SWS-10 loadout in Battlefield 2042. All that’s left to do is join a match a find a good spot to set up shop with your sniper.