Welcome to the Gewehr 98 Marksman. Today I will disclose everything that you need to know to dominate the Battlefield with this sniper rifle. Let’s start with the statistics because this will allow you to adjust your play style and strategy. One bullet will cause 80 damage. After 60 meters this damage will go up and at 80 meters you can make a one shot kill with only one bullet. This is the start of the sweet spot and it ends at 125 meters.
After this the damage will drop again and it will settle back at 80. Let’s compare the sweet spot of the Gewehr 98 with the other sniper rifles that I reviewed earlier. The Martini-Henry has a sweet spot between 30 and 80 meters, then we have SMLE with a sweet spot between 40 and 75 meters, then the Russian 1895 between 60 and 100 meters, and now we have the Gewehr 98 between 80 and 125 meters. So the 98 is more suited for those long range kills and you should adjust your strategy accordingly, but more on that later. The only exception was the Gewehr M.95, this one does not have a sweet spot but it does have straight pull. Time to kill is 1.202 seconds and at 79 meters it will become 1.290 seconds because of the travel time of your bullet. The time that it takes to kill is so high because you need 2 bullets to kill your enemy outside of the sweet spot. I’m sure that you know by now that you are not able to kill in this timeframe, you cannot stay zoomed in on your target and you will have to readjust your aim again after zooming in on a moving target. Within the sweet spot range you will only need one bullet and that is why you will almost instantly kill the poor guy on the other side of your scope.
And a headshot, well that will kill everything and everyone. The Gewehr 98 has a muzzle velocity of 880 meters per second and therefore it has the highest muzzle velocity of all sniper rifles in Battlefield 1. This is very important because, this means that you won’t have any trouble with leading your targets. In every sniper video I show you this template as well, because it gives a good representation of a whole bunch of stats and information but it also shows my accuracy. Normally this does not matter at all but for once look at it at use this information as a reference, by average my accuracy with most sniper rifles lies around 40%. And as you can see after 60 kills my accuracy was about 42 percent, now I was still getting used to this gun that is why I always make 100 kills before I even start thinking about making a video.
After 100 kills my accuracy went up to 47 percent. This is a lot higher than my stats for any of the other sniper rifles and this is mainly because of the muzzle velocity. Maybe your accuracy is a lot higher, but all what I am trying to say is that whatever your average accuracy is, it will go up when you use the Gewehr 98, mainly because of the muzzle velocity of 880 meters per second, which is the highest muzzle velocity of any sniper rifle in Battlefield 1. The bullet drop is 12 meters per second squared and this is standard for every sniper rifle. There are 5 bullets in a magazine and you get another 25 for later. The rate of fire is 50 rounds per minute. I highly recommend you to modify your weapon. Choose whatever optic you are most comfortable with but make sure that you change the magnification. Normally, the choice is yours but you are definitely going to need a 4 times magnification. The sweet spot starts at a further distance than most other sniper rifles, so you should adjust your weapon accordingly. If you choose a smaller magnification then you might have some trouble with making every bullet count at the further ranges.
Ideally a higher magnification would be even better but you just don’t have that option when you select the Gewehr 98 Marksman. You can however choose a different version of the Gewehr 98, for example the Sniper. It comes equipped with a bipod and it has access to a higher level of magnification. The statistics are pretty much identical to the Marksman. But the higher magnification can make your life a lot easier if you are used to an 8 times scope for example.
I will probably make a special video about the Gewehr 98 Sniper but that is for later. You can also choose to unlock the Infantry version. This one will regain accuracy more quickly due to its reduced weight. Be Careful tho because it does not come with a scope. It only comes with an iron sights or with radium sights and 2 times magnification is the highest one that you can select. If you want to take advantage of the sweet spot then good luck with this one. But if you prefer to make long range headshots with only an iron sight then happy hunting, I definitely don’t want to meet you on the Battlefield.
So what is the verdict? The Gewehr 98 Marksman is easy to use and it allows you to be very accurate. If you can live with the 4 times magnification and you are willing to adjust your strategy according to the sweet spot then you will be able to do a lot of damage to the enemy team. By the way, guys the Youtube likes and shares are very helpful to me. If you think that this video is worthy, would you mind taking a moment to like this video and to share it with all you buddies? This was FOG of GAMING, thanks for watching and I will see you on the Battlefield!.
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