Call of Duty snipers, get ready for what may be the greatest gift that Activision has given you in many, many years.
A new sniper rifle arrived in season three of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, but it will be immediately familiar to long-time fans of the series from the franchise’s hey-days when snipers were posting montages in 720p and hoping to join FaZe Clan.
“Engineered destruction at its finest, this anti-personnel, bolt-action sniper rifle intervenes in tense situations with hard-hitting .408 rounds,” Activision said in its description of the new long-range powerhouse in CoD.
That’s just a really long-winded way of saying the legendary Intervention sniper rifle from the original MW2 in 2009 is back, baby, and it’s here to shake up your multiplayer matches and Warzone 2 battles.
“The FJX Imperium gives that classic Call of Duty feel as a high-damage, bolt-action Sniper Rifle that’s absolutely deadly in the right hands,” Activision said. “It also features a new attachment type for its weapon class with the carry handle, including a tactical and heavy version. Regardless of how you build out the weapon, it’s quality over quantity with the FJX Imperium: with the lowest fire rate in its class and just five rounds per reload, you’ve got to make those shots count.”
Here’s how to get one of the best sniper rifles in MW2 and Warzone.
How to get the FJX Imperium in MW2 and Warzone
The FJX Imperium is now unlockable via an in-game challenge, now that season three has come to an end. Here’s what you need to do to unlock it:
- Get 30 one-shot kill operator kills with sniper rifles
- Extract weapon from DMZ
“Few weapons in Call of Duty history evoke the feeling that the new sniper rifle gives to veterans of the franchise—and perhaps the other new weapons in this season will become legends in their own right,” Activision said about the FJX Imperium in a blog post about season three on April 6.
The FJX Imperium was found in sector C4 of the season three battle pass, making it one of the early unlocks in the pass. It can be seen here in the southwest-most sector of the pass next to C0, the starting sector.
For DMZ players, the weapon can also be unlocked by extracting it from an infiltration in the exclusion zone, so players won’t even need to worry about the pass if that’s their preferred method of unlocking.