The M21 EBR is one of three semi-automatic sniper rifles found in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, along with the Barrett 50. cal and WA2000. Although it does the same base damage as all other sniper rifles (70, 50 when silenced), in practice it is the least powerful due to its lower multipliers.
Due to its low recoil, this gun is most commonly found in hardcore, along with the attachment silencer and the perks cold blooded. This is because hardcore reduces player health to 30 and due to the high rate of fire, this allows players to get a shot off quicker than the other sniper rifles.
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