At your rank It might be easy. at this rank you always met with unskilled player.
But at my rank it is not.
I was dropped from rank 200 as soviet to 485 now because of skiled sniper player so as UKF which dropped from 150 .
if sniper is not alone but it placed behind MG, behind gren or with penal + ptrs.
how you going to catch them in this situation?
mostly my sniper never died untill late game especially it 90% win when use sniped vs OKW player.
edit : please understand that I'm not insult you by a rank but sniper do have problem in high rank game that why they got nerf in latest patch.
Dude, just because I don't play this game competitively anymore because I am a 30+ y/o guy now and you trying to ad hominem my rank? At least check my win rate first? My Brit and US 1v1 was still around 100-200 last month.
I started playing COH1 since 2007 and ceased playing COH2 in 2016 competitively, possibly up to eight thousands 1v1 games in both games. I know how Snipers work, thank you.
It is just you don't.
Catch it out of position and he is dead.
If you can't do that, your opponent outplay you.
If your opponent outplay you, the sniper deserved to be hard to be killed.
Then why don't you practice the game instead of shit posting these thread here? if you really care.
The only scenario Snipers being pain in the ass, Ostheer vs Brit and he getting Sniper and Osttruppen as starting unit.
You never faced COH1 always cloaking snipers and their Snipers spam.
You never faced COH2 Snipers clown cars shielded by Guards clown cars.
And you are complaining a stupid COH2 unit, getting slow after a shot, getting instantly killed by a little burst of rifles or light vehicle if he is out of cover, and still trying to say it is OVERPOWERED.