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.
This is why you have no idea what you talking about.
NO ONE place sniper alone. they always get cover by other unit. and we use infantry to spot enemy. No one use sniper at frontline unit and run to spot enemy by themself. They always stay behind something.
sniper never get 1 shot kill by infantry because of its targetsize.
I'm grinding to top 200. and you are at rank P you may have winrate but still less EXPERIENCED than me I have273 game as UKF and I used to have +8 win srteak until I met with pro sniper opposite constantly.
Now You playing causally so your opposite too. that is why anything is SO EASY for you. enemy just let you run to sniper and kill without retreat.
sniper become meta before last patch.
Balanced team/pro player nerf sniper in last patch. why? becuase they need to practice?
Try it yourself move sniper BEHIND genadier and I garuntee enemy will not able to take down your sniper except they need to run madly to your sniper ,lost a lot of men. when you use retreat button. they will lost for nothing.
**MY SNIPER NEVER DIED FROM ENEMY INFANTRY especially when OST vs UKF and SOV VS OKW and I really got a lot of benefit from using sniper but I'm fair enough to said they need more nerf.