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This article is about the special weapon in PAYDAY 2. For the standalone version, see Heather Submachine Gun.
Akimbo Heather Submachine Guns

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Gameplay
Unlock Level 0
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Machine Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon / SemiIcon
Cost $60,200
Statistics
Magazine 64
Total Ammo 192
Rate of Fire 750
Damage 40
Accuracy 52
Stability 44
Concealment 25
Threat 9
Other
Internal name x_sr2m
Mod stats

The Akimbo Heather Submachine Guns are a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2.

OverviewEdit

Following the release of the Ambidexterity/Akimbo perk/skill, two Heather SMGs can be dual-wielded as the player's primary weapon. This greatly increases their damage output at the cost of impaired precision aiming, Stability reduction and quite obviously, the lack of a more capable primary.

All akimbo weapon modifications cost 40% more than their normal price.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Good base damage
  • Above-average base accuracy
  • Good base concealment
  • Unique Stock mod increases Stability by a significant margin while not penalizing Concealment.
  • Well-rounded
  • Does not require ownership of DLC to use.
  • Twin guns provides a higher damage per second and rate-of-fire overall
  • Is available earlier and is much less expensive than the standalone version

Cons:

  • Needs accuracy boosting mods and skills (such as the Technician's Sharpshooter skill) for semi long-range effectiveness, often at the cost of concealment
  • Insane recoil, which often leads to missed follow-up shots; getting stability boosting skills is highly recommended
  • One trigger pull fires both guns, potentially leading to ammo wastage
  • High attachment cost may put it out of reach of new players
  • No sight, aiming only provides a nominal zoom, as with all akimbo weapons a laser sight is practically necessary
  • Takes up the primary slot
  • High fire rate goes through ammo reserve quickly

TipsEdit

  • The Technician's Mag Plus skill is useful for enlarging the weapon's magazine capacity by adding 10 to the magazine with the basic skill, and 30 with the skill aced.
  • A laser sight is very beneficial for this weapon due to its high demand for accurate shots to get the most out of its low ammo pool. Much like for LMGs, the laser sights will give the user a more clear idea where the shots will land.
  • Aim for headshots to maintain ammo efficiency.
  • Due to the high ammo pickup rate, it is recommended that one always try to pickup enemy ammo drops, thus making back most of the ammo that they lose.
  • Acing Fully Loaded will provide the player with a means to remedying the Heather's rapid ammo consumption. Additional Ammo bags may help as well.
  • Make extensive use of the Unfolded Stock mod, as it increases the Heather's Stability by a great margin while not affecting Concealment in any way.

Available modificationsEdit

Low Profile Suppressor Cost: $29,400 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -5 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -21.6


Medium Suppressor Cost: $19,600 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Medium Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -21.6


The Bigger The Better Suppressor Cost: $50,400 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Bigger The Better
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -1 Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -21.6


Tishina Suppressor Cost: $29,400 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tishina Suppressor (Heather SMG)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -2 Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -21.6


Stubby Compensator Cost: $29,400 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy Stability +12
Concealment Threat +1


The Tank Compensator Cost: $39,200 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Tank
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +2


Fire Breather Nozzle Cost: $50,400 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Fire Breather
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +5


Tactical Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Tactical Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat


Competitor's Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Competitor's Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat +1


Funnel of Fun Nozzle Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Funnel of Fun Nozzel
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +4 Accuracy -8 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +5


Ported Compensator Cost: $12,600 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Ported Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -1 Threat


Single Fire Cost: $70,560 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked single
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment Threat


Auto Fire Cost: $121,520 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked auto
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment Threat


Assault Light Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Assault Light
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Tactical Laser Module Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Compact Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Compact Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


Military Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Military Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


LED Combo Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
LED Combo
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat


Speed Pull Magazine Cost: $19,600 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Speed Pull Magazine Heather
Total ammo Magazine Reload -1.6
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


Unfolded Stock Free | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Unfolded Stock (Heather SMG)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment Threat


TriviaEdit

  • The Heather was based on the TsNIITochMash SR-2M as evident by its folding foregrip, with "Heather" being the English translation of "Veresk", the nickname of the real weapon.
  • It is the first SMG to support dual-wielding.
  • The Akimbo Heathers are reloaded off screen.
  • The Akimbo Heathers may feel as if they are firing faster than the standalone weapon despite the unchanged rate-of-fire. This is due to the fact that the left-handed weapon will always fire immediately after the right-handed one, resulting in a more rapid, if not doubled, series of discharges.
  • According to the announcement site blurb, Jimmy always packs a pair of Heathers while on a mission.
  • It is unexplained why the Akimbo Heathers' vertical grips are not folded as they are never utilized.

GalleryEdit

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