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Breaker 12G

Breaker 12G
THIS IS A BIKER CHARACTER PACK ITEM!!

Breaker 12G FBI Files
THIS IS A BIKER CHARACTER PACK ITEM!!

Gameplay
Unlock Level 3
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Shotgun
Firing Mode(s) Lever Action SemiIcon
Cost $77,000
Statistics
Magazine 7
Total Ammo 21
Rate of Fire 80
Damage 155
Accuracy 48
Stability 28
Concealment 20
Threat 28
Other
Internal name boot
v·d·e
Mod stats
Description
Breaker is an old heirloom and Rust’s trusted companion throughout the years. It fits perfectly on his bike and even though it’s old, Rust can always rely on it doing its job.

The Breaker 12G is a shotgun in PAYDAY 2. It was added in the Biker Character Pack, along with the Chain Whip melee weapon.

OverviewEdit

The Breaker 12G is a very powerful shotgun that fits into the primary slot, tied with the Mosconi 12G and Joceline O/U 12G in terms of damage, but soars above them with its significantly larger magazine capacity and mod pool size. The Breaker is blessed with a rapid and interruptible reload, allowing the user to retaliate faster when surprised. It also has the largest pellet spread among the three, making it deadlier up close.

Other than that, it features much lower Stability than its competition, and the smallest ammo reserve. It is slower to fire than either the Mosconi and Joceline, giving it a lower DPS overall. To complicate things a bit more is its average Concealment, which is the lowest among the three, making it much less suitable as a compact high-damage dealer.

SummaryEdit

Pros

  • Unlock at low level
  • Low purchase price
  • Reasonable magazine size
  • High spread, making it easier to land shots up close
  • High damage
  • Sizable unique mod pool
  • Rapid reload
  • Affected very little by ammunition mod capacity penalties
  • Above-average base concealment

Cons

  • Low Stability
  • Low reserve-to-magazine ratio
  • Sub-optimal ammo economy
  • Lowest ammo pickup of all shotguns, even lower than the Judge
  • Low rate-of-fire
  • Sub-par Concealment, even when modded
  • Flat and dark ironsights, awkward to use in poor lighting

TipsEdit

  • Take advantage of the Breaker's damage and spread. Unleashing it on enemies up close can be significantly more effective than trying to snipe them down from range.
    • Close By Aced can be a very effective complement for the Breaker as it allows the player to pump off hipfired shots on the move faster than usual and deal more damage with the target(s) inside the shotgun's effective range.
    • Shotgun CQB can further speed up the Breaker's already quick reloads.
  • One or two Ammo bags can help greatly when the player has to hunker down and defend an objective.
  • Carry a high-accuracy secondary to deal with Snipers and preferrably a high-damage/fast-striking melee weapon to handle other enemy units when in a pinch.
  • Attaching a gadget that provides a laser sight can be a viable substitute for iron-sights.
  • Stealth/Dodge players may want to consider attaching the Shh! silencer instead of The Silent Killer Suppressor as Shh! does not block the default "ironsights" of the Breaker.

Available modificationsEdit

000 Buckshot Cost: $36,000 | Community item - Bonus (2), Card Drop & Side Job
000 Buckshot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


000 Buckshot Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
000 Buckshot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


HE Round Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
HE Round
Total ammo -2 Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy -12 Stability
Concealment Threat


Flechette Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
Flechette
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment Threat


AP Slug Cost: $36,000 | Gage Shotgun Pack - Infinite Granted
AP Slug
Total ammo -3 Magazine Reload
Damage +15 Accuracy +8 Stability
Concealment Threat


Dragon's Breath Round Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher's BBQ Pack - Infinite Granted
Dragon's Breath Round
Total ammo -2 Magazine Reload
Damage -6 Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Shark Teeth Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Shark Teeth
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy -8 Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat +6


The Silent Killer Suppressor Cost: $53,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Silent Killer
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22


King's Crown Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Purple Snake Packages
King's Crown Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy +12 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +18.8


Shh! Cost: $53,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Shh!
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -4 Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -4 Threat -22


Donald's Horizontal Leveller Cost: $9,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Donald's Horizontal Leveller
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat


Long Barrel Cost: $9,000 | Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Long Barrel (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Short Barrel Cost: $9,000 | Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Short Barrel (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability -4
Concealment +3 Threat


Concealment Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment +1 Threat


Stability Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Team Boost Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
TeamBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat

Special Effect: +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

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 +1.5
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 +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Treated Body Cost: $9,000 | Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Treated Body (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Long Stock Cost: $9,000 | Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Long Stock (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat


SkinsEdit

  • The Ambush skin has Kilroy was here sketched on the receiver.
  • The Apex shotgun was a gift from Mike the mechanic to Rust. The axe on the forend of the weapon was installed because Rust would frequently run out of ammunition and resort to using the shotgun as a melee weapon.
    • It is actually usable in such manner during gameplay though, since the Breaker 12G's Weapon Butt animation involves the player character clubbing/shoving enemies with what seems to be the shotgun's forend. It does not confer a melee damage boost when equipped, however.

TriviaEdit

  • The Breaker 12G was based on the 12-gauge version of the Winchester Model 1887, with the default stockless appearance being based on the Mare's Leg variant. Adding the Long Stock restores it to the proper length.
    • The Breaker's unique flip-cock reload is a reference to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which the titular character also performed the stunt while firing the shotgun and driving a motorcycle at the same time. This is lampshaded by Almir Listo in the character spotlight for the Breaker's companion heister Rust.
      • The Breaker 12G does not have an enlarged lever loop and cutaway trigger guard like in the film however, which would realistically cause the lever to twist and crush against the user's fingers under the weight of the shotgun when the flip is attempted and can lead to severe injuries. Noteworthy, the film had to have a separate, lightened prop version with a widened lever loop for the scenes where it was flip-cocked; Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor who played the Terminator in the aforementioned film, almost broke 3 of his fingers when he attempted the stunt with the unmodified version.
  • Reloading the Breaker 12G shows the player character jamming an inordinately large amount of 7 shells in its default 5-shell magazine tube. While it is possible to load an excess of two shells into the shotgun, one of them will have to be chambered while the other loaded into the weapon's carrier.
    • It also does not gain or lose extra ammo per magazine when fitted with the Long Barrel or Short Barrel, despite the visually altered tube length.
  • The Breaker 12G is allegedly an heirloom passed down to Rust from his family.

GalleryEdit

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