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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

Community item - Bonus (2), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
000 Buckshot
Total ammo Magazine -
Reload - Damage +15
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $36,000

000 Buckshot

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

HE Round

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

Flechette

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

AP Slug

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

Dragon's Breath Round

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

Shark Teeth Nozzle

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

The Silent Killer Suppressor

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
The Silent Killer
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22
Cost: $53,000

King's Crown Compensator

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

Shh!

The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Shh!
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -4 Threat -22
Cost: $53,000

Donald's Horizontal Leveller

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

Long Barrel

Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Long Barrel (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Short Barrel

Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Short Barrel (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -4
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Concealment

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Stability

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Accuracy

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Accuracy

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
ModBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Team Boost

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
TeamBoost
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000

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

  • To activate Gadgets on PC, press "Q".
  • To activate Gadgets on Console, press down on the "D-pad".

Assault Light

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Assault Light
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

Base game - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Tactical Laser Module
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

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

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Military Laser Module
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +1.5
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
LED Combo
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

Treated Body

Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Treated Body (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000

Long Stock

Biker Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6
Long Stock (Breaker 12G)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000

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.

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