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Chicago Typewriter

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!

Gameplay
Unlock Level 14
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Submachine Gun
Firing Mode(s) Fully automatic AutoIcon
Cost $305,000
Statistics
Magazine 50
Total Ammo 150
Rate of Fire 723
Damage 40
Accuracy 48
Stability 76
Concealment 18
Threat 12
Other
Internal name m1928
Achievement(s) Tabula Rasa
Mod stats
Description
The Chicago typewriter, chambered in .45 ACP, with a vertical grip and a drum magazine, is a great addition to any heister's arsenal. Level locked to 14, it's an efficient SMG secondary that, despite its age, can be fitted with a few mods to suit most playstyles (if those playstyles involve extremely high fire rates and lots of holes, of course).

The Chicago Typewriter submachine gun is a secondary weapon available in PAYDAY 2 that was added in Update #48. It is available to players who have joined the Official PAYDAY 2 Group on Steam.

OverviewEdit

The Chicago Typewriter was added to the game to celebrate reaching 2,000,000 members on the Official PAYDAY 2 Group. It is available to purchase in game to everyone who is a member of the group.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Good base damage per shot, especially for an SMG.
  • Highest magazine capacity among unmodified SMGs, along with the Kobus 90, only surpassed by the Para, Krinkov, Swedish K, and CR 805B when they are modded
  • Sizable unique mod pool
  • Can be modded for good Concealment (27)
  • Available early on and fairly affordable

Cons:

  • Average rate of fire compared to other SMGs
  • Abysmal accuracy, and not many mods to improve it
  • Very slow reload for an SMG
  • Worst base Concealment of all SMGs
  • Unique mods focus mostly on improving Concealment, giving limited opportunity to improve combat performance
    • Accuracy is poor when modded for Concealment
  • All unique mods are itemdrops, requiring farming or a lot of playtime before you can effectively upgrade the gun
  • Flat iron sights, making aiming at long ranges somewhat awkward
  • Sights are mounted far away from the user, making it slightly difficult to effectively acquire and track targets
  • Has considerably high upward kick while firing, despite high stability rating

TipsEdit

  • The Typewriter reloads very slowly, having the SMG Specialist skill mitigates this problem. Acing the skill also benefits the SMG somewhat, though unnecessary since the Typewriter fires relatively quickly by default.
  • The poor accuracy of the Typewriter can hamper mid-range shooting. Switching to semi-auto can remedy this.

Available modificationsEdit

Stubby Barrel Cost: $14,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby Barrel (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -2 Stability
Concealment +3 Threat


Long Barrel Cost: $28,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Long Barrel (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability
Concealment -3 Threat


Low Profile Suppressor Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -9 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -12


Medium Suppressor Cost: $14,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Medium Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -7 Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -2 Threat -12


The Bigger The Better Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Bigger The Better
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -3 Threat -12


Stubby Compensator Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment Threat +1


The Tank Compensator Cost: $28,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Tank
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy Stability +2
Concealment -1 Threat +2


Fire Breather Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Fire Breather
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +7 Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -2 Threat +12


Tactical Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Tactical Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +6 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat


Competitor's Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Competitor's Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy +2 Stability +3
Concealment -2 Threat +1


Funnel of Fun Nozzle Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Funnel of Fun Nozzel
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +10 Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +12


Ported Compensator Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Ported Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy +2 Stability -3
Concealment -1 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


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.

Discrete Foregrip Cost: $14,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Discrete Foregrip (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -1
Concealment +1 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 +1
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
Concealment -2 Threat


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Discrete Grip Cost: $14,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Discrete Grip (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -1
Concealment +1 Threat


The Professional's Choice Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Professional's Choice
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


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


See More Sight Cost: $43,200 | Armored Transport (DLC) - Card Drop & Side Job
See More Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -2 Threat


Solar Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Solar Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -2 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $9,000 | Lootbag Pre-order DLC - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat


Milspec Scope Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Milspec Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat


Acough Optic Scope Cost: $44,000 | Base game - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Acough Optic
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat


Reconnaissance Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +1
Concealment -3 Threat


QD Sling Stock Cost: $9,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
QD Sling Stock (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -3
Concealment +4 Threat


Discrete Stock Cost: $21,000 | Community item - Card Drop & Side Job
Discrete Stock (Chicago Typewriter)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -1
Concealment +1 Threat


SkinsEdit

  • The Rake is the fork offset, or the perpendicular distance from the steering axis to the center of the front wheel on a motorbike or bicycle.

AchievementsEdit

Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa
In the Hoxton Breakout job, complete the heist on OVERKILL difficulty or above with each crew member using no skills, wearing suits, wielding Golden AK.762 rifles and Chicago Typewriter submachine guns. Unlocks a new skill slot.

TriviaEdit

  • The Chicago Typewriter is based on the Model 1928 Thompson submachine gun with the 50 round "L" Drum magazine. Equipping the Long Barrel and setting it to Semi-Automatic only will turn it into an Auto Ordnance M1927 Thompson, the semi-automatic only civilian version of the Thompson SMG.
    • The reload animation of the in-game weapon bears a technical error: the bolt and charging handle are not pulled back when a reload is started. The "L" drum magazine (or any drum magazine made for the Thompson for that matter) cannot be removed and inserted while the bolt is closed. The magazine release is also not used, the player character will simply rip the drum from the feeding port without issue.
    • The in-game name is one of many nicknames for the Thompson, specifically playing off of both its reputation as one of the favored weapons of the Chicago-area mob in the 1920s and 1930s as well as the sound the weapon makes when firing.
  • The Typewriter actually has an angled foregrip, not a vertical grip like mentioned on its announcement minisite.
  • The Typewriter is semi-unique in that it is one of the few weapons that, when previewed in the inventory screen, have its bolt locked back, showing an open chamber with ammo from the magazine waiting to be loaded. The only other weapons to share this trait are the Patchett L2A1 and Lion's Roar, despite the latter being a closed-bolt rifle.
  • The Chicago Typewriter is one of the only three non-LMG fully automatic weapon to lack a Custom selective fire function, alongside the STRYK 18c and the Swedish K. The Typewriter and STRYK 18c, however, do have an in-built selector switch which the Swedish K lacks.
  • The various "Discrete" modifications are misspelled, as they should use the homonym "discreet" instead.
  • Its two barrel mods appear to be based on "lookalikes" of the Thompson: The Stubby Barrel could be based on that of the Auto-Ordnance TA-5 pistol, and the Long Barrel on that of the Auto-Ordnance M1927 Thompson, both semi-auto variants of the original gun.

GalleryEdit

External LinksEdit

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