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Commando 101

Commando 101
THIS IS A SCARFACE HEIST ITEM
Ammo pickups are disabled for this weapon.

Commando 101 FBI Files
THIS IS A SCARFACE HEIST ITEM
Ammo pickups are disabled for this weapon.

Gameplay
Unlock Level 41
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Special
Firing Mode(s) Single shot SemiIcon
Cost $921,000
Statistics
Magazine 4
Total Ammo 8
Rate of Fire 60
Damage 5,000
Accuracy 96
Stability 96
Concealment 5
Threat 37
Other
Internal name ray
Achievement(s) Blow-Out Say Hello to My Big Friend
Mod stats
Description
Lets fight with style wielding a badass rocket launcher loaded with no less than 4 warheads. Use this mayhem machine to blast anyone who stands in your way 4 times in 4 seconds. COMMANDO 101 is for those moments when you really wanna take a stand.

The Commando 101 is a secondary rocket launcher in PAYDAY 2 added with the release of the Scarface Heist DLC.

OverviewEdit

The Commando 101 a very powerful weapon damage-wise, losing out only to the HRL-7, which it beats with its superior ammo stock. Boasting a sizable "magazine" size, the Commando allows for at most 8 shots before needing a refill, though ammo bags are all but necessary to maintain it during firefights as it also cannot restore spent shots from pickups.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Extremely high damage per shot; second highest in-game
  • Huge blast radius
  • Near-perfect accuracy and is more precise compared to other explosive weapons; the rocket will travel straight unlike the grenades, which travel in an arc
  • Theoretically infinite range
  • Rockets have very high velocity
  • Takes up the secondary slot, thus allowing for a versatile primary (like an AK or CAR-4)
  • Can annihilate entire groups of enemies in an instant
  • Good magazine-to-damage ratio

Cons:

  • No ammo pickups
  • Horrible concealment with no concealment increasing modifications (although this isn't really necessary)
  • Needless overkill against weaker enemies
  • Small mod pool, only able to equip boosts.
  • Low ammo count renders the weapon impractical for sustained use, unless paired with a primary that has a lot of ammo (eg. CAR-4, Clarion, Gewehr 3, etc.)
  • Long reload
  • Huge splash radius runs the risk of self and/or friendly harm.
  • Outright lethal friendly fire damage
  • The rocket can be shot mid air, making dealing with Turrets problematic if targeted
  • Hard to hit moving enemies from long ranges

TipsEdit

  • Due to its massive splash damage, it becomes particularly useful during a loud Mallcrasher run, though one must remember to either move any and all potential hostages out of the way first and/or aim it at an area completely devoid of people to avoid accidental collateral damage.
  • Fully Loaded basic adds two additional rockets to the player's stock (thus allowing for a much more efficient use of Ammo Bags), though the Aced effect is of no use for a player with the Commando because the launcher does not replenish spent ammunition via pickups.
  • Be careful when firing around teammates, since the massive splash damage can seriously harm or down them outright.
  • While it is capable of clearing out massive crowds of lesser enemies, the heavy reliance on ammo bags makes it an ill-advised tactic. Save your rockets for big and tough targets like Bulldozers instead. 
  • It is highly advised to not use the Commando around Tasers. Their shock attack will cause you to forcibly launch the rocket, which is very likely to get you and your crew killed.
    • Granted, one can purposefully launch a rocket close at the Taser officer (but not to themselves as well so as not to cause any accidental incapacitation which would defeat the purpose of this tactic) to catch him in the blast and disrupt the shock. This is difficult to pull off properly, however, as one is prone to miscalculate the minimum "safe" distance when flailing around due to the stun throwing off their aim.
  • As with Frag Grenades, GL40/Piglet/Arbiter/HRL-7 grenades, and Molotov Cocktails, the projectile will explode if shot in mid-air. Take care when firing.
    • Be very careful when firing this weapon while under direct heavy fire from law enforcers. There is a chance that they will detonate the rocket upon launch with a stray shot, causing it to explode in your face and damage you, and anyone else unlucky enough to be near the blast radius. As much as possible, blindside cops when firing to reduce the risk of premature detonation.
    • While the Commando can be used to destroy the SWAT Van Turret with ease, great care must be taken because if the turret is directly firing at a player armed with said weapon, the explosive can prematurely detonate and do more harm than good. It is strongly advised to have another player distract it for a Commando wielder to safely fire a projectile.

Available modificationsEdit

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.

AchievementsEdit

Blow-Out Blow-Out
Complete the Undercover job on OVERKILL difficulty or above, using only a grenade launcher or rocket launcher.
Say Hello to My Big Friend Say Hello to My Big Friend
On the Scarface Mansion job, take down the boss with the Commando 101 Rocket Launcher. Unlocks the "Panthera Tigris" mask, "Black Marble" material and "Diablada" pattern.

TriviaEdit

  • The Commando 101 is based on the M202 FLASH. Its in-game name is a possible reference to the 1985 movie Commando where an M202, or rather a studio mockup of one, is featured.
    • The M202 also features in the 2006 game Scarface: The World Is Yours, where it is simply called the "Missile Launcher".
    • Due to the HRL-7 technically firing rocket-propelled grenades, the Commando 101 is the first "true" rocket launcher in the series.
      • The M202 is an incendiary rocket launcher in real life, but this feature is not present in-game nor is the Commando moddable to use incendiary ammunition. The in-game launcher fires exclusively HEAT rockets, which are theoretically compatible with the M202 platform and are usable by its prototype version, but nevertheless were never fully developed for it. This is especially unusual considering how the Commando is loaded with orange-tipped warheads, which would denote incendiary munitions.
      • Also absent is the M202's ability to launch all four tubes at once for massive damage, as the Commando is restricted to firing single shots only.
  • As the Commando 101 can only equip boosts, it is the least moddable weapon in the game.
  • The Commando 101 is strangely modeled with only three rounds loaded on the announcement site. This may have been done to allow viewers to look down the tube, however.

GalleryEdit

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