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Gage Sniper Pack
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Gage Sniper Pack title card.
Downloadable Content Info
Developer(s) Overkill Software
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Linux
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release Date(s) May 8, 2014
June 16, 2015 (PS4, Xbox One)
Price(s) $2.99 USD
Type Weapon Content Pack
Available At Steam Store
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The Gage Sniper Pack is the fifth paid DLC Pack released for PAYDAY 2.

This pack released a new type of weapons, sniper rifles and an asset to assist sniping.

FeaturesEdit

The Gage Sniper Pack introduces three new weapons that introduce a new gameplay aspect: sniping. New sniper-oriented assets have been added, such as vantage points in several maps and the usable zip-lines to reach them. Additionally, in celebration of reaching 500,000 community members, some features regarding inventory management were added.

A vantage point is an unlockable asset on certain levels. Each vantage point is an elevated location that provides a good view for sniping, and is accessible via a ladder or zip-line. Vantage points were added to the following maps that were in the game prior to the release of the pack:

  • Bank Heist (all variants, Firestarter Day 3): Building across from the bank entrance, via a ladder or zip-line from the bank roof.
  • Election Day – Day 1: Sniper tower atop several storage crates, via zip-line from a crane.
  • Firestarter – Day 1: Adds a ladder to a roof of the buildings at the beginning.
  • Framing Frame - Day 3: Adds zipline to an apartment building with a view of the main apartment's living room. Ironically the Theia Magnified Scope cannot mark targets through the glass present on this heist, rendering it moot for stealth.
  • Jewelry Store and Ukrainian Job – Building opposite of the store, via ladder.
  • Rats – Day 1: Roof of the cook house, accessible by a zip-line on a tree near the van pickup.
  • Rats – Day 3: Tower on the side of the bridge, via ladder or zip-line.

The vantage point asset is also in the later Big Bank heist.

Zip-lines are present on any map for which a vantage point asset has been purchased. Players can travel both ways on a zip-line in most cases, but going down is much faster than going up. Players can carry bags and shoot from the zip-lines, but cannot look down sights or scopes. If law enforcers are near, any player on the zip-line is an easy target.

With the DLC, there are multiple unique mods for the sniper rifles, but all of these require to be unlocked via completing certain achievements released with the weapon pack. Among these are two mods available for all three sniper rifles, and available for most sniper rifles released later on. These mods are:

  • Angled Sight – an iron sight mounted at a 45 degree angle to the main sight or scope. Far more effective at short ranges than a scope. This mod is mounted as a gadget: pressing the gadget key (Q on PC) toggles which sight the player uses when looking down their sights. Pressing it once switches from the standard sight to the Angled one, and another press switches back. The key does not need to be held. Obviously, due to using the same key and slot as gadgets, the Angled Sight cannot be used in conjunction with them.
  • Theia Magnified Scope – has a far higher magnification than any other sight mod in the game. Has a rangefinder (on the scope and in zoom view) accurate up to 200 meters. More importantly, while in stealth the Theia will tag any unit touched by its reticle, and once the alarm has sounded it will auto-tag special enemies. This makes it easier to spot enemies, kill patrolling enemies behind walls in stealth (with a suppressor) to support teammates inside buildings, and if going loud allows the player to see enemy silhouettes behind shields, allowing for easy head shots.

Customization optionsEdit

These masks, materials, and patterns are achievement rewards. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and cannot be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any non-achievement or Infamy reward pattern, color, or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

"Well, speaking for myself, I think with this... collection, Gage has outdone himself in the creepy stakes. I guess he wanted something that reflects the nature of snipers? Or maybe it's the poisonous stinger thing or the fact that they eat their prey."
—Announcement site quote.

  • The descriptions of the masks on the website are separate from those in-game. The website descriptions are also attributed to Gage.
    • Asilidae: "The ROBBER FLY attacks its prey by stabbing it with its short, strong proboscis injecting the victim with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which very rapidly paralyze the victim and soon digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied material through the proboscis."
    • Sphodromantis: "The MANTIS is a predatory proto-cockroach with two grasping, spiked forelegs ("raptorial legs") which they use to catch and securely hold their prey. Mantids are known for their behavior of severing their victims' head from the body and consuming it first."
    • Vespula: "The WASP or Yellow-jacket is part of a parasitic species that often lay eggs directly into the body of the host. They are equipped with a stinger and are among the most venomous known insects."
      • The mask appears to be based on the Vespula germanica, as evident by the three dots forming a triangle.
    • Tarantula: "The TARANTULA SPIDER belongs to the Theraphosidae family, and is one of the largest living predatory spiders. Because of its size and opportunistic predatory behavior, it is not uncommon for this species to kill and consume a variety of small terrestrial vertebrates using their venomous fangs."

WeaponsEdit

Weapon ModificationsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Ownership required

Far, Far Away Far, Far Away
Kill 25 enemies from 40 meters using only the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Tank Buster Barrel for the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle.
Last Action Villain Last Action Villain
Perform a headshot kill on enemies using only the R93 sniper rifle while zip lining. Completing this achievement will unlock the Compensated Suppressor for the R93 sniper rifle.
Maximum Penetration Maximum Penetration
Kill 10 Shields by shooting through their shields using only the R93 sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Short Barrel for the R93 sniper rifle.
Dodge This Dodge This
Perform 10 headshot kills on Cloakers using only the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Suppressed Barrel for the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle.
Surprise Motherfucker Surprise Motherfucker
Kill 10 Bulldozers using only the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the CQB Barrel for the Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifle.
A Taste of Their Own Medicine A Taste of Their Own Medicine
Kill 25 Snipers using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Tactical Aluminium Body for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.
You Can’t Hide You Can’t Hide
Kill 25 enemies shooting through walls or objects using only the R93 sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Wooden Body for the R93 sniper rifle.
Double Kill Double Kill
Kill 2 enemies with one bullet 25 times using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Sniper Suppressor for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.
Public Enemy No. 1 Public Enemy No. 1
Kill 250 enemies using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Long Barrel for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.

Achievable without owning DLC
These can be achieved with any sniper rifle in the game, including the non-DLC Platypus 70.

Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
Perform 50 headshot kills using any sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the “Asilidae” mask, “Carapace” material and “Bugger” pattern.
Arachne’s Curse Arachne’s Curse
Perform 100 headshot kills using any sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the “Tarantula” mask, “Insectoid” material and “Spider Eyes” pattern.
Pest Control Pest Control
Perform 250 headshot kills using any sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the “Vespula” mask, “Bug Shell” material and “Venomous” pattern.
Seer of Death Seer of Death
Perform 500 headshot kills using any sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the “Sphodromantis” mask, “Hard Shell” material and “Wings of Death” pattern.
Triple Kill Triple Kill
Kill 3 enemies with one bullet using any sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Angled sight for all sniper rifles.
Didn’t See That Coming Did You? Didn’t See That Coming Did You?
Kill 10 enemies using any sniper rifle while zip lining. Completing this achievement will unlock the Theia Magnified Scope for all sniper rifles.

Celebration
The following only require membership in the PAYDAY 2 Official Group on Steam.

Build Me an Army Worthy of Crime.net Build Me an Army Worthy of Crime.net
Equip the Golden AK.762 rifle. Celebrating 500,000 heisters in the official community group, you can now unlock the Golden AK.762 rifle by simply joining the PAYDAY 2 Official Group on Steam.
The Man With the Golden Gun The Man With the Golden Gun
Kill 6 Skulldozers using only the golden AK.762 rifle.

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Didn’t See That Coming Did You? Didn’t See That Coming Did You?
Kill 10 enemies using any sniper rifle while zip lining. Completing this achievement will unlock the Theia Magnified Scope for all sniper rifles.

Methods for completing the achievementEdit

The easiest way to get the achievement is to modify a sniper rifle with a laser sight and play a heist with a zip line on normal difficulty with no companions, be they other players or AI. Several heists have a zip line added if the Vantage Point asset is purchased.

As you do not need to complete a contract for achievement progress to register, if you die during the heist you can simply restart it and carry on until you have the requisite 10 kills. Nonetheless it may be wise to carry a medical bag or ammo bag with you.

Bank HeistEdit

This is probably the easiest heist on which to get this achievement (except for the White Xmas Heist)

The vantage point asset gives a zip line from the roof of the bank to the higher roof of a building across the street, and a second zip line in the reverse direction. If you find shooting enemies in the street to be difficult, they will eventually climb up to the two roofs where they will be easier to kill as you approach them.

Note that the zip line from the higher roof to the lower is considerably faster than the opposite direction, and will give little time to make shots.

Rats/Cook OffEdit

The Vantage Point asset gives a zip line from the starting point to the roof of the meth house. Several Mendoza hostiles will spawn outside the building.

To return to the ground, you can jump from the roof to the balcony on the opposite side of the zip line and from there either go down the stairs or jump to the adjacent shed roof and from there to the ground. You can also jump from the roof of the house directly to the shed roof on the same side of the building as the zip line, and then from there to the ground.

White XmasEdit

The White Xmas Heist contains many zip lines and lots of enemy will spawn, making it extremely convenient to grind for kills on zip lines in this heist. However, the zip-lines' high speed may require some practice to be accustomed to.

Last Action Villain Last Action Villain
Perform a headshot kill on enemies using only the R93 sniper rifle while zip lining. Completing this achievement will unlock the Compensated Suppressor for the R93 sniper rifle.

One of the easiest ways to get the achievement is to modify an R93 with a laser sight and play Rats on normal with no companions, be they other players or AI. Purchase the Vantage Point asset and you'll get a zipline leading up to the roof of the meth house. Several Mendoza hostiles will spawn outside the building. Properly specced, you can jump from the roof to the roof of the shed and then drop down to the ground if you miss on your first ride. As you do not need to complete a contract for achievement progress to register, you can simply restart the mission until you have the achievement.

Another very easy way to get this achievement is to use a laser sight and play Bank Heist. Purchase the Vantage Point asset and use the two-way zipline to move across the street while shooting at enemies below you. Alternatively, wait for an enemy to climb the ladder from the alleyway to the vantage point, and shoot at his head when you approach the vantage point on the zipline. It is easier to use the zipline that goes from the bank roof to the vantage point for this achievement as it travels much slower. If you fail to kill an enemy with the headshot, simply take the other zipline back to the bank roof and try again.

You Can’t Hide You Can’t Hide
Kill 25 enemies shooting through walls or objects using only the R93 sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Wooden Body for the R93 sniper rifle.

One could take advantage of the cars seen in numerous heists, such as in Hoxton Breakout Day 1, as you can generally see through them but they are thin enough that snipers can punch right through them.

Another method for the achievement would be to use the advantage point on Rats day 3, as the railings on the tower count as wall but can be shot through and seen through.

Finally, one could mark special enemies or guards and then run around to the other side of the nearest, thinnest wall/object.

  • Lord of the Flies is a reference to the novel of the same name.
  • Far, Far Away achievement is a reference to the 1939 movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • Last Action Villain is a reference to the 1993 film Last Action Hero.
  • Dodge This is a line from The Matrix, which Trinity says just before killing an agile opponent with a headshot, similar to the achievement but with a Thanatos .50 cal.
  • Surprise Motherfucker is the catchphrase and one of the famous lines of James Doakes, a character from the TV series Dexter.
  • Build Me an Army Worthy of Crime.net is a reference to a quote in the film The Lord of the Rings.
  • The Man with the Golden Gun is a reference to the James Bond novel and film of the same name.
    • The number of Skulldozer kills required for the achievement references the number of people killed by the user of the Golden Gun, Francisco Scaramanga, in the novel and the film: 6.

TriviaEdit

  • The Gage Sniper Pack is the first content pack whose weapon mods, masks, and mask components (sans color) can each be acquired by unlocking its corresponding achievement.
    • Gage Sniper Pack weapon mods can be attached/detached at the player's whim, as long as the requisite achievements have been unlocked and the player has enough money to afford an installation.
    • Likewise, the new masks and mask components brought in by the DLC can be returned to the player's stash if unneeded, though the crafting fee is lost in the process.

External LinksEdit

Gameplay • Heists • Skills • Weapons & Equipment • DLC

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