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Gewehr 3

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THIS IS A GAGE ASSAULT PACK ITEM!
20-round battle rifle with sniper conversion kit

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THIS IS A GAGE ASSAULT PACK ITEM!
20-round battle rifle with sniper conversion kit

Gameplay
Unlock Level 52
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon / SemiIcon
Cost $921,000
Statistics
Magazine 20
Total Ammo 100
Rate of Fire 652
Damage 80
Accuracy 68
Stability 48
Concealment 12
Threat 26
Other
Internal name g3
Achievement(s) So Many Choices Precision Aiming
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Mod stats
Description
The GEWEHR 3 is a 7.62x51mm battle rifle developed in the 1950s by a leading German armament manufacturer in collaboration with a Spanish state-owned design and development agency. It is a popular weapon, and has been adopted by the armed forces of over 40 countries.

The Gewehr 3 is an assault rifle and a primary weapon in PAYDAY 2. It was added as part of the Gage Assault Pack, alongside the Clarion, Gecko 7.62 and GL40. It is the fourth battle rifle to be added, preceded by the M308, Eagle Heavy, and Falcon respectively.

OverviewEdit

The fourth battle rifle added to Payday 2, the Gewehr 3 seems to be statistically close to the Eagle Heavy and Falcon at first glance, but bears a number of unique modifications that can bring it more in line with the M308; its DMR Kit reduces magazine capacity to 10 and maximum ammo to 70, but increases damage by 80 for a total of 160 not counting barrel extensions. Alternatively, the shorter assault barrel allows for a higher maximum ammo capacity (+75, for a total of 175), increasing the rifle's staying power in extended combat.

With all of its marksman-oriented mods, the Gewehr 3 can reach an accuracy score of 100, resulting in absolutely no spread at all. This, however, comes at the cost of 40 stability, making the weapon hard to control for quick successive shots.

The Gewehr 3 is one of the most expensive and most lucrative weapons to sell, tied with the Thanatos .50 cal, Patchett L2A1, GL40, and Uzi.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • High base damage
  • High base accuracy
  • Can be converted into a high-damage, high-accuracy rifle like the M308 with 8 more rounds in total ammo with slightly less damage.
  • Can have its total ammo increased by 75 rounds through mods, which few other weapons can do
  • Stock iron sights are fairly open and uncluttered, with only a small blind spot.
  • Extremely versatile effectively being 3 assault rifles in one.

Cons:

  • Very low base stability, strong recoil even when extensively modded
  • Poor base concealment
  • Most of its stability-increasing mods also reduce accuracy, and vice-versa, which can make it difficult to balance accuracy and stability without non-unique mods
  • Several of its mods are locked behind the GL40 achievement Not Today, as part of the only achievement that unlocks several parts of only one different gun, and not itself.
  • Very long empty reload.

In comparison to similar weapons:

  • Lower maximum damage, not counting the Gewehr 3's DMR Kit
  • Same maximum accuracy
  • Same maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Same size magazine
  • Same size ammo pool, not counting the Gewehr 3's Assault Kit
  • Eagle Heavy always unlocked, Gewehr 3 unlocks at level 52
  • Costs more
  • Higher rate of fire
  • Slower reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Wider selection of mods
  • Unique mods locked behind achievements
  • Gewehr 3's DLC same price as Eagle Heavy's

  • Lower maximum damage, not counting the Gewehr 3's DMR Kit
  • Same maximum accuracy
  • Same maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Gewehr 3's magazine size cannot go above 20 without skills, Falcon's can reach 40
  • Same size ammo pool, not counting the Gewehr 3's Assault Kit
  • Unlocks 10 levels later
  • Same cost
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Slower reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Narrower selection of mods
  • Gewehr 3's DLC costs less than Falcon's

TipsEdit

  • With Fully Loaded Basic and the assault kit on your G3 you can reach 219 rounds and still keep decent stats.
  • Fully Loaded applies after maximum ammo modification by the Assault Kit or DMR Kit; this gives the Gewehr 3 219 rounds with the Assault Kit, 125 with the standard barrel, or 88 with the DMR Kit.
  • While modding the gun with the DMR kit can make it similar to the M308 in terms of stats, the Gewehr 3's ammo pickup becomes abysmal when modded that way, rendering it vital to make every single shot count and making the weapon unsustainable without ammo bags on higher difficulties where one headshot isn't enough to kill even non-special units.
  • Fully Loaded Aced and the Walk-In Closet perk DO NOT increase the ammo pickup of a Gewehr 3 modified with the DMR kit.

BuildsEdit

This build results in high damage (41), high accuracy (80), and good stability (76).

This build further increases the Gewehr 3's Damage (82), with even higher accuracy (84) and no loss to stability (76) at the cost of a smaller ammo pool.

This build turns the Gewehr 3 into a very high damage (162) Sniper Rifle with perfect accuracy (100) but poor stability (56).

This build enables the Gewehr 3 to have extremely high damage (162) Rifle with perfect accuracy (100) and very high stability (100), when utilizing Stable Shot basic and Steady Grip aced.

Available modificationsEdit

Assault Kit Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Assault Kit (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo +75 Magazine Reload
Damage -40 Accuracy -16 Stability +20
Concealment +4 Threat


DMR Kit Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
DMR Kit (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo -30 Magazine -10 Reload
Damage +80 Accuracy +8 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat


Low Profile Suppressor Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -5 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -22


Medium Suppressor Cost: $14,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Medium Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22


The Bigger The Better Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Bigger The Better
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -1 Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -22


Stubby Compensator Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy Stability +12
Concealment Threat +2


The Tank Compensator Cost: $28,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Tank
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +5


Fire Breather Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Fire Breather
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +17


Tactical Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Tactical Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat


Competitor's Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Competitor's Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat +2


Funnel of Fun Nozzle Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Funnel of Fun Nozzel
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +4 Accuracy -8 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +17


Ported Compensator Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Ported Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +4 Stability -8
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.

Single Fire Cost: $50,400 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked single
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment Threat


Auto Fire Cost: $86,800 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked auto
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment Threat


Precision Foregrip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Precision Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability -4
Concealment -1 Threat


Tactical Foregrip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Tactical Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat


Wooden Foregrip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Wooden Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment +2 Threat


Plastic Foregrip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Plastic Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment +4 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 +4
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 +7
Concealment -2 Threat


45 degree red-dot sight Cost: $9,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
45 Degree Red-dot Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


Retro Grip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Retro Grip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment Threat


Precision Grip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Precision Grip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +8 Stability -4
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 +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Surgeon Sight Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Surgeon Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


Solar Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Solar Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
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 +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Milspec Scope Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Milspec Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Reconnaissance Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Precision Stock Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Precision Stock (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +8 Stability -4
Concealment -1 Threat


Wooden Stock Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Wooden Stock (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +12
Concealment -1 Threat


SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Precision Aiming Precision Aiming
Kill 25 Bulldozers using the Gewehr 3 Rifle. Unlocks the Sniper Barrel for the Clarion rifle, Sniper Stock, Sniper Grip and Sniper Foregrip for the Gecko 7.62 rifle, Precision Stock, Precision Grip and the DMR Kit for the Gewehr 3 rifle as well as the “Black Death” mask.
Also unlocks the Precision Foregrip for the Gewehr 3.
So Many Choices So Many Choices
Own one of every Gage Assault Pack weapon in the game. Unlocks the Short Barrel for the Clarion rifle, Light Stock for the Gecko 7.62 rifle, Plastic Foregrip and Assault Kit for the Gewehr 3 rifle, “Evil” material and “Vicious” pattern.

TriviaEdit

  • The Gewehr 3 is based upon a Heckler & Koch G3A3 battle rifle, albeit fitted with a metal trigger group of the first generation G3 instead of the newer Navy one. Oddly enough, it has fire selector dials on both sides of the trigger group similar to a G3A3A1, despite the old-model trigger group was designed only for right-handed shooters.
  • Installing unique mods on the Gewehr 3 transforms it into various real-world configurations of the G3. As the rifle was based primarily on a "new-model", some of these part kits are incompatible in reality.
  • The name Gewehr 3 is the written-out form of the weapon's real-life designation as the G3, making it among the few weapons whose in-game designation reflects a real-life one.
    • The Gewehr 3 is referred to as the "Gewehr 3 Rifle" on the results screen. This is redundant as "gewehr" (correct pronunciation is "guv-air" with the accent on the second syllable) alone means "rifle" in German.
  • The announcement site description of the Gewehr 3 mentions a Spanish rifle that served as the design inspiration for the in-game weapon. This is likely a reference to the CETME Model B, whose design was purchased from CETME by Heckler & Koch to produce the G3.
  • There is an unusable bipod attached to the default foregrip, and a sling on both the Plastic and Wooden Foregrip.
  • The Gewehr 3 has faint writing stamped into its lower receiver on each side.
    • It is a product of the German company "Schäfer & Gewehr GmbH", the same manufacturer as the BootlegJackal, Little Friend 7.62 and Contractor.
    • On the 'right' side (hidden when holding the weapon in first person) are three Latin words - Spurius, Vilius, and Rug. This roughly translates to "Cheap Fucking Knockoff", or "Cheap Bastard Knockoff" in Latin.
    • The opposite side bears 'S.P.R. 141592' and '6/85', followed by German writing "Dies ist das beste Scharfschützengewehr. Ja, das ist es. Keine fragen, mach es einfach. BEEILEN" that translates roughly to "This is the best sniper. Yes, it is. No questions, just do it. Hurry!". Followed by the caliber "cal. 7.62mm NATO". Changing "beeilen" to "beeilung" improves the sentence somewhat.
  • Curiously, the Gewehr 3's menu icon lacks a trigger. Each grip also has its own unique trigger model.
  • As of Update #109.1, Sniper units now carry Gewehr 3s in DMR mode, modified with the Precision parts kit and have Theia Magnified Scopes attached to the top rail. This is presumably done to give said units a more "proper" sniper weapon instead of their old CAR-4s.
  • The Gewehr 3 is the first and only DLC weapon to have a DMR kit available.

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