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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

Gewehr 3 FBI Files
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, listed in order of release.

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 has one of the highest buy and sell prices in the game, 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

  • 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.
  • The Gewehr 3 with its DMR Kit performs roughly similar to an M308, albeit with worse Accuracy overall and significantly lower ammo pickup.

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

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

DMR Kit

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

Special Effect(s): Sets ammo pickup to 0.50-1.75, is not affected by skills/perks.

Low Profile Suppressor

Base game
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Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -5
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -22
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Medium Suppressor

Base game
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Medium Suppressor
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -22
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

The Bigger The Better Suppressor

Base game
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The Bigger The Better
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -22
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Stubby Compensator

Base game
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Stubby
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat +2
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

The Tank Compensator

Base game
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The Tank
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +5
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Fire Breather Nozzle

Base game
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Fire Breather
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +17
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Tactical Compensator

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

Competitor's Compensator

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

Funnel of Fun Nozzle

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

Ported Compensator

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Ported Compensator
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Concealment

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

Stability

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

Accuracy

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

Team Boost

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

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

Single Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Locked single
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to single fire.

Auto Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Locked auto
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $86,800
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to fully-automatic.

Precision Foregrip

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

Tactical Foregrip

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

Wooden Foregrip

Gage Assault Pack
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Wooden Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment +2 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Not Today Not Today

Plastic Foregrip

Gage Assault Pack
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Plastic Foregrip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment +4 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
So Many Choices So Many Choices

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

Assault Light

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

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

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

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

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

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Military Laser Module
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle Blue Eagle Packages

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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LED Combo
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

45 degree red-dot sight

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

Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight

Base game
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Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget

Base game
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Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Retro Grip

Gage Assault Pack
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Retro Grip (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Not Today Not Today

Precision Grip

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

For a comparrison between sight looks ingame, check here.

The Professional's Choice Sight

Base game
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The Professional's Choice
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Surgeon Sight

Base game
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Surgeon Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

See More Sight

Armored Transport (DLC)
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See More Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $43,200
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Combat Sight

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

Speculator Sight

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

Trigonom Sight

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

Holographic Sight

Base game
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Holographic Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Compact Holosight

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

Solar Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Solar Sight
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle Blue Eagle Packages

Military Red Dot Sight

Lootbag Pre-order DLC
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Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Military Red Dot Sight

Base game
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Military Red Dot
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Milspec Scope

Base game
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Milspec Scope
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Acough Optic Scope

Base game
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Acough Optic
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

Reconnaissance Sight

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

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Precision Stock

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

Wooden Stock

Gage Assault Pack
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Wooden Stock (Gewehr 3)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Not Today Not Today

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.

GalleryEdit

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