A popular menu item with grandparents and children alike, the ‘Piglet’ grenade launcher is a classic. A piece of drum-loaded mobile artillery that brings pump-and-thump action to your table and explosive mayhem to the next. Add our Millionaire’s Bacon for a sweet and salty maple treat.
The Piglet Grenade Launcher is a more defensive alternative to the GL40, trading reload time for extra ammo and a higher magazine capacity. This allows the user to reliably keep enemies out of entire areas of the map. With incendiary grenades it becomes even more effective at crowd control, at the expense of raw damage output.
Despite having a much lower maximum Concealment rating than the GL40 (16 compared to 26), it's still able to reach a Detection Risk of 23 with a Suit and a 25 Concealment secondary. It's therefore a usable weapon when it comes to Low Blow and Sneaky Bastard if both skills are Aced, particularly when combined with weapons such as the Gruber Kurz, LEO and the Chimano Custom. It retains the large clip size and large ammo pool that it has when unmodded.
It must also be noted that although the Piglet is a good weapon for a Ghost, the GL40 tends to be the preferred option as it can be used effectively with Sneaky Bastard and Low Blow basic (reaching a detection risk of 4 with a 29 concealment secondary, such as the LEO, or 6 with a 28 concealment secondary, such as the Gruber Kurz), which saves an enormous number of skill points that can then be invested into other skill trees (such as getting low-tier enforcer skills).
Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
Requires a pre-installed sight mod to mount. The magnification level can be changed while aiming down the sights, and the aiming FOV will automatically adjust itself. Not compatible with the Acough Optic, Military Red Dot, Milspec Scope, Combat Sight, Reconnaissance Sight, Theia Magnified Scope, Box Buddy Sight, the JP36's Original Sight, the Raven's Flip-up Sight or the GROM and Platypus 70's iron sights. Currently bugged and not appearing as intended on certain weapons, for a list see here. They're still listed below even if broken.
Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot.
It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag.
This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
Visually speaking, the War-Torn Stock is just a Wide Stock with a few miscellaneous items bound to it by a black cable tie.
Judging by the name and its ramshackled appearance, the War-Torn Stock is likely a broken product through repeated use that was salvaged with spare parts, thus would justify its inability to keep the weapon steady during fire.
Based on its black-and-yellow color design scheme, the Homewrecker was likely inspired by a nondescript powertool. The "PWR" label corroborates this theory as it is usually used to denote a powertool's electrical inlet or startup switch.
This weapon is based on the Milkor M32 Mk 1S MGL. The in-game Piglet fires much more slowly compared to its real-world counterpart, as the maximum recorded fire rate of a M32 clocks in at 3 rounds per second. The launcher itself was even designed specifically so that it could be fired in rapid succession.
Modifying the Piglet with the Short Barrel allows it to closely impersonate the Milkor Mark 14, since the Mk 1S's 105mm cylinder group still remains (the Mark 14 was based on the Mk 1L).
The Piglet is the first multi-shot grenade launcher in the entire series.
It is, so far, the only weapon in the Specials category to take CAR-type stocks.
It has the longest reload of any weapon in the entire series, when reloading all six grenades. This is due to the player character having to pull out and replace each individual shot one by one, slowly rewinding the launcher's cylinder in the process. A more practical way of reloading a Milkor MGL is to upend the weapon as the cylinder is opened, and the shells will fall out all at once; after all shells are loaded, the entire cylinder group can be wound in a single action.
The primers on fired grenades would appear unstruck. This is likely due to graphical limitations.
As is the case with the GL40, the Piglet's grenades can explode immediately upon leaving the barrel if they hit something. Being hazardous aside, this is highly unrealistic as launched grenades usually have to have traveled a varying distance between 2 and 14 meters based on the specific grenade model used, and have to have revolved a set number of revolutions before their fuses could prime. This was included as a safety measure against premature collision which, like in the game, can catch the user in the blast.
An unprimed grenade round would still deal a considerable amount of impact damage akin to a hard punch if it hits a lightly-armored man-sized target, however, enough to stun or incapacitate them depending on how well-protected the victim is.
Placing a sight mod onto the Piglet may cause the player character to aim above the optic and the weapon model to "sink" down towards the bottom of the screen when aimed. This is merely a graphical inconvenience and does not affect shot placement, though it can make it difficult to actually see where the weapon is being aimed at at the moment.