Clover and Hoxton hijacked a lorry delivering L-95 assault rifles to a Territorial Army depot outside Aldershot, England. Clover drove off with the entire shipment, while leaving her mentor to fight his way out. Hox didn’t really mind – he had taught her well. This rifle is the last one from that batch. It is powerful, robust and easy to maintain. Clover sold the shipment to Libyan rebels but kept the Wrath – to remind herself of that last job, and her first teacher.
The Queen's Wrath is a bullpup assault rifle and the signature weapon of Clover. It is on par with the AK5 when fully modded in terms of stats and ROF. It is capable of stability and damage values on par with a fully modded CAR-4, making it a solid choice for general combat.
Its primary weakness is its relatively low accuracy, which can however be compensated with the right mods.
As the Wrath's two main weaknesses are Accuracy, Concealment and Reload Time, the most practical builds are those that increase these stats. A Hybrid setup is plausible, though not recommended due to one stat partially overriding the other, potentially resulting in two mediocre/unfavorable values.
With the Crimefest re-balance the Queens Wrath ammo pickup rate was normalized putting it roughly on par with other assault rifles.
This build aims to increase all combat related values turning the Queens Wrath into a useful assault rifle with high (41) Damage, good (80) Accuracy, high (80) Stability and reduced reload time. It is also recommended to use all or some combination of Basic Aggressive Reload, Aced Lock N' Load and Aced Bloodthirst to further reduce the Queens Wrath's long reload time.
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.
The Vintage Mag. is ostensibly based on the original 20-round M16 magazine that was used in the Vietnam War before the 30-round STANAG magazine was available, albeit with an uncharacteristically flat bottom instead of the real magazine's slanted one.
Despite this, the only case where this magazine houses the correct amount of bullets per load is the AMCAR, which uses it by default and has a 20-round capacity.
The Expert Mag is based on the Magpul EMAG. While compatible with most AR-15-based platforms, the EMAG was originally made for, and remains a signature piece in almost every SA80 model (barring the L85A1 which can only use STANAG magazines).
The Expert Mag has translucent windows on both sides of the magazine shell through which ammo can be seen. As of update #65, the Expert Mag will visually deplete as the player fires their weapon.
Despite being shown with the attachment on the Queen's Wrath's old inventory icon, the Expert Mag itself does not come with the rifle by default and requires the player to find it via card drops before they can attach it onto the weapon.
Stats-wise, the L5 Magazine is identical to the Expert Mag, so the only reason to choose the L5 over the Expert Mag would either be the relative ease of the former's acquisition, or down to aesthetics if both magazines are available to the player.
Due to it supporting a wide array of weapons, the Speed Pull Magazine is the first single modification to have multiple different icons.
The Speed Pull Magazine equips the AMCAR, Para, and AMR-16 with the Milspec Mag., but despite this they neither get increased magazine capacity nor reduced concealability, however it equips the Mark 10 with its Extended Mag and does give it increased magazine size, but does not increase stability nor does it decrease its concealment. Additionally, equipping the Speed Pull Magazine on the AK.762, Golden AK.762, and Krinkov will give them the AK's 5.45mm Bakelite magazine, despite the mismatched caliber.
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.
The Queen's Wrath is based on the Enfield L85A2 assault rifle with a zipped-on undermounting rail and grip-pod, as evident by the stamping on the side and upgrades by Heckler & Koch such as the new magazine well to accommodate the use of the Magpul EMAG and the comma-shaped cocking handle.
Hoxton referred to it as the L-95, however, a designation that none of the current SA80 variants has (the standard SA80 is designated the L85, the LMG/DMR version is called the L86, and the carbine version is called the L22).
The name L-95 is possibly a reference to the L98 Cadet General Purpose Rifle, a bolt action (A1) or semi-auto (A2) variant of the L85, generally used for training purposes.
Another explanation is that this is simply how it is called in-universe. Video games, including PAYDAY 2, are known for using made-up names to refer to their weapons for copyright reasons.
The in-game inclusion of the carry handle is an odd choice for the L85A2, as while this particular part is widely common on the L85A1, most if not all L85A2 rifles leave the factory equipped with Trijicon ACOGs/Acough Optic Scopes, SUSATs, or Elcan Spectre sights/Milspec Scopes. Such scopes are milspec on even late-model L85A1s.
The rail on the right side of the weapon's foregrip isn't standard on any L85 model, and appears to be jury-rigged onto the gun with metal hose clamps.
The Wrath has a clover sticker stuck onto its receiver, located to the left of the weapon and close to the handguard. Next to it are also several kill notches that Clover engraved into the gun. Apparently 38 people were killed with the rifle before Clover joined the Payday gang, after which no more notches were added.
Despite being shown with the Expert Mag on its old inventory icon and all Clover Character Pack promotional media to date, the attachment itself does not come with the Queen's Wrath by default and requires the player to find it via card drops before they can attach it onto the weapon.
It is odd that the Queen's Wrath's base concealment is so mediocre, as normally most of a bullpup weapon's bulk is situated to the rear of the firearm. Visible protrusions, if any, are mainly the weapon's handguard and barrel.
The Wrath's mediocre base Accuracy is also highly uncharacteristic for a weapon of its configuration. The entire idea around the conception of bullpup firearms is to provide a greater barrel length overall, in order to improve shot accuracy at range, while maintaining a manageable weapon profile and weight. Having a factory Accuracy that low would generally defeat the rifle design's purpose entirely.
It is reportedly the last of the L-95 shipment intercepted by Clover and Hoxton. It is kept by Clover as a reminder of the day she split from him and of the Englishman himself, the first teacher she ever had.
It is the third bullpup rifle added to the game.
The rifle's name may be a nod to the 'Queen's Wreath'; a wreath Queen Elizabeth II lay at the Republic of Ireland's Garden of Remembrance. The significance could be related to the isolated, violent protest towards a monarch visiting the Republic of Ireland since gaining its independence.
It is one of few weapons to have a reloading animation when empty that is significantly different to the tactical reload animation. When tactical reloading, the magazine is simply pulled out and a new one is put back in its place. When dry reloading, the user slaps the magazine release to disengage it and insert a fresh one.
The weapon is rendered with the safety on in-game, this is most likely a developer oversight.
The weapon is also rendered without a front sling loop, or any holes in the default handguard into which it could be inserted, also most likely a developer oversight.