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THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

R93 FBI Files
THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

Gameplay
Unlock Level 35
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Bolt action SemiIcon
Cost $798,000
Statistics
Magazine 6
Total Ammo 30
Rate of Fire 50
Damage 300
Accuracy 92
Stability 12
Concealment 5
Threat 31
Other
Internal name r93
Achievement(s) You Can’t Hide Last Action Villain Maximum Penetration
Mod stats

The R93 sniper rifle is a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2. It was added with the release of the Gage Sniper Pack DLC, along with the Rattlesnake and Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifles.

OverviewEdit

The R93 is the middle-ground between the quick-fire Rattlesnake sniper rifle and the high-damage Thanatos .50 cal. Because of this, the R93 is particularly effective against special enemies at long range, while still being efficient at dealing with standard enemies, thanks to its ammo count.

Outside of Death Wish difficulty, it has the ability to kill any enemy with a single headshot besides the Bulldozer, and headshots are not necessary for non-special enemies. On Death Wish, the Taser and Cloaker can each be killed with a headshot plus a body shot.

The biggest weakness of the R93 is its small magazine of 6; while most shots on target result in a kill, the sheer number of enemies that appear during assaults make crowd control difficult with the R93 alone, so care should be taken with aiming and one should attempt to kill multiple enemies with 1 shot if the opportunity presents itself, for maximum ammo efficiency.

Additionally, while it has a somewhat low total ammo count of 30; the R93 recovers 1 round per ammo pickup from fallen enemies, so provided one does not miss too many shots, it is possible to fill up one's entire ammo count again by just picking up ammo drops from dead enemies.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Good stopping power and ammo efficiency; can oneshot any non-special with body hits, and oneshot any special with one headshot (Bulldozers, under certain circumstances, can be killed with one headshot as well, see below).
  • Reasonable rate of fire
  • Good stability once mods are installed.
  • Makes for a very capable and reliable close-quarters sniper rifle because of its decent statline and stopping power.

Cons:

  • Very limited magazine capacity
  • Poor maximum ammo
  • Mods must be unlocked by completing specific achievements
  • Expensive

In comparison with similar weapons:

  • Same damage
  • Same accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Larger ammo pool
  • Unlocks 19 levels earlier
  • Costs less
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Faster reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Narrower selection of mods
  • No iron sight mods
  • No bayonet mods
  • R93's DLC same price as Nagant's

  • Same damage
  • Same accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Same size ammo pool
  • Unlocks 3 levels later
  • Costs more
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Faster reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Wider selection of mods
  • No iron sight mods
  • Unique mods locked behind achievements
  • R93 requires DLC to use while the Platypus 70 does not

  • Same damage
  • Higher accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Much less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Same size ammo pool
  • Unlocks 1 level later
  • Costs more
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Faster reloads
  • Lower ammo pickup rate
  • Wider selection of mods
  • Unique mods locked behind achievements
  • R93's DLC costs less than Desertfox's

TipsEdit

  • With aced Silent Killer, equipping the Compensated Suppressor will increase the rifle's damage. Compounding this with the effects of Overkill and Berserker while having Underdog active increases the R93's damage to (roughly) 1046 per shot.
    • This means that the shot will kill a fully-armored Skulldozer if it pierces his faceplate (dealing roughly 17790 points of damage), though since the player will have to be in bleedout mode while surrounded by 3 or more enemies for this to effectively work (and even then it only has a 20% chance of happening), attempting this without proper planning is not recommended.
      • If one were to ace The Professional skill the chances of this happening are increased to 40%, and with the Rogue perk deck, the odds are further increased to 65%.
  • The R93's meager reserve of ammunition may prove troublesome during prolonged firefights, so bring an Ammo Bag or have Fully Loaded aced to make sure you never run out of ammo. Bringing an ammo efficient secondary will also help to conserve ammunition and to allow more chances to gather ammo pickups.
  • Replacing the stock sight with a Milspec Scope or similar high zoom level optic will remove the scope sway encountered when using the stock sight, making it easier to land repeated shots taken in rapid succession.

Available modificationsEdit

Short Barrel Cost: $7,200 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Short Barrel (R93)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -8 Stability +8
Concealment +3 Threat


Compensated Suppressor Cost: $22,400 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Compensated Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -8 Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -23


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


Total Ammo Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo +2 Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy 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.

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 +3
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 +5
Concealment -2 Threat


Angled Sight Cost: $7,200 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Angled Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment 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


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 +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Surgeon Sight Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Surgeon Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
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 +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -2 Threat


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


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


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


Theia Magnified Scope Cost: $49,600 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Theia Magnified Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Box Buddy Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Box Buddy Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Wooden Body Cost: $42,400 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Wooden Body
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment -3 Threat


SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

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.
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.

TriviaEdit

  • The R93, as its name suggests, was based on the Blaser R93, specifically its LR S2 PSR variant as evident by its straight pull bolt, stock, and raised scope mount. It can be mocked up to vaguely resemble the Blaser R93 Semi-Weight Sporting variant when equipped with the Wooden Body.
    • It also is one of the few weapons in-game to retain its real name, or at least parts of it.
  • The default sight for all sniper rifles is based on the Schmidt & Bender 1-8x24 PM Short Dot.
    • The sight has the words "For Campers, by Campers" written on top of the Optic, which is a possible reference to the gaming hardware company Razer (its slogan is "For gamers, by gamers") and to videogaming in general, as a "camper" is a person that stays in one vantage point for a long period of time without or barely moving, most commonly with a sniper rifle in hand to pick off oncoming hostiles with relative ease and safety.
  • The R93's magazine model does not appear to have feed lips, which in reality would cause all loaded rounds in the box to fly wild when it is upended during the weapon's reloading process.
  • The Last Action Villain achievement is a reference to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero.
  • The default threat on the R93 is 93. This could be a reference to the name.
  • It is one of few weapons in PAYDAY 2 with a unique pose on the Main Menu. The pose the character uses with the R93 equipped will have him/her hold the gun up and press its stock against their shoulder, as if aiming at someone/something through the scope.

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