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THIS IS A GAGE WEAPON PACK #02 ITEM!

Gameplay
Unlock Level N/A (always available)
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Light Machine Gun
Firing Mode(s) Fully automatic AutoIcon
Cost $43,000
Statistics
Magazine 100
Total Ammo 300
Rate of Fire 750
Damage 40
Accuracy 28
Stability 36
Concealment 5
Threat 22
Other
Internal name rpk
Achievement(s) The Collector
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Mod stats
Description
7.62x39mm, 100-round drum mag. The RPK has the same design layout as the AK, but with a modified receiver and a chrome-lined, heavier, longer barrel. This is basically an assault rifle on steroids. Very effective at medium range.
Gun specific mods include a composite stock and railed foregrip.

The RPK light machine gun is a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2. It is available to players at any reputation who have the Gage Weapon Pack #02 DLC.

OverviewEdit

The RPK Light machine gun is one of the four LMGs and was added via with the second Gage Weapon Pack. Out of the five LMGs, it is the only one that doesn't have a reputation lock, meaning it is instantly available after the DLC has been bought.

Even when aimed in, the RPK (as with all LMGs) does not use sights, so a laser module is recommended for accurate aim (but see tips below).

Ammunition is fed from a detachable drum magazine, allowing tactical reloads. A tactical reload takes approximately 3.4 seconds, and an empty chamber reload takes approximately 4.6 seconds.

At first glance the RPK appears inferior to the Brenner 21; despite having the the same firing rate, it has a smaller magazine of 100 rounds, slightly lower accuracy, and less damage. However, it does make up with its higher stability and shorter reload time. While the Brenner 21 has a major problem with recoil on full auto, the RPK has much less and so is able to stay on target much more easily. This can be boosted even further with certain mods, making the weapon almost as stable as any assault rifle. This means that one can empty out the magazine and stay on target much more easily than either of the two other LMGs; however, the poor accuracy (relative to assault rifles) does mean a few of the shots will miss.

Properly modified, the RPK can maintain high accuracy, good stability, a modestly improved damage output, and versatility via a laser attachment for both snap- and precision-aiming. This makes the RPK capable of dishing out high damage accurately with careful aim, and the ability to unleash a powerful, wide-spread bullet storm at close range at a moment's notice.

Although the small magazine will require more reloads, the reload speed is much shorter than other LMGs (even when compared to the Brenner 21), at a speed equivalent to assault rifles, thus making tactical reloading much more viable than the two other machine guns. Indeed, properly specced, the RPK can serve as a heavy assault rifle with much greater ammunition reserves than normal, albeit with the 20% movement speed penalty while wielded.

Even when other light machine guns are unlocked, the RPK still remains a powerful tool of the trade due to its versatility. It is an incredible starting weapon that one can use on virtually any difficulty, and a weapon one might keep for quite a while as they go through heists.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Available from the start and is relatively cheap.
  • Reasonable damage output and rate of fire
  • Fastest reload speed among all light machine guns, making tactical reload much more viable.
  • High total ammo count, giving the player more magazines to use compared to the other LMGs.
  • Can achieve high accuracy and good stability with attachments

Cons:

  • Very limited modification potential
  • Smallest magazine of all LMGs
  • Poor accuracy unless modded for it

TipsEdit

  • One should always mount a laser module as the weapon is barely usable without it; it is impossible to aim down the sights as such, the RPK cannot accept a scope and the weapon has poor accuracy.
  • Zooming will tighten the spread, which helps with concentrated fire. Alternatively, when getting attacked at close range, avoid zooming-in to widen the spread, allowing the RPK to behave somewhat like an automatic shotgun.
  • Gadgets are mounted on the left of RPK's barrel. Players can put an Assault Light on the gun to use it as makeshift iron sight, since when zoomed the center of the screen where most bullets go to will be slightly above the assault light.
  • The RPK's greatest strength is having the fastest reload speed among LMGs. Utilizing tactical reload can easily overcome its small magazine size or even, arguably, make the RPK superior to other LMGs.

Available modificationsEdit

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


PBS Suppressor Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack - Achievement
PBS Suppressor (AK)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -5 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 +1


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 +2


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 +5


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 +1


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 +5


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.

Tactical Foregrip Cost: $64,800 | Gage Weapon Pack 02 - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Foregrip (RPK)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +1 Accuracy -4 Stability -4
Concealment +1 Threat


AK Rubber Grip Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
AK Rubber Grip
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment +2 Threat


AK Plastic Grip Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
AK Plastic Grip
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +8 Stability -8
Concealment Threat


AK Wood Grip Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
AK Wood Grip
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +12
Concealment -1 Threat



Aluminum Grip Cost: $43,000 | The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack - Achievement
Aluminum Grip (AK)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2
Concealment +1 Threat


Lion's Bipod Free | Base game - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Bipod
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment 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 +8
Concealment -2 Threat


Standard Stock Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Standard Stock
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Tactical Stock Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Stock
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


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


Plastic Stock Cost: $37,800 | Gage Weapon Pack 02 - Card Drop & Side Job
Plastic Stock (RPK)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +8
Concealment +1 Threat


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


War-Torn Stock Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
War-Torn Stock
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +8 Stability -4
Concealment -3 Threat


Classic Stock Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack - Achievement
Classic Stock (AK)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -4 Threat


2 Piece Stock Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack - Achievement
2 Piece Stock
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

The Collector The Collector
Kill 100 cops using only weapons from the AK or CAR weapon families. Unlocks the "Keymod Rail", the "Crabs Rail" and the "Modern Barrel" for the AK weapon family.

TriviaEdit

  • The RPK was based on a hybrid of the real-life Russian lightmachine gun of the same name and its many derivatives.
    • The vanilla RPK features the integrated wooden foregrip and flash suppressor of the AES-10B - a Romanian variant.
    • The Plastic Stock attachment and standard 100-round drum came from a 5.45x39mm RPK-74M. The in-game drum size is slightly inflated compared to its real-world capacity of 75 rounds.
  • An unused magazine for the RPK is present in the game's files, only accessible by modding the game. The file name indicates that it was supposed to be the default magazine, with the drum magazine being a weapon mod. This, like the C-Mag for the CAR-4, also in the game files, would require a major reload animation change.
  • The RPK is one of the few guns in the game to retain its real name.
  • The RPK is utilized by a subtype of the new Russian Bulldozers encountered during the Boiling Point heist.

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