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Rattlesnake

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THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

Lowest damage sniper-rifle available on lower level and with largest ammo pool

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THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

Lowest damage sniper-rifle available on lower level and with largest ammo pool

Gameplay
Unlock Level 15
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Bolt action SemiIcon
Cost $327,000
Statistics
Magazine 10
Total Ammo 40
Rate of Fire 60
Damage 160
Accuracy 88
Stability 28
Concealment 5
Threat 26
Other
Internal name msr
Achievement(s) Public Enemy No. 1 A Taste of Their Own Medicine Double Kill
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Mod stats

The Rattlesnake 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 R93 and Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifles.

OverviewEdit

The Rattlesnake is the lightest and fastest-firing of the three sniper rifles added in the Gage Sniper Pack. Outside of Death Wish difficulty, it is capable of killing any non-special unit with a single headshot thanks to its 160 damage. Whilst it lacks the auto fire and fire rate of the M308, the Rattlesnake has more total ammo and a less awkwardly-positioned sight mount, making it easier to use with low-magnification sights.

The Rattlesnake is the weakest of all the sniper rifles, and is most comparable to the Lebensauger .308. Both share the same clip size and ammo reserve, as well as having fairly similar damage outputs. However, the Lebensauger has a double the firing rate of the Rattlesnake and its slight damage advantage means that it can kill both the Shield (from the front) and the Taser in a single headshot on the Overkill difficulty. However, the Lebensauger's .308 reload time is almost double that of the Rattlesnake, which can be a big turn-off for many players.

It is viable for clearing out assaults with quick headshots. Whilst effective against non-special units, the Rattlesnake cannot one-shot the Shield from the front, the Taser, or the Cloaker without both skill and tier bonuses; enemies that require two shots to kill should therefore be killed with a headshot plus a body shot. The Rattlesnake has very limited effectiveness against the Bulldozer because it requires two shots for each faceplate, followed by two more headshots.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Highest rate of fire of the three original sniper rifles, but lacking compared to newer ones.
  • Decent stopping power; can kill most enemies with one headshot (special units, under certain circumstances, can be killed with one headshot as well, see below).
  • Bullets can pierce shields and solid objects, like all other sniper rifles.
  • Reputation wise, it is the earliest sniper rifle that can be unlocked.
  • High ammo pickup

Cons:

  • Lowest damage of all seven sniper rifles
  • Very limited effectiveness against Specials without Skills and perk bonuses
  • Mods must be unlocked by completing specific achievements

TipsEdit

  • With aced Silent Killer, mounting the Sniper Suppressor will increase the rifle's damage. Compounding this with the effects of Overkill and Berserker while having Underdog active increases the Rattlesnake's damage to (roughly) 544 per shot.
    • If a player is in bleedout mode while surrounded by 3 or more enemies, there is a 20% chance a shot will kill a fully-armored Skulldozer if it pierces his faceplate (dealing roughly 9354 points of damage, just barely enough).
      • Acing The Professional increases the chances of this happening to 40%, and the Rogue perk deck further increases to 65%.
  • The Rattlesnake has a relatively fast firing rate compared with other sniper rifles, which makes it an appealing weapon to use with the Angled Sight or a laser module in close quarters.
  • The Rattlesnake is one of the best sniper rifles for taking out normal units.
  • Of all the sniper rifles, the Rattlesnake can reach the third highest concealment with a silencer after the Nagant and the Lebensauger .308, at a value of 8 for a minimum detection risk of 43, however the newer options have made it obsolete. Because a sniper rifle's concealment value is so low compared to other long-range stealth options, such as the CAR-4 or Commando 553, it is not recommended for a serious stealth attempt unless it is for a loud contingency or long-distance support like tagging with the Theia Magnified Scope or secure area for Teammates (with the caveat that adding the scope will further reduce concealment).

Available modificationsEdit

Long Barrel

Gage Sniper Pack
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Long Barrel (Rattlesnake)
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $7,200
Public Enemy No. 1 Public Enemy No. 1

Sniper Suppressor

Gage Sniper Pack
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Sniper Suppressor
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat -22
Cost: $28,800
Double Kill Double Kill

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

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.

Total Ammo

Base game
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ModBoost
Total ammo +2 Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / CCoinIcon 6

  • 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

Angled Sight

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

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

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

Theia Magnified Scope

Gage Sniper Pack
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Theia Magnified Scope
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability
Concealment Threat -
Cost: $49,600
Didn’t See That Coming Did You? Didn’t See That Coming Did You?

Special Effect(s): Auto-Tagger & Range Finder

Box Buddy Sight

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

Special Effect(s): Auto-Tagger & Range Finder

Tactical Aluminium Body

Gage Sniper Pack
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Tactical Aluminium Body
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -8
Concealment +5 Threat -
Cost: $49,600
A Taste of Their Own Medicine A Taste of Their Own Medicine

SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

A Taste of Their Own Medicine A Taste of Their Own Medicine
Kill 25 Snipers using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Tactical Aluminium Body for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.
Double Kill Double Kill
Kill 2 enemies with one bullet 25 times using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Sniper Suppressor for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.
Public Enemy No. 1 Public Enemy No. 1
Kill 250 enemies using only the Rattlesnake sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Long Barrel for the Rattlesnake sniper rifle.

TriviaEdit

  • The basic Rattlesnake was based on the Remington MSR with a fictional default wooden body modeled off of the real rifle's aluminum chassis. Its modified version resembles a composite of it and the M2010 ESR, as its aluminum handguard (of the Tactical Aluminium Body mod) is the "long-handed" version used by the M2010 but otherwise it almost completely resembles the MSR (both rifles are nearly identical).
  • The Rattlesnake's serial number is R70001288, as stamped onto the left side of the bolt housing.
  • Unlike the real-life incarnations of the other rifles introduced by the DLC, the Remington MSR is, in most cases, a military-only weapon, with relatively strict, uncommon and highly monitored civilian ownership, which makes it safe to assume that the Rattlesnake was stolen from a military stockpile.

GalleryEdit

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