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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

Rattlensnake FBI Files
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 84
Stability 28
Concealment 5
Threat 26
Other
Internal name msr
Achievement(s) Public Enemy No. 1 A Taste of Their Own Medicine Double Kill
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.

Cons:

  • Lowest damage of all seven sniper rifles
  • Bullets do massively reduced -75% damage after penetrating shields
  • 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 Cost: $7,200 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Long Barrel (Rattlesnake)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment -3 Threat


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


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


Tactical Aluminium Body Cost: $49,600 | Gage Sniper Pack - Achievement
Tactical Aluminium Body
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability -8
Concealment +5 Threat


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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