Compact 40mm

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Gameplay
Unlock Level 20
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Special
Firing Mode(s) Break Action SemiIcon.png
Cost $441,000
Statistics
Magazine 1
Total Ammo 6
Rate of Fire 30
Damage 1,300
Accuracy 84
Stability 84
Concealment 22
Threat 37
Other
Internal name slap
Achievement(s) Blow-Out.jpg
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Mod stats
Description
Here's something that's kinda small.
But with it you will have a ball.
It'll make a real loud bang.
Greetings from the PAYDAY gang.

The Compact 40mm is a single-shot grenade launcher added to PAYDAY 2 in Update #169.2 for free.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Compact 40mm is, in many aspects, a secondary version of the GL40 grenade launcher. It holds the same damage, total ammo, rate of fire, and must be reloaded after every shot, though its reload is noticeably faster. While it has good base Concealment, it is not as concealable as the GL40.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Pros:

  • High damage (on par with primary grenade launchers)
  • Can kill entire groups of enemies with a single well-placed shot
  • Good base Concealment
  • Only explosive weapon that can be obtained without DLC

Cons:

  • Frequent 2.5 second reloads
  • Extremely limited max ammo
  • Low ammo replenishment rate from ammo drops
  • Capable of friendly fire; self damage can completely shred lower strength armors
  • No unique modifications
    • Concealment can only be increased through Boosts

Compared to:

  • Greater base damage
  • Smaller splash radius (3.5m)
  • Both inflict friendly fire damage, though the Compact 40mm does 20% less friendly fire damage, making it less potent
  • Both can be shot to explode
  • Much better range
  • Can be replenished from ammo drops
  • Cannot be bounced off of surfaces to avoid direct exposure to enemy fire

  • Higher damage
  • Same size ammo reserve
  • 3 times smaller magazine
  • Same potential concealment
  • Slower reload
  • Can equip gadgets and sights

  • Higher damage
  • Shorter reload
  • Same accuracy and stability
  • Significantly lower practical rate of fire (due to only having one round)
  • Shorter effective range
  • Less reserve ammunition
  • Smaller magazine
  • Higher concealment

  • Is a secondary weapon instead of a primary weapon
  • Same base damage and splash radius
  • Same size ammo reserve
  • Same size magazine
  • Faster reload
  • Higher base concealment, but lower potential concealment
    • Concealment is the same as a GL40 fitted with only the Pirate Barrel

  • Is a secondary weapon instead of a primary weapon
  • Same base damage and splash radius
  • Has only 1/2 of the ammo in reserve
  • 6 times smaller magazine
  • Significantly higher concealment
  • Faster reload

Available modifications[edit | edit source]

Incendiary Round

The Butcher's BBQ Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1270
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): 35% chance to set targets on fire

Concealment

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Stability

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Team Boost

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

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

  • 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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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

For a comparison between sight looks ingame, check here.

The Professional's Choice Sight

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Surgeon Sight

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

See More Sight

Armored Transport (DLC)
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $43,200
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Combat Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Speculator Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Trigonom Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Trigonom Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Holographic Sight

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Holosight

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Solar Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Military Red Dot Sight

Lootbag Pre-order DLC
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Military Red Dot Sight

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Milspec Scope

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Acough Optic Scope

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Profile Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Maelstrom Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Advanced Combat Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Reconnaissance Sight

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

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Skins[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Blow-Out.jpg Blow-Out
Complete the Undercover job on OVERKILL difficulty or above, using only a grenade launcher or rocket launcher.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Compact 40mm is based on the M320 grenade launcher, as noted by its vertical foregrip and its barrel swinging open laterally to reload. Its internal name may be a reference to the manner in which the player characters close the launcher's breech after slotting in a fresh round: with a hearty open palm smack.
  • The Compact 40mm is the first special weapon since the OVE9000 to not require ownership of paid DLC.
  • The in-game Compact 40mm's grenades can explode immediately upon leaving the barrel if they hit something. Being hazardous aside, this is highly unrealistic as launched grenades usually have to have traveled a varying distance between 2 and 14 meters based on the specific grenade model used, and have to have revolved a set number of revolutions before their fuses could prime. This was included as a safety measure against premature collision which, like in the game, can catch the user in the blast.
    • An unprimed grenade round would still deal a considerable amount of impact damage akin to a hard punch if it hits a lightly-armored man-sized target, however, enough to stun or incapacitate them depending on how well-protected the victim is.
  • The weapon is a gift from Gage, as indicated by the in-game update banner.
  • The Compact's leaf sights are permanently folded down and cannot be flipped up for use like that of the GL40 or China Puff 40mm.
  • The Compact's textures claim it was made by "Schäfer & Gewehr GmbH", the same manufacturer as the BootlegGewehr 3Jackal, Little Friend 7.62, M13 9mm and Contractor.
    • It also has the word "Patchett" printed onto the frame, on top of where the "Sterling, VA" marking would be on the real weapon. This is a nod to the real-world name of the Patchett L2A1.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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