Interceptor .45

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!

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THIS IS A COMMUNITY ITEM!

Gameplay
Unlock Level N/A (always available)
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Semi-automatic SemiIcon.png
Cost $43,000
Statistics
Magazine 13
Total Ammo 91
Rate of Fire 361
Damage 65
Accuracy 68
Stability 52
Concealment 29
Threat 8
Other
Internal name usp
Achievement(s) Christmas Came Early.jpg The Pumpkin King Made Me Do It!.jpg
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Mod stats
Description
This baby is arguably the hardest .45 ACP ever made, for the hardest community ever assembled. If you're going trick-or-treating, don't go home without it! This gun won't expire, and you'll have access to it as long as you're a member of the PAYDAY 2 Steam group.

The Interceptor 45 pistol is a community secondary weapon available in PAYDAY 2 that was added in Update #16. It is available to players who have joined the Official PAYDAY 2 Group on Steam.

It is also available to all PS3 players since update 1.04 (Update 1.03 in EU versions) and has also become available to Xbox 360 players.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Interceptor 45 is very similar to the Crosskill, with near-identical handling and accuracy. However, it has less visual recoil, making it easier to hit repeated head shots on a moving target. It also possesses a higher standard magazine capacity (13 vs 10), giving one a greater margin of error for missed shots or more endurance in shootouts. However, it is less threatening, and has fewer modifications.

The value of the Interceptor 45 is debatable once the player has amassed most of the weapon modifications. A fully modified Crosskill has much better handling and damage than a fully modified Interceptor. However, the Interceptor's greatest strength over the Crosskill is its total ammo, which is twice the size. Combined with the potential for high accuracy, very large magazine size (21 rounds with extended magazine), short reload times, high stability and a fairly low visual recoil, a fully-upgraded Interceptor 45 can be a reliable and versatile backup weapon that will last much longer in an extended fire-fight than the Crosskill, Bronco and Deagle.

While the damage can be somewhat improved through modifications, it is highly recommended to aim for headshots as much as possible to make full use of ammo and exploit the pistol's strengths.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Pros:

  • Reasonably well-rounded base stats
  • High reserve ammo
  • Available at Rep 0 for $43,000 after joining the Official PAYDAY 2 Group
  • Fast reload
  • High accuracy, stability, concealment, and low visual recoil means easy headshots
  • A particularly effective primary weapon for anyone investing in an aced gunslinger attribute.
  • Custom mods allow it to be more versatile than similarly damaging pistols.

Cons:

  • Base damage is lacking and not a lot of unique mods to boost damage
  • Not a particularly effective sidearm due to low damage, unless one is a pistol-built Mastermind.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The One Handed Talent and Gun Nut skills from the Fugitive tree are useful for all kinds of handguns. They increase DPS and reduce downtime for mag changes.
  • The Extended Mag modification is always useful, but since they reduce concealment, one may prefer to leave them off the weapon when building for a stealth role. One will probably find the difference negligible.
  • Either Expert Slide or Match Slide are pivotal in increasing weapon accuracy. Both are favorable, although they fulfill different roles:
    • The Expert Slide should be used with a suppressor, Flash Hider, or Ventilated .45, to maximize accuracy and/or damage.
    • The Match Slide should be used with either the Velocity .45 or Champion's Suppressor, whose bonus accuracy make expert slide redundant, or if trying to maximize stability.
  • Equipping the IPSC Compensator, Pistol Red Dot Sight, Expert slide, and applying an Accuracy stat boost will naturally increase the Interceptor's accuracy to 100, resulting in the bullets going exactly where the gun is aimed at any distance. It is also one of the few non-sniper rifle weapons able to reach perfect accuracy with modifications alone.

Available modifications[edit | edit source]

IPSC Compensator

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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Facepunch Compensator

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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $53,00
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Flash Hider

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment - Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Roctec Suppressor

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -24
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Champion's Suppressor

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -2 Threat -24
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Standard Issue Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -2
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -24
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Size Doesn't Matter Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -4
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -24
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Monolith Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -3 Threat -24
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Asepsis Suppressor

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -8 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat -24
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Budget Suppressor

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment -3 Threat -24
Free
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Jungle Ninja Suppressor

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +8
Concealment -5 Threat -24
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Hurricane Compensator

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -24
Cost: $39,200
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Ventilated .45

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat +5
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Velocity .45

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Concealment

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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 with a connected Controller, press down on the "D-pad".

Tactical Pistol Light

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Pocket Laser

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

Micro Laser

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Laser

Combined Module

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

Polymer Flashlight

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $?
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Extended Mag.

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine +8
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

I want more Magazine!

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine +12
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Infinite Granted

Pistol Red Dot Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
25 Purple Snake.png Purple Snake Packages

SKOLD Micro Reflex Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Riktpunkt Holosight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Expert Slide

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +12 Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Match Slide

Community item
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000}
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • The Splitter (Interceptor 45 - Splitter [✓]) originally had a light brown-splinter camo. It is unknown why it was changed to its current black splinter camo.
  • Ram Petite likely refers to male sheep. Sheep and goats are closely related to each other.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

The Pumpkin King Made me do It!.jpg The Pumpkin King Made me do It!
Kill 666 law enforcers using only the Interceptor 45 pistol.
Christmas Came Early.jpg Christmas Came Early
Equip the "Interceptor 45" pistol. Celebrating Halloween, unlock the "Interceptor 45" pistol by simply joining the PAYDAY 2 Official Group on Steam.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Interceptor 45 is based on the USP45 Tactical as evident by the protruding threaded barrel and the marking on the left side of its slide.
    • With the Match Slide attachment it becomes the USP Match variant that was discontinued in 1999, which may hint at the attachment being an exotic black market part.
    • With the Expert Slide it becomes the USP Expert.
    • The in-game Interceptor features a jet funnel that is meant to be used in conjunction with extended magazines. It is not a particularly strange feature except for the fact that no funnel types were made to suit .45ACP USP magazines, the device was only created for 9mm and .40S&W models.
  • The Interceptor 45 is the first weapon to be added post-launch to PAYDAY 2.
  • When it was added, the only barrel extension modifications available for the Interceptor 45 were suppressors. The other two were added in a later update.
  • The Interceptor .45 is, so far, one of the only two weapons in the series, aside from the B9-S, to be able to accept both a silencer and a recoil compensator at the same time, with the compensator being part of the Match Slide upgrade and the silencer can be fitted in front of it.
  • The USP/Interceptor .45 was the preferred sidearm of Neil McCauley in the 1995 film Heat.
  • The Interceptor is available at reputation level 0. It is one of 4 pistols available at reputation level 0, and one of 6 secondaries available. However, in order to access it, one must be a member of the Steam Official Payday 2 Group.
  • The Interceptor with its externally-threaded barrel is among a small handful of in-game weapons to actually have a component to directly interface with Barrel Extensions.
  • When a generic suppressor is equipped while using the Genesis' skin, the word "Shhhh..." can be found written on the side. However, if the Budget Suppressor is equipped, the writing changes to "Uh...?" instead.

See also[edit | edit source]

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