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This article is about the secondary weapon in PAYDAY 2. For the akimbo version, see Akimbo Kobus 90.
Kobus 90

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Medium power and high capacity

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Medium power and high capacity

Gameplay
Unlock Level 36
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Submachine Gun
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon.png / SemiIcon.png
Cost $822,000
Statistics
Magazine 50
Total Ammo 150
Rate of Fire 909
Damage 56
Accuracy 52
Stability 60
Concealment 25
Threat 12
Other
Internal name p90
Achievement(s) 3000 Miles to the Safe House.jpg
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The Kobus 90 submachine gun is a secondary weapon available in PAYDAY 2. It is the last non-DLC SMG available to the player, being unlocked alongside the Deagle.

Overview[]

The Kobus 90 has a very high magazine capacity of 50 rounds, and can be modified for high damage. Although it has a considerable amount of recoil, it is still not as high as the Para's and can be compensated much easier. This makes it a capable well-rounded SMG.

However, while it is very versatile, it cannot be modified to cope with a specific situation, like the Compact-5 and the Para can, only being able to equip the standard 5 attachments slots, a Barrel, and the Speed Pull Magazine. It also has a relatively small reserve ammo pool, allowing for only 2 extra magazines. Another flaw is its slow reload speed, though this is easily remedied if the Gage Spec Ops Pack is owned.

Despite its flaws, for offensive missions where stealth is irrelevant, a Kobus 90 with Long Barrel and Fire Breather Nozzle is easily one of the best weapons to bring damage-wise.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • Good damage
  • Excellent Accuracy and Stability for an SMG
  • Tied with the Chicago Typewriter for the second highest magazine capacity among unmodified SMGs, behind the Tatonka; also surpassed by the Para, Krinkov, Swedish K, and CR 805B when they are modded
  • Good base Concealment; With the proper skills and weapons equipped can be equipped with a 3 Detection Risk build, even with a sight attached
  • Good ammo pickup

Cons:

  • Limited range of mods
  • Carries only two spare magazines
  • Has a fairly slow reload unless one has Lock N' Load Aced or the Speed Pull Magazine

Tips[]

  • Fitting the Kobus 90 with the Long Barrel and a damage increasing extension, such as the Fire Breather Nozzle is an excellent choice for taking down Bulldozers on higher difficulties. The high damage output, low recoil, and large magazine make it possible to shred through a Bulldozer's face plate and take him down single-handedly with less than one magazine. However, the limited ammo reserve prevents the player from using this tactic too often.
  • Due to it being flat and simple to use, a stealth-centric player should stick to the default sights of the Kobus 90 if they were to use it, though they might want to get close to the target since aiming with the factory sight set gets awkward at long ranges.
  • Having the Fully Loaded skill, preferrably Aced, benefits the user of the Kobus 90 greatly, as it expands the weapon's total reserve capacity while also greatly increasing the amount of rounds replenished per pickup.
  • It is inadvisable to use a laser/flashlight as the Kobus 90's iron sights are rather obstructive, adding such mod on would only hamper the player's aim when firing the weapon, this however is less of a concern if optics are fitted.

Available modifications[]

Long Barrel

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Civilian Market Barrel

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +8 Stability -8
Concealment -4 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Mall Ninja Barrel

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat -18
Cost: $14,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Low Profile Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -5
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -18
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Medium Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -18
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

The Bigger The Better Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -18
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Stubby Compensator

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat +1
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

The Tank Compensator

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +2
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Fire Breather Nozzle

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +12
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Tactical Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Competitor's Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat +1
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Funnel of Fun Nozzle

Gage Mod Courier
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +4
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat +12
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Ported Compensator

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

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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ModBoost.png
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.

Concealment

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

Single Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to single fire.

Auto Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $86,800
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to fully-automatic.

  • 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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Military Laser Module.png
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

Custom Assault Frame

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Continental coins 6

Speed Pull Magazine

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine
Reload -1.7 Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Infinite Granted

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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Speculator Sight.png
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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Solar Sight.png
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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Reconnaissance Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Skins[]

  • The Kobus 90 is the only weapon to have more than one Legendary skin.
  • The PIXELWAR ([✓] Kobus 90 | PIXELWAR) is a remake of a skin of the same name published to Mod Workshop.
  • The Bullet Breakout skin is a reference to The Matrix and the eponymous program's code, also known as "digital rain". Additionally, its name, and stickers on the skin depicting Hoxton hacking a computer, are references to Hoxton Breakout.
    • The binary code on its pattern translated into text says "mayonnaisemayonnaise".
  • The Alamo Dallas belonged to a hitman named the "Jester Warrant". She had her identity unknown until she met her "untimely end", presumably caught and/or killed, because of the SMG's meat hammer head which she pulverized her victims with.
    • The Greek text on the side of the skin reads "Molon Labe" when converted into the standard English alphabet, meaning "come and take [them]", and is a classical expression of defiance.
  • The Oil Spill (Oil Spill | Kobus 90) was used during the Iraq War by one of the region's most fierce warriors and was lost in Basra, later resurfacing in the underground weapons market.

Achievements[]

3000 Miles to the Safe House.jpg 3000 Miles to the Safe House
While wearing the "Jean-Claude" mask, kill 100 law enforcers using only the Kobus 90 submachine gun.

Trivia[]

  • The Kobus 90 is based on the FN P90 TR. Adding the Long Barrel mocks it up into the now-discontinued PS90 TR model, though the impression is far from perfect due to the barrel mod being slightly shorter than that of the PS90 and the retention of the P90's flash hider.
  • Unmodified, the Kobus 90 uses the same rail-mounted pistol-style ironsights as the UAR, Street Sweeper, and the IZHMA 12G.
  • There is a visible BB feed tube under the magazine where the magwell should be, a side effect of OVERKILL modeling the guns off of airsoft products.
  • The magazine became entirely translucent following the first-person animation update, which allows the player to visually monitor the Kobus' remaining ammo as they use it.
    • Unusually, the loaded bullets in the magazine are all right-side oriented, with the tip of the rounds facing right. A real P90 magazine would have the loaded ammo facing left instead.
  • In The Guide of Bain and some promotional material, the Kobus 90 is shown with a tan finish instead of the black scheme used in the game. It is featured with a dark earth-colored frame in the FBI Files depository, though.
  • In the PAYDAY 2 Beta, the Kobus 90 was called the Project 90. This could have been a reference to the P90's project name, Project 9.0, or to a weapon in the video game Dead Trigger of the same name.
  • The Kobus is unusual in that, like the CMP, its gadgets are mounted on the left side of the gun. Most other weapons have their gadgets mounted on the right.
  • Inspecting the Kobus 90's in-game model reveals that the selector dial is set to semi-automatic fire.
  • Despite sharing the same ammo type as the 5/7 AP pistol, it is not capable of piercing body armour or shields unless rigged into a Sentry gun.
  • When reloading from empty the heister will use the palm of their hands to slam the magazine into battery instend of their fist like in the tactical reload.

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