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R93

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THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

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THIS IS A GAGE SNIPER PACK ITEM!
Armor Piercing Capability

Gameplay
Unlock Level 35
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Bolt action SemiIcon.png
Cost $798,000
Statistics
Magazine 6
Total Ammo 30
Rate of Fire 50
Damage 480
Accuracy 92
Stability 12
Concealment 5
Threat 31
Other
Internal name r93
Achievement(s) You Can’t Hide.jpg Last Action Villain.jpg Maximum Penetration.jpg
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Mod stats

The R93 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 Rattlesnake and Thanatos .50 cal sniper rifles.

Overview[]

The R93 is the middle-ground between the quick-fire Rattlesnake sniper rifle and the high-damage Thanatos .50 cal. Because of this, the R93 is particularly effective against special enemies at long range, while still being efficient at dealing with standard enemies, thanks to its ammo count.

It has the ability to kill any enemy under the Bulldozer with a single headshot. For weaker cops, especially on low difficulties, even bodyshots are sufficient.

The biggest weakness of the R93 is its small magazine of 6; while most shots on target result in a kill, the sheer number of enemies that appear during assaults make crowd control difficult with the R93 alone, so care should be taken with aiming and one should attempt to kill multiple enemies with 1 shot if the opportunity presents itself, for maximum ammo efficiency.

Additionally, while it has a somewhat low total ammo count of 30; the R93 recovers 1 round per ammo pickup from fallen enemies, so provided one does not miss too many shots, it is possible to fill up one's entire ammo count again by just picking up ammo drops from dead enemies.

As a sniper rifle, damage ramps up at long range rather than falling off. Ramp up begins at 20 meters and damage increases linearly, up to 80% bonus damage at 30 meters.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • High stopping power and ammo efficiency; can and oneshot any non-Bulldozer special with one headshot (Bulldozers, under certain circumstances, can be killed with one headshot as well, see below)
  • Good stability once mods are installed
  • Makes for a very capable and reliable close-quarters sniper rifle because of its decent statline and stopping power
  • Largest magazine of its damage type
  • Relatively fast tactical reload
  • Decent weapon draw/holster speed

Cons:

  • Second slowest rate of fire of all sniper rifles
  • Limited magazine capacity, though not as much compared to others of its type
  • Slow full reload
  • Low total ammo
  • Mods must be unlocked by completing specific achievements
  • Expensive

In comparison with similar weapons:

  • Same damage
  • Same accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Larger ammo pool
  • Unlocks 19 levels earlier
  • Costs less
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Faster reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Narrower selection of mods
  • No iron sight mods
  • No bayonet mods

  • Same damage
  • Same accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Same size ammo pool
  • Unlocks 3 levels later
  • Costs more
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Faster reloads
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Wider selection of mods
  • No iron sight mods
  • Unique mods locked behind achievements
  • R93 requires DLC to use while the Platypus 70 does not

  • Same damage
  • Higher accuracy
  • Higher maximum stability
  • Much less concealability
  • Larger magazine
  • Same size ammo pool
  • Unlocks 1 level later
  • Costs more
  • Lower rate of fire
  • Slightly slower tactical reload, very slightly faster full reload
  • Same ammo pickup rate
  • Wider selection of mods
  • Unique mods locked behind achievements

Tips[]

  • The R93's meager reserve of ammunition may prove troublesome during prolonged firefights, so bring an Ammo Bag or have Fully Loaded aced to make sure you never run out of ammo. Bringing an ammo efficient secondary will also help to conserve ammunition and to allow more chances to gather ammo pickups.
  • Replacing the stock sight with a Milspec Scope or similar high zoom level optic will remove the scope sway encountered when using the stock sight, making it easier to land repeated shots taken in rapid succession.

Available modifications[]

Short Barrel

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -8 Stability +8
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $7,200
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Compensated Suppressor

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -16
Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -23
Cost: $22,400
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Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

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.

Total Ammo

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

Angled Sight

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $7,200
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Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight

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

45 degree red-dot sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

45 Degree Ironsights

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget

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

Signature Magnifier Gadget

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

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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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

Theia Magnified Scope

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $49,600
Didn’t See That Coming Did You?.jpg 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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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Infinite Granted

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

Wooden Body

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $42,400
You Can’t Hide.jpg You Can’t Hide

Skins[]

Achievements[]

You Can’t Hide.jpg You Can’t Hide
Kill 25 enemies shooting through walls or objects using only the R93 sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Wooden Body for the R93 sniper rifle.
Last Action Villain.jpg Last Action Villain
Perform a headshot kill on enemies using only the R93 sniper rifle while zip lining. Completing this achievement will unlock the Compensated Suppressor for the R93 sniper rifle.
Maximum Penetration.jpg Maximum Penetration
Kill 10 Shields by shooting through their shields using only the R93 sniper rifle. Completing this achievement will unlock the Short Barrel for the R93 sniper rifle.

Trivia[]

  • The R93 was based on the Blaser R93 Tactical 2, as evident by its LRS2 chassis and claimed caliber of .338 Lapua Magnum.
    • It can be mocked up to vaguely resemble the original hunting variant of the R93 with the Wooden Body equipped, though with a more squared grip and the Tactical model's muzzle brake and removable magazine remain visible on the weapon.
    • It also is one of the few weapons in-game to retain its real name, or at least parts of it.
  • It is one of few weapons in PAYDAY 2 with a unique pose on the main menu. The pose the character uses with the R93 equipped will have him/her hold the gun up and press its stock against their shoulder, as if aiming at someone/something through the scope.

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