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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

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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

Gameplay
Unlock Level 0 (always available)
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Bolt action SemiIcon.png
Cost $327,000
Statistics
Magazine 10
Total Ammo 40
Rate of Fire 60
Damage 246
Accuracy 88
Stability 28
Concealment 5
Threat 26
Other
Internal name msr
Achievement(s) Public Enemy No. 1.jpg A Taste of Their Own Medicine.jpg Double Kill.jpg
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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.

Overview[]

The Rattlesnake is the lightest and fastest-firing of the three sniper rifles added in the Gage Sniper Pack. With perk deck bonuses, it is capable of killing any non-special unit with a single headshot thanks to its 246 damage. Whilst it lacks the auto fire and fire rate of the M308, the Rattlesnake has more damage and ammo pickup, and a less awkwardly-positioned sight mount, making it easier to use with low-magnification sights.

It is viable for clearing out assaults with quick headshots. Whilst effective against non-special units, the Rattlesnake cannot one-shot the Taser or the Cloaker without heavy damage increasing skills. The Rattlesnake has very limited effectiveness against the Bulldozer because it requires one shot for each faceplate, followed by several more headshots.

As a sniper rifle, damage ramps up at long range rather than falling off. Ramp up begins at 19 meters and damage increases linearly, up to 50% bonus damage at 24 meters.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • Highest rate of fire of the three original sniper rifles, but lacking compared to newer ones
  • High stopping power; can oneshot all non-special enemies on any difficulty
    • Damage increases greatly at long range
  • Bullets can pierce shields and solid objects, like all other sniper rifles
  • Reputation wise, it is the earliest sniper rifle that can be unlocked
  • High ammo pickup
  • Relatively fast reloads
  • Decent weapon draw/holster speed

Cons:

  • Low rate of fire
  • Very limited effectiveness against Specials without Skills and perk bonuses
  • Mods must be unlocked by completing specific achievements

Tips[]

Available modifications[]

Long Barrel

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $7,200
Public Enemy No. 1.jpg Public Enemy No. 1

Sniper Suppressor

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -8
Accuracy -4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat -22
Cost: $28,800
Double Kill.jpg Double Kill

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
Triple Kill.jpg Triple Kill

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

Tactical Aluminium Body

Gage Sniper Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -8
Concealment +5 Threat -
Cost: $49,600
A Taste of Their Own Medicine.jpg A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Skins[]

Achievements[]

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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.jpg 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.jpg 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.

Trivia[]

  • 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.

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