|Mastermind: Sharpshooter||Tier 2|
|Basic (2 pt): Your snap to zoom is 100% faster with all weapons. Your movement speed is unhindered while using steel sight.|
|Ace (4 pt): Your weapon zoom level is increased by 25% with all weapons. Your weapon accuracy while moving with SMGs, Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles is increased by 16.|
The basic iteration of the skill removes the short, but potentially life-threatening delay when aiming down the sights of a weapon. The aced iteration of the skill increases the amount of zoom on weapons by 25%, effectively giving any view down the sights a greater magnification.
Despite the description's use of words, any and all weapons will have unhindered movement while aiming down sights, whether using steel sights, or a custom sight.
Rifleman is very much a convenience-only skill; it is not strictly necessary for any build and it does not make any segment of a heist significantly easier. However, much like Resilience Aced, this skill can make certain aspects of gameplay easier if a player is willing to spend points on it.
For players looking to follow a sniper playstyle (whether or not the player actually intends to use a sniper rifle), this skill will be very useful. The additional magnification will help to extend the effective range at which a player can acquire and eliminate targets, at the cost of a narrower field of view, thus sightly limiting the surrounding awareness capabilities on short-medium ranged combat for some players. Note that the weapon's effective distance is still limited by its accuracy statistic and spread.