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

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Gameplay
Unlock Level 42
Inventory Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Submachine Gun
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon.png / SemiIcon.png
Cost $920,000
Statistics
Magazine 64
Total Ammo 128
Rate of Fire 652
Damage 99
Accuracy 52
Stability 52
Concealment 24
Threat 10
Other
Internal name coal
Achievement(s) Russian Arsenal.png Spray Control.png Have Nice Day!.png Sneaky Beaky Like.png
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Mod stats
Description
The Tatonka is perfect for all CQC combat and holds a high capacity magazine. Easy to use and with a high rate of fire.

The Tatonka is a submachine gun in PAYDAY 2, added with the release of the Gage Russian Weapon Pack.

Overview[]

The Tatonka has many unusual characteristics, and as a result there is no one range at which this weapon particularly excels or falls short. For starters, it has a massive magazine size of 64, which would be typically be useful for sustained shootouts or rapid "spray and pray" situations. However, the Tatonka is also plagued by a sub-par rate of fire, which detracts from its usability in both of these scenarios. The Tatonka has a low base accuracy and stability, neither of which can be greatly improved by its limited mod pool, which lacks unique modifications.

In addition to its large magazine, one of the Tatonka's biggest strengths lies in its very high base damage at a whopping 80 per shot unmodified, which is rivaled only by the Swedish K, Jackal, CR 805B, Krinkov, and MP40. It is also reasonably compact, with a high Concealment ceiling, making it a good choice for stealth or a Dodge build, if the player can get the hang of it.

Summary[]

Pros

  • High base damage
  • Large magazine size
  • Good base Concealment
  • Highest ammo pickup of all high-damage rifles/SMGs, by a significant margin
  • High total ammo count
  • Slower rate of fire allows for easier control

Cons

  • Low rate of fire for an SMG
  • Mediocre base accuracy and stability for a low fire rate weapon, though it does become more tolerable with modifications and skills
  • Limited modification pool
  • Relatively slow reload
  • Somewhat expensive for new players

Tips[]

  • The Tatonka benefits a lot from being suppressed. A single The Bigger The Better Suppressor combined with The Professional Ace alone can offer a whopping 20 points of Accuracy, making it an ideal setup regardless of whether the player is gearing their build towards combat or stealth.
  • Users may have to rely on semi-auto mode when using the Tatonka, due to its potential tendency to empty all bullets (both magazine and total ammo) fairly fast, necessitating frequent collecting of ammo drops or/and replenishment through ammo bags.

Available modifications[]

Low Profile Suppressor

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -5
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -20
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 -20
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 -20
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 +10
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 +10
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

PBS Suppressor

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -5 Threat -20
Cost: $9,000
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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.

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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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

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

AK Rubber Grip

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

AK Plastic Grip

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

AK Wood Grip

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

Aluminum Grip

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Aluminum Grip (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
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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

Skins[]

Achievements[]

Russian Arsenal.png Russian Arsenal
Complete any heist from start, using only weapons from the Gage Russian Weapon Pack on the OVERKILL difficulty or above. Unlocks the "Red Machine" mask, "Tricolor" material and "Russian Gamble" pattern.
Spray Control.png Spray Control
Kill 32 enemies without reloading with the Tatonka Submachine Gun. Unlocks the "War Balaclava" mask, "Russian Camouflage" material and "Red Star" pattern.
Have Nice Day!.png Have Nice Day!
Kill 300 enemies using any weapons from the Gage Russian Weapon Pack. Unlocks the "Kokoshnik" mask, "Propaganda Palette" material and "Bear Fight" pattern.
Sneaky Beaky Like.png Sneaky Beaky Like
Complete any heist in stealth from start, using only weapons from the Gage Russian Weapon Pack. Unlocks the "Matryoshka" mask, "Ceramic Gzhel" material and "Prison Statement" pattern.

Trivia[]

  • The Tatonka is based on the PP-19 Bizon-2. Its in-game name is derived from the Lakota equivalent of "bison", the English transliteration of Bizon.
  • The Tatonka is chambered in 9x18mm Makarov as evident by the stamping on the right side of its 64-round magazine. Despite this, it deals as much damage per shot as some of the more powerful assault rifles in the game.
  • The Tatonka's description blurb falsely claims the SMG is capable of very high fire rates, while the in-game value is among some of the lowest in its class.

Gallery[]

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