PlanetSide 2 Infiltrator Rifles Guide



PlanetSide 2 Infiltrator Rifles Guide by Xiphos

I wrote this guide based on the PS2 weapon data sheet since the in-game information on weapons isn’t accurate. Each faction has the same weapons, with a few minor differences. Sniper rifles come in two flavors: bolt-action rifles and semi-automatic rifles. The bolt-action rifles kill in one hit to the head and two hits to the body but must chamber a new round after each shot. The semi-automatic rifles kill in two hits to the head and three to the body (targets with maxed Nanoweave armor require four).

So what’s better, the semi-automatic or bolt-action rifles? Semi-automatics are better against targets likely to shoot back and when sniping targets that keep moving to make headshots difficult. If headshots are possible, the bolt-action rifles are obviously better.

What are the scout rifles good for? They’re meant for infiltration.

The Flashlight is counterproductive on all rifles and the Forward Grip is useless on bolt-action rifles. As such I have omitted them. The default scope has presumably a 6x magnification.

Long-range semi-automatic sniper rifles: 99SV (default rifle), VA39 Spectre (default rifle), Gauss SPR
Max damage: 400
Reload: 3.6s
Clip size: 10
Ammo pool: 50
Rounds per minute: 231
Bullet speed: 550 (500 for the TR version)
Attachments: Suppressor, 7x Scope, 8x Scope, 10x Scope, 12x Scope, Forward Grip
Note that the Vanu version does NOT have bullet drop.

Close-range semi-automatic sniper rifles: KSR-35, Phantom, Impetus
Max damage: 400
Reload: 3.6s (4.6s for the Vanu version)
Clip size: 10
Ammo pool: 50
Rounds per minute: 231
Bullet speed: 500 (550 for the TR version)
Attachments: Suppressor, 3.4x Scope, 4x Scope, 1x Reflex Sight, 2x Reflex Sight, Forward Grip.
Note that the Vanu version does NOT have bullet drop.

Close-range bolt action sniper rifles: TSAR-32, Ghost, SAS-R
Max damage: 750
Reload: 4.5s
Clip size: 5
Ammo pool: 25
Rounds per minute: 55
Bullet speed: 500
Attachments: Suppressor, 3.4x Scope, 4x Scope, 1x Reflex Sight, 2x Reflex Sight
Note that the Vanu version DOES have bullet drop.

First long-range bolt-action sniper rifles: M77-B, XM98, NC14 Bolt Driver (default rifle)
Max damage: 750
Reload: 5s
Clip size: 5
Ammo pool: 25
Rounds per minute: 49
Bullet speed: 550
Attachments: Suppressor, 7x Scope, 8x Scope, 10x Scope, 12x Scope
Note that the Vanu version DOES have bullet drop.

Second long-range bolt action sniper rifles: SR-7, V10, L80
Max damage: 750
Reload: 5s
Clip size: 5
Ammo pool: 25
Rounds per minute: 46
Bullet speed: 600 (650 for the NC version)
Attachments: Suppressor, 7x Scope, 8x Scope, 10x Scope, 12x Scope
Note that the Vanu version DOES have bullet drop.

Semi-automatic scout rifles: SOAS-20, Nyx, Shadow
Max damage: 334
Reload: 2.9s
Clip size: 10
Ammo pool: 50
Rounds per minute: 260
Bullet speed: 500
Attachments: Compensator, Flash Suppressor, Suppressor, 3.4x Scope, 4x Scope, 6x Scope, Nightvision, 1x Reflex Sight, 2x Reflex Sight, Forward Grip.
Note that the Vanu version does NOT have bullet drop.
Compared to the semi-automatic sniper rifles, aimed shots are slightly less accurate but hip shots are MUCH more accurate. They lose a LOT less accuracy per shot as well.

Automatic scout rifles: HSR-1, Artemis, Stalker
Max damage: 143
Reload: 3s
Clip size: 20
Ammo pool: 100
Rounds per minute: 652
Bullet speed: 500
Attachments: Compensator, Flash Suppressor, Suppressor, 3.4x Scope, 4x Scope, 6x Scope, Nightvision, 1x Reflex Sight, 2x Reflex Sight, Forward Grip, Laser Dot.
Note that the Vanu version does NOT have bullet drop.
This is essentially an assault rifle. Compared to the semi-automatic scout rifle it does slightly more damage per second but with harder to control burst fire.

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