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The Tactical Rifle is a Primary weapon introduced in the 14.0.0 update.

 Appearance

It is a reskin of the Ranger Rifle.

The weapon is mainly aqua blue, with darker shades of blue on different areas of the weapon.

It has a dark blue/blue collapsible stock, connected to the receiver. It has a dark blue lower receiver with a grey pistol grip and an orange straight magazine.

The upper receiver has a blue-red dot sight mounted near the back end of the rail system, a dark grey grip, a blue front iron sight, and barrel.

Strategy

This weapon has high damage, fast Fire rate, averagely low capacity and a fairly average mobility. It is very similar to the Ranger Rifle Up2 only with a higher damage. This weapon is a 5-6 shot kill on lightly armored players and it will take 7-8 shots to kill heavily armored players.

Tips

  • Conserve Ammo, as it does not have a lot.
    • This weapon can actually be used in a "Spray and Pray" type manner, but its mediocre magazine capacity does not support this.
  • Use this weapon at medium to short ranges most of the time.
    • Use the scope for more accurate shots.
    • This weapon is general purpose so you can use it in any situation, it has decent capabilities at medium-long ranges too.
    • With sufficient training one can estimate where a sprayed bullet might go and direct the weapon as to it, this greatly minimizes the chances of wasted ammo and increases viability in long range gunfights.
  • Aim for the head as this will deal more damage.
  • When cornered this weapon is excellent at killing a few players before being killed yourself.
  • This goes extremely well with backup weapons with a scope and high damage to create combo kill shot (reduce enemy armor with the sheer gun speed and finish them off with a scope in a headshot, the bullet firing speed can easily panic inexperienced players and shred players at lower levels, upon reaching high levels).
  • Due to this weapon having a low mobility, bring a high mobility weapon. Also, because it cannot hit as well in long ranges, bring a good sniper weapon.
  • This is a good weapon for modes such as Co-op Survival and Arena. In these modes, aim at the body of enemies and fire away. Because each hit gives 5 points, you will rapidly gain tons of points from enemies like Double Headed Zombie because of their high HP.
  • This weapon is an excellent choice for fighting very mobile players, just note that you aren't really very mobile yourself.

Counters

  • Engage these users from medium ranges for a safe kill.
    • However, note that this weapon can deal very high damage and could be used in even long ranges when in the hands of experienced players.
  • This weapon is good in close to medium ranges, but not in melee ranges. A good weapon choice for this is either the Elder Force Saber, Dark Force Saber for quick escapes or the Combat Yo-Yo for melee range kills.
    • Higher mobility weapons will help you avoid and dodge these users.

Theme

Military themed

Supported Maps

Weapon Setups

It is versatile for all ranges and playing styles, just make sure that you have a good backup.

Trivia 

  • Like the Ranger Rifle, it is based on the real-world FN SCAR-H, with a 2x scope.
  • Despite its low stats at 27 Power, it was surprisingly a 2 body shot kill to max-armored players, making it arguably the deadliest weapon that ever existed. However, this turned out to be a random-buff glitch, like the Frost Beam Spell glitch, and only lasted 1 day, thankfully.
    • In the newer updates following the 14.0.0 update, this weapon was nerfed to the point where it now takes 7-8 headshots.
    • In the 15.1.0 (Revolution/Balance) update this weapon now has a new efficiency of 31 (from a power of 27). Although it might seem like a buff (on paper), much of the gameplay remains the same.