Sniper Rifle (Half-Life 2: Survivor)
For other uses, see Sniper Rifle (disambiguation).
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The name of this subject in the original language, Japanese, is "スナイパーライフル".
The Sniper Rifle, as well as all the other Survivor's sniper rifles, features a scope with two selectable zoom modes (in comparison, the Crossbow's magnification lies somewhere between them). The secondary attack is used to toggle the scope and switch between the zoom modes. When using the scope, a team-colored laser guide is activated to assist with aiming.
The Sniper Rifle is a powerful weapon, which deals a large amount of damage and can be lethal on headshots. It is able to hold two bullets, which can be fired in a quick succession, but will require a reloading after that, and therefore should be used near a cover. It is also limited in its usefulness in close range combat due to its poor accuracy when unscoped.
Behind the scenes
The Sniper Rifle bears similarities to a similar weapon cut from Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2: Survivor's game files include 14 unused weapon viewmodels that use the hands of the Combine female Sniper, among which is also the Sniper Rifle. This model was made during the early stages of the game's development, showing a last modified date of June 23, 2005. Unlike the final version, this one appears to be based directly on the Half-Life 2 leak's sniper rifle.
The Sniper Rifle is one of the only two Survivor's weapons that have unique models for their ammunition, the other one being the Paint Gun. The model, however, appears to be unused, as the only way to recover the ammunition is by picking up the Special Magazine.
Viewmodel, unused female Combine Sniper version.
The ammunition box, based on the model included in the Half-Life 2 files.