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Fabricated Sniper Rifle
Fabricated Sniper Rifle.png
This semi-automatic rifle has less punch than a Longneck Rifle, but can be fired much more rapidly.
Type
Ranged damage
165
Rate of fire
3.3 RPS
Magazine size
8
Reload time
04.24 seconds
DPS
198.1 / 544.5
Supported
attachments
Weight
25.0
Durability
70.0 (1 per shot)
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 431 1 0 0
or
cheat gfi MachinedSniper 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponMachinedSniper.PrimalItem_WeaponMachinedSniper'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
36 EP
Crafting XP
936 XP
Crafting time
15s
Prerequisites
Required stations

The Fabricated Sniper Rifle is a ranged weapon, a more advanced version of the Longneck Rifle. It uses Advanced Sniper Bullet for ammo. While it doesn't do as much damage per shot as the Longneck (165 damage compared to the Longneck's 280) it can be fired 8 times before needing to be reloaded. The fabricated sniper rifle also dosen't need a scope attachment since it comes as part of the gun.

The weapon has an excellent burst DPS, just some points shy of the destructive Pump-Action Shotgun. Also, considering how ammunition makes for most of the cost while using a weapon, it is indeed cheaper to use than the Assault Rifle, while retaining a high yet manageable recoil because of the lower firerate. Finally, unlike shotguns, it is effective at all ranges possible. To compensate, this weapon has a very long reload time for its small 8 round magazine and a fast durability drain, making sustained fire an unwise option. Moreover, it expels an absolute number of projectiles (remember that shotguns fire multiple pellets) at a much slower pace than any other fabricated weapon, reducing the chances to hit a moving target when used by less skilled survivors.

It is also the most expensive to craft and therefore requires much more materials to produce in mass and obtain high crafting bonuses.

Notes[]

  • While the Fabricated Sniper Rifle has a base damage of 165, all creatures aside from Humans take only 70% damage from guns. This means that the Rifle only does around 115 damage to creatures.
  • This weapon comes with a built-in scope that doesn't use up the attachment slot, effectively allowing for it to have two attachments.
  • The durability drain per shot makes this an expensive weapon to keep repaired.
  • This is a good alternative to the Longneck Rifle. Its power comes from its ability to fire rapidly which makes it less punishing for players with bad aim, although it is also more expensive to maintain.
  • The only way to obtain a better version of the Fabricated Sniper Rifle in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile is in the premium chests in the Dungeons.
  • Curiously, the Fabricated Sniper Rifle is still a practical weapon at close range and does not have to be scoped to obtain very good accuracy, (as it fires in a straight line) which is often a stark difference from other games. If one only had this weapon in their hot bar, they are not defenseless in close quarters.

Trivia[]

  • The Fabricated Sniper Rifle resembles a cross of a Modern Dragunov SVD and a M14 EBR.
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