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Stone Age was quite simple. Kill a sabre-tooth tiger, fry its meat, and leave its bones for dishes... and firearms?

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Bone Sniper Rifle is a Sniper weapon introduced in the 14.1.0 update.

Description

It is a prehistoric-themed sniper rifle made out of bones which shoots bones. This weapon deals considerably high damage, has an average firing rate (for a sniper), average capacity and average mobility.

Appearance

As its name suggests, most of the weapon is made of the skeleton of an animal.

It has a stubby bone at the end of the weapon, which itself is the end of the spine. The main body of the weapon uses the rib cage of the animal, has a brown pistol grip, a grey trigger, a brown magazine and a scope mounted on top.

The barrel uses the disks of the spine, which has a front iron sight and a muzzle at the end of the rifle.

Performance

This sniper shoots a bone or a regular bullet with instant bullet travel time and its scope allows long-range battles. This bullet has a bleeding effect, which makes the opponent temporarily lose health over time if they got shot by this weapon.

When reloading, the magazine from the bottom is taken out and is replaced by a spare one. It has an output delay mechanic, which means shooting with this sniper and switching to a weapon with input delay mechanic will give a delay to that weapon. It also has input delay which works the opposite way from output delay and it receives a delay from output delay weapons.

Strategy

Tips

  • Try sniping from a high place and picking off anyone in sight.
  • Aim for the head to maximize damage.
  • This weapon operates very similarly to the Wyvern or "Sunrise".
  • This weapon doesn't have a high magazine size. It's important to reload when the moment is right, such as after the player has killed all the opponents in the area.
  • Use a high mobility melee weapon such as the Dark Force Saber or the Katana when moving to a new location as the weapon suffers from a low mobility.
  • Use the Bleeding effect as a means to weaken players overtime, then finish them off with a Primary or Melee weapon.
  • No-scoping with this gun or using it at close range is not recommended, due to its low fire rate, capacity, high recoil, and insufficient accuracy without a scope. Additionally, even if you do manage to hit an enemy, this weapon does not one shot, instantly putting yourself at a disadvantage since your enemy is not dead, and he/she possibly has a one shot/close range gun.

Counters

  • When using a sniper rifle, try to get into a position out of sight from the user.
    • If caught in a sniper duel, try running in and out of cover.
  • This weapon’s performance diminishes significantly in close combat, meaning close-range weapons such as shotguns can decimate users within its range.
  • Try flanking around the user then use a Melee weapon to kill the user quickly.
  • Make sure to heal up after the battle as the Bleeding effect can potentially lead to death if your health is low enough.
  • Use the low mobility to your advantage and strife around users while firing. Alternatively, Rocket Jump.
  • The user is most vulnerable when he/she is reloading, so surprise attack him/her when he/she is doing so.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Bring along a short range weapon, such as the Viking, as this gun may not perform at its best in short-range combat. It is recommended to also equip a rocket launcher such as the Christmas Ultimatum in order to kill players quickly, or all at once.

Changelog

14.1.0

Initial release.

>14.1.0

It was nerfed from 1 shot with bleeding to 2 shots anywhere with bleeding.

Trivia

  • Buying the Wyvern instead of this weapon is recommended, as they both do around the same damage (although this gun ones do slightly more damage), Wyvern however, has poisoning, and plus the latter fires faster and has a higher capacity. They cost a similar amount.
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