|“||The paintballs deal three types of damage: They hit hard and also the paint doesn't wash off. And the third type is the most painful - try to explain to your mom how you got that dirty.||”|
—Weapon description in the Gallery
The Paintball Rifle is a Sniper weapon introduced in the 15.2.0 update.
It is a colorful sniper rifle that shoots paintball projectiles. It has decent damage, a fast fire rate, low capacity, and decent mobility.
This weapon seems to be a re-skin of the Poison Hunter (PG3D).
It is a paintball rifle outfitted with a 10x zoom scope, the magazine is white and contains 9 paintballs arranged in a bullpup design. The barrel is spray painted in blue, red, and white.
This weapon shoots paintball particles with instant bullet travel time and a blue and red splash radius. Moreover, this weapon possesses a 10x zoom optic sight, which allows the player to snipe down players in a long-ranged battle.
When reloading, the player takes out the clip from the weapon's top and replaces it with another. It has no delay mechanics.
- Conserve ammo due to its low capacity and fast firing rate, so aim carefully.
- It should be noted that the weapon cannot deal headshots due to it being an area damage weapon.
- Try to aim at the ground/lower body area.
- Due to its easily obtainable gears being inside small and medium clan chests, this makes it a cheap area-damage weapon for early-medium leveled players.
- It is a hard counter against low-fire rate sniper users.
- Use this against a group of players to score multiple hits/kills.
- Use the scope when attacking users from medium/long distances.
- Like most area-damage snipers, it is effective at damaging enemies behind cover, such as in front of an object.
- This is also effective for counter-sniping other players.
- Use a wallbreak Sniper such as Prototype to counter attack the user. Do NOT use a scoped Primary weapon, as they can easily hit your feet and leave you wounded and vulnerable.
- Try moving to medium range and finish off the user with a potent Heavy weapon such as Deadly Beat, Manga Gun, or Demolition Exoskeleton.
- Strafe around while jumping to minimize the damage from an oncoming shot.
- Have a potential one-shot weapon with you such as Manga Gun, Circus Cannon, or Portable Death Moon.
- Also bring a good close-quarters weapon such as Ghost Lantern, Devastator, or Flaming Volcano for foes who want to get up close and personal.
It is no longer obtainable from the Clans System.
- Like the Poison Hunter, the weapon shares a massive similarity to the "Sydney Sleeper" from Team Fortress 2.
- Similar to most area-damaging Heavy weapons and Little Cthulhu, this weapon kills instantly if hitting the feet of your foes. However, this mechanic only applies if they are in the center of the resulting blast radius.
- It is basically the reskinned version of the Poison Hunter (PG3D) but with disappointing differences such as no headshot multiplier, lower damage and small area damage (when firing).