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Sniper Scope
Sniper Scope
Users:

FY71, Gauss Rifle, Precision Rifle, SCAR, Shotgun, SMG

Effect:

4x and 10x zoom


The Sniper Scope is an attachment in the Crysis games. It has two zoom modes; 4x and 10x. In Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 the sniper scope zooms by pressing the melee button; in Crysis and Crysis: Warhead the sniper scope zooms by pressing the next and previous weapon buttons.

UsersEdit

It can be attached to the SCAR, FY71, SMG, Shotgun, Precision Rifle and Gauss Rifle.

TacticsEdit

The Sniper Scope is the only attachment that should be used to engage an enemy at a long range, since its 10x zoom mode makes it easier to see targets at long ranges.

The 4x scope is useful when the player needs to engage both medium and long-range targets. It has enough zoom to see a medium range target. However, the small crosshair can make it difficult to get a lock on a target, so an Assault Scope should be used if the player wishes to engage medium-range targets.

It might be useful in the Single Player Campaign to equip it with a Laser Pointer as well, because if the player aims with the laser dot, the player is even more accurate than the normal crosshair on the scope.

Generally, the Sniper Scope should be used on the Precision Rifle and Gauss Rifle. The SCAR, FY71 and SMG have a damage falloff at long range that makes those weapons much less effective against a target than the Precision Rifle and Gauss Rifle. The player shouldn't even bother to put it on the Shotgun, since it barely hits a target past short range, much less long range.

The best way to use it is to go prone, engage Cloak Mode and only shoot when the player properly aims at his/her target. Hitting long range targets with a relatively light gun (like the FY71) is easier if the player goes into Strength Mode (aiming is better in this mode and there is less recoil).

In Crysis 2 and Crysis 3, the Sniper Scope can be stabilized by holding Sprint button when scoping (Provided use Weapon Handling module in Crysis 3) and/or crouching and only available for Sniper Rifles and Assault Rifles (Crysis 3 only).

Attachments in Crysis and Crysis: Warhead.
Sidearm attachments FlashlightLaser PointerSilencer
Assault weapon attachments Assault ScopeFlashlightGrenade LauncherIncendiary RoundsLaser PointerReflex SightSilencerSniper ScopeTactical attachment
Other attachments Molecular Arrestor
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