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Sniper
Sniper.png
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Sniper.png
Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class sniper.png
Type: Support
Health: 125 /Medic emblem RED.png185
(See Health below for further details)
Speed: 100%
(See Speed below for further details)
Meet the Sniper
SniperVidSplash.png
Snipin's a good job, mate! It's challengin' work, outta doors. I guarantee you'll not go hungry. 'Cause at the end of the day, long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead.
The Sniper on his profession

Hailing from the Australian Outback, the Sniper is a tough and ready crack shot. The Sniper's main role on the battlefield is to pick off important enemy targets from afar using his Sniper Rifle and its ability to instantly kill a target with a headshot. He is effective at long range, but weakens with proximity, where he is forced to use his Submachine Gun or his Kukri. As a result, the Sniper tends to perch on higher grounds or in hard-to-see places, where he can easily pin down enemies at chokepoints.

Although he is typically known for instantaneously killing enemies at a distance, the Sniper can use the Huntsman to get closer to the enemy. Additionally, the Sydney Sleeper and the mysterious Jarate allow him to take on a support role by causing enemies to take mini-crits.

The Sniper is voiced by John Patrick Lowrie.

Bio

Health

Main articles: Health, Overheal
Condition Health Overheal Quick-Fix Overheal
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper 125 185 155
With Darwin's Danger Shield equipped 150 225 185

Speed

Main article: Speed
Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %
With any Rifle, except the Classic, zoomed in
27 %
27 %
9 %
21 %
Charging the Classic at either zoom level
27 %
27 %
9 %
21 %
With the Huntsman drawn
53 %
53 %
18 %
N/A

Basic strategy

Main articles: Sniper tips, Sniper strategy
Sniperava.jpg
  • The longer you spend zoomed in using the scope, the more damage the shot will inflict due to it being charged. You will know if the sniper rifle shot is fully charged by the bars on the right inside the scope.
  • Aim for the head to inflict critical damage.
  • Zoom in with the sniper rifle by hitting MOUSE2.
  • Use your secondary slot Submachine Gun to deal with nearby enemies.
  • When you use Jarate on a enemy, it will make every shot you hit a mini-crit, therefore try not to waste it.

Weapons

Main article: Weapons

Note: Weapon damage is approximate and listed at base value. See individual weapon pages for additional figures.

Primary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Sniper Rifle
Stock
Sniper Rifle
Killicon sniper rifle.png 25 N/A Base:
50150

Headshot:

150450
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram info.png Charges while zoomed.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png
AWPer Hand
Promotional / Craft
AWPer Hand
Killicon sniper rifle.png
Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Huntsman
Unlock
Huntsman
Killicon huntsman.png 1 12 Base:
51120

Headshot:

153360
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram plus.png Friendly Pyros and Soldiers with the Righteous Bison and Engineers with the Pomson 6000 can light arrows to add fire damage.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png Enemy Pyros can deflect arrows.
Pictogram minus.png Arrows lose their accuracy if the bow is drawn for more than 5 seconds.
Pictogram info.png Hold primary fire to draw the arrow; press secondary fire to retract the arrow.
Pictogram info.png Arrows can pin enemies to a wall upon being killed (purely cosmetic feature).

Killicon huntsmanhs.png
Killicon flaming huntsman.png
Killicon flaming huntsman afterburn.png
Fortified Compound
Promotional
Fortified Compound
Killicon huntsman.png
Killicon huntsmanhs.png
Killicon flaming huntsman.png
Killicon flaming huntsman afterburn.png
Sydney Sleeper
Craft
Sydney Sleeper
Killicon sydney sleeper.png 25 N/A Base:
50150
Pictogram plus.png On hit at one second of zoom-in time or greater, applies Jarate effect to the target for 8 seconds.

Pictogram plus.png Charge rate increased 25%.
Pictogram minus.png Headshots do not crit.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram info.png Charges while zoomed.
Pictogram info.png Unlike the Jarate, this cannot extinguish burning allies on hit.

Bazaar Bargain
Craft
Bazaar Bargain
Killicon bazaar bargain.png 25 N/A Base:
50150

Headshot:

150450
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram plus.png Each consecutive headshot gives +10 charge per second.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png A body or missed shot reduces the bonus.
Pictogram minus.png -20% base charge rate penalty.
Pictogram info.png Charges while zoomed.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Machina
Promotional / Craft
Machina
Killicon machina.png 25 N/A Base:
50173

Headshot:

150518
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram plus.png Fully charged shots deal +15% damage.
Pictogram plus.png Fully charged shots penetrate players and damage enemies behind them.
Pictogram minus.png Only fires when zoomed.
Pictogram minus.png Shots leave a bright, easily traceable team-colored line behind them.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram info.png Charges while zoomed.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Killicon machina penetrate.png
Killicon machina penetratehs.png
Hitman's Heatmaker
Craft
Hitman's Heatmaker
Killicon hitman's heatmaker.png 25 N/A Base:
40120

Headshot:

150450
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram plus.png Gain Focus on kills and assists.
Pictogram plus.png Focus activates by pressing 'reload' when Focus meter is full.
Pictogram info.png When Focus is active:

Pictogram plus.png +25% faster charge rate.
Pictogram info.png Doesn't unscope between shots.
Pictogram minus.png Shots leave a bright, easily traceable team-colored line behind them.

Pictogram minus.png -20% damage penalty on body shot.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram info.png Charges while zoomed.
Pictogram info.png Headshot kills cause decapitation.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png
Classic
Craft
Classic
Killicon classic.png 25 N/A Base:
45135

Headshot:

50450
Pictogram plus.png Critical hits are guaranteed for headshots.

Pictogram plus.png Can charge without zooming.
Pictogram minus.png Cannot headshot unless fully charged.
Pictogram minus.png -10% damage penalty on body shot.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram info.png Doesn't unscope between shots.
Pictogram info.png Does not automatically start charging when zoomed.
Pictogram info.png Charged shots will gib victims.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png


Secondary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Submachine Gun
Stock
Submachine Gun
Killicon SMG.png 25 75 Base:
8

Crit:

24

[10 rounds / sec.]

Jarate
Unlock
Jarate
N/A 1 N/A Pictogram plus.png Doused enemies take mini-crits on hit.

Pictogram plus.png Partially nullifies cloak on enemy Spies.
Pictogram plus.png Extinguishes flames on wielder and allied players.
Pictogram minus.png Enemy Pyros can reflect Jarate.
Pictogram info.png Has a 20 second recharge.

Self-Aware Beauty Mark
Uncrate
Self-Aware Beauty Mark
Razorback
Unlock
Razorback
N/A 1 N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png Nullifies a single backstab attempt, temporarily "shocking" the Spy, preventing him switching weapons or attacking.

Pictogram minus.png Once used, does not recharge. Must be re-equipped from a Resupply locker.
Pictogram info.png Grants its ability passively; does not need to be activated.

Darwin's Danger Shield
Craft
Darwin's Danger Shield
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png Increases max health by 25 points on wearer.

Pictogram plus.png Increases bullet damage resistance by 15% on wearer.
Pictogram minus.png Increases explosion damage vulnerability by 20% on wearer.
Pictogram info.png Grants its ability passively; does not need to be activated.

Cozy Camper
Craft
Cozy Camper
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png No flinching when aiming.

Pictogram plus.png Knockback reduced by 20% when aiming.
Pictogram plus.png Regenerates 1 health per second
Pictogram minus.png Damage taken increased by 20%.
Pictogram info.png Grants its ability passively; does not need to be activated.

Cleaner's Carbine
Craft
Cleaner's Carbine
Killicon cleaner's carbine.png 20 75 Base:
8

Crit:

24

[7.4 rounds / sec.]

Pictogram plus.png  On Kill: gain 8 seconds of mini-crits for all weapons.

Pictogram minus.png  -20% clip size.
Pictogram minus.png  35% slower firing speed.
Pictogram minus.png  No random critical hits.


Melee

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Kukri
Stock
Kukri
Killicon kukri.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Frying Pan
Promotional
Frying Pan
Killicon frying pan.png
Conscientious Objector
Drop
Conscientious Objector
Killicon conscientious objector.png
Freedom Staff
Promotional / Craft
Freedom Staff
Killicon freedom staff.png
Bat Outta Hell
Drop
Bat Outta Hell
Killicon bat outta hell.png
Memory Maker
Distributed
Memory Maker
Killicon memory maker.png
Ham Shank
Promotional
Ham Shank
Killicon ham shank.png
Saxxy
Distributed
Saxxy
Killicon saxxy.png Limited item from the Replay Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Tribalman's Shiv
Craft
Tribalman's Shiv
Killicon tribalman's shiv.png N/A N/A Base:
33

Crit:

98
Pictogram plus.png On hit: causes bleed for 6 seconds.

Pictogram minus.png Deals 50% less damage.

Bushwacka
Craft
Bushwacka
Killicon bushwacka.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Crits where it would normally mini-crit.

Pictogram minus.png Raises fire vulnerability by 20%.
Pictogram minus.png No random crits.

Shahanshah
Craft
Shahanshah
Killicon shahanshah.png N/A N/A Base:
49 / 81

Crit:

146 / 244
Pictogram plus.png +25% increase in damage when health is less than 50% of max.

Pictogram minus.png –25% decrease in damage when health is more than 50% of max.


Taunt Attack

Snipertaunt4.PNG Associated items DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Skewer
The Sniper removes the arrow from his bow, twirls it behind him, then stabs it forward fiercely while muttering menacingly: "Stab, stab, stab". The enemy is stunned momentarily, until the Sniper then brings the arrow back to his bow again, killing the enemy. The taunt may also kill enemies behind the Sniper when he withdraws the arrow.
  • Killicon skewer.png

Item sets

The Croc-o-Style Kit
Backpack The Croc-o-Style Kit Bundle.png
Effect

Leave a calling card on your victims


Lawrence of Australia
Item icon Timbuk-Tuesday Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


The Camper Van Helsing
Item icon Camper Van Helsing.png
Effect

No effect


Dual-Purpose Fruit
Item icon Fruit Shoot.png
Effect

Reduces the chance of hunger by up to 13%


The Urban Professional
Item icon Urban Professional Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


The Straight Shooter
Item icon Scoper's Smoke.png
Effect

No effect

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items

Official class avatars

Official class avatars
Original set RED ÜberCharged set BLU ÜberCharged set
Sniperava.jpg Buffed red sniper.jpg Buffed blu sniper.jpg
Get TF2 avatars on Steam: Original · Community

Achievements

Achieved.png
Main article: Sniper achievements

Update history

September 28, 2007 Patch
  • Fixed third-person sniper aim animation not matching player's view exactly.

January 14, 2008 Patch

  • Added option for the Sniper Rifle to the Multiplayer->Advanced dialog. If disabled, the sniper rifle won't re-zoom after firing a zoomed shot.

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

December 22, 2009 Patch

  • Updated the Baseball and Jarate HUD indicators to stay on screen when full.

January 27, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed Snipers being able to shoot enemies through gates.

March 18, 2010 Patch (First Community Contribution Update)

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

December 22, 2010 Patch

  • The Sniper scope is now visible when viewing First Person Spectator mode on a zoomed Sniper.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] New laughing taunt animations have been added but are currently unused.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

August 3, 2011 Patch

August 18, 2011 Patch (Manno-Technology Bundle)

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

February 2, 2012 Patch

March 1, 2012 Patch

March 15, 2012 Patch

May 3, 2012 Patch

May 10, 2012 Patch

May 17, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed non-robot Snipers playing some of the robot Sniper lines

September 6, 2012 Patch

September 27, 2012 Patch

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

November 16, 2012 Patch

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

February 22, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2013 Patch

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

June 13, 2013 Patch

July 10, 2013 Patch

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

Trivia

  • In his fight scene with the Spy in Meet the Spy, the Spy makes a cut from the left side of the Sniper's cheek to his nose with his Knife. The scars were added to the Sniper's in-game model with the Sniper vs. Spy Update.
  • The Sniper's voice actor, John Patrick Lowrie, is married to Ellen McLain who voices the Administrator, as well as GLaDOS from the Portal series and Half Life 2's Combine Overwatch Voice. Lowrie also voices all of the male citizens in Half Life 2.
  • The first BLU team Sniper resembled Davy Crockett.
  • The Sniper's sunglasses, hair and hat make an appearance in Worms: Reloaded as one of the hats selectable for the players' worms.
  • The Sniper class from Monday Night Combat received the Sniper's regular stock hat, under the name "Mental Illness", during a cross promotion with Team Fortress 2. The name of the item is a reference to Meet the Sniper during the Sniper's conversation with his dad explaining that being an assassin (as he claims to be) is a job, while being a crazed gunman (as his dad thinks he is) is mental sickness.
  • The Sniper can play the Tenor Saxophone, as seen in Expiration Date.
  • The original concept for the sniper, he was to wield a Fish whacker but was later replaced with the kukri.

Gallery


Related merchandise


See also

References

  1. a b Team Fortress 2 Trailer 2, released in September 2006.

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