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The Sniper on piercing rounds

The Machina (/ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈmækɨnə/ mah-kee-nə[1]) is a promotional primary weapon for the Sniper. It is a futuristic Sniper Rifle with a fluted barrel and a soft grip. It is styled after the Longsword 202 ERASER from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

While this weapon deals identical damage to the default Sniper Rifle, it cannot be fired unless the player is utilizing the scope. Attempting to fire the weapon unscoped will cause a "click" sound effect and emit sparks from the muzzle at no ammo cost. A fully charged shot fired by the Machina delivers an extra 15% damage and can pierce through multiple enemies. Buildings cannot be penetrated, though they can be damaged as usual by a penetration through a player. As a drawback, the weapon fires tracer rounds; each shot leaves a faint team-colored trail in the air for a few seconds, notifying enemies of the Sniper's position.

A successful penetration kill, where a fully charged shot penetrates an enemy to kill another enemy behind them, will trigger a unique fanfare sound effect audible to every player on the server, similar to the sound made by the Chargin' Targe.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Steam before August 26, 2011.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Base damage 100%
Function times
Attack interval 1.5 s
Maximum charge time 3.3 s
Zoom-in charging delay 1 s
Zoom-in headshot delay 0.2 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Righteous Bison Sydney Sleeper Machina
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Righteous Bison.png + Item icon Sydney Sleeper.png = Item icon Machina.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Huntsman.png Item icon Sydney Sleeper.png Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png Item icon Machina.png
Item icon Hitman's Heatmaker.png Item icon AWPer Hand.png Item icon Fortified Compound.png Item icon Classic.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Machina Bazaar Bargain Hitman's Heatmaker
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Machina.png + Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png = Item icon Hitman's Heatmaker.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Achieved.png General

Grey Matter
Grey Matter
Get 25 Headshots as a Sniper.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Ignite 10 Snipers while they are zoomed in.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Efficient
Be Efficient
Get 3 kills with the Sniper Rifle without missing a shot.

Dropped Dead
Dropped Dead
Kill a Scout in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.
Jumper Stumper
Jumper Stumper
Kill a rocket or grenade-jumping enemy in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

The Last Wave
The Last Wave
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you waving to them.

Update history

August 18, 2011 Patch (Manno-Technology Bundle)

  • The Machina was added to the game.

August 23, 2011 Patch

  • Added draw/recoil forces for The Machina

October 13, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange Quality.

October 18, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a problem where the rifle wouldn't damage sticky bombs

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • [Undocumented] Added LODs to the Machina.


  • Occasionally, the tracer round will stop around an enemy target despite the shot not registering as a hit.
  • When firing under the effects of damage recoil, the Machina may appear to fire two bullets: one bullet firing towards the intended target, and the other firing a few degrees higher at a diagonal angle out of the barrel. This may be caused by the Machina's particle effect. The second shot deals no damage and costs no ammo.
  • Destroying a building with a penetrating shot will show the kill icon for a penetrating bodyshot, but will not trigger the associated unique sound effect.
  • This weapon has been known to produce a large expanding sphere of red Xs around the player upon firing due to a particle error.
  • The unique sound effect for reloading the Machina currently does not work.


  • Much like the game from which it originates, the weapon is named after the phrase deus ex machina, Latin for "god out of the machine". It is a term used to describe a convenient plot device that appears out of nowhere to instantly solve a difficult problem.


See also


  1. Random House Dictionary