Sniper (Red Alert 2)
150 (60 when elite, IFV)
Instantly kills infantry
Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Does not reveal position when attacking
Overview[edit | edit source]
|“||The British Sniper can easily eliminate enemy infantry at great ranges.
- Multiplayer loading screen for Great Britain
Armed with a high-caliber bolt-action rifle, SAS snipers are among the greatest infantry killers of the war, having an effective range far greater than that of standard infantry units, and even that of Yuri's specialized snipers, the Viruses. The sniper was also a master of stealth, being able to kill enemy infantry at long range without revealing his position.
Though no man could survive being in a sniper's sights for long, the round lacked the power to sufficiently damage vehicles or structures. Combined with the sniper rifle's slow rate of fire, the sniper was at a disadvantage in close-ranged firefights.
To increase survivability, snipers could be deployed inside an IFV, enhancing their speed and rate of fire.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
When selected[edit | edit source]
- Sniper ready.
- Give me a target.
- Give me a job.
- Eliminate 'em.
When moving[edit | edit source]
- Proceeding to vantage point.
- Just give me a clear view.
- I love to camp.
- Just get me close enough.
- Settling in.
When ordered to attack[edit | edit source]
- Taking him out.
- He's in my scope.
- He's a dead man.
When suppressed[edit | edit source]
- Run for cover!
- I need support!
- I'm in too close!
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Cameos[edit | edit source]
In order: English/French/German, Korean, Chinese. Top row is standard, bottom row is veteran.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Snipers crouch while on the move, reducing their profile.
- OpenRA also has a sniper unit in its Red Alert mod, but it belongs to the Soviets.
- In Mental Omega, it can also deploy as a sandbagged sniper likely GI.
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