okay, I've got a couple loadouts for the TC. help give you a couple good ideas for some nice sniping loadouts. tho they should probably be tailored depending on the map a bit here and there.
my go to sniping class is just a hunting rifle with strategist 3, sharpshooter 3 with one point left over. I never use it for a shorty. though perhaps i should... now that i think about it. i just love the revolver too much even tho i suppose i never use it on my hunting rifle classes... but you could spend that last point on reviver 1, explosion expert , marathon man 1, or pistol zoom 1.
I sometimes mess around with a silenced hunting rifle with sharpshooter 3 as well... but here, i drop strategist altogether. instead of only putting 4 points in it and getting the radar only and not the early respawn potential, i may opt for covert training 2. a total of 13 points. though as someone else noted in this thread... on some maps i believe i can see how covert training might be unnecessary when paired with this sniper... lakeside for instance. when youre likely very far away or if you take care to not flank around the immediate area, lack of covert doesnt hurt you much at all. also consider the fact that you still do have that glint from your scope. its strength would lie at striking from someplace far away and not directly in the enemy's line of sight. maybe i'd put hawkeyed 3 here instead of covert 2. Im not quite sure... but on a smaller map yeah you might still want covert 2.
then theres also a possible sharpshooter 3, covert 2, military sniper loadout. again maybe covert isnt as important here but i absolutely think it works better here than with a silenced rifle for flanking and lining up instant down/execution headshots.
as you can see, I always have sharpshooter 3 there... maybe some people are beast enough to not use it habitually. that might better aid a silenced sniping class or one with covert training, however.
I don't snipe.....
yet I'm posting in this thread
Well that's not very productive of you...
...me too. I'm curious because my girlfriend is a sniper in most games, and I suck, but want to have tips in case I can talk her into playing this.
I want my meals to think for myself
upon giving it more thought... I think that hawkeyed 3 and sharpshooter 3 along with either a silenced hunting rifle or just an unsilenced one might be in many ways vastly superior to what I was using which was a regular hunting rifle with strategist 3 and sharpshooter 3. this alternative allows for the use of a silenced rifle and i think does the job of a sniper very well. by calling out enemies youre just opening up opportunities to nail your enemies while they fend off the attacks of your allies. and hawkeyed might actually aid in flanking on smaller maps better than strategist ever could. honestly i only like the strategist map when youre using an unsilenced rifle anyway
I now switch to my "ninja" build
Machete + covert shiv
If I saved enough parts, I get armor and the machete
I skip the chests/toolboxes
and sneak behind these guys with my silenced shorty, shiv, and machette
It's quite a fun twist on your 4th or 5th round
Hawk eye 3
First Aid 2
The only time I want covert is when there is a sniper on the other team, and we are lighting each other up.
I combine the long range head shots and first aid as a support mechanism, I put people down, front line troops Finish them, and I heal in the middle echelon.
I Finish a lot of games with two downs per execute. Lighting people up, specially groups of close people (level 3), helps the assault team know the situation.
The game not only rewards team work,.it rewards combined arms operations.