The Specter is a suppressed assault rifle that is exclusively available for the Factions MP multiplayer that comes with the DLC 'Grounded' bundle.
At first glance, this gun is seemingly the best purchasable one in the game. The weapon is fully automatic, comes with a suppressor, has the highest rate of fire out of all the weapons and a player gets 15 rounds in a 20 round magazine for a relatively cheap cost of 350 parts. The flaw of this weapon, however, is that it deals the weakest damage per bullet and a has a high spread when mag-dumping. This means that one is likely to either miss most of their shots or use up a full magazine without getting the most efficient use out of it. It is best suited for stealth or flanking tactics thanks to its suppressor or for a short-range attack on the enemy.
The Specter is a 6 shot down to the body and 2 to the head. It compares most closely to the Assault Rifle, but is suppressed, does less damage, has higher recoil, and has a much faster fire rate. While technically it takes roughly 9 bullets to down an armored opponent, this is not always the case as missing with this weapon is easy because of the high rate of fire and recoil. This makes equipping Sharpshooter a wise choice if choosing to engage enemies in medium range combat; long range is not a wise choice for this weapon. It also costs the same as the Assault Rifle, so it's effectively a silenced version of it.
However, this weapon serves best in short-range scenarios, especially if one equips Sharpshooter, as the fire rate means it is a guaranteed kill on par with the Shotgun and the Flamethrower. The rapid fire rate also effectively cancels melee attacks, saving a player's life if confronted by Machete or upgraded 2x4 users. It is also very useful in a stealth class since it is both suppressed and fully automatic, making it potent in close range without having to spend a loadout point on a suppressor. It also costs the same as the Bow, allowing players to decide whether they want to fight in close range combat with the Specter or use a versatile mid-range stealth weapon like the Bow.
Like the Assault Rifle and Shotgun, ammunition is expensive. Therefore, the user must conserve ammunition get the most out of it. Alternatively, one could equip the Cheaper Ammo booster to make purchasable ammunition cheaper.
- This weapon is based on the Israeli IMI Galil SAR (Short Assault Rifle).
- This weapon is one of the few fully-automatic weapons in the game.
- The Specter is the only integrally suppressed firearm in the game.
- The Specter is modeled with a STANAG 30 round magazine, even though it only holds 20 rounds in game.