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Manufactured by the Corpus, the Snipetron is a powerful and accurate rifle that sports optical zoom capabilities. Perfect for long range engagements.

The Snipetron is a IconCorpusOn.png Corpus built sniper rifle. Its high focus on DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage makes it an ideal weapon for use against armored targets.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.
  • Two zoom modes:
    • First zoom has 2.5x zoom distance and +25% headshot damage.
    • Second zoom has 6.0x zoom distance and +50% headshot damage.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.


  • Pinpoint accuracy while zoomed in; shots will hit exactly on the reticle dot, perfect for headshots.
  • Innate 2.5 meter punch through.
  • Unzoomed
    • High crit chance
    • Above average damage
  • 2.5x Zoom
    • Above average crit chance
    • Above average disposition
  • 6x Zoom
    • High crit chance
    • Above average disposition


  • Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 400m to 600m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.
  • Inaccurate beyond short range when fired from the hip.
  • Unzoomed
    • Low magazine
    • Low effective fire rate
    • Very low max ammo
    • Very low reload speed
    • Low status chance
    • Very low crit multiplier
  • 2.5x Zoom
    • Very low magazine
    • Low max ammo
    • Very low reload speed
    • Low status chance
    • Very low crit multiplier
  • 6x Zoom
    • Very low magazine
    • Low max ammo
    • Very low reload speed
    • Very low status chance
    • Low crit multiplier



Originally available from the Market, it was retired from it in Update 8.0 (2013-05-23) due to lore issues where the Corpus do not utilize weapons that fire bullets, but rely on energy weapons or railgun technology.

Players were able to obtain a SnipetronVandal.png Snipetron Vandal and a Blueprint for the normal Snipetron through the Informant Event after killing 20 Informers. The developers admitted that this was an apology for the Snipetron's sudden removal. Following the event, any piece of content to be removed from the market is now given a week's advance notice.

The Snipetron blueprint was added as a reward for the Project Undermine Tactical Alert from the 2nd of October 2015 to the 5th of October 2015.

The blueprint occasionally returned as an offering sold by Nakak in Cetus during the Operation: Plague Star event for ReputationBlackx64.png 3,000 Operational Supply and Credits64.png 5,000.

The blueprint was available from Ticker in Fortuna during the Star Days event for 10 AdvancesDebtBond64.png Advances Debt-Bonds.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • Using Mod TT 20px.png Wildfire and Mod TT 20px.png Magazine Warp on their own will give you one bullet each, while using both at the same time will give you two extra bullets.


  • Use your melee or your sidearm for close-quarters combat.
  • As a general note, ammo consumption should not be too big of an issue as long as players make full use of their abilities and melee weapons in conjunction with Snipetron.
  • Use the Mod TT 20px.png Sniper Ammo Mutation mod to greatly relieve the low total ammo and ammo drop chance for sniper rifles.
  • Like all sniper rifles, the Snipetron works well with Warframes with mobility-boosting abilities such as ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr or NovaIcon272.png Nova.


  • As this was the first true sniper rifle in the game, Grineer Ballista were equipped with this weapon before the Vulkar.png Vulkar was introduced.
  • The Snipetron shares an identical appearance with the Lanka.png Lanka, which effectively replaced it as the Corpus sniper rifle.


Snipetron Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Damage increased from 175 to 180
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 12%

Hotfix 22.0.6 (2017-10-18)

  • Reduced the headshot damage of the Snipetron series in Conclave.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

General Sniper Changes
  • Reticle sway removed from all zoom levels!
  • 1 meter punch through added to all snipers without any to start with (snipers with innate punch through unchanged).
  • 1 combo count removed at a time when duration runs out instead of all of them (decay vs. cooldown).
  • 1 combo count removed on miss instead of all of them
  • Additional bullets from multishot will each count as their own hits and misses in the combo counter
  • Combo duration reduced to 2 seconds for all snipers apart from Lanka which is reduced to 6
  • Damage fall off begins at 400 meters and ends at 600 meters with damage reduced to 50% past 600 meters.
Specific Sniper Weapon Changes
  • Fire rate increased from 1.5 to 2
  • First level zoom +10% Damage replaced with +30% Head Shot Damage
  • Second level zoom 15% Damage replaced with +50% Head Shot Damage

Hotfix 18.0.4 (2015-12-08)

  • Conclave: Reduced the damage of the Snipetron series in PvP.

Hotfix 17.6.2 (2015-10-08)

  • Conclave: The Snipetron weapon series is now available in PvP.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • Buff:
    • Added 2.5 puncture depth.
    • Increased damage from 100 to 125.
    • Reduced reload time from 4s to 3.5s.

Hotfix 9.6.1 (2013-08-23)

  • Updated reload sound effects for Snipetron.

Hotfix 8.3.3 (2013-07-09)

  • Updated Snipetron sound FX.

Update 8.3 (2013-07-04)

  • Sound changes.

Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)

  • Changed price from Credits64.png 50,000 (blueprint) to Platinum64.png 225.

Update 7.10 (2013-05-03)

  • Snipetron now has Armor Piercing damage by default, but with a slight increase to recoil.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Buffed:
    • Damage increased from 100 to 115
    • Reload time decreased from 5 to 3.8.

Update 6.5 (2013-02-22)

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel, added Rotation and Translation Spring values. Tweaks to aim while scoped and from hip. Added force feedback to its firing sound.

Update 2 (2012-10-29)

  • Nerfed Snipetron, added scope effects

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Item introduced with game release.

See also[]

  • SnipetronVandal.png Snipetron Vandal, the Vandalized counterpart of this sniper.
  • Lanka.png Lanka, the successor of Snipetron, which is available in the Energy lab.