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This article is for the snipers of the Swarm. For the Locust Snipers, see Sniper.
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Sniper
Physical description and equipment
Species

Swarm (formerly human)

Eye color

Yellow

Weapons

Longshot Sniper Rifle

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Post-Lambent Pandemic

Affiliation

Swarm

Snipers were Swarm Drones that wielded Longshot Sniper Rifles, identified by their asymmetrical faces.

HistoryEdit

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StrategyEdit

Snipers have the lowest health of all Drones, but are seldom reachable on foot. They prefer to stake out in a covered, elevated position, where they can fire their Longshots from afar. They will stay behind cover until they take aim; the glint of the rifle scope betrays their position. If you have a precision weapon, such as an EMBAR or your own Longshot, exploit their low health and aim for the head.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Sniper is a playable multiplayer character for the Swarm in Gears of War 4, and has three unlockable character skins, excluding its Default skin: Color Blast, Onyx Gold, and Spectre. Its Onyx Gold skin is only available in the Onyx Gold Swarm Pack.
  • Snipers only appear in the campaign.

AppearancesEdit

Locust Horde
Sire
Berserker · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cleaver Theron, Cyclops, Flame Drone, Flame Grenadier, Grappler, Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Gunner, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Miner, Palace Guard, Rager, Savage Drone, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Savage Theron, Sniper, Spotter, Theron Elite, Theron Guard, Theron Sentinel) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus)
Hollow Creatures
Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser (Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst · Nemacyte · Reaver (Hydra) · Riftworm · Rock Worm · Seeder · Serapede · Shrieker · Siegebeast · Tempest · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Lambent
Imulsion
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Drone · Lambent Drudge · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Wretch
Swarm
Canker · Carrier · Drone (Elite Drone · Grenadier · Hunter · Imago · Sniper) · Hive Beast · Juvie (Screamer) · Pouncer · Scion · Snatcher · Swarmak
DeeBees
DR-1 · Shepherd (Deadeye) · Tracker (Shock Tracker) · Watcher (Guardian · Sentinel)

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