Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit
Unsupressed: Head: 2, Neck, Chest, Upper Torso, Arms: 1.5
8 rounds (11 w/ Extended Clip)
Completing Suffer With Me (SP)
8+72 (SP), 8+24 (MP)
8+160 (SP), 8+64 (MP)
|Rate of Fire||
234 RPM (SP), 375 RPM (MP)
- "Semi-automatic sniper rifle. Deadly from the chest up, with moderate recoil."
- — Description from Create-a-Class
The XPR-50 is unlocked for create-a-class after the completion of the level "Suffer With Me". However, it is also found in the level "Odysseus", where it can be used to provide sniper overwatch and complete a challenge. It's also the secondary weapon choice in Judgement Day.
It is the last sniper rifle to be unlocked in multiplayer at level 52.
The XPR-50 is a moderate damage sniper rifle. It deals 95 damage at any distance without damage multipliers in effect. The XPR-50 deals a one shot kill to the upper torso and upwards, also scoring a one shot kill to the entire arm. If a Suppressor is equipped, the Ballista will lose its one shot kill to the forearm area, while the damage will decrease to ninety if the player strikes the lower torso area. The XPR-50 has high penetration power, allowing the XPR-50 to shoot through cover while retaining high damage. However, this will heavily hamper the user's chances at getting one shot kills with the weapon.
The XPR-50's rate of fire is above average for the sniper rifle class. It fires semi automatically, with a firecap of 375 RPM. Firing faster than the firecap will further restrict the fire rate. This fire rate is good, especially for the XPR-50, which has damage almost equal to that of the Ballista, but while possessing a much higher rate of fire, therefore heavily increasing the damage per second.
The XPR-50's accuracy traits are subpar. The XPR-50 has a custom scope reticle with standard zoom levels, and the XPR-50's recoil is quite high. It is comparable to that of the bolt action snipers, but since the XPR-50 fires semi-automatically, the recoil is made much more problematic. The XPR-50 also has the second largest idle sway amount in the sniper rifle class, only outclassing the DSR-50 in this regard. The XPR-50, like all other sniper rifles, get a large amount of aim assistance on consoles, and have their idle sway speed halved if not using the default scope. The XPR-50 also has a low centerspeed value of 725 when standing. However, the XPR-50 gains the most centerspeed of all sniper rifles when crouching or in prone. When crouched, the XPR-50 will have a centerspeed of 942, and when prone, the XPR-50's centerspeed increases to a best in-class 1160.
The XPR-50's handling characteristics are quite poor. The aim down sight time is slow overall, at 400 milliseconds, while the XPR-50, like all other sniper rifles, have an extremely large hip-fire crosshair, making it at most a mediocre last resort option. The reload speed is poor overall, taking 3.5 seconds to reload a partially filled magazine, or 4.1 seconds to reload an empty magazine. The Reload cancel speed is 2.45 seconds, which is quite unimpressive in the grand scheme, but isn't much different from other sniper rifles.
The XPR-50 has a large magazine capacity, holding eight rounds in each magazine, and since the player spawns in with three spare magazines to start, gives the player 32 rounds to start off with, with a maximum of 64 rounds between the gun and reserve ammo. This supply is only bested by the SVU-AS, which consumes ammunition at a much faster rate. The XPR-50 can make great use of each bullet, allowing the user to get a lot of kills without extra ammunition being collected.
The XPR-50 has the usual assortment of attachments at its disposal. The Suppressor prevents the player from appearing on the mini-map from shooting the XPR-50, but at the cost of not one-shotting the forearms. Since the XPR-50 is semi-automatic, it is not as reliant on one shot kills, but it is quite powerful regardless, making the Suppressor an interesting attachment to consider.
The Ballistics CPU reduces the XPR-50's idle sway amount by thirty percent, removing a great deal of sway from the weapon. In tandem with a Dual Band Scope and/or Variable Zoom Scope, the XPR-50's overall idle sway reduces significantly, with a third of the idle sway amount gone and the idle sway speed halved.
The Variable Zoom Scope gives the XPR-50 two zoom levels, one less zoom than the standard scope, the other with more zoom than the standard scope. This scope can help the user spot targets from further away, or have an easier time tracking targets up close. The Dual Band Scope creates a thermal overlay that will highlight enemies not using Cold-Blooded as bright orange, while Cold Blooded users are unaffected and do not have their color changed. The ACOG Scope grants view of the mini-map, peripheral vision, and a low zoom level relative to the XPR-50's other sight pictures. The ACOG Scope also doesn't restrict the user's ability to hold breath, but the prompt to do so will not appear on screen.
Fast Mag decreases the XPR-50's reload time, reducing the speeds to 2.36 seconds for a partially filled magazine, 2.56 seconds for an empty magazine, and a 1.45 second reload cancel speed. This reload speed is one of the fastest in its class. Extended Clip will increase the reload time by ten percent, but will increase the magazine capacity to eleven rounds, roughly a 38% increase, while increasing the starting ammo loadout to 44 rounds, and a maximum of 88 rounds between the gun and reserve magazines.
The Laser Sight will reduce the hip-fire spread significantly, while giving a protruding laser. It's mostly the latter effect that is most valuable on sniper rifles, since players who tend to quickscope may find that the Laser Sight gives a visual aid of where to aim.
FMJ will increase the XPR-50's penetration power even further. The XPR-50 will be able to tear through most pieces of cover without major repercussions, if not completely unhindered by the obstacle(s), as only the un-penetrable obstacles will stop the user completely. Considering the XPR-50 already has excellent penetration, however, FMJ is considered an overkill attachment that only helps in very specific scenarios.
- Suppressor (unlocked weapon level 2)
- Ballistics CPU (unlocked weapon level 3)
- Variable Zoom (unlocked weapon level 4)
- Fast Mag (unlocked weapon level 5)
- FMJ (unlocked weapon level 6)
- ACOG Sight (unlocked weapon level 7)
- Extended Clip (unlocked weapon level 8)
- Laser Sight (unlocked weapon level 9)
- Dual Band Scope (unlocked weapon level 10)
Call of Duty: Strike TeamEdit
The XPR-50 appears in Call of Duty: Strike Team. It is unlocked after buying the "Stealth Package" Care Package, which contains the perk "Sniper", which increases Sniper Rifle Damage, three Claymores, and the XPR-50. In addition, the XPR-50 is given by default a suppressor for silent kills.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit
- The XPR-50 uses .50 BMG rounds, according to the Ballistics CPU.
- While crawling and firing, the rate of fire will be cut in half.
- The XPR-50's barrel reciprocates when it is fired. This trait is shared with the AN-94.
Call of Duty: Strike TeamEdit
- The XPR-50 is automatically given to Xiao in the mission "Multilateral Operation" to assist the J-SOC team.