A French magazine-fed .50 BMG rifle. Sure, you could shoot someone from across the map with this, but the bolt takes a long time to cycle, and the reload is by no means swift.
–In-game description
Hecate II

HECATE II angled

HECATE II old angled

Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Sniper Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 150
Damage 97 → 93
Range 40 max → 200 min
Hecate IIgraph


Hip Accuracy


Sight Accuracy


Magazine Size 7, 8 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 35
Fire Modes Semi
Rate of Fire 28 RPM

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
per bullet/pellet
Max (40 studs) Min (200 studs)
(x3.0) Head 291 279
(x1.8) Torso 174.6 167.4
(x1) Arms and Legs 97 93
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 97 -> 83.7 40 max -> 180 min
R2 Suppressor 92.15 -> 88.35 38 max -> 190 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 92.15 -> 88.35 38 max -> 190 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 92.15 -> 88.35 38 max -> 190 min
Suppressor 87.3 -> 93 36 max -> 200 min
Muzzle Velocity 3000 studs/s
Penetration Depth 10.0 studs
Suppression 5.0


Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 3
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 3
Weapon Recovery Speed 4
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.9


Min Camera Kick (3.29, -2.60, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (3.79, -0.11, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (0.10, 0.40, 7.69)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.40, 1.00, 8.10)
Min Recoil Rotation (1.20, -1.00, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (2.09, 0.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.40
Hipfire Recovery Speed 5
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.70


Min Camera Kick (2.20, -2.80, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.50, -0.41, -1.00)
Min Recoil Displacement (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.69, -1.00, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.29, 1.00, 0.50)
Sight Magnification 10.0x


Reload Time 4 seconds
Empty Reload Time 7.6 seconds
Equip Speed 10
Aiming Speed 6
Crosshair Size 70
Crosshair Spread Rate 1500
Crosshair Recover Rate 8


Weapon Walk Speed 11 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 4.4 stud/s
Ammo Type .50 BMG
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None

List of Attachments

Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills

Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Flashlight 365 Kills

Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills

Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills

The Hecate II is a French Sniper Rifle. It is unlocked at rank 150, or it can be purchased with credits.


The PGM Hécate II is the standard heavy sniper rifle of the French Army, sometimes known as the FR-12.7 (French: Fusil à Répétition de Calibre 12.7 mm or literally translated to "12.7 mm Caliber Repeater Rifle".)

The Hecate II is chambered in .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO). It is produced by PGM Precision. Roots of the rifle reach to the FRF7, which is older than its big sibling and uses the weaker 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition. Similar handling characteristics with its smaller ascendant give it a very high degree of accuracy, comparable to other .50 caliber rifles, such as the AS-50, Barrett M82 variants and M107, and the McMillan TAC-50.


General Information

The Hecate II is currently the third-last gun in the game to unlock, at rank 150, and surpassed only by the M107 and Steyr Scout. Much like other sniper rifles, the Hecate can one-shot kill (1SK) to the head like all sniper rifles, along with the ability to 1SK to the torso at any range, like the BFG 50, along with dealing a large amount of damage to the limbs, and a relatively large magazine capacity. Unfortunately, its large upsides are followed by equally large downsides. The Hecate has the second highest recoil of any gun in the game, even beating out the BFG. In addition to this, it has a very slow aim down sights (ADS) time, the second lowest amount of reserve ammunition for its class and a long empty reload time.

Usage & Tactics

The Hecate II is best used at longer ranges, similar to the BFG 50. It is handicapped at close range due to its limbs multiplier which cannot score a 1SK at any range unless the enemy is slightly injured. The Hecate II also has the second slowest walk speed out of any other weapon in the game (only the M107 is slower), so users might find it more convenient to switch to a secondary or their melee while actively being on the move to avoid getting shot or killed. To add to the slow RoF, it also has a slow scope in time meaning that missing shots can and will be punishing.

Similar to the M231 and Colt SMG 635, the Hecate II's recoil cannot be effectively mitigated to a satiable level with just attachments alone but can be learned and controlled by the player with enough skill. In a way, it is the antithesis of these two weapons, being so incredibly slow that it takes skill simply to continually score clean shots without getting return fire.


The Hecate II is an obvious competitor to the BFG 50. Its capabilities of having a detachable magazine, being able to 1SK to the torso at all ranges and being able to deal high damage at range even with the suppressor can be a great asset to the player. However, it still leaves a lot to be desired due to its ludicrous amount of recoil, slow ADS time and mobility speed, as well as not being able to 1SK to the limbs at close range.

Pros & Cons


  • 1SK to the head and torso at all ranges.
  • Magazine fed, unlike its other .50 BMG counterpart, the BFG 50.
  • Longest scope steady time in-class.
  • Tied with Intervention for third highest magazine capacity in-class.
  • Second highest penetration in-game, tied with the BFG 50.


  • Second lowest total ammunition count in-class.
  • Sluggish ADS time.
  • Slowest RoF in-class.
  • Extremely low mobility.
  • Long reload, especially when empty - third longest in the whole game behind the MG3KWS and M60.


  • When this weapon first came to the test place, its third person model was a two-tone grey and black Intervention.
  • The Hecate is one of two French weapons in-game, the other being the FAMAS.
  • The Hecate is the only sniper rifle in-game to feature a bipod on the model.
    • It also has a unique scope model.
      • The scope in real life is the Scrome LTE J10 F1.
      • This scope is also the only one in-game that has scope lens covers.
  • Despite the Hecate's recoil compensation measures in real life such as the muzzle brake and its weight, which is supposed to reduce recoil to a level comparable to that of a .308 Winchester, the in-game depiction has very high recoil in the game. The M107 shares this problem.
  • The Hecate holds the record for the longest weapon in Phantom Forces; this is contested with the RPK12, which comes in at a close second.
  • This weapon has a unique reloading animation. The reloading animation is similar to the Remington 700 and Intervention's, except much slower, and the character nudges the magazine into the magazine slot after inserting it, much like the MG36 and the SCAR HAMR‘s reloading animations.

Update History

Update Description Note
3.3.0 Introduction
3.4.1 Sound update
3.9.0 Slightly faster scope in time
3.12.0 Slightly increased aim speed
4.1.18v Firerate buffed from 25RPM to 28RPM The buff is only active while hipfiring, as the animation was not sped up to accommodate the faster fire rate.
Due to how bolt actions work in-game, the maximum firecap is still 25 RPM when scoping in.
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Assault Rifles

AK12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36
M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS G2 - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2
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Personal Defense Weapons

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AUG A3 Para - PPSh-41 - FAL Para Shorty - Kriss Vector - MP40
Tommy Gun - Uzi

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Colt LMG - M60 - AUG HBAR - MG36 - RPK12 - L86 LSW - RPK

Sniper Rifles

Intervention - Remington 700 - Dragunov SVU - AWS - BFG 50
AWM - TRG-42 - Mosin Nagant - Dragunov SVDS - Hecate II
M107 - Steyr Scout - WA2000


M4A1 - G36K - M4 - L22 - SCAR PDW - AKU12 - Groza-1
AK12C - Honey Badger - SR-3M - Groza-4 - MC51SD
FAL 50.63 Para - 1858 Carbine - AK105 - Jury - KAC SRR

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