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A heavy precision variant of the Belgian SCAR-H. Slowest fire rate in class with strong vertical recoil, but with fast recovery.
–In-game description
SCAR SSR

SSR angled

Scar SSR

ScarSSRTPM

Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Designated Marksman Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 85
Damage 57 → 48
Range 120 max → 180 min
SCAR SSRgraph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 10, 11 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 60
Fire Modes Semi
Rate of Fire 220 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (120 studs) Min (180 studs)
(x2.00) Head 114 96
(x1.70) Torso 96.9 81.6
(x1.00) Limbs 57 48
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
Suppressor 54.15 -> 48 102 max -> 153 min
R2 Suppressor 54.15 -> 45.6 108 max -> 162 min
ARS Suppressor 57 -> 43.2 120 max -> 180 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 54.15 -> 45.6 114 max -> 171 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 54.15 -> 45.6 114 max -> 171 min
Armor Piercing 57 -> 48 60 max -> 180 min
Hollow Point 68.4 -> 38.4 132 max -> 162 min
Muzzle Velocity 3000 studs/s
Penetration Depth 2.6 studs
Suppression 1.3

HIP ACCURACY 18

Min Camera Kick (4.19, -0.41, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (4.59, 0.60, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 0.60, 14.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 1.10, 14.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (1.79, 0.69, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (2.50, 1.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.05
Hipfire Recovery Speed 6
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.70

SIGHT ACCURACY 10

Min Camera Kick (4.09, -2.60, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (4.80, 1.70, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.50, 10.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.89, 12.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (1.20, -0.21, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.50, 0.20, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 3.0x

ACCURACY 58

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 20
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 15
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.75
Hip Choke {{{HipChoke}}}
Aim Choke {{{AimChoke}}}

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.6 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.8 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 10
Crosshair Size 40
Crosshair Spread Rate 400
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 12 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 7.2 stud/s
Ammo Type 7.62x51mm NATO
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


The SCAR SSR is an American Designated Marksman Rifle. It is unlocked at rank 85, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

The SCAR-SSR (Sniper Support Rifle), also known as the FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) and SCAR Mk.20 Mod.0 SSR, is a designated marksman version of the SCAR-H. It is a relatively modern rifle, utilizing the same operating system and modular architecture found in all members of the SCAR family. The SCAR-H PR incorporates features seldom found in a semi-auto precision rifle and retains the same performance as an assault rifle.

The rifle is available with a foldable buttstock (SCAR-H PR model) or with a non-foldable precision buttstock (SCAR-H TPR model is the one used in-game.)

The SCAR Mk.20 Mod.0 SSR is the US designation of the SCAR-H TPR.

In-Game

General Information

The SCAR SSR is a highly accurate and powerful DMR, boasting high damage and a high headshot multiplier. It can one-shot kill (1SK) an opponent at medium range, up to 166 studs, slightly longer than the headshot range of the SVU, However, at range it requires three shots to kill (STK) a full health enemy on the limbs, but two shots if one lands on the head or chest. This rifle has a moderate fire rate (220 RPM) and it is combined with its advantage of higher precision and reduces the effect of its moderate recoil to make it an effective killing machine like the SVU. The SCAR SSR has a very high muzzle velocity, on par with anti-materiel rifles, and the L86 LSW.

The default iron sights are the same as the other SCAR rifles and feature the same clear and unobstructive sight picture. However, they are not as useful as they are on other SCAR variants due to the SSR's preference for long range combat. It is recommended that that a magnified optic which suits the user's liking be used instead. It should be noted that the PM II is available for 0 kills.

The SCAR SSR functions similarly to the Dragunov SVU, albeit with a faster firerate and lower limb damage. To make full use of the high muzzle velocity, engage enemies at longer ranges. It can neutralize an enemy faster than the MK11 and the SKS, and about as quickly as the Dragunov SVU due to its 1SK to the head. The SSR is also very mobile—the user should change their sniping position frequently to avoid detection. Ambushing is also a good tactic to use with the SSR. Thanks to the high damage, the suppressors won't affect much of the sheer power that the SSR brings to the table.

Even though it can 2SK or 1SK to the head up to a moderate range, this rifle is easily outclassed by most of the close-quarters-combat (CQC) and medium range weapons if they ever get close. Using a good backup secondary weapon is important to keep the user alive, bar the user not getting themselves in a CQC situation in the first place. It will also be outclassed by dedicated snipers at the longest sidelines due to both lower damage and shorter scope steady time.

Usage & Tactics

Given its low RoF and high damage, the SCAR SSR is better suited in a more "passive" approach than typical DMRs. The high damage in conjunction with its damage multipliers, faster muzzle velocity and great accuracy allow for the SSR to compete against sniper rifles at long distances. However, given that its iron sights are not practical for such long-range engagements, it is recommended that a sight with a good amount of zoom, PM II or VCOG 6x Scope should be used. The ACOG Scope is well suited and may work better than the VCOG or PM II due to the faster ADS and not needing to be concerned with short steady time with PM II or VCOG.

If if the user can aim well, it is possible that the SSR can be used in CQC, although this is much harder to do given the very slow aim-down-sights (ADS) time, poor handling traits and the low RoF,  which means missing a shot in CQC makes a user more vulnerable in such scenarios. PDWs and Shotguns are much better suited to CQC and against such weapons. A good close-range secondary, such as the TEC-9 or Serbu Shotgun would be beneficial to SSR users, filling the gap in CQC the SSR leaves.

A good tactic with the SCAR SSR is to use a relatively low magnification optic, like the DDHB Reflex or the ACOG Scope. This allows the user to still have high magnification, but now allowing the ability to spam the SSR. As the SSR has a firerate of 220 with the ability to two shot body at long range, using the high damage and the high firerate is effective. As for the barrel attachments, a Muzzle Brake is recommended for much quicker follow-up shots. Suppressors are also a viable option for stealthy combat, due to the sheer power that the SSR delivers; however, it should be noted that some suppressors may reduce the 1SK damage range. Grips, though they aid in reducing the SSR's recoil, can significantly slow down ADS speed and is not recommended, with the exception of the Sideways Grip and the Skeleton Grip.

Conclusion

The SCAR SSR is a heavy-hitting DMR that is comparable to the Dragunov SVU, both having low magazine capacities for its class, slow mobility speed and good one-shot headshot range. With the low capacity and slow mobility combined with the painfully slow ADS time, this can hinder its performance greatly. Despite this, it retains the lethality of a sniper rifle with headshots out to an impressive distance and the higher RoF of a DMR.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • High damage—2SK to the torso at all ranges.
  • Longest one-shot headshot kill range in-class—up to 166 studs.
  • High muzzle velocity.
  • Fast recoil recovery.
  • Access to the PM II.
  • Decent mobility.

Cons:

  • Slowest RoF in-class.
  • Small magazine capacity.
  • High recoil—inaccurate if spammed.
  • Slow aim down sights (ADS) speed—especially with high-powered scopes such as PM II and VCOG.
  • Short steady time with PM II and VCOG (four seconds).

Trivia

  • In an older update of the SCAR-H on the FN Herstal's website, there was a 20-inch (50.8 cm) long barrel configuration. This was later removed and replaced by the SCAR-H PR.
    • The civilian sale SCAR SSR is sold under SCAR 20s.
  • The SCAR SSR;
    • Can use 20-round magazines, the same as the ones used by the SCAR-H.
    • Has a fire mode change animation even though it has one fire mode.
      • Technically possible in real life as a SCAR-H lower which has an auto sear for automatic firing can be attached to the SSR upper.
    • Has a lower firing sound than other SCARs in-game.
  • The SCAR SSR was popularized by the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's SCAR-20, the name used for the SCAR SSR in CS:GO.
  • The SCAR SSR, along with the L86 LSW, when fired at an enemy, play bullet whiz and crack sounds, normally reserved for sniper rifles. The SCAR HAMR and AUG HBAR also functioned this way. This feature is now outdated due to the new suppression mechanic added in the July 4th, 2017 update. However, the SCAR SSR and L86 LSW still retain this feature.

References

  1. [1]SCAR-SSR details under variants
  2. FN website #1
  3. FN website #2
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