“…One of the most effective weapons at distances up to 500m. High rate of fire and capacity. Low accuracy makes this weapon ineffective at longer distances…” – in-game description
It has a light counterpart, the Punisher, which is a version of the Punisher Mk2 with lower damage. It is essentially a Gatling gun, and it has the highest firing rate of any weapon in the game. It is lethal at close range but due to bullet spread, it becomes increasingly inaccurate as the range increases.
All Punishers (as well as Molots) accelerate fire rate up to 1.5x usual speed, if fired continuously for longer time than 3 seconds. Accelerated state is disabled if firing is stopped for more than 1 second or ammo is depleted.
The Punisher Mk2 is best used for close range combat, and is most effective when equipped in pairs, such as the Rogatka or Griffin. However, due to low accuracy, big bullet spread but still high damage, Punishers are good at destroying big robots up close; for all other tasks there are better choice of weapons.
- Damage increased +10%
- Firerate decreased -23% (from 11\17 rps to 8.3\12.45 rps per second)
- Actual burst DPS went down from 3,070 to 2,686, exactly -12.5% nerf
- Actual cycle DPS went down from 1,808 to 1,727, approximately -4.5% nerf
- Punisher and Punisher Mk2 now enters an accelerated firing rate after 3 seconds of sustained fire. At accelerated state, the firing rate is 1.5x of the normal.
- Accelerated firing shuts down when firing is stopped for 1 second.
- The gun barrels glows orange-yellow during accelerated state.
- MK1 and MK2 are now differentiated by DAMAGE, and not by firing speed.
- Due to high CPU load on mobile devices, Pixonic decreases RPS, simultaneously increasing the damage, thus leaving overall DPS same as on accelerated prototype.
- As part of the name prefix removal, the name of the weapon was changed from GAU Punisher T to Punisher Mk2
- Accuracy increased by 14%
- Damage decreased by 24.5%
- Damage increased by an additional 10%
- Effective Range: 300m -> 200m
- Damage increased by 10%
- As the in-game tooltip says, the Punisher Mk2 is two Punishers stacked on top of each other. However, it does only x1.57 the damage of a Punisher.
- Before the 2.5 update, the Punisher Mk2 was called the Punisher T. The “T” in its name may have stood for “twin” because it’s two Punishers in one. This has not been confirmed.
|Level||Damage||Cost||Time||Burst DPS||Cycle Damage||Cycle DPS|
|2||240 (+9%)||15,000||8 min||2933||52800||1886|
|3||260 (+8%)||30,000||45 min||3178||57200||2043|
|4||290 (+12%)||60,000||1 hour 30 min||3544||63800||2279|
|5||320 (+10%)||300,000||6 hours||3911||70400||2514|
|6||350 (+9%)||600,000||13 hours||4278||77000||2750|
|7||380 (+9%)||1.2 mln||1 day 1 hour||4644||83600||2986|
|8||420 (+11%)||2.3 mln||1 day 7 hours||5133||92400||3300|
|9||460 (+10%)||4.5 mln||1 day 14 hours||5622||101200||3614|
|10||510 (+11%)||7.5 mln||1 day 22 hours||6233||112200||4007|
|11||560 (+10%)||12 mln||2 days 15 hours||6844||123200||4400|
|12||610 (+9%)||19.5 mln||3 days 13 hours||7456||134200||4793|