The Dread Eye is a Prestige sniper rifle of the Sniper class in Modern Combat 5: Blackout. It was added in Update XII.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit
|ASIX‑338||Norbok‑38||Aresk‑07||Rod‑94||E24 SASR||IMP‑S||BSW 77||Dread Eye||Vice|
“ The Dread Eye fires tracer rounds coated in special polymers, allowing them to ricochet off of solid objects, if the user is patient enough to wait through a complete charging. „
|Damage||Very High (default); Extremely High (when fully charged); High (when hip-firing)|
|Rate of fire||Moderate|
|Accuracy||Very High (charged shots have "travel-time" and do not instantly hit target within crosshairs after firing)|
The Dread Eye is a rather unique semi-automatic sniper rifle with a "charging" mechanism. The weapon features a solid rate of fire and very high damage for a semi-automatic sniper rifle, capable of killing most opponents in a single shot to the torso when ADS.
When the player is ADS, the weapon will begin to charge up - when fully charged, the Dread Eye's bullets will ricochet off of solid objects 1 time-per-shot; this makes for an effective technique for firing around corners or into cramped areas where the bullet has a good chance of ricocheting and hitting a target out of one's line of sight. However, charged shots travel slower than normal bullets (an effect similar that of weapons such as the ERG 10 and SPEC-38A). The charging time will also determine the damage of a bullet, as when rapid firing, the target can still usually survive a shot to the limbs. Ricocheting or charged bullets have the highest and most massive damage.
Hipfire only deducts 90 points of health, meaning 2 shots while hipfiring is required to kill an opponent. Quickscoping can be an effective way of ensuring one-shot kills in close range combat. Charged shots have the ability to pierce through enemies, with the ability to kill two birds with one stone. Each shot almost guarantees a one shot kill. The shots are quick there is almost no delay in the projectiles, so this should not be a worry.
- Originally the Dread Eye's charged shots would ricochet off of objects 3 times per shot, however this was reduced to 1 time per shot in a subsequent update due to concerns of it being overpowered.