The Vice is the T9 Prestige weapon of the Sniper class in Modern Combat 5: Blackout. It was added in Update XVI.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit

ASIX‑338   Norbok‑38   Aresk‑07   Rod‑94   E24 SASR   IMP‑S   BSW 77   Dread Eye   Vice    
SMART control of the weapon's quick recharge mechanism accounts for an increased rate of fire while aiming and provides a crucial tactical advantage
— - Official weapon description
TypeSniper Rifle
Likely based onHeckler & Koch SL9SD
DamageVery high
Rate of fireAverage (when hip-firing) Above-average (when ADS)
RangeVery high
AccuracyVery high
Starting ammo15-18-20
Fire modeSemi-automatic / (Automatic while ADS)
TierT9 Prestige SMART weapon

The Vice is an automatic sniper rifle with among the highest damage in its class, often capable of killing an opponent in up to 2 shots to the torso. As a Prestige weapon, it also possess maximum armor penetration. In addition, the weapon's unique SMART mechanic gives it a dramatic increase in rate of fire when aiming down the scope, while at the same time, the weapon has low recoil when aiming, making it viable even in close-range engagements if the player aims well.

It should be noted that the weapon is unable to equip muzzle attachments and produces a significant amount of flash when firing; it also cannot equip a scope with a zoom range longer than 10X. When hip-firing, the weapon's recoil is much higher, and its fire mode is semi-automatic, as opposed to fully automatic when aiming.

  • Very high damage
  • Maximum armor penetration
  • High rate of fire when ADS (due to SMART mechanic)
  • Low recoil when ADS
  • Low rate of fire when hip-firing
  • Less damage-per-shot than the Dread Eye
  • Inability to equip muzzle attachments or scopes with more than 10X zoom
  • Lower-than-average mobility


  • While the listed rate of fire for the Vice is rather low, the statistic is misleading as it does not take into account the boost in ROF which the weapon receives while aiming.
  • Originally, the weapon's damage output was much higher, and it could potentially kill in a single shot to the limbs, however its damage was reduced in nerfs by Gameloft due to concerns of it being overpowered; likewise, the weapon's rate of fire while aiming was slightly reduced.

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