A compensator redirects gases upward, reducing vertical recoil. The increased sound pressure will cause the player to show in the minimap from farther away, and increased weapon bulk reduces accuracy when firing from the hip.
While attached, a compensator reduces the weapon's vertical recoil by 15% on most guns, with certain weapons receiving a slightly higher benefit. In exchange, the weapon's fire detect range is increased by 35 meters and its minimum hip cone-of-fire is increased by 20% in all stances.
As with all other attachments, if any instance of this attachment is purchased with Daybreak Cash it will still only be available for the specific weapon it was unlocked for, however it will be available on other characters who can use that same weapon.