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Deadly in the hands of a skilled Infiltrator, the bolt action TSAR-42's features a unique bolt rotation system designed to improve the time between shots.
Cert Cost: 650 Certification Points
DC Cost: 499 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon TR.png
Can Use: Icon Infiltrator.png
Weapon Type: Sniper Rifles
Fire Rate: 55 RPM
Chamber Time: 1.1s
Muzzle Velocity: 500m/s
Effective Range: Long
Fire Modes: Bolt Action
Headshot Multiplier: 2.1x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.5x
Max Damage: 700 before 10m
Min Damage: 400 after 265m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 2.8s
Long Reload: 4s
Magazine Size: 5
Ammunition Pool: 40
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 4.5 0
Move: 5 0.2
Stand Still: 5 0
Move: 6 0.55
Bloom per Shot: 1 1
Vertical: 0.4
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.1
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.2
Angle Min/Max: 0°/0°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 5
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: TSAR-42 API Data?

The TSAR-42 is a sniper rifle available to the Terran Republic. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

The TSAR-42 is the close-quarters option in the Terran bolt-action arsenal Unlike other bolt-action rifles, the TSAR-42 does not include an integrated scope, allowing users to equip optics typically reserved for standard weaponry in its place, and the weapon features a faster chamber time.

However, these perks come at the cost of effectiveness at range, with the TSAR-42 having steep damage fall-off and a lower velocity, plus no access to high magnification (6x and higher) scopes.

The TSAR-42, Icon VS.png Ghost, and Icon NC.png SAS-R are statistically identical.

Damage Fall-Off[]

The two intermediate ranges listed are the ranges at which two bodyshots or one headshot, respectively, no longer kill a standard infantry target.

  • 700 before 10 meters
  • 500 at 180 meters
  • 477 at 200 meters
  • 400 after 265 meters


Available attachments
RTA Reflex Sight (1x) The TR's Rapid Target Acquisition sight provides no magnification, but uses a clear red dot sight for close-combat situations.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon weaponAttachment tr redDotSight01.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
MH2 Reflex Sight (2x) The Terran MH2 features 2x magnification inside of a holographic red dot sight, giving it the advantage in urban combat situations.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon weaponAttachment tr redDotSight05.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
DMO (3.4x) Equipped with a combination chevron/crosshair reticle and 3.4x magnification capabilities, the TR's Designated Marksman Optics functions well at many ranges.
Tr weapon scope dmo x3.4.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
HDS (3.4x) Using a red dot reticle with 3.4x optical magnification, the TR's Holographic Dot Sight performs well in close and mid-range combat scenarios.
Tr weapon scope hds x3.4.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
TMS (4x) Sharpshooters have long preferred the Terran Marksman Scope, praising its simple 4x magnified crosshair for its versatility and efficiency.
Tr weapon scope tms x4.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
ACS (4x) The Terran Republic's Advanced Combat Scope utilizes a triple chevron reticle and 4x magnification, making it a good choice for all-around use.
Tr weapon scope acs x4.png
30 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
Suppressor The weapon's muzzle flash and noise generation is reduced, and the player no longer appears on the minimap when firing. In exchange, the weapon's damage falls off 20 meters sooner, and bullet velocity is reduced by 15%.
Suppressor (TR).png
100 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
Darklight Flashlight The rail mounted Darklight Flashlight can illuminate hostile cloaked infiltrators and dark areas but the light can give away your position.
Darklight Flashlight.png
100 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
Forward Grip A forward grip increases control of the weapon, reducing horizontal recoil by 25%.
For details on equip time penalties, see main article.
Forward Grip
100 Certification Points 49 Daybreak Cash
Straight-Pull Bolt The straight-pull bolt allows the sniper to chamber another round while aiming down sights.
Straight-Pull Bolt.png
100 Certification Points 75 Daybreak Cash
No Ammo types available.


Versus Infantry
Infantry Body part Shots to Kill
0-10mAfter 265m
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry Head 12
Torso 2(2)3(4)
Legs 2(2)3(4)
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator Head 12
Torso 2(2)3(3)
Legs 2(2)3(4)
Icon Heavy Assault.pngHeavy Assault Overshield Head 12
Torso 3(3)4(5)
Legs 3(3)5(5)
Icon MAX.pngMAX Head 712
Torso 15(18)25(32)
Legs 16(20)28(35)
Versus Vehicles
Vehicle Armor Facing Shots to Kill
Before 10m After 265m
Link=FlashFlash - 11 (on fire @ 9) 19 (on fire @ 15)
Composite Armor 5 - 14 (on fire @ 12) 25 (on fire @ 20)
Link=HarasserHarasser - 28 (on fire @ 22) 49 (on fire @ 39)
Composite Armor 5 - 33 (on fire @ 27) 58 (on fire @ 47)
Sunderer Diagram.pngSunderer - Immune
Blockade Armor 5 - Immune
Deployment Shield 4 - Immune
ANT Diagram.pngANT - Immune
Lightning Diagram.pngLightning Front/Top Immune
Prowler Diagram.pngProwler Front/Top Immune
Magrider Diagram.pngMagrider Front/Top Immune
Vanguard Diagram.pngVanguard Front/Top Immune
Mosquito Diagram.pngReaver Diagram.pngScythe Diagram.pngESF - 18 (on fire @ 14) 30 (on fire @ 24)
Composite Armor 5 - 19 (on fire @ 16) 33 (on fire @ 27)
Valkyrie Diagram.pngValkyrie Front/Side/Top/Rear 43 (on fire @ 35) 75 (on fire @ 60)
Bottom 86 (on fire @ 69) 150 (on fire @ 120)
Composite Armor 5 Front/Side/Top/Rear 50 (on fire @ 40) 87 (on fire @ 69)
Bottom 99 (on fire @ 79) 173 (on fire @ 138)
Liberator Diagram.pngLiberator - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Galaxy Diagram.pngGalaxy - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Bastion Fleet Carrier Diagram.pngBastion Weak Point - Immune

Ribbons and Medals[]

It is possible to earn both Ribbons and Medals while using the TSAR-42. Each ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the rifle. Medals are awarded upon reaching kill milestones with the weapon.


Ribbon Icon Requirements
Service Ribbon
Sniper Rifle Ribbon.png
10 kills
Find out more on the Service Ribbons article.


Medal Icon Requirement Award
No Medal
Medal Empty.png
0 kills N/A
Copper Medal
Medal Copper.png
10 kills Certification Points
Silver Medal
Medal Silver.png
60 kills 10 Certification Points
Gold Medal
Medal Gold.png
160 kills 20 Certification Points
Auraxium Medal
Medal Auraxium.png
1,160 kills 200 Certification Points
Medals earned with the TSAR-42 contribute towards the Sniper Rifles directive tree.



  • In honor of player Mentis, who has scored just under 300,000 kills with the rifle, a TSAR-42 was placed up against a tree to the south of Peris Amp Station. Interacting (E by default) with the rifle will show the following message.
    • A battle-worn sniper rifle of Terran design rests peacefully against the tree. The weapon is scored innumerably with the wielder's kill tally, and it's clear this soldier ran out of space to record. In the metallic pommel of the weapon grip you see large letters scratched into the paint: "MENTIS"