The Laser Sniper Rifle is a weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]

The Laser Sniper Rifle provides a greater chance of inflicting critical damage to enemy targets. However, due to the unwieldy nature of this rifle, our soldiers will suffer a penalty when attempting to strike targets at close range.

– Engineering description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


The Laser Sniper Rifle becomes available for production in Engineering after completing Precision Lasers research.

Production Cost:

Tactical Info[]

▪  An improvement on the sniper rifle
▪  Unlike other weapons, Sniper Rifles are less accurate as the shooter's range to target decreases
▪  Snipers cannot move and fire in the same turn, unless trained appropriately
▪  Consider equipping Snipers with the best pistols in XCOM's arsenal
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown



  • Although this weapon appears to feature a bipod, all firing animations involving this weapon shows the Sniper steadying the rifle on their forearm.