The Sharpshooter Class is a soldier class in XCOM 2.

Class DescriptionEdit

Just like it sounds, our sharpshooters engage enemy targets with pinpoint accuracy from extreme range. They're also trained in pistol marksmanship for the occasional close encounter.

–-Soldier Training Selection, XCOM 2

Class WeaponsEdit

The Sharpshooter class utilizes high-caliber sniper rifles as primary weapons and pistols as secondaries. The Sharpshooter does not need to manually switch to the Pistol to use it, with both pistol attacks and pistol overwatch being available as commands to instantly use the weapon. Special ammo carried by Sharpshooters will apply to both their rifle and pistol attacks; weapons attachments do not affect pistols, however.

Class AbilitiesEdit

Rank Ability Description
Fire Pistol
XCOM2 rank2 squaddie


Squadsight You can target enemies within squadmates' sight, provided there is line of sight to the target.
Ability Description Rank Ability Description
Long Watch Allow Overwatch to trigger with Squadsight.
XCOM2 rank3 corporal


Return Fire When targeted by enemy fire, automatically fire back with your pistol once per turn.
Deadeye Take a shot with a small aim penalty for a significant damage boost. 2 turn cooldown.
XCOM2 rank4 sergeant


Lightning Hands

Fire your pistol at a target. This attack does not cost an action. 3 turn cooldown.

Death From Above Killing an enemy at a lower elevation with your sniper rifle allows you to take a single extra action.
XCOM2 rank5 lieutenant


Quickdraw Firing your pistol with your first action no longer ends your turn.
Kill Zone Take a reaction shot against any enemy that moves or attacks within a cone of fire. 3 turn cooldown.
XCOM2 rank6 captain


Faceoff Fire once at every visible enemy with your pistol. (Does not target explosives.) 3 turn cooldown.
Steady Hands If you didn't move last turn, gain +10 aim and +10 critical chance.
XCOM2 rank7 major


Aim Hunker Down now confers +20 aim to the first shot on the following turn.
Serial Each kill made with your sniper rifle completely restores your actions. With each consecutive kill you get a critical chance penalty.

4 turn cooldown.

XCOM2 rank8 colonel


Fan Fire Fire the pistol 3 consecutive times at a single target. 3 turn cooldown.

Tactical InformationEdit

Main article: Sharpshooter Class (XCOM 2)/Guides

References Edit




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