|Bolt-action sniper rifle
|| Sniper Ammo
|Rate of Fire
||4 / 5 / 6 / 7
The Sentinel is a sniper rifle introduced in Season 4.
It has a unique 'Disruptor' mechanic: 2 Shield Cells (1 with the Level 4 Body Shield) charge up the Sentinel, making its shots guaranteed to completely shatter enemies' shields. Charging takes 5 seconds and lasts 120 seconds, although each shot will shorten the timer by 15 seconds.
- High damage per shot.
- High projectile speed.
- Bullets penetrate enemies, allowing you to hit multiple targets with one shot.
- Charged shots will break the target's shield on hit.
- No leg damage penalty with charged shots.
- Can open doors by shooting the handle.
- Very low fire rate and DPS due to bolt-action mechanism. Punishes the user severely for missing shots.
- Terrible hip-fire accuracy.
- Charged shots essentially discard headshots: Hitting a charged headshot on a standard legend without a Helmet will still deal 140 damage. Charged headshots are only effective on Fortified legends with a Rare-tier Helmet or better.
- Takes a long time to switch to without a Sniper Stock.
- Affected by an issue which prevents the user from healing under certain conditions.
The Sentinel ESR is a dual stage, electromagnetic actuated sniper rifle manufactured by Lastimosa Armory. Rounds are chambered through the rear bolt action receiver and fired with a traditional closed bolt pin. The round is then accelerated with a muzzle velocity of 5km/s through the EM Propulsion system. This delivers a projectile with highly destructive kinetic energy to defeat the immediate effects of bullet drop over distances of 2km. This gives the weapon more accessibility and a faster cycle time than the Kraber .50-cal Sniper in exchange for a little less lethality.
There are a total of 46 weapon skins for the Sentinel; 7 Legendary, 5 Epic, 18 Rare and 16 Common.
- Clean Shot - Needs Nightcore and 10,500
- Grieving Widow - Level 75
- The Sentinel is visible on the DUMMIEs back in Crypto's finisher "Drone Scan", when previewed in the Legends tab. This was a whole season before the gun was first unveiled. As said by community coordinator Jason Garza on Reddit, he messed up while capturing the finisher, and it shipped with the weapon showing. He also said, that he'd let the fans figure out what the weapon was.
Concept Art by Ryan Lastimosa