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- Pathfinder
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American Pathfinders are snipers that can engage infantry from long range, with maximum accuracy and killing power. Pathfinders kill most infantry with a single shot and also function as effective reconnaissance units.

Lore

The Pathfinders are among the most elite snipers in the world. They can lie in wait for several days without moving and with little supplies waiting for the perfect moment to shoot or to observe the enemy. These men are famous for laying waste to dozens of enemy infantry much longer before those under fire can even respond.

Before and during the infamous Operation Zero Hour, these men were issued with semi-automatic rifles modified with thermal scope and flash suppressing muzzles, allowing them to lay down a consistent rate of fire against enemy infantry without revealing themselves and detect incoming stealthed hostiles. Due to the weight of the rifle, they were only issued with light ghillie suits and camouflaged-patterned uniforms, which made them easy targets while moving. Upon doctrine changes and budget cuts, they are now issued bolt-action rifles (newer SRS with detachable silencer) for anti-personnel operation, binoculars for scouting (range finding when deployed by pairs) and improved (but heavier) ghillie suit and digital camouflaged uniforms, allowing them to slowly creep to a firing position undetected. These covert operators relies on old but tested tactics, while still keeping the grand motto of all sharpshooters, "One shot, One kill".

Abilities

Ability Description
Observation binoculars icon
Observation Binoculars
The Pathfinder uses his binoculars to observe the target location, revealing a radius of 600. Lasts until the Pathfinder is given a new order.
Attach silencer icon
Attach Silencer
Attach a silencer on the Pathfinder's sniper rifle. With the silencer attached the Pathfinder won't reveal himself while attacking and he fires 75% faster, but his shots deal 85% less damage.
Detach silencer
Detach Silencer
Detach the silencer from the Pathfinder's sniper rifle.
Call drone airlifter icon
Call in a Drone Airlifter
Call in a Drone Airlifter on the Pathfinder.
Requires Supply Center and Air Mobility.

Trivia

  • Pathfinders are currently the only infantry in-game with snow/winter variant.
  • Unlike their Zero Hour counterparts, Pathfinders no longer detect stealth.

See also