The Archetype 27XX is a powerful fusion between a sniper rifle and a shotgun, and fires four rounds with fairly minimal spread and damage high enough to kill most enemies in one shot. When compared to other slot 4 weapons in its class, the Archetype is easily outclassed at longer ranges by weapons like the Sniper Rifle CS-YippeeKiYay due to having a much slower projectile speed and less precision at longer distances. On the contrary, its multishot capability mixed with its fairly decent rate of fire allows the Archetype to shine and outperform most slot 4 weapons in closer ranges, a rather unusual trait for a weapon in the same class of long range precision weapons. Despite being a slot 4 weapon, the performance of this weapon is actually much more comparable to shotguns and slot 3 weapons. In terms of viability, the weapon is best used at close-mid range and is best paired with weapons that can cover and excel at longer ranges with more precise accuracy, such as the Alien Rifle or the OEDA CR-30 Rifle.
The Archetype 27XX has a red and gray color scheme, which is somewhat similar to Falkonian weapons such as the Falkonian Shotgun, but it is not confirmed if this is a Falkonian weapon or not. The weapon frame is bulky in nature and has a scope extruding out the top. On the scope itself is a short antenna. The weapon itself is magazine fed and has a bipod-esque device mounted on the front end of the handguard. Near the stock end of the gun are three lights which glow when a hostile is not within line of sight of the weapon; a cyan colored target detection laser is emitted from the front end of the scope which, when the weapon spots an enemy, makes the lights flicker in a beige color.
- The Archetype 27XX was added as part of version 1.32, and was originally created by Incompetence.
- According to the weapon's designer, it is conceptually intended to be a single shot slug-firing rifle with an alternate shotgun firing mode.
- It also uses parts that do not currently exist, suggesting the weapon is from a later point in time or an alternate timeline, and was also designed more for human use.
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