(PRE REBALANCE) Can you make the Predator 12G good? [PAYDAY 2]
Can you make the Predator 12 Gauge good? This Spas 12 shotgun is free to any players who join the PayDay 2 steam group Unfortunately, it’s pretty weak all around It’s biggest downsides are the low damage and relatively slow reload speed However, if we can make up for those downsides through various skills It’s strengths can show through Such as it’s rather high firing speed and ammo pick-up rate For my build, I’ve gone straight to Enforcer and grabbed Basic Underdog, Ace Shotgun CQB, Shotgun Impact and Far Away and got Basic Overkill This is, for the most part, pretty standard shotgun stuff I get “Far Away” in this build as my main weapon will be a shotgun and I need a way to deal with enemies at range In Tank, I’ve Aced Resilience, Transporter, Shock And Awe and Iron Man Pretty much standard armour stuff and Shock And Awe will allow me to deal with Shields easily In Ammo Specialist, I’ve gotten Basic Scavenger, Aced Bulletstorm and Extra Lead and got Basic Fully Loaded While the Predator’s ammo pick-up rate is good, it’s ammo capacity could always be better Fully Loaded will help keep my gun… well, fully loaded Under Ghost and Artful Dodger, grab Basic Duck And Cover and Parkour, as you should in every single build In Silent Killer, I got Basic Second Wind and The Professional and Aced Specialized Killing Silencer skills are a great way to deal with the Predator’s mediocre damage Finally, in Fugitive, under Brawler, I got Basic Martial Arts, then Aced Bloodthirst, Beserker and Frenzy This may seem like a weird choice, seeing as we already have Silencer skills and Overkill Why would you need even more extra damage? Well… Because it makes this build viable on Deathwish As I can now one-shot most enemies And Bloodthirst will allow me to get a quick melee kill and increase the Predator’s reload speed dramatically Solving one of it’s major problems For Perk Decks, I’ll be running Armorer Extra survive-ability is excellent, and, unlike Anarchist, I don’t have to worry about my amour being stuck broken and not regenerating For weapons, obviously, I’ll be using the Predator I’ve put some free Buckshot ammo on it, along with the Extended Mag, the Shh! suppressor, an Accuracy Boost, The LED Combo, a Sight and the Solid Stock This will bring my damage up to 99, which is a big improvement from it’s default 55 For Secondaries, any explosive weapon will do, such as a Grenade Launcher or a silenced Street Sleeper with HE Rounds If you don’t have any DLC with a Secondary Explosive weapon, a silenced Judge will do you just fine as a backup weapon For Melee, bring something fast with high damage If you don’t have any DLC, the Nova’s Shank will do So, how does this build work? Well… It’s a shotgun build, pretty straightforward Except you will be outputting ludicrous amounts of damage with a very ammo efficient gun Try to grab a melee kill when you can to reload the Predator a nice bit faster If there are enemies a bit out of your reach, simply aim down sights and you can have a pretty effective long-range weapon This build will work on difficulties all the way up to, and including, Deathwish and quite well at that! Obviously, like most builds, it can’t quite deliver on One-Down So, even though another shotgun could do the same thing, and maybe better If you don’t have much DLC and need a powerful shotgun (Just use the sodding Locomotive)- The Predator can work for you! Thanks for watching and take it easy!