Octosniper

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Octosniper
OctoSniper.jpg
Artwork of an Octosniper
Species Octarian
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Eye color Green
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Gender Unknown
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Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro
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Octosnipers are Octarian fighters that shoot ink with long, thin charger-like weapons.

Description

Octosnipers appear much taller than many of their Octarian counterparts. They are stationed on immobile platforms, where they blow shots of ink through instruments that appear similar to a lengthened megaphone. They wear a set of goggles, with a laser sight protruding from their left eye. They also appear to possess short, stubby legs, a feature they share with Octocommanders.

Appearances

Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Gameplay

Octosnipers are completely immobile unless on a moving platform. They are traditionally situated in higher locations to get a better shot at the player. When an Octosniper spots a player, they will focus their laser sight on the player, charge, and fire a blast similar to that of a fully charged shot from a weapon in the charger category. This creates a trail of purple ink.

It is recommended the player stays behind cover and hide in their ink when confronting an Octosniper, especially in Octo Canyon or Octo Expansion where they can break the player's armor in one hit. The most effective way of dealing with an Octosniper is to get close to it through ink or cover and spray it down before it notices. Sub weapons such as   Splat Bomb and   Autobomb can also be easily used to splat it in general given the fact that Octosnipers cannot move and, in turn, cannot run away from a sub weapon. Octosnipers are quite observant and will notice the player if they swim too fast in ink. Octosnipers are very powerful on a distance, but they cannot fire when the player is close. Touching one will cause the player to recoil, but nothing else.

Tips

  • In Octo Valley, it takes two shots for an Octosniper to splat the player or break their armor. In Octo Canyon and Octo Expansion, however, it takes only one shot from an Octosniper to break the player's armor or splat them.
  • In Octo Valley, Octosnipers can be distracted by using   Splat Bombs,   Burst Bombs, and   Seekers; The Octosniper will aim at the sub weapon but will not open fire. In Octo Canyon and Octo Expansion, Octosnipers will aim and fire at any airborne ink pellets or sub weapons they see, but will prioritize firing at the player if they see them too.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
  Japanese タコスナイパー
takosunaipā
Octopus sniper
  Dutch Octoschutter Octosniper
  French Tentatourelle From Tentacule (tentacle) and tourelle (gun turret)
  German Oktoschütze From okto (octo) and Schütze (shooter, rifleman)
  Italian Polpotiratore From Polpo (octopus) and tiratore (sniper)
  Russian Осьмоснайпер
Os'mosnaiper
Octosniper
  Spanish (NOA) Octosniper
Octotirador
Octosniper
From Octariano (Octarian) and francotirador (sniper)
  Spanish (NOE) Octotirador From Octariano (Octarian) and francotirador (sniper)