Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements

Sniper Expert

Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills   

See "Pistol Expert" for more info.

Soldiers and Infiltrators are the only class that can train in Sniper Rifles, but with enough upgrades, it can become easier for other classes to use them. No matter the class, focus on getting as many stabilizer upgrades for your sniper rifle, so that you aren't moving around much while aiming down the scope. It's still possible for it to stray with upgrades, so you may have to learn how to aim with the movement. It can be a pain, but it is manageable.

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Comment #1 by TechnoN3rd
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 04:58:43 PM

It probably because I have only a couple of points in the sniper ability but every time I try to use the sniper, I can't aim properly because either the target moves too quickly or the targeting system keeps shaking. Do I need to add more points to the sniper ability or is it something I have to deal with?

Comment #2 by BL4CKSM0KE
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:17:46 AM

I think it gets better with more points, but I'm not a fan of the sniper rifle in Mass Effect 1.

Comment #3 by neadie
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:13:19 PM

It doesn't get much better. If you crouch in cover it gives you a smaller target area so you don't have to zoom in.

Comment #4 by nselvo
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:26:41 PM

I saved this weapon achievement for last after trying to snipe early in the game and being dissatisfied with the unstable crosshair. I would recommend using the HMWSR VII or X (I bought mine from the guy on the Normandy for between 300-400K credits). I'm using the VII with a Kinetic Coil VIII upgrade and a Kinetic Stabilizer VII upgrade. I am also using High Explosive Rounds IX (one hit kill on nearly everything). I only have 3 points in Sniper Rifles. The crosshair barely moves on its own with this sniper especially while crouching and behind cover. It's extremely easy to keep your sights steady on your target with this setup. I'm sure you could make it easier by using two Kinetic Coil X's. The sniper will overheat after one shot, but that's all you should need. Hope this helps!

Comment #5 by Knaussenheimer
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 01:14:04 AM

I wish it would track this i swear I've gotten like 600 kills with a sniper rifle. ps thanks for the tip @4 ill try that and see if i can get it any faster.

Comment #6 by Knaussenheimer
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 06:20:35 PM

ok nevermind. I forgot that i was gonna try changing my load out. went on the game killed three husks and got it. yay

Comment #7 by JesseP1234
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 10:44:37 AM

does this count for multiple playthroughs or only one

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Game Info


US November 20, 2007
Europe November 23, 2007

ESRB: Mature
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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