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How to get a Sniper Rifle in Hitman 3 (3 Ways)

How to get a Sniper Rifle in Hitman 3 (3 Ways)

Hitman 3 provides you with some incredibly inventive methods to kill your targets. However, sometimes you just want to use a silenced, high-powered sniper rifle and blow your target apart from afar. So if you’re looking to get your hands on a sniper rifle in Hitman 3, Then this guide is for you.

You obtain your first, but temporary, sniper rifle in Hitman 3 on the roof of the laundry store in Chongqing. Get permanent sniper rifles by ascending your mastery rank for various missions.

You receive a sniper rifle at Master Rank level 15 of the Dubai location. And at Master Rank level 20 of the Dartmoor location, Chongqing location, and Mendoza location.

There are several methods you can adopt to obtain a sniper rifle in Hitman 3. The game rewards you when you play the same mission over again and try different execution and assassination methods. Your Mastery Rank is thus very important. Continue reading this article to find out more!

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3 Ways to Get a Sniper Rifle in Hitman 3

Agent 47 wielding  Sniper Rifle - Hitman 3
Agent 47 wielding Sniper Rifle – Hitman 3

The Sniper Rifle is one of the most deadly weapons available to you in Hitman 3. Not only do you not have to infiltrate certain areas to set up a kill. You also don’t even have to get into a gunfight with the guards. You can establish a safe location from afar, and let the bullet bursting out of your chamber do the talking.

The weapon is incredibly difficult to master. However, once you become proficient in the weapon there are all sorts of havoc you can wreak in the game. In fact, as proof of the concept, there are several spin-off Hitman titles. Especially, those where you simply shoot targets using a sniper rifle as Agent 47.

So without further adieu let’s discuss how you can access or obtain a sniper rifle in Hitman 3. These methods might not be accessible to everyone. Especially, if you do not own or have played through the previous Hitman 3 games. But it’s educational to know all the ways the developers aided you in this endeavor.

1) Attaining Mastery Rank 5 in the Paris Mission

Paris Mission - Hitman 3
Paris Mission – Hitman 3

If you already own a copy of the first Hitman game from 2016, or if you own the Hitman Legacy Pack. Then there are a host of missions that you can play in Hitman 3. Each of these missions provides its own Mastery Rank awards, and one of these is the Sniper Rifle.

The process of obtaining the sniper rifle from the Paris Mission is simple. You have to obtain a Mastery Rank of 5 in that location. This can be done by playing through that mission several times and completing various challenges to obtain the highest yield of experience to raise the rank. The weapon you obtain is the Jaeger 7.

Additionally, several other locations come as DLC if you’ve previously owned Hitman and Hitman 2. So if you’re hoping to obtain a Sniper Rifle from one of the locations that can be completed in those games then we’ll list all of them down for you.

GameLocationMastery RankWeapon
Hitman (2016)ParisLevel 5Jaeger 7
Hitman (2016)SapienzaLevel 20Jaeger 7 Lancer
Hitman (2016)Bangkok Level 15Jaeger 7 Tiger
Hitman (2016)ColoradoLevel 15Sieger 300
Hitman (2016)HokkaidoLevel 20Sieger 300 Advanced
Hitman 2 (2018)MiamiLevel 5Jaeger 7 Mk II  (
Hitman 2 (2018)MumbaiLevel 20Druzhina 34 
Hitman 2 (2018)Isle of SgailLevel 10Sieger 300 Tactical
Hitman 2 (2018)A House Made of SandComplete All Escalation MissionsSieger 300 Ghost

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2) Go to the Roof of the Laundry Store in Chongqing

Chongqing Location - Hitman 3
Chongqing Location – Hitman 3

Another incredibly fast method to obtain the Sniper Rifle in Hitman 3 is by playing through the Chongqing location. The sniper rifle you receive from this method does not get permanently added to your arsenal. However, it does provide you with an interesting method to complete the mission.

To obtain this sniper rifle you need to make your way to the Laundry Store in that location. After you’ve arrived at that store, feel free to scale it from either outside or inside of the building, and access the roof. On the roof, you will find in the corner a sniper rifle that you can use for your assassination.

This weapon can only be used within the Chongqing mission. There will be a guard right in front of the weapon. But you can find a brick near the exhaust and use it to silently knock the guard out. Then you can pick up the sniper rifle next to the wooden crates and use it from this vantage point or move someplace else.

3) Obtaining Permanent Sniper Rifles through Mastery of Rank

Dubai Location
Dubai Location – Hitman 3

If you’ve so far been looking for a method to obtain permanent sniper rifles then this is the only way to do so. There are a set of 4 locations within Hitman 3, and each provides you with a different sniper rifle at a different Mastery Rank.

These locations, their Mastery level, and the weapons they provide are listed in the following table:

LocationMastery LevelWeapon Name
DubaiLevel 15Druzhina 34 DTI
DartmoorLevel 20Bartoli Woodsman Hunting Rifle
ChongqingLevel 20Hackl Leviathan Sniper Rifle Covert
MendozaLevel 20 Sieger 300 Viper

You obtain Mastery Rank by collecting Mastery XP which is itself obtained by completing various challenges within the game. The best way to level up your Mastery Level for each of the locations is by completing their associated challenges. You can receive a set list of these challenges by connecting your game to the internet.

The challenges listed within this section range from a wide variety of different and varied tasks. You will either be asked to secure a certain number of headshots or kills or will be asked to drown a certain number of NPCs within the mission itself. There are also rewards for obtaining special kills as well.

Once you’ve completed all of the Challenges provided by any particular location you will be rewarded with a ton of experience points that go towards your Mastery level of the location.

Since Hitman 3 has only six levels in itself. Completing these challenges becomes one of the most important aspects of the game, especially when it comes to unlocking weapons like the sniper rifle.

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How to Use a Sniper Rifle in Hitman 3?

 Screenshot from Story Cutscene
Screenshot from Story Cutscene – Hitman 3

Now that you’ve obtained your sniper Rifle in the ways we’ve mentioned above. It’s time to learn how to use them. If you’re playing Hitman 3 for the first time then you can find yourself in an awkward spot. As weapons in Hitman don’t work as they do in other games.

Unlike other games, in Hitman, and especially in Hitman 3, you cannot simply barge in guns blazing. And you certainly cannot hope that by using a bigger or more accurate weapon you will b able to clear all the enemies or get past all the guards. If you attempt to do that then you might find yourself quickly overwhelmed.

If you’re planning to use a sniper rifle then you will need to bring something that you can hide the weapon inside. Whilst you’re inside the Planning section of the menu, it can be important to bring specific items that can aid your assassination attempt.

In the case of bringing your sniper rifle, it can be advantageous to exchange your Fiber Wire for a Container Item like a Briefcase. The case will allow you to bring larger weapons inside various buildings with you. You should also be able to carry it around without alarming the people looking at you. You can place the Sniper into the case within the Planning Menu as well.

These are all the ways you can obtain the sniper Rifle in Hitman 3. For any future questions and queries about the game, let me know.