|Certification Required||Medium Assault|
|Primary Mode||Single Shot|
|Secondary Mode||Rocket/Grenade Launcher|
|Ammunition||Primary: 9mm Bullets (Standard or Armor Piercing)
Secondary: Rockets, Frag Grenades, Plasma Grenades or Jammer Grenades
|Range||Primary Mode: 200m|
|Inventory Dimensions||3 x 6 (Rifle Holster)|
The Punisher is the "Swiss army knife" of PlanetSide weapons. In its primary mode, it fires 9mm rounds (Anti-Infantry or Armor Piercing) fairly rapidly, although its shifty cone of fire blooms after a few rounds, limiting its range considerably. In its secondary mode, it can fire a single rocklet or grenade. A common mistake for new players is to think the rocklet is an anti-vehicular weapon. It is fairly useless against vehicles, but does reasonable damage against stationary infantry.
A common tactic used for the weapon is to launch a Fragmentation grenade or Plasma grenade at an enemy, and then quickly switch to primary mode to finish him off with bullets. Though to do this properly, disabling Auto Reload in the Game Options Menu is a must as otherwise you will be unable to fire standard rounds until you have reloaded your Grenades or Rocket.
Shots to kill:
|Standard Exo-Suit||8 shots|
|Agile Exo-Suit||9 shots|
|Reinforced Exo-Suit||13 shots|
|MAX||58 AP shots|