|“||Being the most powerful of rifles produced in the Metro, it is capable of hitting its targets even in cover. Best long-distance sniping weapon.||„|
— In-game description
The Preved (Russian: Превед) is a Metro-made anti-materiel rifle that appears in Metro: Last Light. It's known for having the highest single-shot damage capacity of any weapon in the game (it is capable of defeating the Bear in as few as five shots on the easier difficulties), as well as being one of only three true sniper rifles in the game - the others being the Valve and the Clapper.
The Preved is a high-powered, bolt-action rifle which appears in Metro: Last Light. The Preved fires the 12.7x108mm round and has the highest damage per bullet of any firearm in the game. It looks closely based on the WWII-era PTRD and its semi-auto cousin, PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle.
In its basic configuration it only holds one round but it can be enhance by customising it with a 5-round detachable box magazine, as well as a 4x scope, and a flash suppressor/muzzle brake.
The Preved is able to penetrate most forms of cover, retaining more than enough power to kill an enemy from behind. It can also drop enemies in heavy armour with a single hit. Its extreme damage output is useful in taking down large tough mutants such as demons and can even be used against the bear, though its extremely slow rate of fire means one will have to be accurate. Although it could be effective, using the rifle against agile enemies such as watchmen is not recommended. This weapon has unmatched firepower, but even with the magazine attachment installed, the cycle between each round is slow.
There are very few places in the game where you can successfully snipe, or any where stealth would not be more effective. Ammunition is also rare; however, as of Redux, it is possible to purchase ammo directly from merchants available later in the game; in the older version of Last Light, purchasing 12.7x108mm rounds is not possible. Additionally, the fact that the weapon cannot be silenced means it is often less effective than a silenced Kalash, VSV, or Tikhar. One of the few good instances to use this weapon is during the final battle for D6, where its anti-materiel capabilities are used in taking out the Tank, though it performs well afterwards in taking out the armored Flamethrower trooper and his riot-shielded guard. Or just enemy soldier from a distance, which it proves to be better than assault rifles.
Variants and Customization
The Preved has four attachments available to it. Its upgrade pattern is similar to that of the Valve, but with less Optics to choose from. Equipping extended magazine turns the Preved from a single-shot weapon into a bolt-action rifle with 5 rounds in the magazine.
- A fully upgraded Preved is carried by Anna at the end of D6 and is used to cover Artyom during the "Ashes" chapter.
- It's first available for purchase from the weapon merchant gun at the Depot, all 4 attachments are also available to purchase.
- In "The Dead City", halfway through the mission, after Artyom imagines he is being run over by a car (actually he was hit by a Watcher), he can head upstairs through an open doorway to the left. After a flashback of a woman showering, you can find a Preved with laser sight and flash suppressor lying in the bath.
- Two upgraded rifles can be found in the second-last part of the battle for D6, where they are vital for completing the objective. Artyom can also receive and customize the weapon for free before the battle begins.
- In the "Sniper Team" mission of the Faction Pack DLC, the numerous Reich snipers on the guard towers will be equipped with this rifle, but the Red sniper will be unable to pick them up. However they do provide a source of additional ammunition, as his signature Clapper rifle is chambered for the same 12.7x108mm rounds.
- In the Tower Pack, a Preved with flash suppressor and upgraded magazine becomes available to the Captain after completing the second nosalis challenge.
- The Preved returns in the Developer Pack where it's available with all attachments for use in the shooting gallery and AI arena .
- In the Chronicles Pack mission "Anna", a Preved is the player's starting weapon.
- Much like several other weapons, the Preved is present in Metro Exodus only as a configuration for another weapon-- in this case, the Valve.
|Kill at least one Enemy with each Weapon available in the game.|
- Initially it was named "Surprise". At some point during development it was changed to "Preved", which is a transliteration of a distorted Russian word "Privet", which means "Hello". However, it can also take on the meaning of "regards" as in "Send my regards to...".
- Preved is a meme in the Russian-speaking Internet.
- Unlike most other weapons, if the magazine is emptied while holding down the aim-down sight button, the game will not automatically reload the Preved. This means that players on Ranger Mode may be unaware that they are empty, unless they're counting the visible rounds. The same happens with the Valve and Clapper.
- Without holding the aim-down sight button, the Preved has inaccurate shot, even with the Laser Sight attachment. The bullet will stray a bit from the center of screen without the aim-down sight. This is most likely intentional to create a balance for the rifle. This also makes the Laser Sight attachment not much useful except for helping to aim a knife throw. If you want to shoot directly without aim-down sight, it's recommended to aim for body to increase the chance of hit and only shoot enemy in short/medium range.
- The operation of the Preved is dramatically different when extended magazine is attached; the player will treat Preved as a single shot rifle without this attachment.
- Anna owns a Preved, and she is the only named NPC known to carry one.
- Preved is widely used by the Red snipers in the "Heavy Squad" mission. Also, Nazi snipers use them in the "Sniper Team" mission; while in the base game Preved is mostly seen by Rangers and Hanza.
- The 12.7x108mm rounds are extremely rare. You will only ever find them in small amounts during and after the Depot level. Keep this in mind when considering buying or picking up this weapon, if you do need to snipe a lot, the Valve might be a better choice.
- The Preved appears to be based on the newer version of the KSVK "Degtyarev" sniper rifle, also known as the Kord, its appearance resembles the PTRS-41 and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle though. In game, it actually has similar role of these weapons, that is disabling heavy vehicles such as armored trains.
- In the Weapons Trailers for Metro Exodus, the single shot Valve is nicknamed the Preved.
- If the Preved is equipped with a Laser Sight attachment, the laser dot will be misaligned, pointing to right and down from the centre of the screen.
|Weapons of Metro Last Light and Metro Redux|