"Medium-range rifle which fires in three-blast bursts. This sturdy weapon was widely used by the rebellion in the Galactic Civil War."
— In-game description

The A280 is a primary weapon available to the SWBFII Class Assault Icon.svg Assault class in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. It is unlocked after getting 50 kills with the Assault.

Design[edit | edit source]

The A280 shares many design traits with its variations, the A280C and A280-CFE.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The A280 is a well-balanced and versatile blaster. It fires in three-blast bursts, which make the weapon more accurate, but limits the overall rate of fire of the weapon. While it does not perform as well in close or long range as other blasters, it can still hold its own at any range and can excel in medium range combat. Modifications can be equipped to improve the blaster's performance.

The Rebel Rocket-Jumper formerly used an improved version of the standard A280.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

A280
Damage 33-19 (x3)
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon.png Improved Range
Increases minimum damage from 19 to 26
Rate of Fire 110 BPM, 600 RPM
Range Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
Venting 1 seconds
Overheat 8 bursts, 24 shots (0.042 heat per shot)
SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon.png Improved Cooling
Allows for 10 bursts, 30 shots (0.03334 heat per shot)
Overheat Penalty 1 seconds
Passive Cooldown Delay 5 seconds
Passive Cooldown 0.3 heat per second

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Name Dual Zoom
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Scope Icon.png
In-game Description Macroscope that can toggle between two magnification levels while zooming.
Effect Adds second zoom to the weapon
Prerequisite 25 kills with A280

Name Improved Cooling
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon.png
In-game Description Power Cell that greatly increases the time the blaster can be fired before requiring to be cooled down.
Effect Lowers heat per bullet from 0.042 to 0.03334
Prerequisite 75 kills with A280

Name Improved Range
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Icon.png
In-game Description Extended barrel that greatly enhances the bolt to maintain high damage over greater distances.
Effect Raises end damage to 26
Prerequisite 150 kills with A280

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The A280 was modeled after the German StG-44, one of the first assault rifles.
  • The A280's model was previously used for the A280C in Star Wars Battlefront

Updates[edit | edit source]

1.1 Patch

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dual Zoom[edit | edit source]

Improved Cooling[edit | edit source]

Improved Range[edit | edit source]

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