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"The sniper configuration of the modular A280-CFE pairs precision at longer ranges together with a burst option for greater effectiveness at medium range."
— In-game description

The A280-CFE is a primary weapon in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II for the Specialist class. It is unlocked after getting 200 kills with the Specialist.


The A280-CFE is essentially an accurized version of the A280 and A280C blasters that has been outfitted to work as a marksman's rifle. Following in the same vein as the EE-3 and EE-4 blasters from the first game, it has the ability to be modified to function in a burst-fire mode.

Being built around the chassis and frame of the A280C, the A280-CFE possesses a comparable damage profile, killing in around 4-8 shots depending on range and as such, with the modification, it requires between two to three full bursts to connect in order to score a kill, depending on range and the target's class, and is capable of firing off a total of five bursts before overheating (with the 3-round burst modification active).

Compared to the other sniper rifles, the A280-CFE provides faster follow-up shots and a greater cooling power at the cost of having less lethality for each individual shot. This makes it a somewhat more spammy weapon than some of the other alternative blasters, since it requires more shots to kill, but the A280-CFE's greater-than-average rate of fire makes it more capable at closer ranges compared to its competitors. This makes it a better weapon to carry in hostile environments and in situations where the player is at a greater risk of running into a close-range gunfight, a situation the A280-CFE is more capable of handling than its alternatives, thanks to its decent hipfire spread and faster fire rate.


Damage 33-25
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Extension Icon Ion Shot
Lowers damage to 29-22
Rate of Fire 320 RPM
SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon Burst Mode
Changes rate of fire to 140 bursts per minute
Damage per Second 176-133.33 DPS
SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Extension Icon Ion Shot
Lowers DPS to 158.4-120
SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon Burst Mode
Increases DPS to 222.75-168.75
SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell IconSWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Extension Icon Burst Mode and Ion Shot
Increases DPS to 200.47-151.87
Range Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
Projectile Speed 1,600 meters/sec
Venting 1 seconds
Overheat 15 shots (0.067 heat per shot)
SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon Burst Mode
Allows for 5 bursts (0.201 heat per burst)
Overheat Penalty 1 seconds
Passive Cooldown Delay 10 seconds
Passive Cooldown 0.5 heat per second


Name Dual Zoom
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Scope Icon
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-CFE

Name Burst Mode
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Cooling Cell Icon
In-game Description Enables a three-blast burst mode with each pull of the trigger.
  • Allows burst fire with 0.201 heat per burst
  • Increases DPS
Prerequisite 75 kills with A280-CFE

Name Ion Shot
Mod Icon SWBFII Weapon Mod Barrel Extension Icon
In-game Description Ionized bolts that change weapon efficiency.
- Increased damage against turrets, vehicles and shields.
- Reduced damage against troopers, special units and heroes.
Effect Increased damage to vehicles, turrets, and shields; decreased damage to infantry and heroes
Prerequisite 150 kills with A280-CFE


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Dual Zoom[]

Burst Mode[]

Ion Shot[]