Small and compact, the CR-2 features two grips and a short barrel. The blaster can be configured with a larger night vision scope and an extended stock to help minimize recoil. Its barrel can also be configured with a modification to allow the blaster to shoot ionized bolts.
The CR-2 is a fully automatic blaster with a very fast rate of fire compared to most other weapons for the Assault class, making it effective at close-to-medium range. It has the fastest rate of fire of any blaster. However, the CR-2 suffers from very rapid damage fall off, causing it to quickly lose its effectiveness at longer ranges.
Overall, the CR-2 is well-suited for close-range shootouts and indoor fighting but becomes much weaker in outdoor areas. Compared to the default blasters available to the Assault class, the CR-2 is less versatile and much more situational, sacrificing long range accuracy for greater close range power. The CR-2 is ideal for close-quarter style maps, such as Death Star II, Yavin 4, and the later stages of Starkiller Base.
The Ion Shot modification for the CR-2 features an iron sight that would serve no practical purpose since the gun already comes with a scope and the shape of the gun would block the iron sights from the user's point-of-view.
The CR-2, along with the S-5, first appeared in The Phantom Menance as a weapon wielded by members of the Royal Naboo Security Forces.
The CR-2 appears to be visually based on the Calico M960
Fixed several issues with abilities and weapons occasionally not properly outlining enemies. The improvements affect the Assault's Scan Dart and CR-2 Night Vision Scope, the Heavy's FWMB-10K Night Vision Scope, the Officer's SE-44C Night Vision Scope and the Specialist's Thermal Binoculars.