Free Fire is a great alternative to PUBG Mobile in the battle royale genre, with quick-paced combat and special abilities that make gunfights much more dynamic. Its weapon system is also somewhat different from PUBG Mobile as well, with the whole DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) category getting merged onto the Assault Rifle class.

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Dragunov SVD in game

In this article, we would discuss the SVD, one of the most popular weapons in Free Fire, listing out its characteristics, real-life version, and combat usage in-game.

1 – Stats of the SVD

The automatic sniper rifle SVD can only be found in Supply Crates and Resupply Drops, which are pretty hard to come by. The gun uses AR ammunition.

Stats of the Dragunov in Free Fire

The offensive capability of the SVD “Dragunov” is excellent, comparable to a sniper rifle – damage, range, reload speed, rate of fire are all top-notch. Its accuracy is rather low, however.

  • Damage 89
  • Range 80
  • Reload Speed 41
  • Rate of Fire 35
  • Accuracy 51
  • Movement Speed 62
  • Magazine 10
  • Armor Penetration 67

The gun made up for that with a whopping 67 in armor penetration, which makes body shots much more lethal. Instead of having to aim for a headshot every time when using a real sniper rifle, you can just try to score body shots repeatedly. This makes the SVD new player friendly and is part of the reason why it is so popular.

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Hayato and Laura have the best skills to use with the SVD

The SVD also comes automatically with a pre-equipped 4x Scope, which is the exact range the SVD would be the most useful. The weapon can also be fitted with any other attachments, including the muzzle, foregrip, magazine, and stock. While each of those attachments would increase a useful stat, the muzzle is probably the most important – it would increase the SVD’s damage potential a great deal.

2 – What skill is best used in conjunction with an SVD?

Hayato’s armor penetration would stack with SVD’s innate ability, making every shot bypass enemy armor altogether. Laura’s ability to increase weapon accuracy would be great on the Dragunov as well.

3 – About the real-life version of the SVD

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Real-life variants of the SVD

SVD stands for Snáyperskaya Vintóvka sistém'y Dragunóva obraz'tsá 1963 goda or "Sniper Rifle, System of Dragunov, Model of the Year 1963". It was made in the Soviet Union as a medium-range squad support weapon. The gun was not designed for usage of a pure trained sniper team – usually “designed marksmen” a.k.a people with higher than 50% accuracy in combat would be able to use it (overall, it’s a sniper rifle for noobs). The gun is relatively light and well balanced, with the ability to go semi-automatic.

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