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An SV-98 lying on the ground.

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A fellow Survivr holding an SV-98.

Double Golden Container

A fellow survivr found 2 golden containers both containing the SV-98

The Snaiperskaya Vintovka Model 1998, or the SV-98 is a bolt-action Sniper Rifle that uses the 7.62mm Ammo and was added in the v0.4.0 “Log and load” update, on 2 June 2018.




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  • The SV-98 can be used in virtually the same manner as the Mosin-Nagant.
    • However, the 10-round detachable magazine requires an adjustment in reload strategy.
  • During combat, reloading the SV-98 when there are more than 5 bullets in the magazine is a waste of time. Five bullets is enough ammo to kill several enemies, and reloading the SV-98 gives them time to heal and reload their weapons.
  • Although it is a Sniper Rifle, the SV-98 is also useful in close quarters. It deals more damage per shot than the SPAS-12 and its shot does not spread when going down a hallway.
  • The SV-98 is much more effective if the player can quickswitch. This is extremely effective if the player quickswitches between the SV-98 and another Sniper/Shotgun.


  • The real-life SV-98 was made by Vladimir Stronskiy from Russia in 1998.
  • The SV-98 is nicknamed “Mosin 2.0” by the Devs because many of it’s stats are better than the most common bolt action sniper in the game, the Mosin Nagant.
  • As was confirmed by Justin, the SV-98 is rarer than the Saiga-12, officially making it the 3rd rarest gun in the game behind the M249 and AWM-S.
  • The weapon icon does not appear to have a scope, which would make aiming this gun at long range difficult. Most SV-98s would have a scope attached.



The SV-98 is one of the rarest weapon in the game, falling behind the M249, USAS-12, and Golden Airdrop weapons. It is verified to be rarer than the Saiga-12 by Justin, and mainly spawns in golden containers in the Docks, where it is commonly found with a 4x scope and rarely found with an 8x scope. It has a 1/26 chance of the golden Container with the SV-98 in the Docks. It also spawns in normal ground loot, but is very rare.

Pros and Cons


  • High damage
  • Has the longest range of all the Weapons
  • High Capacity (For a Sniper Rifle)
  • High velocity
  • Very Accurate
  • Highest firerate of all sniper rifles
  • Great quickswitch capability


  • Low DPS
  • Slows movement speed a lot for a few seconds with each shot
  • Rare

Damage for Armors

Body Shots

80 No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Leader Helmet
No Vest 80 74 70.4 66.8 63.2
Level 1 Vest 60 55.5 52.8 50.1 47.4
Level 2 Vest 49.6 45.88 43.648 41.416 39.184
Level 3 Vest 44 40.7 38.72 36.74 34.76


120 No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Leader Helmet
No Vest 120 90 72 54 36
Level 1 Vest 120 90 72 54 36
Level 2 Vest 120 90 72 54 36
Level 3 Vest 120 90 72 54 36