The Scout Rifle, also known as the Mini-21, is a semi-automatic rifle and a Tier I primary weapon in World War Z.

For classes in Co-op Campaign, it is the default starting primary weapon of the Fixer and the Dronemaster. For classes in Multiplayer, it is the default starting primary weapon of the Trapper. The Phantom class can also start with one, but only if a specific perk is activated.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Scout Rifle boasts high accuracy and power at any range. Its semi-automatic firing mode gives it a reduced rate of fire, but provides greater control with each shot.

A suppressor upgrade to make the gun silent can be unlocked at level 5 for both branches.

The Scout Rifle is the only rifle available in Tier I.

Unique Versions[edit | edit source]

Prestige Weapon[edit | edit source]

A Prestige version of the Scout Rifle is automatically unlocked after purchasing Prestige rank 2 for the Fixer. This version, like all Prestige weapons, comes with a unique perk and a fitting custom finish. It also has the suppressor upgrade. It can be equipped regardless of the Scout Rifle's current level.

The Prestige Scout Rifle's unique perk is called Wolf Pack. This gives the weapon a flat 10% damage bonus. However, if your fellow teammates also happen to be carrying the same Prestige Scout Rifle as you, the damage bonus can stack up in an additive matter to a maximum of three times. With each teammates carrying the same weapon,you included, you can get a 20%, 30%, or a full 40% damage bonus. Only the Scout Rifle will benefit from the damage bonus. Any other damaging weapons you carry will not be positively affected.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Level Icon Power Accuracy Handling Fire
Rate
Max
Penetration
Magazine Carried
Ammo
Capacity
Silencer
Upgrade
1 Scout Rifle Lv 1 Icon.jpg 3 6 6 3 1 20 120
Main Branch
2 Scout Rifle Lv 2 Icon.jpg 4 8 6 3 1 20 120
3 Scout Rifle Lv 3 Icon.jpg 4 8 6 3 1 30 180
4 Scout Rifle Lv 4 Icon.jpg 5 9 6 3 1 30 180
5 Scout Rifle Lv 5 Icon.jpg 5 9 6 3 1 30 180
Alternate Branch
2 Scout Rifle Lv 2 alt Icon.jpg 4 6 6 3 1 30 180
3 Scout Rifle Lv 3 alt Icon.jpg 5 7 7 3 1 30 180
4 Scout Rifle Lv 4 alt Icon.jpg 6 7 7 3 1 30 180
5 Scout Rifle Lv 5 alt Icon.jpg 6 7 7 3 1 30 180
Unique Versions
Prestige Prestige Scout Rifle Icon.jpg 7 8 6 3 1 30 180

Weapon Experience Requirements[edit | edit source]

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
150 XP 250 XP 400 XP 550 XP

Design[edit | edit source]

The Scout Rifle on the main branch of upgrades are based on the Ruger Mini-14. The weapon's actual name, the Mini-21, references that specific weapon model. Unlike its real-world counterpart, the weapon features a wooden stock highly reminiscent of the M14E2, which has a pistol grip. The gun's barrel comes with a stabilizer/strut by default.

The Scout Rifle on the alternate branch of upgrades are based on the Stainless Steel Ruger Mini-14 GB which include the side folding stock and pistol grip. This version also includes a shorter barrel and lacks the default stabilizer/strut.

As with all customizable weapons, subsequent versions include a multitude of accessories to visually represent its improved stats. Attachments on the Scout Rifle include scopes, laser aiming devices, flashlights, grip sleeves, extended magazines, foregrips, and suppressors. As later versions of the Scout Rifle are unlocked, the wooden stock is eventually replaced with an enhanced battle rifle (EBR) chassis with a telescoping stock.

The Prestige version of the Scout Rifle appears to be a mix of the third and fifth versions on the main branch of upgrades, retaining the wooden stock of the former but keeping some of the attachments and the suppressor of the latter. The design of this version incorporates a silver-blue wolf with red eyes and some purple, black, and white mixed in.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Default Scout Rifle[edit | edit source]

Scout Rifle (Main Branch)[edit | edit source]

Scout Rifle (Alternate Branch)[edit | edit source]

Scout Rifle (Unique Versions)[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Tier I
Scout Rifle • Compact SMG • Shotgun • Pistol • Machine Pistol • Flaregun
Tier II
Assault Rifle • Sporting CarbineClassic Battle RifleClassic Bullpup Rifle • SMG • Combat Shotgun • Sniper Rifle • PDWCompact ShotgunDouble-Barreled Shotgun • Revolver
Tier III
Assault Carbine • Battle Rifle • Bullpup RifleAdvanced Combat Weapon • Advanced SMG • Assault Shotgun • CrossbowGrenade Launcher
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