The Bishop marksman rifle uses signature ammunition coupled with advanced charge coils to pierce through multiple targets in a single shot. In addition, its heavy damage and controllability make it ideal for long-range engagements.
The Modular Gauss Rifle-M1 Bishop is a battle rifle released alongside the MG-HBR1 Dragoon and VE-LR Obelisk as part of a new series of empire specific weapons. Each seeks to add fresh flavour to the neglected battle rifle selection, providing a highly accurate long-range platform with access to unique attachments and mechanics. For the Bishop this can be seen in the piercing mechanic alongside Sabot Ammunition, as well as Tungesten Liner.
Unlike every other bullet-firing weapon in the game, the Bishop's bullets do not stop upon the first target they hit. Instead, each round will pass through and is able to hit a single additional target before stopping. Any bullets that penetrate a target function as normal, travelling at standard speed and dealing full damage.
It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the MGR-M1 Bishop. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Bishop. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Bishop.