Perks and Killsteaks are new PvP mechanics introduced in Star Warfare 2: Payback.


Perks are passive abilities that take effect during PvP battles with the exception of Mutant Mode. A maximum of three perks can be selected at one time. However, reaching Prestige 4 and 7 can increase the amount to four and five respectively. As a player's rank go up, other perks are unlocked and can be selected instead, allowing multiple different play-styles.

Offensive Perks

Icon Perk Description Rank
AssaultPowerPerk Assault Mastery - Power Increases Assault Rifle DMG by 50%. 34
ShotgunPowerPerk Shotgun Mastery - Power Increases Shotgun DMG by 50%. 33
RPGBowPowerPerk RPG/Bow Mastery - Power Increases RPG/Bow DMG by 50%. 36
SwordPowerPerk Sword Mastery - Power Increases Sword DMG by 50%. 37
SniperPowerPerk Sniper Mastery - Power Increases Sniper DMG by 50%. 40
PistolPowerPerk Pistol Mastery - Power Increases Pistol DMG by 50%. 38
FortPerk Fort Increases All DMG by ?% after standing still for 1s. 28
AssaultDexPerk Assault Mastery - Dexterity Increases Assault Rifle FR by 25%. 15
ShotgunDexPerk Shotgun Mastery - Dexterity Increases Shotgun FR by 25%. 25
RPGBowDexPerk RPG/Bow Mastery - Dexterity Increases RPG/Bow FR by 25%. 18
SniperDexPerk Sniper Mastery - Dexterity Increases Sniper FR by 25%. 21
PistolDexPerk Pistol Mastery - Dexterity Increases Pistol FR by 25%. 43
SwiftlyStepPerk Swiftly Step Increases All FR by 15% when moving. 0
ExposePerk Assault Mastery - Expose Assault rifles mark targets on the radar and decrease their All DEF by ?%. 0
SprintPerk Shotgun Mastery - Sprint Increases Speed by 1 when firing a shotgun. 2
RangePerk RPG/Bow Mastery - Range Increases the explosive radius of RPGs/Bows. 3
LongArmPerk Sword Mastery - Long Arm Increases the attack range of a sword. 45
BurnPerk Sniper Mastery - Burn Sniper Rifles inflict a damage-over-time effect on targets. 13
SlowPerk Pistol Mastery - Slow Pistols decrease the target's Speed by 3 when hit. 41
BackstabPerk Sword Mastery - Backstab Increases Melee DMG by ?% when attacking from behind with a sword. 47
FocusFlagPerk Focus - Flag Increases All DMG by ?% when attacking flag carriers. 4
FocusPointPerk Focus - Point Increases All DMG by ?% when attacking point-capturing enemies. 7
RifleThornShellsPerk Rifle Mastery - Thorn Shells Bullets deal an additional 1% of the enemy's HP. 50
ShotgunMightPerk Sawed-off Shotgun Mastery - Might Strikes the enemy within 8 meters and knocks them down. 50
RPGPrecisionStrikePerk RPG Mastery - Precision Strike Blast radius is reduced by 80%, but damage is increased by 5X. 50
BladeStunPerk Blade Mastery - Stun Sword attacks blind enemies for a short time. 50
SniperRecallPerk Sniper Mastery - Recall Each hit reduces all ability CDs by 1s. 50
PistolDisturbPerk Pistol Mastery - Disturb Prevents the enemy from using abilities for 1s. 50

Defensive Perks

Icon Perk Description Rank
AssaultResPerk Assault Resistance Increases Assault Rifle DEF by 50%. 0
ShotgunResPerk Shotgun Resistance Increases Shotgun DEF by 50%. 2
RPGBowResPerk RPG/Bow Resistance Increases RPG/Bow DEF by 50%. 3
SwordResPerk Sword Resistance Increases Sword DEF by 50%. 37
SniperResPerk Sniper Resistance Increases Sniper DEF by 50%. 13
PistolResPerk Pistol Resistance Increases Pistol DEF by 50%. 38
UnswervingPerk Unswerving Increases All DEF by ?% after standing still for 1s. 40
HumanShieldPerk Human Shield Increases All DEF by ?% when capturing a point. 7
IndomitablePerk Indomitable Increases All DEF by ?% when surrounded. 18
ProBloodPerk Promoting Blood Healing effects are increased by 50%. 29
EncouragePerk Encourage Increases All DEF by ?% when a nearby teammate is killed. 24
BeaconPerk Beacon Increases All DEF by ?% when carrying a flag. 4
ToughnessPerk Toughness Decreases all damage taken from abilities by 35%.
PreparedPerk Prepared Gives a 10% chance of blocking damage when an ability is on cooldown.
ParalysisShellPerk Paralysis Shell When taking damage, the attacker's FR is reduced by 50%. 50
CryoShellPerk Cryo Shell When taking damage, the attacker's SPD is reduced by 3. 50
FocusedPerk Focused Reduces any debuff durations by 50%. 50

Utility Perks

Icon Perk Description Rank
RadarPerk DEV-O Radar Increases radar's detection scope. 0
ThiefPerk Thief Increases Speed by 1 while holding a flag. 4
BeBackPerk Be Back Reduces Respawn timer by 2s. 32
AngelisticPerk Analgesic Increases Max HP by 20% for 15s after respawning. 19
TakeOffPerk Take Off Increases Speed by 2 for 15s after respawning. 11
GrenadePerk The Same Way - Grenade Drops an explosive grenade on death. Damage scales with weapons. 8
FlarePerk The Same Way - Flares Drops a flash on death, blinding nearby enemies. 26
BloodthirstyPerk Bloodthirsty Recover 10% HP after killing an enemy. 46
AssaultTroopsPerk Assault Troops Reduces all Killstreak requirements by 1. 22
AssistsHandPerk Assist's Hand Every three assist counts as a kill. 35
AssassinPerk Assassin Invisible to radars. 14
RevengeMarkPerk Revenge Mark Defeated enemies are marked on radar for 30s. Marks Assassins. 39
AwakenPerk Awaken Increases All DMG by ?% after three deaths until next kill. 0
DoubleSupplyPerk Double Supply Pickups last twice as long.
AnalyzeBattlefieldPerk Analyze Battlefield Allows the user to pick where to respawn.
TreasureChestPerk Treasure Chest Increases SPD by 0.5 every time an item is used. This effect will stack until killed. 50
ConcussiveShotPerk The Same Way - Concussive Shot Drops a concussive shot on death, reducing the SPD of nearby enemies by 8.


Killstreaks are special abilities that can be activated during PvP battles once a player has reached a certain amount kills without dying. Only a maximum of three different Killstreaks can be selected at a time. Once a Killstreak has been used, it cannot be regained by reaching its count again. The user must die to be able to regain the Killstreak. The only exception is Corrosion Armor's ability, Previous Skill, that allows a player to use their last used Killstreak. When a Killstreak is used, a message is broadcasted to all other players in the match.

Icon Perk Description Killstreak Broadcast Rank
SupplyBagKS Supply Bag Drops four random pickups across the map 3 "User" lands 4 pickups, hurry up to seize. 0
RadarScanningKS D-EVO Radar Scanning Displays all enemies on the radar for 20s 3 "User" calls in D-EVO Radar Scanning. 5
SatilliteScanningKS P-330 Satellite Scanning Displays all enemies on all teammates' radars for 20s 4 "User" calls in P-330 Satellite Scanning. 6
CPTIIFortKS CPT-II Fort Constructs a powerful but immobile Fort 6 "User" summoned CPT-II Fort. Bunkered in. 19
InterferenceEnergyKS Interference Energy Disables all enemy radars within 20m for ?s 6 "User" used EMP to disable radar. 13
MassingEnergyStrikeKS Massing Energy Strike Allows the user to launch a high-damage Energy Strike anywhere on the map 5 "User" calls in Massing Energy Strike into play. 0
MightBulldozerKS Mighty Bulldozer Summons a movable sawtooth vehicle 7 "User" summons Mighty Bulldozer. 20
PowerfulATKKS Powerful ATK Greatly increases All DMG for until you die 7 User becomes powerful to seckill all! 27
TerminalEnergyStrikeKS Terminal Energy Strike Kills all enemy players on the map, ends the match and the victory goes to the user's team 15 "User" released terminal energy to restore peace. 44
ChargeForwardKS Charge Forward Increases Speed by 2 and Max HP by 50% for 20s 3 User is burning up the hunt! 0
CPTIFortKS CPT-I Fort Summons a immobile Fort 4 "User" summons CPT-I Fort. Bunkered in. 16
UnsteadyEnergyStrikeKS Unsteady Energy Strike Allows the user to launch three, but inaccurate Energy Strikes anywhere on the map at the same time 5 "User" calls in Massing Energy Strike into play. 10
SuperMightyBulldozerKS Super Mighty Bulldozer Summons a powerful movable sawtooth vehicle 6 "User" summons Super Mighty Bulldozer. 42
DecelerationEnergyStrikeKS Deceleration Energy Strike Allows the user to launch a Decelerating Energy Strike anywhere on the map, reducing enemy Speed by 5 for 20s 7 "User" calls in Deceleration Energy Strike to slow down players. 32
ContinuousEnergyStrikeKS Continuous Energy Strike Allows the user to launch a high-damage Energy Strike that repeats every 6s for 18s anywhere on the map 9 "User" calls in Massing Energy Strike into play, take cover! 23
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