It's no secret that people hate snipers in Dirty Bomb. I for one, don't mind them, but that's mainly because i love playing them. Another thing people aren't too fond of is the whole Recon class.
My idea is to merge the three snipers that we currently have into one merc. This merc would have access to submachineguns as primaries, and pistols as secondaries.
Here's the interesting part, the abilities.
Pretty much everyone thinks that Vassilis heartbeat sensor is superior to the snitch, especially now that the sniper bodyshot damage was nerfed. The HS, however, is extremely powerful as it does not require line of sight to spot people. Therefore I think that the second ability should be redeyes IR-goggles.
My idea is to give a bolt-action sniper to a merc as an ability weapon. Alongside the sniper rifle, he/she could get the IR goggles as a secondary ability to spot people. (no smoke though).
The Sniper Rifle
I want to keep this relatively simple. 5 shots in a magazine, each getting a 7-second cooldown, 35 seconds in total.
Pretty much as it is now, but there wouldn't really be a need for the IR effect since the smoke wouldn't be there.