In the game’s lore, Reaper wields two shotguns and “reloads” by dropping them to the floor, while pulling two other guns seemingly out of thin air.
It’s not a traditional reload by any means, but after the YouTuber was asked a question regarding his reloading methods during a live stream, he decided to investigate and discover the actual cost.
To begin, Fraglrokt had to find a model of shotgun that was similar to the “Hellfire” model Reaper uses in-game. After a bit of searching, the YouTuber discovered that the Remington V3 TAC 13 is the most identical in design.
“This Remington is semi-automatic, so it’s not pump-action and it’s similar in shape and size, even down to the grip,” the YouTuber explained.
According to Remington’s website, one gun costs $915, meaning that to dual-wield, Reaper is spending $1830 per reload.
Next, the YouTuber needed to discover how many times the average Reaper player reloads. After viewing some quick play matches, Fraglrokt determined that players reload an average of thirty times per game. That's nothing to sniff at!
“In guns alone, Reaper is throwing down $54,900 just in one game,” the Overwatch player revealed.
That’s not all: when it comes to ammo, through some math, Fraglrokt determined that Reaper goes through an average of 240 rounds per game, regardless if they’re fired from the gun.
The closest ammo that resembled Reaper’s twenty pellets per shot was number one buck, with sixteen pellets per round.
With number one buck costing $72.04 for 250 rounds, the total for a quick play match now becomes $54,972.04 per match.
That said, if this was a competitive match with multiple rounds, that total could easily become $150,000 on guns and ammo alone.
Luckily, it doesn’t seem like Reaper buys his equipment - but if he did, he would be spending quite a bit to remain armed and dangerous.