- "Semi-auto tactical rifle. Highest damage in class with reliable accuracy at range."
- — In-game description
The Auger DMR is the first unlocked tactical rifle in the game, available as soon as Create-A-Class is unlocked. The weapon boasts strong damage, netting consistent three-shot kills out to medium range, as well as a medium firecap that gives it a strong time-to-kill both in close-quarters and at range. Recoil is moderate, but the centerspeed is high enough that the weapon settles between shots, meaning that recoil isn't a problem except when tracking targets at long range. The weapon is particularly effective when holding down long sightlines from a distance. The magazine size of 20 rounds is perfect for the weapon, as the lower RPM and high damage means that less bullets are required to secure a kill.
Despite the Auger DMR's designation as a tactical rifle, it can be surprisingly effective in close-quarters given sufficient accuracy. Its hipfire spread is somewhat large, but is still tight enough to be used in close-quarters when spraying as a last ditch option. However, as engagements move closer to point-blank, the Auger DMR becomes increasingly dependent upon accuracy, as missing shots drastically increases the time-to-kill and makes it more likely that the player will lose the engagement.
By default, the Auger DMR comes with a scope that provides a similar level of zoom to the Recon Force. For the most part, the scope is clear and the reticle is easy to use. However, if using the rifle on a close-quarters oriented map, optics with less zoom such as the Reflex may be in order.
The Auger DMR appears in the zombie maps Voyage of Despair, IX, Blood of the Dead, and Classified, where it's available as a weapon within the Mystery Box for 950 points. When upgraded via Pack-a-Punch Machine, it becomes the Dead Man's Refracker with the magazine size increased to 30 rounds and its ammo reserve increased to 210.
- "Santa Monica CA" and "7.62 x 5" can be seen written on the side of the weapon.
- "DMR" stands for Designated Marksman Rifle.
- The Auger DMR was originally called the TAC-MOD 700 in pre-alpha images.