Vipers are the grunts of the Cobra Legions. If there's an especially dirty job that needs to be carried out, these guys aren't asked to do it, they VOLUNTEER for it! They are highly motivated, superbly trained, and formidably equipped. All Vipers are issued a combination laser rifle/rocket launcher; the laser part of which can function as a short burst assault weapon, a sustained fire cover support weapon, or a long range sniper rifle. They're also equipped with multi-layer body armor and blast resistant helmets with built-in night vision visors. Fighting them is like fighting any tough-as-nails Army grunt, except these guys NEVER show mercy!