They are a variation of the basic Belltower Spec Ops soldier, and are first encountered in Highland Park. The main difference being the fact that they utilize sniper rifles in long-range combat, and pistols when engaged head-on. Their uniform also differs from standard soldiers' with a lack of sleeves and balaclava, which is replaced by a cap. Some come equipped with cybernetic arms. A few Shifters encountered in The Long Way Home wear different uniforms and balaclavas, almost resembling standard Belltower snipers.
Their toughness is on par with regular Spec Ops soldiers.
They have no major strengths and as with regular Belltower operatives, can be killed with practically any weapon.