The Snipetron was suddenly removed from the game's Market in Update 8 and can no longer be obtained. According to the developers, the Snipetron's use of standard bullets instead of energy projectiles did not fit the lore of the Corpus, and it was removed as a result.
Players were able to obtain a Snipetron Vandal and a Blueprint for the normal Snipetron through the Informant Event after killing 20 Informers. The developers admitted that this was an apology for the Snipetron's sudden removal. Following the event, any piece of content to be removed from the market is now given a week's advance notice.
The Snipetron blueprint was added as a reward for the Project Undermine Tactical Alert from the 2nd of October 2015 to the 5th of October 2015.
As this was the first true sniper rifle in the game, GrineerBallista were equipped with this weapon before the Vulkar was introduced.
The Snipertron shares an identical appearance with the Lanka, which effectively replaced it as the Corpus sniper rifle.
The Snipetron will have 30 rounds of Max Ammo instead of 72 when the Castanas, Angstrum, or the Talons are equipped in the secondary-slot. This might be because they all draw from the same sniper ammo pool, and the above weapons have an ammo capacity of 30.