The Olympia can be found frequently throughout the level Payback.
The Olympia is the primary weapon of the default CQB class, along with the perks Hardline, Sleight of Hand, and Tactical Mask. Although the reloading time of the gun is not long, users will be doing so often, making the Sleight of Hand perk extremely useful.Lightweight and Marathon are also beneficial due to the fact the Olympia (as with any shotgun), is best used as close to the enemy as possible, and these perks both aid in that.
However, it is not-advised for an Olympia user to charge headlong at the enemy, as the enemy will most likely be using weapons with far greater range and/or rate of fire. Instead, players should attempt to outflank the enemy and use cover whenever possible in order to take enemies by surprise. The Olympia excels in maps where the user can readily flank the opposition.
With or without Sleight of Hand, it is advised to reload after every shot (as long as it is safe to do so). This is because it sometimes requires both barrels to dispatch an opponent (especially ones usingSecond Chance), and also because enemies aren't always alone! It could be said that the Olympia requires more skill to master than most weapons, because both shots must be managed carefully. An alternative to Sleight of Hand would be Steady Aim, this allows the user to hit enemies with more consistency than with Sleight of Hand.
The Olympia's damage drop off is farther than the other Shotguns, giving it a better range than even the Stakeout.
It is an easily available weapon to begin with, with it spawning near the player spawn in Kino der Toten and Five. It costs only 500 points, the amount you spawn with. It is very effective until after round 5, where it loses its ability to one-shot-kill.