Ive noticed that when in Shooter mode, the sniper rifle laser goes off in a different direction when preparing to fire, if the target is not an enemy. It does this on destructable objects and friendly targets. The shot still goes to the target, but the laser does not.
This has been happening for me in RPG mode ever since the final episode in the Cloaked Intentions series went live, I believe - way back in February. It's funny to see your character shoot on target, but with the targeting laser pointed behind you, through a wall.