A Locust short- to mid-range grenade launcher that can easily take down a target in a single shot.
The projectile produces several smaller explosions after the initial blast. But it suffers a slow reload time and should never be used at close rangeóthe force of the explosion may kill you along with the target. Perfect active reloading yields more cluster explosions on impact.
A powerful shotgun thatís ideal for close-range combat. Its 8-round capacity may seem limiting, but the force per shot more than makes up for its modest clip size.
In tight areas, such as inside buildings, the Gnasher delivers a devastating one-shot kill to almost any enemy within range.
A semiautomatic pistol favored by the Locust Kantus. Itís one of the highest-caliber weapons, with a dual clip that squeezes off two rounds simultaneously and makes it extremely lethal, especially at close range.
The Gorgonís power, however, is offset by its small clip and long reload because both barrels must be restocked.
Hammer of Dawn
An Imulsion-powered satellite that rains down a devastating particle energy stream. It can wipe out anything from small Locust squads to entire city blocks.
However, to align the satellite with its intended target, you must use the handheld laser designator to establish a line-of-sight relationship with the target, often under heavy enemy fire.
The Locust counterpoint to the Gearsí Lancer. It lacks the Lancerís trademark chainsaw, but the semiautomatic Hammerburst is more powerful and accurate and also has limited zoom sight ability.
You can fire the Hammerburst faster with rapid trigger pulls; however, firing speed comes at the cost of accuracy because the weapon then kicks like a wild animal.
Lancer Assult Rifle
The trademark weapon of the COG military, the Lancer is a fully automatic assault rifle thatís perfect for short- to mid-range combat.
Its chainsaw bayonet is a powerful melee weapon that takes out most enemies in a single blow. New uses for the Lancer continue to emerge, with recent reports of "chainsaw duels," which combine the chainsaw attack with traditional sword fighting. It can also be used to cut a path through overgrown areas.
Longshot Sniper Rifle
The Longshot is a high-powered, bolt-action sniper rifle with a powerful zoom sight.
It can incapacitate an enemy with a single shot, and the zoom attachment provides pinpoint accuracy at long distancesóperfect for headshots. But with one-shot rounds, you better make the first shot count. There may not be time for a second.
The Mortar is a powerful artillery bomb that rains down on multiple enemies. The Mortarís hefty size reduces your speed and maneuverability.
Itís also highly inaccurate when fired blindly, and you canít access its targeting system until itís planted firmly on the ground. However, once itís equipped, the Mortar fires a bomb that breaks apart midair in a hail of tiny, deadly explosives.
The Mulcher is similar to its sister weapon, the Locust Troika. Blind firing is wildly inaccurate. For maximum effect, mount the turret to a sturdy surface so you can aim with both hands.
The Mulcher overheats after extended use, so fire in bursts to avoid jamming, and active reload to increase cooling.
The OneShot: an intimidating and obscenely powerful long-range sniper rifle capable of destroying most foes in a single shot.
It's also the only weapon capable of penetrating the otherwise impermeable Boomshield.
A relic of the Pendulum Wars, the Retro Lancer is equipped with a long razor-sharp bayonet rather than the chainsaw found on its modern counterpart, and packs a serious punch in firepower at the expense of muzzle control.
The terrifying Sawed-off is an absolutely brutal weapon at close range--the reduced barrel length creates a broad pellet spread that deals incredible damage to any enemy within melee distance.
Did we say enemy? We meant enemies. The Sawed-Off can dispatch groups of foes with gusto, leaving nothing but scattered remains in its wake.
The Scorcher Flamethrower is a short- to mid-range weapon that emits a concentrated stream of fire that chars your enemies.
The Scorcher also produces a bright flash that temporarily blinds opponents and leaves them vulnerable to a quick flame burst. A perfect active reload shoots flames at even greater distances.
The Snub Pistol is a standard-issue, semiautomatic sidearm with a 12-round clip and a long-distance zoom sight for improved accuracy.
Itís not the most powerful pistol, but its precision and ease of use make the Snub a valuable backup.
The Torque Bow fires high-powered explosive-tipped arrows that discharge shortly after contact.
Because of the bowís unique targeting reticule, which maps the arrowís trajectory, the Torque Bow is one of the most accurate weapons, especially at long distances. This comes with a tradeoff, however, because you must hold the trigger for a short duration before the arrow sticks into surfaces (or foes.) The Torque Bowís sharp blades also make it an effective melee weapon.
The Troika is a high-powered, turret-mounted Locust machine gun that fires continuous rounds across the battlefield.
Specially trained Locust gunners man the Troika and are equipped with unique helmets that accurately target the weapon and also deflect headshots. If youíre in a Troikaís line of fire, take cover immediately. A few direct hits can tear the human body limb from limb. But if you eliminate the Locust gunner, you can turn this powerful weapon against the enemy.