Alloy Cannon
XEU Alloy Cannon
Type Shotgun
Class Assault
Cost §200
Ammo Reloadable
Base Damage 8 - 10
Critical Damage 14 - 16
Critical Chance 20%
Terrain Damage 125
Effective Range Medium

The Alloy Cannon is a weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

By developing a firing mechanism capable of projecting machined shards of the alien alloy, we've created an extremely powerful weapon that has devastating effect on anything caught in range. However, accuracy falls off quickly over greater distances.

– Engineering description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


The Alloy Cannon becomes available for production in Engineering after completing the Alloy Cannon research project.

Production Cost:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, all difficulties: XCOM: Enemy Within, Classic & Impossible difficulties:


  • Effective Range: Medium
  • Base Damage: 8-10
  • Critical Chance: 20%
  • Critical Damage: 14-16

Tactical InfoEdit

▪  The most advanced version of the shotgun that XCOM can engineer
▪  Like all shotgun variants, has a high base chance to cause critical hits but limited range
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


  • Highly efficient and deadly primary weapon, best suited for close combat.
  • Fires a single, solid alloy round surrounded in plasma discharge. (The reason it suffers a range penalty is the plasma cools the further away it flies, effectively meaning the cannon shot a piece of metal at a target)
  • Great at taking out Sectopods in combination with the Run & Gun, and Rapid Fire abilities.

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