|“||Fires an extremely powerful plasma bolt that can pierce multiple targets.||”|
–In-Game Description, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Heavy Plasma Pistol is the most powerful pistol in the game, and one of the the most powerful weapons overall. It is capable of killing an Outsider with one headshot, even up to Veteran difficulty.
The Heavy Plasma Pistol deal very high damage, but has a slow rate of fire, and holds only 5 shots plus a total spare ammo capacity of only 25. Due to its low clip size and ditto spare ammo capacity, it is advisable to also bring along a weapon with a faster rate of fire and higher ammo capacity.
Tips & TacticsEdit
- It may be best used against one hardened enemy at a time, and is especially useful to finish off tough targets, such as an Outsider Elite or a Muton, that have had their armor or shields weakened by abilities.
- Equiping a backpack that will enhance the weapon's effectiveness, such as a Rupture Pack or a Sharpshooter Pack, is also very useful.
The Heavy Plasma Pistol can be acquired during a random mission or operation after the story mission Not of This Earth. One can be found in the first alien bunker just inside the right hand entrance.
- The final design of the Heavy Plasma Pistol differed vastly from its concept artworks, with the finalized weapon using a different model entirely. The original concepts did make it into the game, though, in the form of the Microwave Gun introduced with the Hangar 6: R&D DLC.
|Weapons and Equipment of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified|
|Pistols||M1911 Pistol • Z-62 Machine Pistol • Laser Pistol • Light Plasma Pistol • Heavy Plasma Pistol • Microwave Gun|
|Assault Rifles & SMGs||M14 Rifle • AK-47 • Laser SMG • Laser Pulse Rifle|
|Shotguns||M1897 Shotgun • Scatter Laser • Plasma Assault Cannon|
|Sniper Rifles||M1903-A4 Sniper Rifle • Plasma Sniper Rifle|
|Heavy Weapons||Blaster Launcher • Rotary Plasma Cannon • Lightning Cannon|
|Grenades||Frag Grenade • Sticky Grenade|
|Misc.||Venn Brace • Backpacks|