Assault Rifle (EU2012)
The Assault Rifle and its variants are the only primary weapons XCOM rookies can use
Source: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)
- The X-9 Rifle is the starting XCOM weapon for Supports, Rookies and select Assaults. You'll want something better fast, as even on Easy difficulty, this weapon will have trouble putting down Sectoids and Thin Men.
- While the listed Critical Damage (on the EW DLC) is 5-7, the actual values are either 4 (33% of the shots) or 6 (66%) due to a game bug.