A step beyond the Gauss pistol, the rifle packs a real punch, with its twin particle accelerators. Replacing the Elerium powered Plasma system, we have utilised a micro particle accelerator that generates a stream of anti-protons.
Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia
The Gauss Rifle is a powerful rifle that is accurate and has an auto fire mode. Thanks to its good balance of abilities, it is often the most favoured of the three Gauss weapons.
The Gauss Rifle improves on the Gauss Pistol by introducing greater accuracy and a small increase in stopping power. It is not as fast but can still maintain a high damage output. It also features a 15-round ammunition clip.
Note: All Gauss Weapons must be manufactured.
The Gauss Rifle is a good general-purpose weapon that is suitable as a standard issue squad weapon. Having ammunition that is easy to mass-produce, it is a useful weapon for conserving Sonic Pistol and Sonic-Blasta Rifle ammunition when fighting against non-Lobsterman crews.
However, many terror units and later enemies (Tasoths, Lobster Men) are very tough and highly resistant to Gauss rounds. For example, on Superhuman difficulty, Gauss Rifles are almost completely ineffective against Lobster Men (less than a 1/8 chance to do any damage at all), and usually require 5-6 hits to kill a Tasoth.
Therefore, when these races start appearing, one should switch to Sonic Weapons, Sonic Pulsers, melee weapons, and/or Thermal Shok Launchers as soon as possible; Gauss Rifles should be left behind and used only when one knows that they will be facing Gillmen or Aquatoids.
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|Dart Gun • Jet Harpoon • Gas Cannon • Hydro-Jet Cannon • Torpedo Launcher • Thermal Tazer
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