Laser Rifle (EU2012)
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The Laser Assault Rifle relies on our latest in optics technology to offer a substantial increase in output over the conventional X-9 rifle.
Source: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)
- This is the first major upgrade to a XCOM's squad firepower, nearly doubling the damage output of the Assault.
- While the listed Critical Damage (on the EW DLC) is 8-10, the actual values are either 7 (33% of the shots) or 9 (66%) due to a game bug.
- Fielding the Laser Rifle allows to speed up training of Rookies, Supports and Assaults since its bigger damage will ensure more kills against early aliens such as Sectoids, Floaters or Thin Men. This weapon is even useful against Mutons, although you'll want to upgrade to Light Plasma Rifle or Scatter Lasers otherwise you'll risk being outgunned by later aliens.