Heavy Laser (EU2012)

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For the original UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994) version, see Heavy Laser
Heavy Laser

The Heavy Laser requires a supplementary power supply that makes it somewhat unwieldy in combat, but it is capable of dealing high amounts of damage.

  • An improvement on the LMG
  • Capable of suppressing enemies, if the Heavy has appropriate training
  • Like all LMG variants, expends ammo quickly
Source: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)


Research Required Heavy Lasers
Base Costs §30
25 Alloys
12 Engineers
Base Damage 5-7
Critical Damage 9 or 10
Critical Chance 0%
Range Medium
Abilities None
  • Heavy Laser can only be used by Heavy soldiers.
  • While the listed Critical Damage (on the EW DLC) is 9-11, the actual values are either 9 (66% of the shots) or 10 (33%) due to a bug.
  • While their critical chance is limited when compared to Laser Sniper Rifle or Scatter Laser, the Heavy Laser can be a very useful weapon in suppressing enemy targets, if the Heavy has appropriate training. The Heavy Laser also doesn't suffer from the range restrictions of the mentioned weapons and can be used either on enclosed urban or open UFO maps.
  • Suppressing a target with this weapon will consume 2/3s of its ammo (or 1/3 after Ammo Conservation project is developed). It isn't possible to use suppression if the ammo is below this level.

See Also

EU2012 Badge XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012): Soldier Equipment
Light:Body Armor
Medium:Carapace ArmorSkeleton SuitGhost ArmorPsi Armor
Heavy:Titan ArmorArchangel Armor
MEC Suits:MEC-1 WardenMEC-2 SentinelMEC-3 Paladin
Conventional:PistolAssault RifleShotgunSniper RifleLMGRocket Launcher
Laser:Laser PistolLaser RifleScatter LaserLaser Sniper RifleHeavy Laser
Plasma:Plasma PistolLight Plasma RiflePlasma RifleAlloy CannonPlasma Sniper RifleHeavy PlasmaBlaster Launcher
EXALT Weapons:EXALT Assault RifleEXALT Sniper RifleEXALT LMGEXALT Rocket LauncherEXALT Laser RifleEXALT Laser Sniper RifleEXALT Heavy Laser
MEC Weapons:MinigunRailgunParticle Cannon
Items:EU: Alien GrenadeArc ThrowerChitin PlatingCombat StimsFrag GrenadeMedikitMind ShieldNano-Fiber VestS.C.O.P.E.
EW DLC: Flashbang GrenadeGas GrenadeGhost GrenadeMimic BeaconNeedle GrenadeReaper RoundsRespirator Implant