Laser Pistol (EU2012)

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

The laser pistol relies on our latest advancements to provide a more powerful sidearm that does not require reloading in the field.

  • An improvement on the conventional pistol
Source: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)


Research Required Beam Weapons
Base Costs §10
10 Alloys
10 Engineers
Base Damage 1-3 (+1 with Improved Pistol III)
Critical Damage 3 or 4 (+1 with Improved Pistol III)
Critical Chance 10% (+10% with Improved Pistol I)
Range Medium
Abilities None
  • The Laser Pistol is a laser-based weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and becomes available for manufacture (along with the Laser Rifle) after completing the research Beam Weapons.
  • The Laser Pistol, like all the other pistols, can be visually seen strapped to the XCOM soldier's right thigh.
  • Compared to its counterparts, the laser pistol has a 10% higher critical chance.
  • The Laser Pistol is a particularly good upgrade for a Sniper with the Gunslinger ability and relevant Foundry upgrades.
  • While the listed Critical Damage (on the EW DLC) is 3-5, the actual values are either 3 (66% of the shots) or 4 (33%) due to a bug.

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