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The Gauss Rifle is a primary weapon in XCOM 2.

In-Game Description[]

Magnetic weapons technology has particular utility for precision slow-fire weapons like sniper rifles. The Gauss Rifle will enable our Sharpshooters to cause greater damage at extended range.

Tactical Info[]

  • Sniper rifles always require both actions to fire.
  • They are less accurate at close range, but deadly at a distance.
  • Use upgrades looted from enemies to improve the Gauss Rifle's tactical effectiveness.
Weapons
Primary:
Tier Shotguns:
(Rangers)
Cannons:
(Grenadiers)
Sniper Rifles:
(Sharpshooters)
Rifles:
(Specialists, Rangers, Psi Operatives and Rookies)
Tier 1 Shotgun Cannon Sniper Rifle Assault Rifle
Tier 2 Shard Gun Mag Cannon Gauss Rifle Magnetic Rifle
Tier 3 Storm Gun Beam Cannon Plasma Lance Plasma Rifle
Chosen Arashi (none) Darklance Disruptor Rifle
Secondary:
Tier Swords:
(Rangers)
Grenade Launchers:
(Grenadiers)
Pistols:
(Sharpshooters)
GREMLINs:
(Specialists)
Psi-Amps:
(Psi Operatives)
Tier 1 Sword Grenade Launcher Pistol GREMLIN Psi Amp
Tier 2 Arc Blade Advanced Grenade Launcher Mag Pistol GREMLIN Mark II Advanced Psi Amp
Tier 3 Fusion Blade (none) Beam Pistol GREMLIN Mark III Alien Psi Amp
Chosen Katana (none) Darkclaw (none) (none)
Additional Equipment

ArmorsGrenadesUtility ItemsUpgrades

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