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Guided Fusion Launcher is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]


Using what we've learned from the advanced weaponry found onboard the larger UFO, we should be able to prototype a new projectile launcher with a uniquely powerful explosive shell.

Project Report[]

Codename: Tunguska

Although I was skeptical as to the merits of assemble another weapon based on our traditional methods, namely, large rockets carrying heavy payloads of explosives, we have made some interesting discoveries during our testing. Our prototype, the cleverly named "blaster launcher," has been surprisingly effective in penetrating the alien's seemingly unassailable armor plating.

We've also improved on the integrated targeting module by implementing several of the design improvements observed in the alien weapons. As a result, these rockets are capable of guiding themselves, even when fired from an obstructed line of sight. I believe there is still room for us to hone this weapon's capabilities further, but it should be safe to begin manufacturing the current design as you see fit.

Project Requirements[]

Prerequisites: Salvage Fusion Core
Research Point Cost: 400 Points
Project Cost: 10 Elerium, 20 Alloys, 75 Weapon Fragments

Items Unlocked[]


  • The project's codename is a reference to the Tunguska event, a meteor explosion above Siberia; likely in reference to the Blaster Launcher's destructive power.
  • Despite the fact the end of the research notes says "I believe there is still room for us to hone this weapon's capabilities further" there can be no more improvements to Rocket Launchers