The Heavy Laser is a weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]

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.

– Engineering description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


The Heavy Laser becomes available for production in Engineering after completing Heavy Lasers research.

Production Cost:

Tactical Info[]

▪  An improvement on the LMG
▪  Capable of suppressing enemies, if the Heavy has appropriate training
▪  Like all LMG variants, expends ammo quickly
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown



  • The Heavy Laser appears to have a slightly slower cyclic fire rate than the LMG and the Heavy Plasma. This can be seen by how, in Enemy Within, a killed enemy ragdolls on the seventh shot instead of the eighth.
  • It's very difficult to see, but the three "barrels" spin as the weapon fires.