|“||The Heavy Plasma rifle uses an expanded power supply and cooling mechanism to allow for a much higher rate of fire than anything we've fielded previously.||”|
– Engineering description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
The Heavy Plasma becomes available for production in Engineering after completing the Heavy Plasma research. Additionally, after the research, the soldiers can use Heavy Plasmas acquired by capturing live Muton Elites.
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- Effective Range: Medium
- Base Damage: 8-10
- Critical Chance: 0%
- Critical Damage: 14-16
|“||▪ Capable of suppressing enemies, if the Heavy has appropriate training|
▪ Like all LMG variants, expends ammo quickly
|– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown|
- Muton Elites possess the same weapons, however, unlike humans they wield their Heavy Plasma cannons like Assault Rifles, and fire three concentrated shots at a slow rate, while Heavies fire an eight-shot barrage at around 600 RPM. Presumably this difference is due to the retrofitting of the weapon.
- Despite the item description, visually it does not fire more shots per attack than other LMG variants.
|XCOM: Enemy Unknown Weapons|
|Grenades||Alien Grenade • Flashbang Grenade • Frag Grenade • Gas Grenade • Ghost Grenade • Needle Grenade|
|Heavy||LMG • Heavy Laser • Heavy Plasma|
|Launcher||Rocket Launcher • Blaster Launcher|
|MEC||Minigun • Railgun • Particle Cannon|
|Pistols||Pistol • Laser Pistol • Plasma Pistol|
|Rifles||Assault Rifle • Laser Rifle • Light Plasma Rifle • Plasma Rifle|
|Shotguns||Shotgun • Scatter Laser • Alloy Cannon|
|Sniper||Sniper Rifle • Laser Sniper Rifle • Plasma Sniper Rifle|