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Assault Rifle refers to a basic design of a weapon that combines the abilities of older long-range rifles and the rapid fire of sub-machine guns. Common designs include the M-16, M-4, AK47 (and 74), and the L85A1.
Drop pods are pods that drop. They carry friends or foes from the skies to the floor. Often launched from carriers or other craft orbiting the area of operation.
A dropship usually refers to a ship that ferries troops, heavy armor, and supplies from carriers in orbit to a planet's surface. Sometimes it refers to any futuristic in-atmosphere transport that is not a helicopter or airplane.
A popular weapon that is used in many shooters. The flamethrower is considered one of the most unique ways to defeat a foe.
A machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
A grenade is an explosive device traditionally thrown by hand, but may also be propelled by a rifle or launcher.
Whether it's worn for protection or style, helmets appear in various game genres.
Similar in basic function to Jet Packs, Jet Boots are any form of rocket powered clodhoppers used to get you places you couldn't reach before.
A Jet pack is a backpack with rocket boosters built in that usually allows the wearer to hover or fly.
A laser is a focused beam of light, invisible through the air without some other medium (such as smoke) to illuminate it. Lasers are often used in video games as part of a targeting system, or as an offensive weapon in their own right.
An object and/or gameplay mechanic that allows a laser to assist in aiming a weapon. It is often in the form of a weapon attachment that is used to assist in close quarters combat with the accuracy of guns.
An indirect fire weapon which lobs shells (generally explosive) on an arcing trajectory. It is muzzle-loaded, capable of attacking targets at close range unlike traditional artillery.
A pistol is a very basic hand-held side arm, usually used in case of low ammo or tricky situations. They have appeared in many types of games.
A body that orbits around a star, maintains hydrostatic equilibrium, and clears its area of other celestial bodies.
The Plasma Gun launches plasma by using controlled magnetic fields. Plasma weaponry is used throughout the Imperium despite the possibility of the weapon overheating and killing the plasma gunner.
A weapon that launches rockets.
The ultimate weapon attachment that uses telescope optics to enlarge distant targets thus increasing your accuracy.
The most powerful weapon at short range. Effective against Zombies, Nazis, Demons, etc. Videogame shotguns tend to have exaggerated inaccuracy at long range- real life shotguns are still fairly accurate over a decent distance, while videogame shotguns rarely go more than fifteen feet before becoming completely ineffective.
The weapon of choice for accuracy at long distances. The sniper rifle's slow rate of fire makes it ineffective for close range combat, but its high calibre round ensures that it inflicts maximum damage against the target.
A firearm capable of firing pistol ammunition automatically. Favored for shorter distances, or dealing death indoors.
A tank is generally a heavily armoured and armed, tracked vehicle designed to be at the front of a combined forces attack.
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