About This File
Two new weapons have been field-tested extensively and are ready for use. They are:
1. The Plasma Launcher.
This weapon launches a highly charged plasma sphere at a high velocity. It replaces the standard rocket launcher. The projectile is not an "area of effect" type like the rockets of old. It is instead a devastating "bullet" of energy that can drop a Baron at twenty paces. Its power is roughly equivalent to the BFG9000, but focussed on a single target. This weapon can also be used in close quarters without detrimental effects.
Initial ammo load: 10 charges. Maximum ammo load: 50 charges (w/o pack).
2. The Baron Gun (or B-Gun).
This weapon, a modified plasma rifle, fires a deadly version of "Baron's Fire" (that hideous green energy that has killed so many fine Marines in the past). It is roughly equivalent in power to the older plasma rifles; it is a bit more powerful, however, so the unfortunate limits on capacity the technological revisions have imposed are not that much of a drawback.
Initial ammo load: 40 charges. Maximum ammo load: 150 charges (w/o pack).
These advances in technology could not have come at a better time. It has just been learned that the pistol-toting Troopers have been given partial invisibility, perhaps in an effort to get some use out of them. Additionally, during the field tests of the Plasma Launcher, a prototype was lost. CyberDemons are now employing them as their main weapon, which does not bode well for us. The projectiles are far faster than the old-style rockets ever were and are five times as powerful.