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Energy Cannon

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Energy Cannon
Production information
Type

Autonomous gun platform

Technical specifications
Ammo type

Electric discharges

Rate of fire

Fast

Accuracy

Perfect

Range

Long

Usage
Counterweapon(s)

Explosives

Game information
Entity

N/A (func_tanklaser + func_breakable brushes)

The Energy Cannon[1] is a large alien energy weapon featured in Half-Life.

Overview[edit]

The Energy Cannon is encountered only once: between the Mechanized Infantry Repair Bay and the entrance to the Lambda Reactor Complex in Sector F set up there by Alien Grunts to guard the entrance to the Reactor Complex. Unlike most of Xen's bio-technology, the Energy Cannon appears to be made of some kind of metallic substance, consisting of four long prongs connected to a stationary base, able to pivot in a forward-facing direction. It's capable of firing a powerful blue energy beam at enemies.

Behind the scenes[edit]

The Energy Cannon is made of brushes tied to the entities "func_tanklaser" and "func_breakable". When it is destroyed, it crumbles in the same way a concrete wall would.

The cannon is not present in the console ports of the game. In both the PlayStation 2 and unreleased Dreamcast versions, it was replaced by a pile of crates.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Half-Life Prima Guide