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Very high, instant kill if within certain blast radius
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Depends on speed of target
The Suppression Device, also referred to as the Suppressor, is a stationary Combine weapon which functions much like a large mortar, except that instead of firing shells it fires an extremely powerful and concentrated Dark Energy pulse beam.
The Suppression Device fires its energy projectile in a nearly vertical trajectory. When its beam hits the ground, it would disintegrate any objects and living beings within a 3–5 meter (9–15 feet) radius. Before the beam could be fired, however, the Suppression Device needs to "warm up" for a short period of time, during which the ground where the beam will land begins to glow yellow-blue, allowing the next target of the beam to be ascertained and thus avoided. The device also leads its shots to ensure better accuracy, which means firing directly on the spot that the target will be at at their current speed.
The Suppression Device is powered by a series of Combine Generators and possibly forms its ammunition from them as well. During the Uprising in Half-Life 2, Gordon, Barney, and a small band of Resistance fighters are required to disable all the generators in the Overwatch Nexus in order to power down a Suppression Device installed on its roof, so that the Resistance on the streets can move more freely. This is the Suppression Device's sole appearance in the series, but it is likely that the Combine may have installed similar devices in other parts of City 17 where there are large numbers of Resistance personnel.
It is unknown whether the Suppression Device operates automatically or by an operator, but the small interface and the binocular-like lenses on it suggest the latter, who is most likely a trained Overwatch soldier. No operator is seen during the game, but he may have dismounted after the Suppression Device was disabled by the Resistance. Also, Combine personnel on the roof of the Overwatch Nexus suggest that they may have been guarding the operator, as well as the device itself.
|Fight the Power (10G)|
|Shut down the suppression device by disabling its generators.|
- Certain pulse beam launches are scripted to target specific spots in the map, and in some cases are accompanied by a brief, blueish screen flash upon impact - an effect otherwise not occuring with regular, unscripted launches.
- Upon approaching the Overwatch Nexus' main entrance, Rebel companions present in the player's squad might occasionally aim and shoot at the Suppression Device despite it being indestructible, however Barney won't.
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