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"Long-range prototype rifle that fires super-heated blasts of plasma; highly effective at long range."
Armat Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle (from Aliens: Colonial Marines)
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XM99A Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle
Production information
Manufacturer

Armat Battlefield Systems

Model

XM99A

Type

Long-range prototype rifle

Technical specifications
Feed system
  • 4 charged plasma arc magazine
Maximum ammunition
  • 4 arc per 6 Magazines
Fire mode(s)
  • Semi-automatic
Ammunition
  • Charged plasma arc
Rate of fire

Medium

Accuracy

High

Range

Long

Usage
Era(s)

2170s

Affiliation

USCM

  [Source]
The XM99A Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle, also known simply as the Plasma Pulse Rifle, is a long-range prototype semi-automatic plasma based rifle manufactured by Armat Battlefield Systems and used primarily by the United States Colonial Marine Corps.

OverviewEdit

To fire the weapon, the trigger must be held down for a couple of seconds.

TriviaEdit

  • The XM99A Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle is based on boasts made by Hudson in the extended Special Edition of Aliens. The dialogue in question ("phased plasma pulse rifles") is itself a reference to the gun shop scene in James Cameron's earlier film The Terminator, where the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) asks for a "phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range".
  • "ARMAT XM99A" can be seen on the weapon's stock when sprinting with it.
  • In-game, the XM99A has to be charged up before it will fire; players must hold down the trigger while this is happening, otherwise the weapon will not fire.
  • As with all DLC weapons, the XM99A cannot be customized and "ATTENTION This weapon cannot be customized" will be displayed when an attempt is made to do so in the Marine Loadouts menu. However, the weapon is equipped with a 2x Telescopic Zoom Sight by default which cannot be removed.
  • Although the XM99A is always equipped with a 2x Telescopic Zoom Sight in-game, the photo of the XM99A in the Aliens: Colonial Marines Brady Games guide lacks the scope.

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