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Versatile and standard issue weapon of the Xenonauts.



The ballistic rifle is a versatile and effective part of the Xenonaut arsenal. With a generous twenty round magazine and the capacity for both long-range sniping and close-range burst fire, the assault rifle allows a soldier to adapt to changing battlefield conditions and fulfill a variety roles. The cost of this flexibility is that it does not excel at any particular role & suffers from a lack of effectiveness against heavily armored enemies.

Though less specialized than other weapons, the assault rifle is the main weapon of Xenonaut tactical teams as it is impossible to predict how a battle will unfold. Rifle-armed troops are effective in almost all situations and should form the core of all strike teams.

Weapon Details[]

Base Damage Mitigation Range Mag Size Weight Reaction Modifier Reload AP Cost
30 0 20 20 5 1.0x 25
Fire modes
Fire Mode AP Cost (% of TU) Base Accuracy Shots Fired Suppression (Radius)
Snap 28 45 1 20 (1)
Aimed 40 80 1 20 (1)
Precision 55 130 1 20 (1)
Burst 60 45 3 60 (1.5)


  • Resembles the M16 rifle commonly used by U.S troops during this era.

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