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Harpoon Gun

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Harpoon Gun
Harpoon Gun.png
Type Weapon
Item Cost 500 Credits
Ammunition Spear.pngSpear
Ammo Cost 50 Credits
Ammo Capacity 5
Skill Requirements
Weapons 30%
Insufficient Skill Handicap Spread/Inaccuracy of the weapon is increased by 10x.
Constructible? Yes
Deconstructible? Yes
Materials Steel Bar.pngSteel Bar,


Polycarbonate Bar.pngPolycarbonate Bar

The Harpoon Gun is a handheld weapon that can be acquired in Barotrauma.

Function[edit | edit source]

Harpoon guns act as short-range weaponry by firing spears. Loaded spears can be fired short distances both on board a submarine and underwater. Upon striking another crew member, creature or wall, the spear will become lodged in the target.

Fired spears deliver a low amount of damage and apply a moderate bleeding effect. However, they are capable of stunning the target, which can prove useful should the player need to escape from a hostile situation.

Spears can be recovered and reused after firing.

It should be noted that an inadequate Weapons skill (less than 30) will lessen the range of the harpoon gun.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The harpoon gun requires both hands to equip and must be manually loaded before firing. By default, the right mouse button aims the harpoon gun toward the cursor. Left-clicking will then fire a spear in the corresponding direction.

Damage Values[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Damage
Bleeding Damage
Structure Damage
Damage Type
Stick to Entities?
Raw materials
50 Credits
Steel Bar
Attack Damage 20
Bleeding Damage 2
Structure Damage 50
Damage Type Blunt
Stick to Entities? Yes
Price 50
Raw materials Steel Bar
Cooldown {{{cooldown}}}|}}

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pre-release videos for Barotrauma showed that spears were originally going to have a rope attached between them and the harpoon gun. This would allow the player to retract a spear back into the barrel of the gun after launching it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]