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|Item Cost||70 / 100 Credits|
|Ammo Cost||50 Credits|
|Insufficient Skill Handicap||Spread/Inaccuracy of the weapon is increased by 10x.|
The Harpoon Gun is a handheld weapon that can be acquired in Barotrauma.
Function[edit | edit source]
Harpoon guns act as short-to-medium-range weaponry by firing spears at a high velocity. The Harpoon gun is effective both on board of the submarine and underwater, and upon striking another crew member, creature or wall, the spear may become lodged in the target (does not apply to the Explosive Spear) and can usually be recovered and reused. This property (plus the small material cost of the Ammunition) makes the Harpoon Gun a very reliable weapon.
It should be noted that Characters with inadequate Weapons skill (less than 30) will suffer from a greatly increased spread, greatly reducing the effective accuracy of the gun.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The harpoon gun requires both hands to be equipped and must be manually loaded with individual Spears 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.
Fired Spears may be picked up as any other item with Left Mouse Button by default, and reloaded into the Harpoon gun.
Damage Values[edit | edit source]
||30 / 50 / 75
|| Steel Bar|
| Strength: 30
Explosion, Radius 200
||175 / 200
|Stick to Entities?||True
|Can be Recovered?||False
|Price||30 / 50 / 75
||175 / 200
|Raw materials|| Steel Bar
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]