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Harpoon Gun

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Harpoon Gun
Harpoon gun new.png
Stats
Type Weapon
Item Cost 70 / 100 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.
Crafting
Constructible? Yes
Deconstructible? Yes
Materials Steel Bar Steel

Plastic Plastic

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.

Fired spears deliver a moderate amount of Damage and Bleeding, and are pretty effective at stopping the smaller denizens of Europa, such as Crawlers and Mud Raptors.

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]

Item
Afflictions
Structure Damage
Projectile Speed
Is Sticky?
Is Fragile?
Price
Raw materials
Harpoon spear icon.png
Spear
Internal Damage Strength: 30

Bleeding Strength: 30
Stun Duration: 0.2

10
20
True
False
30 / 50 / 75
Steel Bar Steel Bar
Harpoon spear explosive icon.png
Explosive Spear
Bleeding Strength: 30

Explosion, Radius 200

  • Internal Damage Strength: 40
  • Burning Strength: 50
15
20
False
True
175 / 200
Spear Spear

C-4 Block C-4 Block

Harpoon spear physicorium icon.png
Physicorium Spear
Internal Damage Strength: 50

Bleeding Strength: 30
Stun Duration: 0.2

10
20
True
False
N/A
Physicorium Bar Physicorium
Item
Harpoon spear icon.png
Spear
Harpoon spear explosive icon.png
Explosive Spear
Harpoon spear physicorium icon.png
Physicorium Spear
class="header"
Structure Damage 10
15
10
Projectile Speed 20
20
20
Stick to Entities? True
False
True
Can be Recovered? False
True
False
Price 30 / 50 / 75
175 / 200
N/A
Raw materials Steel Bar Steel Bar
Spear Spear

C-4 Block C-4 Block

Physicorium Bar Physicorium


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]


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