Plasma rifle (Doom Eternal)
The plasma rifle returns as a weapon in Doom Eternal, with a new design that draws heavily from the original plasma gun. The overall function of the weapon appears to be unchanged, firing small bright blue compact orbs of plasma at a rapid rate. It is confirmed to have mods such as a "Microwave Beam" mod that stuns a monster before it explodes and the Heat Blast mod (now using red plasma) from its previous literation.
Upon killing a demon with the plasma rifle, the victim seems to explode with electricity. However, at the moment it is unconfirmed whether or not this burst effect can cause splash damage. The shield soldier's energy shield can be overloaded by shooting it with the plasma rifle, causing the shield to explode, killing its user and damaging other enemies nearby.
- Heat Blast
The same as Heat Wave from Doom 2016
- Microwave Beam
- Fires a concentrated beam of plasma energy that lock down an enemy and cause them to explode on death. Two upgrades.
- Faster Beam Charge
- Cost: 3 weapon points
- Increased Range
- Cost: 6 weapon points
- Mastery - Concussive Blast
- Unlocked by purchasing all upgrades.