Plasma rifle (Doom Eternal)

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The plasma rifle in use against zombies.
Concept art.
This article is about the weapon in Doom Eternal. For other versions of this weapon, see:

The plasma rifle returns as a weapon in Doom Eternal. The profile of the original plasma gun has been adopted almost directly in preference to the prior game's cleaner, more futuristic design. Also unlike the latter weapon, the new plasma rifle is not powered by the Argent plasma, and instead is fed with ordinary plasma matter.[citation needed] It still seems to function identically, however, firing small bright blue compact orbs of plasma at a rapid rate. It is presently unknown what if any upgrades or enhancements might be available for the weapon in this iteration.

Upon killing a demon with the plasma rifle, the victim seems to explode with electricity and plasmatic matter, due to the fast temperature increase. However, at the moment it is unconfirmed whether or not this burst effect can cause splash damage.