The static cannon (also known as the static rifle) is a multiplayer weapon that appears in the 2016 Doom game. Powered by static electricity, the static cannon is a slow-firing beam rifle which, rather than using typical ammunition, has batteries which are charged by the player's motion - the player must sprint to increase the weapon's charge level. When standing still, the weapon's charge will slowly drain. It has been compared by PC Gamer journalists to a no-scope sniper rifle requiring on-the-move accuracy. Its modified firing mode allows a zoomed in view for long-range sniping.
- Birnbaum, Ian (22 July 2015). "Hands-on: Doom's coolest new gun is powered by sprinting." PC Gamer. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
|Weapons from Doom (2016)|
|Single player:||BFG-9000 • Chaingun • Chainsaw • Combat shotgun • Gauss cannon • Heavy assault rifle • Pistol • Plasma rifle • Rocket launcher • Super shotgun|
|Item weapons:||Frag grenade • Siphon grenade|
|Multiplayer:||Burst rifle • EMG Mark V pistol • Grenade launcher • Hellshot • Lightning gun • Reaper • Static cannon • Vortex rifle|
|Progression:||Weapon modification • Weapon upgrade|