The static cannon (also known as the static rifle) is a weapon that appears in the 2016 Doom game in multiplayer and SnapMap modes. Powered by static electricity, the static cannon is a slow-firing beam rifle which, in addition to using typical ammunition, has batteries which are charged by the player's motion - the player must sprint to increase the weapon's charge level and attack power. 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|
|Side arms:||Frag grenade • Siphon grenade|
|Multiplayer:||Burst rifle • EMG Mark V pistol • Grenade launcher • Hellshot • Lightning gun • Reaper • Static cannon • Vortex rifle|
|Multiplayer side arms:||Kinetic mine • Tesla rocket|
|Doom VFR only:||BFG grenade launcher|
|SnapMap:||Demon control grenade • Fist|
|Progression:||Weapon modification • Weapon upgrade|