In order to defeat the demon hordes of Doom, you’ll need some serious firepower. After all, you can’t just run up on a monster with just any old gun.
Each weapon in Doom has its own strengths and weaknesses, making them the perfect weapons for different kinds of scenarios. Therefore, it’s important to understand what weapons you’ll have at your disposal in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer game modes so that you use the right ones for the right situations. So, without further ado, let’s check out all of the weapons you can use in Doom.
BFG-9000 – Long-term Doom fans will recognize this beast. It can deal huge amounts of damage to an equally huge area, just like it could in the original game. You’ll acquire this during the single player campaign, but will also be able to find it in multiplayer as a power weapon.
Burst Rifle – As the name suggests, the Burst Rifle is a rifle that fires in three-round bursts. You won’t find this in the single-player campaign, but it is available to deal some serious damage in multiplayer for those with a steady aim.
Chaingun – The Chaingun, also commonly known as a minigun, has an incredibly fast rate of fire. It’s capable of taking care of large quantities of enemies as well as pummeling larger demons with a heavy punch. Be warned, though, this requires a bit of time to warm up before it starts firing.
Chainsaw – Shown off in numerous trailers in the build-up to Doom’s release, the chainsaw is a gruesome but incredibly fun insta-kill weapon. It requires fuel, though, so be sure to keep your eye out for it as you make your way through each level. You’ll find the Chainsaw early on in Doom’s single-player campaign.
Combat Shotgun – One of the first guns you’ll acquire in the single-player campaign, the Combat Shotgun is a pump-action close range weapon with high damage but a slow rate of fire.
Fists – You can take on enemies with your bare fists if you’re up to the challenge, although we really wouldn’t recommend it.
Frag Grenade – Frag grenades will become your best friend when dealing with large swarms of demons in Doom. You’ll acquire them early on in the game, so make sure to use them whenever you can. Just be wary of the recharge time on them.
Gauss Cannon – The Gauss Cannon is an energy weapon that is capable of dealing out one-hit kills. You can grab the Gauss Cannon in the single-player campaign, and will have to fight for it as a power weapon in Doom’s multiplayer, too.
Heavy Assault Rifle – Another weapon you’ll pick up early on in Doom’s single-player campaign is the Heavy Assault Rifle. Capable of dispersing swarms of demons in its standard mode, it also has a scope which turns the weapon into a semi-automatic rifle.
Hellshot – The Hellshot is a semi-automatic hell-energy weapon. Unfortunately, you won’t be stealing it from the demon forces at any point in the single-player campaign. Instead, you’ll be toasting other players with it in the multiplayer game modes.
Lightning Gun – Another weapon only featured in Doom’s multiplayer, the Lightning Gun is a short-range energy weapon that fires a constant stream of electricity at your enemy. You probably don’t want to be on the other end of this.
Pistol – Your first gun in the single-player campaign, the Pistol is a handgun and the weakest weapon in the game. While it may not pack a lot of power, it does have an unlimited supply of ammo, meaning you may find yourself using it a lot as your last resort.
Plasma Rifle – The Plasma Rifle is an automatic energy weapon that, much like the Lightning Gun, fires off a constant stream, though this time it’s plasma and not electricity. You’ll be able to pick this up in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer of Doom.
Rocket Launcher – A pretty self-explanatory inclusion in Doom’s arsenal of weapons, the rocket launcher fires rocket projectiles and deals huge amounts of damage. You can hold 16 rockets at once and you can use this in both modes of Doom.
Siphon Grenade – The Siphon Grenade, when thrown, creates a field that takes the life of your foes and adds it onto your health bar. These can be particularly useful when dealing with multiple enemies and are running a little low on health.
Static Cannon – The Static Cannon is another weapon that only features in the multiplayer of Doom. The cannon charges up to deal more damage as the player moves around the environment. A great weapon when dealing with larger, slower enemies.
Super Shotgun – The Super Shotgun is exactly as its name suggests- a superior version of the Combat Shotgun. It’s got a ton more power in each shot, although it requires reloading after every round you fire. You’ll be able to get your hands on this in both the single-player and multiplayer of Doom.
Vortex Rifle – Finally, the Vortex Rifle rounds off our list. While it’s only available in multiplayer, the Vortex Rifle will quickly become popular with those who like to sit back and pick their enemies off from a distance. A beam sniper rifle that fires charged energy when zoomed in, the Vortex Rifle is lethal in the hands of a true marksman.
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