R4 Charge Rifle
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Futuristic assault rifle that fires packets of energy at short- to mid-range. This weapon packs an enormous amount of power per shot while maintaining a high rate of fire, but is hampered somewhat by its relatively low range.
The Charge Rifle currently has the second highest DPS of all equippable weapons in the game, topped only by the Minigun, but is more effective than the Minigun in most situations due to its much higher accuracy and lower warmup and cooldown times. For this reason, charge rifles are an ideal counter to heavily-armored enemies like Centipedes if you don't have access to EMP or Frag grenades.
Charged-shot weapons are also referred to as Tokamak weapons in the fiction primer. They fire projectiles coated in a matrix of magnetically-contained charged particles. On impact, the energy in the particles is released in a very efficient explosion. These require high amounts of power to fire and are powered by hex-cells at small scales (like Charge Rifles), or fusion reactors in the case of large cannons.