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Minigun
Minigun concept art.jpg
Deployable rotary machine gun that needs to be manned to fire at a target. Provides increased firepower after winding up, but consumes bullets quickly while firing.
Type
Ammo used
Advanced Rifle Bullet
Magazine size
300
Weight
20
Stack size
1
Durability
200
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Minigun 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Weapons/Minigun/PrimalItem_WeaponMinigun.PrimalItem_WeaponMinigun'" 1 0 0
Crafting XP
1440 XP
Crafting time
30s
Required stations
Genesis Part 2 DLC.jpg This article is about content exclusive to the DLC: Genesis: Part 2

The Minigun is a weapon in Genesis: Part 2. It is a deployable weapon that can be used to rapidly fire at a target. The Minigun requires the survivor to wind it up, and it can overheat from overuse.

The Minigun can be spun up by pressing Rmb, LT, L2 without firing, which will increase your rate of fire. It will not cool down until you stop firing and if fired for too long (6 seconds when hand held and 12 when deployed) will overheat. When overheated you will not be able to fire or spin up the gun until it cools down. When it is spun down it will keep the increased firing rate for a short time and speed up the mouse sensitivity, allowing you to turn quicker and get a new target. While it cools down it is best to reload the gun (Due to the time it takes to cool back down afterwards you are better off to reload if you wish to keep it out).

You can deploy the Minigun by pressing Left Ctrl, RB, R1. When deployed, the survivor is able to better concentrate their fire on a target due to increased accuracy and reduced spinup times and also cannot hurt friendly dinos. It also gains much more durability and doesn't need to reload, however it is hampered by being stationary, while also having a limited angle of fire.

The Minigun when spun up and/or firing will reduce your mouse sensitivity and movement speed, so targets like alpha raptors are ill advised due to the speed they move (and sheer amount of circling they do). It is also expensive to use due to requiring a large amount of materials to create a Minigun and it costing 118 Advanced Rifle Bullets to fire for 6 seconds.

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Notes

  • The Minigun cools down passively, meaning you could switch to a different weapon or new Minigun and wait for the Minigun to cool down. It is unknown if this is a bug or a feature, as the Tek Rifle cannot passively cool down.
  • The Minigun is great at destroying large or slow targets as every shot can hit the target.
  • If the Minigun is deployed while being better than primitive it will deal the same damage as a primitive Minigun but have the increased durability.
  • If using a Spyglass before mounting a deployed Minigun the camera will be zoomed in and not have the scope texture on screen, making it a very effective scope.
  • If the Minigun is picked up while deployed it will have an empty magazine and return the bullets that were inside of its inventory.

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