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…One of the most effective weapons at distances up to 500 meters. High rate of fire and capacity. Low accuracy makes this weapon ineffective at longer distances… – in-game description

Introduction


The Punisher is a light gun with an effective range of 200m and a maximum range of 500m. It is essentially a gattling gun, and it has the highest firing rate of any weapon in the game. It is lethal at close range but due to bullet spread, it becomes increasingly inaccurate as the range increases. At its maximum range of 500m, very few bullets will hit the target decreasing its damage substantially.

Being one of the first weapons available to new players, it is a very common weapon early game weapon and remains useful for much of the game. Best used in sets, a Patton equipped with four Punishers is very effect sustained damage dealer early in the game.

Many players eventually replace the Punishers with Magnums later on when they become available, as they can fire continuously (0.55 second rate of fire), have no spread at longer ranges and can penetrate Ancile shields. However, Punishers have a longer range and a faster firing rate, which means that the weapon can still compete with Magnums should they be used.

It has a medium counterpart, the Punisher Mk2, which is a twin version of the Punisher but with higher speed of fire (16 bullets per second against 11 bullets per second).

In some of the test versions the Punisher, along with the other firearm weapons, do 2.6× the amount of damage on physical shields.

Update History

Update 2.7.0

Machine guns (Punisher, Molot, Punisher Mk2 and Molot Mk2) after 3 seconds of continuous firing now enter a state called "accelerated state"

Update 2.5.0

As part of the name prefix removal, the name of the weapon was changed from GAU Punisher to Punisher

Update 0.9.1

Accuracy increased by 14%

Update 0.9.0

Damage decreased by 24.5%

Update 0.8.0

Damage increased by an additional 10%

Update 0.6.3

Effective Range: 300m -> 200m

Update 0.6.1

Damage increased by 10%

Trivia

  • The Punisher could have been inspired by the GAU 8 Avenger, a gattling gun similar to the Punisher that was equipped on an A-10 Thunderbolt, or "Warthogs" – it fires 30mm rounds.

Upgrade details

Level Damage Cost Time Burst DPS Cycle Damage Cycle DPS
1 71 15,000 1420 28400 947
2 82 (+15%) 10,000 5 min 1640 32800 1093
3 86 (+5%) 16,000 8 min 1720 34400 1147
4 95 (+10%) 32,000 20 min 1900 38000 1267
5 104 (+9%) 200,000 4 hours 2080 41600 1387
6 115 (+11%) 400,000 8 hours 2300 46000 1533
7 126 (+10%) 800,000 17 hours 2520 50400 1680
8 139 (+10%) 1,500,000 21 hours 2780 55600 1853
9 153 (+10%) 1,600,000 20 hours 3060 61200 2040
10 168 (+10%) 3,200,000 1 day 3360 67200 2240
11 185 (+10%) 6,400,000 1 day 4 hours 3700 74000 2467
12 203 (+10%) 13,200,000 1 day 4 hours 4060 81200 2707

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