Pixel Gun Wiki
Advertisement
Pixel Gun Wiki


An assault rifle that shoots radium bullets. Some of the followers of alternative medicine believe that shooting yourself is healthier for your life than doing an X-ray.

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Nuclear Rifle is a Primary weapon introduced in the 16.1.0 update. It can be obtained in the form of 250 Mythical Gearicon.png in the Super Lottery.

Description

It is a radiation-themed rifle that shoots a pair of green lasers in bursts. It has good damage, a good fire rate, a low capacity, and good mobility.

Appearance

It has a desert tan skeletal stock with a grey buttstock, connected to the body of the weapon. The body is mainly grey, with a dark brown pistol grip, a black trigger, a brown/green magazine, and a gauge mounted on the left side of the weapon.

In the middle, it has the nuclear symbol in black and green, with a tube connecting to the body of the weapon.

It features two grey/green barrels with a grey/green front iron sight that fires two light green lasers.

Performance

This weapon shoots a pair of visible, green laser beams with instant bullet travel time and in medium-ranged battles in bursts. These lasers can temporarily reduce the mobility of players and it can poison them, which means lose extra health for a few seconds.

When reloading, the clip from this weapon is taken out and is replaced by another.

It has a fixed delay input. This means that once the player switches from any weapon to this weapon, the Nuclear Rifle always has a delay lasting around half of a second.

Strategy

Tips

  • Try to fire in bursts while engaging users at farther ranges.
  • This weapon's fire rate is much slower than displayed, so do not be fooled by the stats.
  • If users keeps jumping around, use this to slow them down, hence negating them from jumping so much.
  • Aim for the head for maximum damage.
  • Gadgets are key to use with this weapon, it helps to pre-damage players before combat, as this weapon may take a while to kill a player.
  • It is effective against mobile targets such as Jetpack users due to its fire rate and its ability to slow down enemies.
  • Make every shot count, as this weapon fires in bursts of 2.
  • Use both the Slowing and Poison attributes to your advantage.

Counters

  • Pick off its user(s) from long ranges.
  • Shotguns and area damage weapons can quickly decimate users at close range.
    • Better yet, attacking from behind can give the user less time allowance to counteract.
  • Fight fire with fire, get a weapon that can slow down other players and finish them off with a strong Sniper weapon.
  • Use a one-shot kill weapon against its user(s).
  • Try to dodge the bullets and try to get the user to run out of ammo since the weapon runs out of ammo quickly.
  • If all else fails, use a weapon with a faster fire rate and a higher efficiency, such as the Royal Fighter and encounter the user face to face while continuously shooting at him/her to hopefully, kill the enemy before you die.
  • Use a healing weapon like the Heroic Epee and strike when they need to reload.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

This can work well as an effective general-purpose Primary weapon. Equip a Sniper or Heavy weapon for weakening the enemy first.

Changelog

16.1.0

Initial release.

Trivia

  • This is the first Semi-Auto.png weapon with the Poison attribute, the other being Psionic Sporethrower.
  • After its burst fire, it pauses for approximately 0.2 seconds before firing another burst.
  • This weapon is a 3 - 4 bursts headshot, meaning it is 6 - 8 headshots kill.
  • In Monster Siege the Radioactavia assassin uses this weapon (however she uses it as an automatic weapon instead of a semi-auto).
  • This weapon would be illegal due to it having poisoned bullets even more so illegal due the use of nuclear waste.
Advertisement