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Betelgeuse 54-A

The Betelgeuse 54-A is a light machine gun available to the Vanu Sovereignty. It is unlocked upon completion of the Master Light Machine Guns directive.

The Betelgeuse 54-A is an 'auraxium' variant of the Orion VS54, sharing most of the same base stats. Aside from the unique name and special 'auraxium' camo, the Betelgeuse also has its ammo pool modified into a heat-based one, rather than provided via magazines.

Unlike most 'auraxium' directive weapons, the Betelgeuse 54-A does not include any in-built attachments, nor can it equip any other than those that fit in the optics slot.

Damage fall-off [edit | edit source]

  • 143 before 10 meters.
  • 125 at 41 meters.
  • 112 nach 65 meters

Heat [edit | edit source]

Main article: Weapon Mechanics # Heat

The Betelgeuse 54-A uses a heat-based ammo pool, in contrast to the standard magazine-based ammo system most infantry weaponry uses. Heat provides a meter that fills upon firing, and dissipates when not firing.

The Betelgeuse has a heat capacity of 1000, generates 20 heat per shot, and has a recovery delay of 0.5 seconds. It dissipates 240 heat per second, and incurs an overheat penalty of 3.28 seconds.

Manually reloading the Betelgeuse is not possible.

Attachments [edit | edit source]

Effectiveness [edit | edit source]

Theoretical Time To Kill
Infantry Body part 0m 10m 65m
normal Suitnormal Suit
InfantryHead 0.24s 0.259s - 0.44s -
torso 0.48s 0.499s 0.659s 0.76s 1s
InfiltratorHead 0.24s 0.259s - 0.44s -
torso 0.48s 0.499s 0.579s 0.76s 0.92s
MAXHead 2.72s 2.739s - 3.64s -
torso 5.52s 5.539s 6.979s 7.24s 9s

Trivia [edit | edit source]

  • The Betelgeuse 54-A is named after 'Betelgeuse', a star within the Orion constellation (after which the Orion VS54 draws its name). Betelgeuse is notable for being Orion's second brightest star, and a distinctly reddish-orange one whose brightness has varied wildly throughout the years and which is theorized to have already reached the end of its life.

History [edit | edit source]

  • August 30, 2014 update
    • Removed barrel attachment
      • Min / max horizontal recoil increased from 0.17 / 0.19125 to 0.2 / 0.225
      • Horizontal recoil tolerance increased from 0.85 to 0.9
      • Hip cone of fire bloom per shot reduced from 0.12 to 0.1
      • Aimed cone of fire bloom per shot reduced from 0.06 to 0.05
    • Added heat mechanic
  • October 29, 2015 update
    • ADS movement modifier to 0.5, from 0.75
    • ADS CoF recoil to 0.04, from 0.05
    • Horizontal recoil to 0.22 / 0.22, from 0.2 / 0.225