The TS-QPB-S11 Quasiparticle Beam also known as the Q-Beam is an experimental weapon found on Talos I during Prey (2017).

Overview Edit

The Q-Beam is a prototype directed energy weapon. A stream of volatile quasiparticles causes rapidly cascading excitations in energetic systems of matter to the point of rupture.

The weapon can be found in the Hardware Labs' Beams and Waves Lab. It's hooked up to a machine for testing. Use the nearby terminal to access it. Later it can also be found in Cargo Bay B at the Security Command Post where Sarah and the survivors are.

Judging by a memo found by Morgan Yu, it seems that Transtar was secretly working on a way to weaponize the Q-beam and implement it in Military Operators.

Usage Edit

While the Q-Beam does not do damage in the conventional sense it turns a portion of the targets health bar green starting from the left at a prodigious rate. When the entire bar is green the target will die. The entirety of the indicator does not have to be filled, only what is left of the bar; the effect stacks with regular damage. Users must be careful to ensure they have enough ammo and a clear shot, as the effect of the beam will slowly wear off, wasting time and the beam's rare ammunition. Despite this, the beam has high DPS when used effectively, making it ideal for taking out tougher enemies that require you to be far away to be safe such as the Telepath, Technopath, Weaver and Nightmare.

Material Yield: Mineral icon 1.50, Synthetic icon 1.00

Dismantle Results: 3 Spare Parts

Weapon UpgradesEdit

The Q-Beam is a "non-standard tech weapon" and therefore requires Lab Tech I and II to fully upgrade.

Stat Unmodified
Power 50 kW 55 kW 60 kW 66 71 75
Handling 15% 30% 50% 75%
Firing Time 5s 5.6s 6.7s 8s 10s
Reload speed 100% 120% 145%

Gallery Edit

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