The Barrier Rifle is a Special weapon introduced in the 10.6.0 update.


It's a minigun-shaped weapon, and it has a light-brownish, metal and yellow scheme. It has the blue tube as the 'accelerator' and the clip is simply a blue battery. A rotating, thin disk that looks like a halo is on the gun's body.


It has moderate damage, good rate of fire, medium capacity, and decent mobility.


  • Its projectiles can be used to destroy other projectiles(rockets), but unfortunately doesn't destroy automatic bullets.
  • Its performance is poor against players since it's used to destroy any solid projectiles (except for bullets and other hit-scan weapons) found in the game.
  • Because it has piercing shots, it can be used for crowd control.
  • When multiple people on a team are using it in one straight spot, there are enough projectiles that it's not easy to see the other side and not much can get through
  • The damage reduction varies: it provides 12% reduction from hitscan bullets, 21% damage reduction from laser weapons, 18% damage reduction from area damage weapons, and 70% damage reduction from ricocheted shots.


  • Pick off its users from long ranges.
  • Its shield barely halves the damage from weapons, so lethal weapons are still effective on those users.
  • If multiple people are using it try to come from behind
  • It can't block wall break weapons, so use them (e.g. Prototype, Anti-Champion Rifle) as a counter.
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A player protected by the weapon's energy shield.

Supported Maps

Weapon Setups

Have a long ranged weapon.


  • It's the only weapon to induce damage-reducing capabilities.
    • However, in the most recent updates, the only other weapons to have this special ability are the clan weapons, and the Sword & Shield.
  • It has the same firing sound as the Anti Gravity Blaster.
  • This weapon possesses a similar appearance and abilities with the Particle Cannon, the main weapon of Zarya from Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch.
    • The barrier ability of the Barrier Rifle also shares some abilities with Zarya's Barrier ability, both able to shield both the former and latter from damage.
      • However, the barrier doesn't boost the power of the Barrier Rifle's ammo, unfortunately.
        • In the 14.1.2 update, this weapon has gotten severely powercrept.
        • This weapon shares the same energy shield effect as the Excalibur.
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