Z-520 Encounter-Mitigation System
- Unknown/Forerunner Origin
- Firing Mode:
- Light Mass
Used by Forerunner forces serving in Builder Security during the darkest days of the Flood conflict, the Z-520 Splinter Cannon fires unstable light mass projectiles that break apart on impact, releasing reactive fragments that devastate massed Infection Forms. Seemingly designed for use in quick-reaction and expeditionary military strikes, the Splinter Cannon can either be physically moved to a site by Soldier constructs or instantly called in to reinforce a position by use of a translocation beacon. UNSC forces have only encountered the weapon paired with a generator pedestal, but it is possible there are vehicle-mounted configurations.
Absent from the Promethean inventory on Requiem for reasons that are now unknowable, the Splinter Cannon is one of many long-lost implements of destruction that Cortana has reclaimed from the Forerunner archives on Genesis.
Effective against most infantry, this rapid-fire blasting sidearm is perfect for unarmored, short to medium range combat. Featuring eight light up magenta dart “needles” that turn off as you fire, this blaster brings the Needler's in-game action to life!
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