Photon Cannon (Atlas)

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Disambig.png This article is about the Atlas Rises version of the Photon Cannon. For the Visions version, see Photon Cannon.

The subject of this article is from the Atlas Rises update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 23 July, 2018.
Photon Cannon (Atlas)
Photon Cannon (Atlas)
Category Starship - Weapons
Type Spacecraft Projectile Weapon
Release Atlas Rises

Photon Cannon is a starship weapon.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Base Specifications
Rate of Fire ~6.2 shots/sec
Time to Overheat ~4.5 seconds
Overheat Cooldown Time ~8 seconds

The Photon Cannon is one of the primary ship weapons, and is more commonly used than the alternative Phase Beam. This weapon may occasionally be referred to as a Starship Cannon, although Photon Cannon is the preferred usage.

Game description[edit | edit source]

Highly destructive weapon that facilitates rapid ship-to-ship destruction.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The cannon can be used both in direct combat and in clearing asteroids for traversal.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Photon Cannon (Atlas) can be repaired using the following resources:

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The Photon Cannon was frequently shown in the pre-release trailers, including the reveal and PS4 Explore trailers (see below).
  • Certain upgrades will change the projectile's colour.
    • For example, Cannon Damage Theta will make the bolts red.

Version changes[edit | edit source]

Prior to the Pathfinder upgrade, the photon cannon had three independent upgrades (Ion Blast, Photon Accelerator, and Photon Blast).

With Pathfinder, these were replaced with the Cyclotron Ballista, Infra-Knife Accelerator, and Positron Ejector.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]