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The Tau Cannon, more commonly known as the Gauss Gun is a highly dangerous experimental weapon used in Sven Co-op. It is a portable particle accelerator that fires intense rays of Tau-particles that are highly precise and deals immense amounts of damage with pinpoint accuracy. This, along with the HECU RPG are the most effective weapons that can destroy vehicles.


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Made by Black Mesa scientists to cause extreme damage using Uranium-235 cells as ammunition to power the device. Primary fire shoots rays costing 2 cells, but it's main name to be a WMD is in its charged beam: the longer the charge, the more powerful it gets.

The beam can penetrate through solid objects, killing anybody (and possibly gibbing) what it hits, but this has its drawbacks: firing charged beams produces very high recoil, similar to being kicked down, however this can be used to propel the user in what is called "gauss jumping" (Note: this feature can be disabled in a server).

Players much charge the Tau Cannon at their peril: overcharging this weapon will overheat it and cause a backfire, damaging the user. If it begins to overcharge, fire it to avoid receiving damage. This will waste ammunition, so players must identify their targets beforehand.

Handguns Pistol Icon.png 9mm Pistol · Revolver Icon.png Revolver · Uzi Icon.png Uzi · Desert Eagle Icon.png Desert Eagle
Light arms MP5 Icon.png Submachine Gun · Shotgun Icon.png Shotgun · M16 Icon.png Assault Rifle ·

SAW Icon.png Chain Gun · Sniper Rifle Icon.png Sniper Rifle

Special weapons Crossbow Icon.png Crossbow · Rocket Launcher Icon.png Rocket Launcher · Minigun Icon.png Minigun ·

Tau Cannon Icon.png Tau Cannon · Gluon Gun Icon.png Gluon Gun · Displacer Cannon Icon.png Displacer Cannon

Alien weapons Hivehand Icon.png Hivehand · Shock Roach Icon.png Shock Roach · Spore Launcher Icon.png Spore Launcher ·

Barnacle Icon.png Barnacle Grapple · Snark Icon.png Snark

Explosives Hand Grenade Icon.png Hand Grenade · Tripmine Icon.png Laser Tripmine · C4 Icon.png Satchel Charge
Tools Medkit Icon.png Medkit · Crowbar Icon.png Crowbar · Pipe Wrench Icon.png Pipe Wrench · Knife Icon.png Knife