Minigun

Minigun #63
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This gun has a 200-round magazine. When you are done with a burst, your enemy will be in fragments.
Type
Primary
Buy Price
$3,000,000
Sell Price
$1,250,000
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Machine gun
Caliber
5.56mm Rifle Round
Damage Range
72 - 77
Accuracy Range
28 - 33

Minigun is a Primary Machine Gun weapon that can be purchased in Mexico. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Minigun was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.

The Minigun has a base fire rate between 20 to 30 rounds per turn and can fire 200 rounds without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 1.3, the lowest of any Machine Gun. The Minigun is currently the highest damaging Machine Gun in the game.

Obtaining

The Minigun can obtained as a purchase from Mexico. It can also be found through city finds, given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Awesome and purchased from the Mission reward shop for ~581 Mission reward credits.

Miniguns can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Primary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Minigun with a Weapon Effect can be obtained by opening a Heavy Arms Cache.

Usage

The Minigun and M249 SAW are the only two Machine Gun weapons that do not cost billions of dollars. As a result, both are often utilized to get the 1,000 Machine Gun finishing hits for the War Machine honor.

The Minigun is not used often as a main weapon, as its high damage is balanced out with very low accuracy. Due to its very high fire rate, the Minigun is often used as a way to boost players' "rounds fired" statistic. The fire rate combined with its high damage makes the Minigun a popular pick for NPC fights, where accuracy is unimportant due to NPCs getting high enough Distraction to reduce their dexterity to effectively zero.

Historical Notes

The Minigun was considered to be the best weapon available in the opening days of Torn, but as players had much less cash on average, few could afford it. As players grew richer the Minigun became more common, and was undisputed as the best Primary weapon until the release of the Jackhammer. A faction with a Minigun was considered to have a serious advantage in the earliest days of Faction warfare.

The Minigun was changed from a Heavy Artillery weapon to a Machine Gun weapon on 1 September 2020. [1] This was considered a buff, as Machine Guns can use more Weapon Mods than Heavy Artillery weapons.

Before the introduction of Travel, the Minigun was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop.

In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the Minigun costed $3,000 per clip. The icon for the ammo was a large rifle cartridge.

Image History

Minigun History
Years Used Image
2007 or earlier to July 2012 5Kyt1n4.jpg
July 2012 [2] to Present V8OU7dt.jpg

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. Chedburn, Patch list #157 : 01/09/2020 (01/09/20)
  2. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)