DOOM Weapons Guide – Weapons Mods, Mod Upgrades, Mastery Challenges Tips

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There are plenty of DOOM weapons found throughout the game. These weapon range from classic ones such as Super Shotgun and Chaingun to newer ones like Gauss Cannon and Assault Rifle.

It is a good idea to learn more about each and every weapon available in the game so that you are able to tackle any situation you are thrown into.

In addition to this, there are weapon modifications which are acquired by finding Field Drones in the game’s singleplayer campaign. Each DOOM weapon can hold a total of 2 weapon mods at any given time.

The DOOM weapon mods can also be upgraded by killing enemies, completing challenges, and collecting items. Doing so will also allow you to increase Weapon Mastery for a particular weapon.

For more help on DOOM, read out our Field Drones Locations, Rune Trials Completion, and Praetor Suit Upgrades guides.

DOOM Weapons Guide

Our DOOM weapons and weapon mods guide details everything that you need to know about weapons and weapon mods in the game:

Chaingun

Location: Kadingir Sanctum, Argent Facility – Destroyed

This weapon can pin down multiple enemies at the same time. It has a high rate of fire and deals insane amount of damage. However, do make sure to find some cover while you are spinning up the weapon.

Chaingun Mods

Gatling Rotator
This allows the spinning of barrels without firing the weapon that can be upgraded to penetrate through targets.

Gatling Rotator Upgrades

  • Improved Torque – Significantly increases the spin-up speed of the Gatling Rotator – 3
  • Uranium Coating – Bullets penetrate through targets – 6

Gatling Rotator Mastery Challenge
Get 5 kills in 5 seconds while using the Gatling Rotator to get Incendiary Rounds that increase total damage.

Mobile Turret
This allows transforming the weapon barrels in a mobile turret that halts after overheating.

Mobile Turret Upgrades

  • Rapid Deployment – Drastically decrease the transformation time for the Mobile Turret – 3
  • Uranium Coating – Bullets penetrate through targets – 6

Mobile Turret Mastery Challenge
Kill 4 or more demons during a single Mobile Turret deploy 5 times to get Ultimate Cooling.

Combat Shotgun

Location: The UAC

As expected from a shogun, this weapon is meant for close-quarter encounters and loses its effectiveness at long range. This is one weapon that should try and stick to throughout the campaign as it can also be pretty good at medium range.

Combat Shotgun Mods

Charged Burst
This allows charging up of three-round burst which when shot accurately increases the damage of the next burst.

Charged Burst Upgrades

  • Speedy Recovery – Reduces the recharge time between bursts – 1
  • Rapid Fire – Increases the fire rate of the burst – 3
  • Quick Load – Reduces the loading time for the Charged Burst – 5

Charged Burst Mastery Challenge
Kill 5 Mancubi with the Charged Burst to get Power Shot.

Explosive Shots
This allows charging of an arcing explosive shot.

Explosive Shots Upgrades

  • Speedy Recovery – Reduces the recharge time between explosive shots – 1
  • Bigger Boom – Increases the size of the explosion – 3
  • Instant Load – Removes the loading time for an explosive shot – 5

Explosive Shots Mastery Challenge
Get 20 direct hits on Imps to get Cluster Strike which spawns cluster bombs at a direct hit with explosives.

Gauss Cannon

Location: Argent Energy Tower, Kadingir Sanctum

Gauss Cannon is a powerful weapon that deals huge amount of damage. In addition to this, you will rarely run out of ammo when using this weapon – since there is plenty of it in the game. However, do note that you need to have pretty good accuracy in order to use this weapon effectively.

Gauss Cannon Mods

Precision Bolt
This allows to zoom in and charge a high damage dealing shot.

Precision Bolt Upgrades

  • Energy Efficient – Reduced time to max charge and reduced time between shots – 3
  • Light Weight – Move at full speed when zoomed in – 6

Precision Bolt Mastery Challenge
Kill 5 Hell Knights with a Precision Bolt headshot to get Volatile Discharge that causes Precision Bolt to explode.

Siege Mode
This allows charging of a powerful beam at the cost of movement.

Siege Mode Upgrades

  • Outer Beam – The beam now has a devastating area of effect around it – 3
  • Reduced Charge Time – Beam charge time is reduced – 6

Siege Mode Mastery Challenge
Kill 3 or more demons with a Siege Mode beam 10 times to get Mobile Siege that allows movement in Siege Mode.

Heavy Assault Rifle

Location: Resource Operations

An abundant supply of ammunition and insane accuracy at medium and long range make it ideal to stick to till the very end. Despite the fact that it is ideal for taking out fast moving targets, it goes without saying that this weapon is meant for single targets.

Heavy Assault Rifle Mods

Micro Missiles
This allows players to bring micro missiles to the battles.

Micro Missiles Upgrades

  • Ammo Efficient – Reduces the ammo cost of Micro Missiles – 1
  • Advanced Loader – Greatly improves reload time for Micro Missiles – 3
  • Quick Launcher – Instantly activate the Micro Missile rack when it’s ready to fire – 5

Micro Missiles Mastery Challenge
Stick 4 different demons in 5 seconds to get Bottomless Missiles which negates the need of reloading when firing missiles.

Tactical Scope
This allows players to zoom in distant targets.

Tactical Scope Upgrades

  • Uranium Coating – Bullets fired while zoomed will penetrate through targets – 1
  • Skull Cracker – Bullets fired while zoomed will deal additional headshot damage – 3
  • Light Weight – Move faster when zoomed in with the Tactical Scope – 5

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