LAS-98 Laser Cannon
"This cannon is built on upscaled, weaponized laser technology. It fires a heavy, continuous laser beam that consumes no ammunition unless it overheats. The weapon needs to be loaded with emergency heat dump canisters to fire."
- Armory Description
Stratagem Code[edit | edit source]
Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this single-use Stratagem during a mission:
Unlock Requirement[edit | edit source]
The LAS-98 Laser Cannon is granted to the player as a reward for completing all the missions on its associated planet (typically a medium-high level planet - difficulty 7 to 9).
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
|Mk1||Basic variant, no upgrades.|
|Mk2||1||This upgraded version is built from lightweight materials allowing the Helldiver to move and fire.|
|Mk3||2||Additional heat dump canisters allow for longer fire time.|
Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]
- The weapon comes with 1 Laser Cannon heat dump canister, and can carry up to 3. Picking up ammunition adds 1 canister.
- Replacing a canister is only necessary if the weapon is overheated. This takes 6 seconds and immobilizes the Helldiver for the duration.
|LAS-98 Laser Cannon Detailed Analysis|
|Weapon Info||Additional Notes|
|Unlock Rank||Difficulty 7-9 planet|
|Damage per Second (DPS)||400/s||400/s|
|Center Mass DPS||900/s||900/s|
|Heat Capacity||400||560*||* Requires Mk3 upgrade|
|Heat Generation||88/s||123.2/s*||* Requires Mk3 upgrade|
|Cooldown Rate||140/s||252/s*||* Requires Mk3 upgrade|
|Starting Canisters||1||1||Ammunition crates replenish 1 canister|
|Max Canisters||3||3||Ammunition crates replenish 1 canister|
|Reload Speed||6 s||6 s||Has no tactical reload; immobilized while reloading|
|Spread||0°||0°||Fixed firing pattern; slight aim assist|
|Range||30 m||30 m||To be confirmed|
|Aim + Movement Speed Mod||todo||todo|
Gameplay Tips[edit | edit source]
- The LAS-98 is slower than the LAS-5 Scythe and has the slowest turn speed of the two continuous-beam laser weapons.
- The Mk2 upgrade of the Laser Cannon is a prerequisite for the MG-94 Machine Gun Mk3 upgrade that lets players move while firing.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Laser Cannon is too unwieldy to be used as a melee weapon. When carrying this weapon, Helldivers will perform any melee attacks with their left fist, instead of striking enemies with the weapon itself.
- The LAS-98 Laser Cannon was re-balanced in Patch 3.02. The weapon now has a lower aim speed, to match other shoulder carried heavy weapons.
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