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The Union Aerospace Tactical Division V-ORT.X Rifle, also known as the Vortex Rifle, is a sniper weapon that fires a burst of energy. It charges the longer the scope is in use, dealing critical damage when fired. A downside of the scope zoom is that a laser sight displays where the player is aiming; this laser sight can be seen by both friendly and enemy players.
The Vortex Rifle can be unlocked in the multiplayer at level 2 (it's also available to use in level 1 by choosing "Sniper" default loadout). The player spawns with 12 ammo (20 is the max ammo). The weapon features two fire modes:
- Primary Fire - A precision long-range energy weapon with a magnified optic. The weapon does 30 damage.
- Weapon Mod - Increases magnification and charges to full power output (Hold the Weapon Mod button). When at full power, the weapon does 84 damage on normal body shots and 120 on a headshot.
It is a very powerful weapon, and it should be used if the enemy is attacking the player from a far range. Close quarters combat is not advised, and as such, a shotgun should be equipped as a secondary weapon for these encounters.
|Weapons and Equipment of Doom (2016)|
|Singleplayer||Weapons||BFG9000 • Chaingun • Chainsaw • Combat Shotgun • Fists • Gauss Cannon • Heavy Assault Rifle • Pistol • Plasma Gun • Rocket Launcher • Super shotgun|
|Equipment||Delta V Jump-Boots • Frag Grenade • Hologram • Siphon Grenade|
|Multiplayer||Weapons||BFG9000 • Burst Rifle • Chainsaw • Gauss Cannon • Grenade Launcher • Hellshot • Lightning Gun • Mark V Pistol • Reaper • Static Cannon • Vortex Rifle|
|Equipment||Kinetic Mine • Lateral Thrusters • Personal Teleporter • Shield Wall • Threat Pulse • Threat Sensor • Tesla Rocket|
|Italics = Power Weapons|