LMG Gun Platform
|LMG Gun Platform|
|“||One of the more advanced items in the DRG arsenal, these autonomous sentry guns will absolutely help in performing pest control.||„|
|~ Item Description|
The LMG Gun Platform is a Utility Tool used by the Engineer. It is an unmanned sentry gun which can automatically fire upon targets. It stands on a tripod and fires upon foes with two large barrels which fire in bursts. In its MKI form it is colored a dark green. In its MKII form it has a bulkier profile and is colored dark red.
The LMG Gun Platform starts out on the Engineer's person and must be selected. It is placed into the world in a similar manner to calling a Resupply Pod, with a blue hologram indicating where it will go once selected. With the Defender System mod, a cone will be displayed when a sentry is about to be placed, indicating the scan angle of the turret. By default, no cone is indicated as the turret can scan 360° around itself. When placed, the Sentry will start out in an "unbuilt" state, appearing as a miniature cylinder on the ground. The Engineer (or any nearby Dwarf) must interact with it to assemble it into an operational state, which takes roughly four seconds to do so (it is possible to stop assembling the Gun midway through progression, where it will remain inactive in a partially built state). The Gun makes a beeping sound once it is fully built and ready to fire.
Once built, the LMG Gun Platform will automatically target and fire indiscriminately at enemies who wander into its range. They will not try to avoid damaging armor, nor will they focus weak spots.
Sentry Guns can be recalled back to the Engineer or designated new spots, done by either holding down the reload key or selecting the LMG Gun Platform utility tool and placing the hologram again. Sentries can be recalled from any distance, but they have to physically travel back to the Engineer or their new spot. They will deconstruct and fly to their target (somehow) as an unbuilt gun, and must be reconstructed before becoming operable again. Press the reload key ("R" by default) to switch between which sentry you'd like to redeploy when both are placed down with the Gemini System upgrade.
The Sentry Gun has an internal magazine and will disable itself once this is emptied. The Engineer (either the sentry owner or the other Engineers) can refill this magazine by holding the interact key while next to the gun. Recalling a gun directly back to the Engineer will always fully top up its magazine when it is placed again. When using a resupply, Ammo in Sentries is counted towards the current ammo of the Engineer who owns it.
Sentries cannot cause friendly fire, even if a teammate deliberately crosses their line of sight.
Modifications[edit | edit source]
There are four tiers of modifications and each tier has two to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the closed alpha, the Engineer would get four sentry guns with 200 ammo each, but they could not be called back and redeployed.
- Sentries will always idle sweep South West, regardless of which direction they were built or what enemy they were last firing at, unless they have the Defender System upgrade.