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Linear Rifle in action

A linear gun is a type of weapon first featured in Armored Core and its expansions before disappearing until Silent Line, where the new variants produced.


The Linear Gun is a type of weapon which fires high speed rounds at their targets. Two major variants of the Linear Gun have appeared in Armored Core: the original versions of the game but were discontinued in Armored Core 2 and the ones that appear later on in Silent Line.

Armored CoreEdit

Basically a stronger, more powerful handgun in many respects, the original Linear Gun was capable of fast firing and good stun on the target, allowing for the target to be "stun locked" by successive rounds. This makes it a very lethal as targets who are "stun locked" are incapable of moving effectively and it's nearly impossible to return fire.

Silent Line to Last RavenEdit

Although not having an explosive warhead, the linear is nonetheless an extremely effective weapon. These weapons have higher damage at the cost of reload speed, and also have moderate range, and stun capability. Linear guns also have very high ammo count, meaning that it is particularly effective in long term battles. Both arm and back types exist. Linear Guns are often seen as halfway between rifles and Bazookas being almost as fast, accurate and as much ammo as a rifle, whilst nearly packing the punch of a Bazooka.

Linear Gun TypesEdit

Original Armored CoreEdit

Silent LineEdit

Nexus to Last RavenEdit


  • It is highly implied by both name and description that the linear gun is in fact a rail gun or possibly a Gauss Rifle. The PYTHON, however, is excluded possibly because it features different mechanisms.
  • Despite using solid rounds, linear shells are shown to "explode" when hitting a target.
  • The CR-WBW98LX is mistakenly referred to as a linear cannon in Armored Core 3

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