RW-45 Ion Rifle





Weapon Data
First Obtained Alpha Grove
Destructible No
Operation Particle Beam Burst
Attack Type Energy Beam
Damage 18 per Blast (Low)
108 per Blast (High)
180 per Blast (Overload)
Energy Usage 5 (Low)
30 (High)
100 (Overload)
Armor Penetration 35
Offense Value 6
The RW-45 Ion Rifle is a weapon found in System Shock.


Prototypes of this advanced energy beam gun evolved from late-model beam sidearms. It delivers a powerful stream of ionic particles with more force than normal Blaster guns.

The weapon can only be found in the Alpha Grove inside the corporate briefcase. While it's more effecient compared to the preceding weapons, it consumes the energy rather quickly, hence adequate stockpile of Batteries or quick access to Power Stations are desirable.


  • Most of the weapon names in System Shock are derived from the initials of the games developers. In this case, Robb Waters.
  • The animation frame of this weapon firing is actually not shown in the game itself, even if present in the files. This applies to all versions except the Source Port update, where it can be enabled using "Show All Weapon Frames" game option.

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