Each bullet is subject to damage falloff. The Heavy Pulse Rifle gets less accurate the longer it is fired, more specifically if anything higher than 4 shots are fired in an instance; but its spread recovers rather quickly.
The viewmodel of the weapon has a visual counter of shots remaining before needing to reload, which can be found below the sights towards the rear of the gun. The counter will change color depending on the amount of shots left, glowing blue when at full capacity and turning orange when half or more of the ammo as been depleted. There is also a triangle above that turns the same colors to indicate when Helix Rockets are available. This visual display can change with his other skins' weapon models.
- The Heavy Pulse Rifle was originally kept at the former Overwatch base Watchpoint: Grand Mesa before being stolen by Soldier: 76. 
- It is described as a "highly advanced weapon, originally developed by Overwatch".
- Its recoil compensation allows for accurate, sustained fire.
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|Soldier: 76 Navigation|
|General||Main • Quotes • Gallery • Skins and Weapons • Sprays|
|Abilities||Heavy Pulse Rifle • Helix Rockets • Sprint • Biotic Field • Tactical Visor|
|Lore||Organizations||Overwatch • Talon • Los Muertos • Helix Security International|
|Character relationships||Gabriel Reyes • Ana Amari • Alejandra|
|Locations||Swiss Headquarters • Watchpoint: Grand Mesa • Dorado|
|Others||Soldier Enhancement Program • Omnic Crisis|
|Media||Articles||Experimental Weapon Stolen • Fading Glory • LumériCo Vision for Mexico • Overwatch is Back|
|Comic Shorts||Legacy • Old Soldiers|
|Animated Shorts||Soldier: 76 Origin Story • We Are Overwatch • Hero|