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Heavy Pulse Rifle
Rapid fire hitscan type
25 ammunition
10 rounds per sec
5 - 20 damage
35 - 55 m falloff range
1.5 sec reload

Soldier: 76’s rifle remains particularly steady while unloading fully-automatic pulse fire.

✔ Can headshot
✔ Subject to falloff damage
Default Key: (Left Mouse, Right Trigger)

Details Edit

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.

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Trivia Edit

  • The Heavy Pulse Rifle was originally kept at the former Overwatch base Watchpoint: Grand Mesa before being stolen by Soldier: 76. [1]
  • It is described as a "highly advanced weapon, originally developed by Overwatch".
  • Its recoil compensation allows for accurate, sustained fire.[2]

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Bullet damage increased from 17 to 20. Maximum bullet spread increased from 2.2 to 2.4.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Bullet spread now happens more quickly when unloading fully-automatic pulse fire. Significantly increased bullet spread recovery time.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Spread recovery will begin after a short delay (rather than instantly)
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: New reticle added; Long-range damage falloff added; Spread recovery now begins instantly, instead of after a delay; Spread now has a curve, which makes it more accurate at the start but then quickly becomes less accurate


  1. Experimental Weapon Stolen from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa
  2. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.74
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Abilities Heavy Pulse RifleHelix RocketsSprintBiotic FieldTactical Visor
Lore Organizations OverwatchTalonLos MuertosHelix Security International
Character relationships Gabriel ReyesAna AmariAlejandra
Locations Swiss HeadquartersWatchpoint: Grand MesaDorado
Others Soldier Enhancement ProgramOmnic Crisis
Media Articles Experimental Weapon StolenFading GloryLumériCo Vision for MexicoOverwatch is Back
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Animated Shorts Soldier: 76 Origin StoryWe Are OverwatchHero

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