The sleek lines of the Detron conceal its ferocious nature. The hand cannon's semi-automatic action takes down enemies with speed and efficiency.

The Detron is a pistol shotgun used by Detron Crewmen that shoots radiation pellets and was one of two possible rewards for The Gradivus Dilemma event, the other being the DEGrineerHandShotgun.png Brakk. While it was not awarded from the event, as the Corpus lost the conflict, its blueprint and components are now dropped by the Zanuka Hunter.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Radiation b.png Radiation damage.


  • High base damage.
    • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage – effective against health.
      • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage gives the opposing team the ability to damage their own.
  • High projectile velocity.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • Very ammo efficient.
  • Medium spread.


  • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage – less effective against shields.
  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to 62.31% from 13m to 22m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Fairly low fire rate.


  • Detron, compared to Mara Detron:
    • Higher base damage (140.0 vs. 112.0)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (13m vs. 16m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (22m vs. 30m)
    • Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (33% vs. 37.5%)
    • Smaller magazine (5 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (15 rounds vs. 24 rounds)
    • Less accurate (7 vs. 13)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 9)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Detron or its components and blueprint are not tradable.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Colloquially, a "hand cannon" often refers to an extremely powerful pistol chambered for a high caliber cartridge such as the .500 S&W Magnum or .50 Action Express.
  • In Livestream 17, the developers jokingly claimed that the Detron pistols intended as rewards for the Gradivus Dilemma were "melted down and used to make MOAs." Despite being facetious, this has more or less proven to be true, as the Zanuka Hunter drops the Detron blueprint and parts.
  • Like the CorpusLaserRifle.png Flux Rifle and ChainLightningGunEdit.png Amprex, the Detron does not follow the Corpus weapon naming convention.
  • During the reload animation, a pack of 6 energy cells is ejected from the gun, although, the Detron has only the capability of firing 5 rounds before reloading. This pack can be found on the floor after reloading.
    • The ejected magazine will appear in the default colors no matter what the player has selected.
  • The Detron had an entry in the Codex shortly before players could actually obtain it (at the time, the Zanuka Hunter dropped nothing upon defeat).
  • The existence of the MaraDetron.png Mara Detron hints that this is actually built on a much older design, raising questions about the origins of the Corpus.

Media[edit | edit source]

Detron Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 22.13.1

  • Fixed numerous projectile weapons (Detron, etc) having incorrect Status Chance calculations.

Update 22.12

  • Status chance increased from 20% to 32%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 4%.

Update 21.0

  • Damage increased from 15 to 40.
  • Damage fall off added starting from 13m and ending at 26 with a minimum damage of 14.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Mastery Rank 6 required.

Update 18.0

  • Detron series now available for use in Conclave.

Update 14.1

  • Fixed an issue with Detron piece drops using the incorrect item pickup model.

Update 12.3

  • Tweaked the depth cue on energy projectile's flares so they aren't so large in the distance (Detron Projectile feedback changes).

Hotfix 12.0.1

  • Fixed status chance for projectile weapons that shot multiple pellets (Detron).

Hotfix 11.8.2

  • Guaranteed Detron component drop upon Harvester death.

Hotfix 11.5.5

  • Introduced via Harvester drop.

Last updated: Update 22.18

See also[edit | edit source]

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