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When fully charged, the magnetized barrel of the Velocitus accelerates a metal slug to tremendous speeds, piercing hulls and obliterating armor.

The Velocitus is an Arch-gun chargeable gauss rifle that inflicts heavy Magnetic b Magnetic damage.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
30,000
GenericGunBarrel
1
GenericGunReceiver
1
GenericGunStock
1
ControlModule64
2
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64200 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits6415,000
Tenno Lab Research •ClanAffinity643,000
Credits64
5,000
ControlModule64
1
Salvage64
500
AlloyPlate64
50
PolymerBundle64
250
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100
Drop Locations

BlueprintTenno Lab
GenericGunBarrelCephalon Suda Offering
Intriguing ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunReceiverSteel Meridian Offering
Valiant ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunStockRed Veil Offering
Honored ReputationLargeBlack20,000

BlueprintTenno Lab
GenericGunBarrelCephalon Suda Offering
Intriguing ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunReceiverSteel Meridian Offering
Valiant ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunStockRed Veil Offering
Honored ReputationLargeBlack20,000

BlueprintTenno Lab
GenericGunBarrelCephalon Suda Offering
Intriguing ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunReceiverSteel Meridian Offering
Valiant ReputationLargeBlack20,000
GenericGunStockRed Veil Offering
Honored ReputationLargeBlack20,000

Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals Magnetic b Magnetic damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Magnetic b Magnetic damage – less effective against Alloy Armor.
  • Slow fire rate.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Shots that are not fully charged will always deal the same damage no matter how close to being fully charged.
  • Atmosphere:
    • Fully charged shots cause a heavy recoiling effect that breaks zoom.
    • Terrible ammo efficiency when spammed uncharged, generating very high cooldown for the Archgun Deployer for every second fired.
  • "Jamming" issue makes the charging function difficult to use properly (see bugs).

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Velocitus is the first Archwing weapon whose blueprint is acquired from Clan Research (Tenno Laboratory).
  • Can be fired instantly without charging, though it will deal less damage.
  • Despite operating as a long range rifle, the Velocitus has no scope or magnification. Combined with projectile travel time, this makes sniping difficult.
  • The parts for Velocitus are given as syndicate rewards by Steel Meridian, Cephalon Suda, and Red Veil (Velocitus Stock).

TipsEdit

  • As the Velocitus already deals Magnetic b Magnetic innately, it can accept other combination elemental damage types that use Electricity b Electric damage as a base. In particular, adding Radiation b Radiation damage makes the Velocitus highly effective against Corpus spacecraft like the Gox that have both Shields and Robotic health.
  • When strafing fast moving targets, the Velocitus can be fired rapidly akin to a semi-automatic weapon like the Latron Latron. While the resulting shots are less powerful than fully-charged shots, the larger number of shots fired is much better at hitting moving targets.
    • Giving the fire key (default LMB ) a secondary binding to the scroll wheel can allow for much faster rates of fire when shooting rapidly.

TriviaEdit

  • The Velocitus is the first weapon that deals Magnetic b Magnetic as its base damage type.
  • The Velocitus' name is derived from the word "Velocity"; specifically, it is a corruption of the Latin spelling "velocitas". Velocity is the vector measurement of a change in distance over a change in time ($ {\frac{\Delta x}{\Delta t}} $). This not to be confused with speed, however, which is the scalar measurement of$ {\frac{\Delta x}{\Delta t}} $. In other words, velocity is speed with a particular direction associated with it.
  • When charging the weapon, five hatches emitting flames on the right side of the weapon open up sequentially until the last one is open, denoting a full charge. These hatches close when the weapon is fired.

BugsEdit

  • Charge attacks are annoying to use due to no "cue" when attempting to charge a shot right after firing one. If you let go of the trigger and let loose a charged shot only to press and hold the fire button again, nothing happens. This is even worse in Atmosphere missions where the gun has recoil, increasing the time it takes before you can time your click again. This is likely a bug as most charge weapons don't have this problem.

MediaEdit

  • The Velocitus railgun.

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.2.6
  • Shared Affinity gain now applies to Atmosphere Arch-Guns but only while equipped in the main hand.
  • Fixed not having a Arch-Gun equipped by default (if they own an Archwing primary weapon with the Gravimag installed) when changing Loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue where players with Arch-Guns in their loadout couldn't Wall Latch.
  • Fixed Chroma not playing Arch-Gun equip/charged fire animations.

Hotfix 24.2.5

  • Changed the Arch-Gun Deployer cooldown timer to scale based on remaining Atmosphere Arch-Guns Ammo pool upon unequipping.
  • Removed unintentional ability to summon Arch-Gun in Melee Only Sorties.

Hotfix 24.2.4

  • Arch-Gun Ammo pool increased by 2x for all Arch-Guns in Atmosphere mode.
  • Arch-Gun Deployer cooldown has been reduced to 5 minutes instead of 10.
  • Fixed Clients not hearing the Atmosphere Arch-Gun equip sound.

Hotfix 24.2.1

  • Removed the dissolve FX when equipping your Atmosphere Arch-Gun.

Update 24.2
‘ATMOSPHERE’ ARCH-GUN WEAPONS
It’s time we equipped some serious floor firepower! All Arch-Guns can be used on the ground - or as we like to call it ‘Atmosphere’ - with the use of a ‘Gravimag’. Gravimag is obtained from Clan Research, or as a one-time reward from the Orb Heist Phase 3 Bounty, and can be installed on any Arch-Gun (with an Orokin Catalyst installed) via the Upgrade Arsenal - similar to installing a Catalyst.

Comparable to the Archwing and K-Drive Launchers, a respective Gear item known as the Archweapon Deployer is required to activate your Atmosphere Arch-Gun. The Archweapon Deployer can be obtained by completing the Orb Heist Phase 3 Bounty.

Atmosphere Arch-Gun General Changes:

  • Atmosphere Arch-Guns consume Ammo as opposed to unlimited Ammo/Battery in Archwing. Specifically new Heavy Ammo Drops which can be found from Corpus enemies in Orb Heist missions. Heavy Ammo Drops also reset the 10 minute cool-down when picked up, or replenish Ammo if needed.
  • Atmosphere Arch-Gun can be summoned in normal missions with the Archweapon Deployer, but once Ammo has been depleted there is a 10 minute cool-down until you can summon again. The intent here is to allow you moments of beefy damage output, and not become just another Primary/Secondary weapon. 

All stat changes are for Atmosphere Arch-Gun mode, Mastery Rank changes are global:

  • Mastery Rank from 0 to 4.
  • Damage reduced from 1800 to 1200.
  • Critical Chance increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Magazine size decreased from 100 to 10.
  • Ammo Capacity set at 30.
  • Reload speed set at 2 seconds.

Update 15.2

  • Introduced.