How to get the Q-Beam [Prey]

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The T-SQPB-S11 Quasiparticle Beam is an experimental weapon that can trigger an explosive chain reaction when aimed at a group of Typhon. An experimental weapon in itself, the QBeam supercharges a foe with unstable energy.

You need this gun. There are many bigger fish on Talos-1, and you will need a gun like this.

Here’s how you find it.

How to Get the Q-Beam


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You first have to head over to the hardware labs after completing An Office with a View. Work your way past the hordes of phantoms, mimics, and rogue operators to the Machine Shop area. Look for some Artax Propulsion System fabrication plans and craft it in the fabrication area of the machine shop.

Now that you’re prepped and ready, look for Dr. Calvino in the Combustion Lab. You’ll see Dr. Calvino’s body floating in the air, as well as a sparking breach failsafe. With enough spare parts and a repair skill of 2, you can fix this failsafe and access the Beams and Waves lab once you re-enter Talos-1 via the Machine shop.

Q-Beam Guide

q-beamUsing the Qbeam means igniting an enemy with energy, lighting it green until it becomes unstable. Once it reaches critical mass, the enemy explodes. This means that fighting enemies using the Qbeam requires that the monster be stunned or immobilized for better efficiency.

Weapon Base Stats
Weapon Type Experimental laser beam gun
Power 55kW
Handling 15%
Firing Time 5 Seconds
Reload Speed 100%
Ammo Q-Beam Cells
Weapon Size 4 Inventory Slots

Best Used Against

It’s best if you use the QBeam on larger enemies. Take note that voltaic phantoms and other electricity-using enemies will interfere with your beam. It’s best to enter the room with EMP charges to hinder these foes from attacking.

Make sure to reload, so that the gun is always fully loaded. Disable your enemy’s attacks with either a nullwave transmitter or an EMP charge to maximize the Q-beam’s effectiveness.

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