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The Buzzkill is a new heavy weapon in Gears of War 4. After a small wind-up time, it fires buzzsaws for as long as the trigger is pressed. These buzzsaws ricochet off hard surfaces, tearing enemies to shreds, and can easily clear a room. However, the weapon can kill you with your own buzzsaws.[1] The small wind-up time makes it inadvisable at closer ranges, and the noise the weapon makes can alert enemies to the user's position. The weapon also suffers somewhat from the low projectile speed of the buzzsaws.

If a buzzsaw kills an enemy, it will penetrate through them, allowing for multiple kills with a single buzzsaw, especially against weaker enemies like Juvies. A good way to kill enemies with this weapon is to aim at a piece of cover immediately behind them, as it will likely ricochet towards the intended target.


The Buzzsaw's execution consists of ramming the weapon into the downed enemy's back, sawing the body in half.



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The Weapons and Equipment of Gears of War

Auto-Turret · Beacon Grenade · Blow Torch · Booshka Grenade Launcher · Brader · Buzzkill · Chain Gun · Chainsaw Bayonet · Combat Knife · Commando Knife · Custom Lancer · Dropshot · Fire Extinguisher · Flechette Guns · Gas Mask · Gnasher Shotgun · Gut-Puncher · GZ18 Markza Sniper Rifle · Hammer of Dawn · Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon · Incendiary Grenade · Lightmass Bomb · Lightmass Missile · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Longspear Rocket Launcher · Machete · Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle · Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle · Mark 1 Markza Assault Rifle · Molotov Cocktail · Mortar · Mulcher · Musket · MX8 Snub Pistol · One-Shot · Police Lancer Assault Rifle · Rocket Launcher · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Scorcher Flamethrower · Silverback · Smoke Grenade · Stim-Gas Grenade · Stomper · Tripwire Crossbow · Ultra-Violet Turret · Vulcan Gatling Gun


Bolo Grenade · Boltok Pistol · Boom Shield · Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Breechshot · Butcher Cleaver · Digger Launcher · Dual Chainsaw Staff · Elite Sawed-Off Shotgun · Gorgon Submachine Gun · Hammerburst Assault Rifle · Hammerburst II · Ink Grenade · Kryll Grenade · Multi-Turret · Nemacyst · Thumper · Torque Bow · Troika Heavy Machine Gun