- "Mauler Maleks  inbound! Use your One-Shots, target their shields!"
- — Bernadette Mataki at the defense of Anvil Gate.
The One-Shot was a lever action, heavy-class recoilless sniper rifle manufactured by the Coalition of Ordered Governments. It was known for its prominent laser sight, massive stopping power and armor-piercing capability.
The One-Shot was designed and manufactured by the COG, however, like most other COG weapons, it soon fell into the hands of the Locust. The One-Shot is electrically charged, fires 20mm rounds and feeds from an 8 round internal magazine. It is cycled manually by cranking the lever on the side of the weapon.
One round from this beast will vaporize a target into red mist. It is a highly effective weapon for fighting large Locust such as Maulers, Gunkers, and Reavers, and can even penetrate the armor of the Armored Kantus and punch clean through the Boomshield. However, it does have a few drawbacks such as its long reload time, charge time while aiming, and the visible laser while aiming. It may have a ton of draw backs but none of those matter when the user fires the One-Shot and you see even some of the strongest enemies reduced to cloud of blood-mist.
Destruction of Halvo BayEdit
Evacuation of IlimaEdit
- "The One-Shot weapon is in play, General. Tread carefully."
- — Myrrah to General RAAM at the Battle of Ilima.
During the Evacuation of Ilima, General RAAM led an assault on key areas of the city where Seeders could be summoned. While heading for the second location, RAAM and his unit came under fire from a unit of Gears in a small court yard, one had a One-Shot. RAAM used his power over the Kryll to kill him, and the rest of the unit.
Zeta-Six later came under fire from a OneShot wielding Locust Sniper after moving through an ex-stranded occupied building. It was positioned out side a building above a courtyard. After dealing with the other Locust emerging from E-Holes in the courtyard, Michael Barrick successfully killed the Sniper.
Mission to HanoverEdit
When Augustus Cole and his team began crossing the Centennial Bridge to assist the CNV Sovereign, which was under attack by a Lambent Leviathan, they found the Savage Locust mini fortress on there, they came under fire from their main barricade from Locust Snipers armed with the weapon, they were taken down by a Longshot armed Samantha Byrne. As they made their way to the end of the bridge to tip Tickers on to the Leviathan, they are confronted by a small Locust force in a last ditch attempt to kill Cole and his team. A One-Shot armed Sniper was taken out by Clayton Carmine when he took over a Multi-Turret and blew up a Gas tanker next to the Sniper's position.
Battle of the DeadlandsEdit
When Delta-One infiltrated the Savage Locust Stronghold in the Deadlands, they were fired at by One-Shot armed lookouts in the Guard Towers, they were dealt with when Marcus returned fire with one he found on the ground in front of the Fortress. One was later used by Sgt.Marcus Fenix when Delta rescued Pvt.Dizzy Wallin from a supply depot in the Deadlands that was overrun with Grubs, he killed 6 Reavers with one shot each.
Battle of Anvil GateEdit
Marcus and Dom later used them during the Locust's siege of Anvil Gate. They used them to defend the front wall area, taking down Reavers, lines of Drones and Grinders. But when the Locust brought up a Siegebeast, it managed to knock down the front gate letting the Grubs into the Courtyard. When Maulers started pouring through the gate, Marcus picked up another One Shot and vaporized 8 of them, the One-Shot ripped straight through their Boom Shield.
When Delta had started moving the repaired CNV Adamant, they moved through the dry dock area fighting past the Queen's Guards, they then came to a huge force of heavy Locust, including Boomers, Grinders, Kantus, Shriekers, and Reavers. While the rest of Delta held of the Kantus and Shriekers, Marcus used the One-Shot to obliterate the Boomers, Grinders and the Reaver.
Second Battle of AzuraEdit
After taking the service ladder from the Maintenance/Storage area, Delta are attacked by a group of Guards and a Reavers, Marcus retrieves a One-Shot from a nearby service bay and used it to kill the Reaver and the Guards.
Later, in Pinnacle Tower fighting to get to Adam Fenix’s room, Delta move along the corridor leading to it. Marcus grabs a One-Shot from a room and uses it to kill a Grinder and all the Locust Guards.
Although its damage output is extreme, the One-Shot is somewhat limited in power, being able to penetrate only 5 targets before the shell becomes ineffective. This can be demonstrated by lining up several enemies and allies in a single file line and shooting through them with friendly fire turned on. In most scenarios, however, it is a moot point since 5 is the maximum number of opponents one faces (in multiplayer anyway) at one time.
The One-Shot is a great scouting weapon, much like the Mortar, in that it forces the opponents to take cover to avoid being blasted. In skilled hands, the One-Shot is much harder to avoid than its contemporary heavy weapons due to its deadly accuracy and one-hit instant kill. It is also effective at pushing a frightened opponent directly into an ally's weapon while fleeing from the laser designator. In modes such as King of the Hill, the One-Shot can be used to great effect by mounting in a covered area and watching the Hill, scaring or killing any who come within and allowing the team free points. In Capture the Leader, the captor of a team's leader is helpless before the One-Shot, as it can penetrate through the friendly leader and kill instantly without necessitating a headshot.
For its execution, the wielder straddles the victim, raises the One-Shot high above them, and crashes the bottom of the weapon down on their skull, crushing and decapitating them.
- It costs 900 points in Horde Mode.
- It is recommended you buy this on later rounds of Horde so you can make your money back and more.
- It shall be used against you in Beast Mode.
- The One-Shot Execution is unlocked after you get 40 kills with it. It involves kicking the downed enemy over and then bringing the butt of the Weapon down on his or her head, crushing it. The execution is also available in Single player.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The symbol of the One-Shot is an elephant. This is a reference to Epic Games jokingly calling the weapon an "elephant gun".
- The last two One-Shots in Azura are hard to find. The first one is located in a Service area. After taking the Ladder up from the Maintenance/Storage area, take a right and head to a metal shutter, shoot the electrical box on its left and it will open. Inside shall be a One-Shot and a Mulcher. The other is located in the first room you come too while trying to get to Adam Fenix's. It is hidden behind a small Sofa next to an Ammo box.
- ↑ http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/05/24/the-gear-of-gears.aspx
- ↑ of War 3: Act 3, Chapter 1