|Certification Required||Standard Assault|
|Primary Mode||Standard Bolt|
|Secondary Mode||Armor Piercing Bolt|
|Inventory Dimensions||3 x 3 (Pistol Holster)|
The standard sidearm issued to all Vanu soldiers, the Beamer is the only sidearm with dual firing modes, although the secondary armor-piercing setting is fairly useless due to the relatively heavy protection of most armored targets.
The Beamer was the flagship of underpowered weaponry in Planetside for almost a year, during which time soldiers lovingly nicknamed it "Flashlight" due to its tendency to light a target up more than damage it.
Since then, the Beamer has been powered up considerably, giving it a respectable damage output coupled with a small cone of fire and low bloom. The armor-piercing mode has a slightly bigger Cone of Fire than the standard mode.
Shots to kill (Average on a close to medium range):
|Standard Exo-Suit||6 shots|
|Agile Exo-Suit||7 shots|
|Reinforced Exo-Suit||9 shots|
|MAX||76 AP shots|