As they say in the Quake 2
manual, it the "big, uhh, freakin' gun". The BFG fires a slow-moving sphere of green plasma
, which in turn fires laser beams at any living thing in sight. A direct hit from the sphere is almost certain death, even for a player with full health and a lot of armor
, and the lasers do a good deal of damage on their own. A tactic for using the BFG is firing down a long hallway or into a crowded room, where the lasers have many targets, and there is a chance the someone might blunder into the sphere. It is definitely not a weapon for close-quarters use, due to the massive splash damage
the plasma sphere deals when it hits. Each shot from the BFG requires a whopping 50 power cells.
Using the BFG is considered excessively cheap
by most hardcore gamers
. The BFG
requires none of the psychotic
of the rocket launcher
, the finesse
and keen vision
of the railgun
nor the dogged persistence of the shotgun
. Overuse makes you a "BFG whore" to the other players on your server.