LR-3 Railgun
Troop Weapon
The LR-3 Railgun icon.
Pickup Informaion
Location in Watchtower
Color Purple
Pickup + 12 Ammo
Ammo Box + 2 Ammo
Weapon Informaion
Rounds Per Clip | (Max Ammo)
3 | (12)
Reload Time 1.7 seconds
Range Effective at very far distances
Starhawk - Sniper Rifle Kabob

Starhawk - Sniper Rifle Kabob

Rifters with LR-3 Railguns.


An LR-3 Railgun being fired.

The LR-3 Railgun is a long range, anti-infantry weapon that plays the role of a Sniper Rifle and has a scope. It can be picked-up by the player at a Watchtower structure.


The LR-3 Railgun looks like a high-powered, futuristic sniper rifle. What distinctly characterizes it are the laser sight, the bullet, and the structure of the barrel. The laser sight emits a laser that other players can see if you are zooming in. The bullet leaves behind a distinctive glowing trail. The barrel is an energy field that accelerates the bullet. It is created and maintained by two prongs that jut out from the railgun, giving the front the appearance of a bident.


The bullets fired from the LR-3 are very powerful. They can kill enemy infantry in two hits or with one headshot. They can also pierce light armor.

Updates and ModificationsEdit

Patch 1.02.002 removed the LR-3's ability to pierce Ox Heavy Tank armor.

Skill AugmentationEdit

  • The Weapon Mods skill increases the clip size of the LR-3 from 3 to 5.

Weapon MasteryEdit

Earning kills with the LR-3 Railgun increases your mastery of it.

LR-3 Railgun
Weapon Mastery
Bronze Silver Gold
100 Kills 500 Kills 1500 Kills

Related TrophiesEdit

Deadeye Deadeye Bronze Bronze
With the LR-3 Railgun, kill an enemy from more than 2,500 feet away.

MechMyDay Mech My Day Bronze Bronze
Shoot the pilot out of a Hawk while it's on the ground.

OutoftheSaddle Out of the Saddle Bronze Bronze
Shoot the driver, passenger, or gunner out of a Razorback.


  1. The LR-3 Railgun, when zoomed in, emits a long laser towards where you are aiming. The bullet leaves behind a glowing trail as well. Both of these are able to reveal your position quite quickly.
  2. Try to use one of these with a Vulture Pack. After firing off a few rounds, switch positions around the map to remain undiscovered by enemy players.
  3. You can snipe enemy R-Sec Proximity Charges, enemy Air Mines, or enemy players in certain vehicles. Experiment; the LR-3 is a very versatile weapon.
  4. OTS mode (L1) is replaced a zoom function that has two zoom levels. Switch between the levels using L3.
  5. Though difficult, an Ox Heavy Tank driver can be shot out through the tinted windows on the front and sides of the canopy using and weapon, but most effectively the railgun.


  • The LR-3 Railgun "replaced" the SK-3 Sniper Rifle from Warhawk.

Weapons WheelEdit

Troop Weapons in Starhawk
Weapons Cross
Galloway RevolverGrinderKinetic RifleLR-3 Railgun
M.A.W. Rocket LauncherR-Sec Proximity ChargeUnion ShotgunWelding Torch
Dedicated Weapons
KnifeTetranite Grenade