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The Heavy Metal Thunder is a weapon that appears in Dead Space 3. The weapon must be built at a Bench after finding the blueprint.


A devastating Rivet Chain Gun and advanced Rocket Launcher; modified to minimize damage to the user.


The blueprint for this weapon can be found during Chapter 9, in the optional mission: Supply Depot, inside a door that requires a torque bar.

Technical Specifications[]


The Heavy Metal Thunder can be an absolutely devastating weapon when fully upgraded.  Initially, the Chain Gun will hold 80 rounds, and the Rocket Launcher will only hold one.  It is a good idea, therefore, to upgrade the Upper Tool for clip size, and the lower tool for damage and clip.  The Rocket Launcher can thus be made exceptionally powerful, capable of firing off two or more shots per clip.  Combined with the Explosion Amplifier, this will allow the player to utterly annihilate groups of Necromorphs, then use the Chain Gun to wipe out the stragglers.

Upper Tool[]

The upper tool of Heavy Metal Thunder consists of a Telemetry Spike with a Diffraction Torus Tip (Chaingun). This produces a chaingun that fires impaling spikes. Lower damage and higher spread than most Military Engine-made rapid fire weapons, but with faster speed and significantly larger clip.

Lower Tool[]

The lower tool of Heavy Metal Thunder consists of a Survey Charge with a Directed Suspension Field Tip. This produces a rocket launcher.


  • This weapon can't be built or used in Classic mode.