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The Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter is a weapon that appears in Dead Space 3. The weapon boasts increased damage and rate of fire over the standard Plasma Cutter, but has reduced reloading speed and magazine size. It also has all of its circuit slots unlocked, allowing players to place more circuits inside sooner without having to spend Tungsten.

The weapon is unlocked for the players who have a Dead Space 2 save and can first be equipped from the Safe via the Bench aboard the CMS Roanoke in Chapter 3.


Do you still have your Dead Space 2 save file? If you do, you're in luck. People that have played Dead Space 2 will unlock and receive the Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter upon reaching the first bench in Dead Space 3.

The Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter has slightly better parameters then the starting one and has all 8 circuit slots unlocked from [the] beginning giving you an ever so slight edge against the Necromorph terror.[1]

Design Details[]

The Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter is awarded to anyone with a Dead Space 2 game save. It shares the same design as the standard Plasma Cutter, although it is colored completely in steel gray. It comes with a Compact Elite Frame.

Planet Cracker Tip[]

Specs for this tip:
DMG: 11.5
RLD: 11.5
CLP: 7.75
SPD: 9.5


When this weapon is taken apart, it is impossible to fully put it back together again as the Planet Cracker Tip cannot be equipped in conjunction with a Rotator Cufflink. This problem can be avoided by making a custom blueprint first. This is likely due to it being considered a DLC weapon.


  • The parameters show that the Planet Cracker Tip will actually penalize ammo per magazine from the Default Tip. Do not let it deceive you as it starts with the same ammo capacity that the Default Tip does.
  • Reload speed does not look to be penalized that much either. This makes the Planet Cracker an overall upgrade for those who have a Dead Space 2 save file on their system.
  • When fighting the Fodders, the Planet Cracker Tip prevents them from going into their second stage when you shoot their legs or arms off.