A rapid fire energy weapon, the Gatling Ray Turret will help eliminate forces attempting to punch through your base defenses.
The Gatling ray turret is an energy weapon, a base turret variant of the Gatling ray ship weapon. It bullets can pierce through a single ship and hit another ship behind it, effectively doubling its damage output. It fires thin orange/yellow lasers in prolonged bursts at its target. It is only available in the event War Front, hence, it is quite rare amongst all players.
Defend your base with the rapid fire of the Gatling Ray Turret.
— Event Store
Gatling ray turret is a powerful short range turret, excellent for destroying enemy ships in close range and even better when they are grouped together. The piercing rounds can inflict double damage when it hits two targets. The bullets can miss, especially at long ranges, but it fires rapidly with some spread so completely dodging it consistently is not possible. It is also difficult to dodge because it has a high projectile speed.
It has a very high amount of firepower. Level I and II variants are light but strong for mid and high level bases respectively, so combat modules can equip more armor and shields. Level III Gatling ray turret is extremely heavy and can only be equipped on a level V bridge.
They cannot contribute to base defence against long range attacks from fleets of destroyers and is completely reliant on long range turrets against such attacks. The spread from its sustained burst also reduces its chances of piercing and hitting a ship behind it.