This weapon fires an unavoidable green beam at its target, sustaining it for a few seconds before recharging. The beam can pass over other ships, much like the Impulse Beam.
This weapon deals Alien damage, which cannot be resisted by any shield other than Harmonic Exophase Shields. However, Xeno ships take greatly reduced damage due to their innate Alien resistance. Alien-resistant armor also helps.
It is more difficult to shield-switch against this weapon due to its ability to pass over ships. Make sure you plan in advance and retreat the damaged ships early on.
The Rift Beam Turret was first seen during the Alien Base Preview for the Outbreak event.
Originally called the Discharge Beam Turret, it has been renamed to Rift Beam Turret because it is more similar to the Rift Beam.