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Sweep Launcher   Sweep Maximizer


The Sweep Launcher increases the spread of Explosive weapons, annihilating even the largest fleets or bases.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Sweep Launcher I
SweepLauncher1
II
SweepLauncher2
III
SweepLauncher3
IV
SweepLauncher4
V
SweepLauncher5
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Weapon Mass 3% 5% 10% 15% 20%
Spread +30% +40% +50% +60% +70%
Hull XP 64 XP 106 XP 193 XP 287 XP 368 XP
Applies to Explosive
RESEARCH TechLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Sweep Launcher
Tech Lab Required III V VII IX X
Time Time 8m 00s 17m 00s 2h 47m 12h 53m 1d 11h 50m
Helium-3 Helium3 5,200 38,800 579,595 2,647,440 6,958,400
Antimatter Antimatter 0 0 30,505 294,160 1,649,600
Module XP 32 XP 53 XP 97 XP 144 XP 184 XP
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 2m 00s 3m 00s 10m 30s 35m 00s 1h 28m
Helium-3 Helium3 1,080 7,850 116,100 529,758 1,319,992
Antimatter Antimatter 0 0 6,111 58,862 329,998


General

The Sweep Launcher boosts Explosive weapons by increasing their spread, allowing their shots to deviate further from the primary axis.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Sweep Launchers improve the chances of hitting at least one target. It also becomes more likely for your weapons to hit multiple targets that are spaced far apart.

Disadvantages

While Sweep Launchers pretty much guarantee a hit, it comes at the cost of accuracy: against a single target, almost none of the shots will connect even if the target does not move.

AM Warheads are generally a much better choice as the extra AoE guarantees an overall increase in damage output.

Trivia

  • It is the only special that increases a weapon's spread.

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