Deathloop has celebrated its one-year anniversary, and as part of the celebrations, Arkane has released the Goldenloop update, which adds a range of new content to the game, including the new Halps prototype weapon. This update also coincides with the launch of the game on Xbox Series X|S as part of Xbox Game Pass. The new Halps weapon is a battery-powered laser that can quickly incinerate enemies. This powerful weapon will be a great addition to your arsenal, whether this is your first playthrough or a repeat. This is where you’ll find Halps’ prototype weapon.
The Halps prototype weapon
One of the new additions to Deathloop with the Golden Loop update is Halps’ prototype weapon, which fires a focused laser beam that burns enemies. This new weapon can be found in The Compound in Dr. Wenjie’s Laboratory can be found. To find the weapon, enter the lab from the green building that is on the left side of the lab. Once you enter the building, there is a small room in the corner that is right in front of you as soon as you enter. Inside is Halps’ prototype weapon, along with two security cameras.
Don’t hack the cameras, as you will need them for either case opening or locking method for the weapon to function normally. It’s best to try to retrieve the Halps in the morning when Wenjie isn’t in her lab. The first method is to activate the laser by pulling the left lever, followed by the right laser. If the cameras haven’t been hacked, it will turn red and focus on you. You have to get the camera to aim the laser at the charging station, which will destroy it and open the case. You’ll likely get killed by the laser during this process, so make sure you have the Reprise Plate and have one activation left. The reprise plate is given to you at the beginning of the game and equipped automatically, but if you run out of reprises by the time you reach the lab, it doesn’t matter.
The other method of recovering Halps’ prototype weapon is to return to The Compound at night when Dr. Wenjie takes her out of her suitcase. The downside here is that Dr. Wenjie will be in her lab, so you’ll have to fight your way through a couple of clones to get the weapon.
The Halps prototype weapon uses batteries, so you’ll need to charge it via batteries or battery stations to refill its ammo. It can be fired at sensors and turrets that redirect the laser to where they’re pointing. The weapon can be fired many times before it runs out of power and takes down enemies quickly, so it’s an excellent weapon to help you break the loop.
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