Hypervelocity Driver
Hypervelocity driver turret
General Information
Mount Medium, Ballistic
Primary Role Close Support
Ordnance points 13
DPS 138
Damage type Kinetic
Range 1,000
Flux/sec 175
Accuracy Perfect
Turn rate Slow
Shots/min 30
Damage 275
EMP damage 400
A specialized weapon designed to overload and disable enemy systems from afar. The high-velocity duranium slug is also effective against shields.

The hypervelocity driver uses a 2-stage process to accelerate a duranium slug with a magnetized iron-cobalt core to a very high velocity. A chemical charge accelerates the slug first, then the magnetic coils take over, accelerating the slug further and stabilizing its flight. The slug is highly charged by the time it reaches the target, generating a significant amount of electromagnetic interference on the ship it impacts.

–In-Game Description

The Hypervelocity Driver is a medium kinetic weapon with high range. It is essentially an intermediate between the Railgun and Gauss Cannon.


Best used for sniping enemy shields from afar, the HVD's range and accuracy are balanced out by its poor DPS and rate of fire, and its relatively high OP cost. Its decent damage per shot and added EMP damage also make it modestly effective against armored targets.


Hypervelocity Driver
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