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The Lancer GL Assault Rifle was the tactical variant of the Mark 3 Lancer Assault Rifle  designed by Damon Baird in the early stages of the Swarm War. It is designed for more intense firefights and as a more portable and tactical form of artillery compared to the bulkier and larger Mortar.

Compared to its standard counterpart, the GL model replaced the chainsaw bayonet with the under-barrel mortar capable of firing laser-guided clusters of micro-grenades. Rechambered for a smaller cartridge, this variant also offered the user a much larger magazine and higher rate of fire.


Compared to the more normal Lancer, the GL variant is designed to harass large groups of enemies due to its grenade launcher. The GL Lancer is a versatile weapon like the Mark 3, with the primary weapon being good for suppressive fire at close to medium range whilst its secondary grenade launcher makes it extremely dangerous at longer ranges.

The grenade launcher itself offers a unique form of targeting, in which the user flips the weapon on its side to activate a laser designator. Whilst accurate aiming is more awkward and based more on distance estimation in contrast to the more precise targeting reticle of the Mortar, the rocket-propelled grenade allows it to reliably hit targets at longer ranges both in-door and out-door. The grenade clusters itself is a dangerous weapon that could easily kill an entire squad as it is killing yourself when fired at close range. The deadly burst fires many grenades for maximum leathality. The gl has a higher rate of fire than the regular lancer.

Unlike the Mark 3 Lancer, the Lancer GL starts at 160 rounds, less than the 180 found on the normal lancer. Due to having a slightly larger clip size, it could carry a little more maximum ammunition, although it has a limited amount of grenades (440 rounds and 3 grenades). This means that while the grenade launcher is powerful, its limited ammunition restricts its usage to target only grouped enemies.


The weapon's execution revolves around lodging the grenade launcher on the back of a downed opponent before launching the grenade. The grenade would than careen the opponent around the map before exploding.


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The Lancer GL is a spiritual successor of the Mortar, given the cluster ammunition and artillery mechanic.
The Weapons and Equipment of Gears of War
Melee Weapons Chainsaw Bayonet · Combat Knife · Commando Knife · Machete · Powersaw
Rifles Designated Marksman Rifle · EMBAR Railgun · Enforcer Submachine Gun (Shock variant) · GZ18 Markza Sniper Rifle (Marksman variant) · Hunting Rifle · Musket · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle (Police variant) · Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle (Custom variant) · Mark 3 Lancer Assault Rifle (GL variant) · UIR Belt-fed Machine Gun
Shotguns Gnasher Shotgun · Overkill Shotgun · Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms MX8 Snub Pistol · Talon Autopistol · Zapper
Grenades Beacon Grenade · Bolo Grenade · Cytostatic Gas Grenade · Flashbang · Incendiary Grenade · Molotov Cocktail · Shock Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Stim-Gas Grenade
Heavy Weapons Auto-Turret · Booshka Grenade Launcher · Buzzkill · Chain Gun · COG Machine Gun · Cryo Cannon · Dropshot Munitions Launcher · Laser-Guided Rocket Pod · Longspear Rocket Launcher · Mortar · Mulcher · One-Shot · Rocket Launcher · Salvo Rocket Launcher · Scorcher Flamethrower · Silverback Rocket Launcher · Stomper · Tripwire Crossbow · Tri-Shot Chain Gun · Twin-Barrel Turret · UIR Machine Gun · UIR Minigun · Ultra-Violet Turret · Vulcan Gatling Gun
Super-Heavy Weapons Asp SAM Turret · Ball Turrets · Brader · Defence Missile System · High Velocity Main Cannon · Flechette Guns · Fortress Artillery Cannon · Industrial Staple Gun · Kestrel Missile Launcher · Mega Mech Gatling Gun · Naval Gun · Pariah Cannon · Railgun · Torpedo · UIR Artillery Battery · UIR Anti-Air Turret
Weapons of Mass Destruction Hammer of Dawn · Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon · Lightmass Bomb · Lightmass Missile · Nuclear Missile · Venom Bomb
Equipment Adrenaline Injector · Barrier · Blow Torch · COG/UIR Ammo Crates · Cloak · COG Armor · COG Tag · Fire Extinguisher · Gas Mask · Gut-Puncher · Propane Tanks · Pulse · Remote Targeting System · Stim · UIR Armor · UIR Tag
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Rifles Breechshot · Claw Light Machine Gun · Hammerburst Assault Rifle (Gorgon variant) · Hammerburst II
Shotguns Elite Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms Boltok Pistol · Gorgon Submachine Gun
Grenades Bolo Grenade · Ink Grenade · Kryll Grenade
Heavy Weapons Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Canker · Digger Launcher · Multi-Turret · Nemacyst · Reaver Chain Gun · Torque Bow · Troika Heavy Machine Gun (RAAM's variant)
Super-Heavy Weapons Brumak Rocket Launcher · Wrist-Mounted Chain Gun · Brumak Rocket Mortar · Hydra Missile Pod · Hydra Rocket Pod · Locust Defense Tower · Reaver Rocket Launcher · Siegebeast Catapult
Weapons of Mass Destruction Riftworm
Equipment Boom Shield · Imulsion Explosive Canister · Imulsion Injection Harness · Immune System Booster · Locust Ammo Crates · Locust Armor · Locust Emblem · Swarm Armor · Thumper
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Easter Egg Weapons
Melee Weapons Elemental Cleavers · Fish Stick
Rifles A Real Gun
Shotguns Raging Buccaneer
Sidearms Despicable You · Memento Mori
Grenades Dom's Toms
Heavy Weapons Cluckshot · Trackshot
Other Relic Weapons
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