It was a stationary emplacement installed for defensive purposes. It used two barrels that alternated shots to allow them to cool, and each barrel received its own separate belt of ammunition. After a prolonged period of firing, it became temporarily inoperable while it cooled down.
Compared to the Chain Gun or the Troika Heavy Machine Gun, the Twin-Barrel Turret has a much slower rate of fire due to it being an autocannon, but in terms of damage-per-shot, it is by far the most lethal and has the highest stopping power, requiring only a few shots to mulch a human-sized opponent.
While this makes them dangerous against small groups of enemies, when it came to swarms of smaller enemies, the slow rate of fire proves to be a hindrance for the weapon.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Twin-Barrel Turret first appears in the prologue of Gears of War 4, in which it is encountered at a Union of Independent Republics fortress during a flashback sequence of the Battle of Aspho Fields in the Pendulum Wars. This same turret also appears elsewhere in the game's campaign, such as Tollen Dam and Speyer, and in certain multiplayer maps.