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The Ultra-Violet Turret, usually shortened to UV Turret, is an extremely powerful ultra-violet light mounted on Franklin's Junker. It is the only weapon in-game that can kill Kryll. The turret is mounted on the back of the vehicle and is only used once in the campaign during the Act 2 chapter, Burnt Rubber.


The UV Turret burning Kryll.

To help protect the Stranded in Ephyra, an Ultra-Violet turret was added to Franklin's Junker, which was used if they had to travel in night. It is unknown where the turret was obtained, although it was probably looted from the COG, since Chap tells Marcus that the Junker could not power both the vehicle and turret at once.

When Marcus and Dom needed to travel at night, they had to use the Junker, since the way to Franklin's Outpost is too dark to safely get there. Fortunately, the Junker had an Ultra-Violet turret. Marcus both drove the Junker and used the turret to incinerate any Kryll that dared to attack them. They later arrived at Franklin's Outpost safely where they fended off a Locust attack.

While the Ultra-Violet turret is not seen after this point, an UV spotlight was used by Pvt. Augustus Cole on a King Raven, which was shone on General RAAM. While it did nothing to RAAM (apart from flinching him), it incinerated most of the Kryll surrounding him.


  • The UV Turret bears a resemblance to the 'spotlight' used to move Dom across one of the unlit streets towards the end of the Act 2: Nightfall chapter, Lethal Dusk. This is perhaps an intentional re-use of the original 3D model.
  • Even though Chap explained that you cannot drive and use the UV Turret at the sametime, ironically if you play co op, you can drive while having the other player use the UV Turret.
  • While lethal to Kryll, one should not underestimate concentrated UV, as it is known to cause signficant burn damage, cancer and retina damage. For the light sensitive Locusts, these weapons have greater and agonising affects.


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
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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
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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
Other Bow · Flash · Hijack · Shock Trap
Melee Weapons Butcher Cleaver · Breaker Mace · Combat Knife · Crystal Tooth Bayonet · Dual Chainsaw Staff · Explosive Flail · Serrated Knife · Staff · Tremor Hammer
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 · Corpser Mine Layer · 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 · Torture Pod
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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
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