Disambig-icon Tesla Gun has other meanings. See Tesla Gun (disambiguation) for other uses. Disambig-icon

The Tesla gun is a weapon that shoots arcs of electricity at enemies. It can damage multiple enemies at the same time and sometimes bounce all of them back once you hit them, but it suffers from low damage output and limited ammo. It can paralyze human enemies for a short time but they still can fire at you. It has a medium range of fire, much shorter than other weapons. The Tesla gun can target multiple enemies at once, accurate aiming is needed with this weapon, although its electric bolt will go all over the place while firing. This weapon will bounce the players back when fired but will not harm them, due to its power, this might affect your accuracy. If used by Super Soldiers, expect being hit by this weapon at very long range, avoid being out in open or you will get shot very quickly. The Tesla gun has a maximum ammo capacity of 300.


It is first found after the fight of the Ubersoldat (Mission five part three). When he is defeated he drops the Tesla gun, and later it can be found in Mission six and seven, and just before the final boss. Ammo (Tesla cells) can be found in Mission six and onward. The Super Soldiers in Mission 6 may drop Tesla guns as well. The Ammunition very scarce, so use it wisely.


  • Tesla Gun can stun most enemies, including Heinrich I.
  • If the player used "noclip" console command that Tesla Gun has infinite ammo, same goes for flamethrower.


This Tesla gun appears only in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Tesla Gun got its name from a Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. The inventor of A/C or alternating current, which is used to power homes and business worldwide.


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