How to Get X-989 Microgun in Starfield

A mouthful of a name but a face melter all the same!

Starfield X-989 Microgun Unique Heavy Weapon
Screenshot by Prima Games

Is there anything better than unloading the entire drum of a minigun in a video game? It’s like a superpower, to melt enemies from afar. In Starfield, it doesn’t have the same oomph, but using a heavy weapon still feels powerful. Unfortunately, they’re few and far between. But we have the answer to that problem. Here is how to get X-989 Microgun in Starfield.

Where to Get X-989 Microgun in Starfield

To get X-989 Microgun in Starfield, you must join the UC Vanguard and progress through their faction questline until “Hostile Intelligence.” Once at Londinion, visit the local armory to stock up on equipment before fighting Terrormorphs, and you’ll find this unique heavy weapon sitting on the shelf nearby.

It’s important to note that, a little further into this quest, you can also find Shattered Shock. It’s a unique grenade launcher hovering above a group of Terrormorphs.

X-989 Microgun Stats and Details

There is nothing negative to say about this minigun. It’s a little heavy. Oh, well. It’s a minigun. With its high rate of fire, massive magazine size, numerous exceptional pre-installed weapon modifications, and the ability to melt aliens, this is a winner!

  • Weapon Type: Heavy Weapon
  • Damage Type: Physical
  • Damage: 9
  • Ammunition Type: 7.77MM Caseless
  • Magazine Size: 300
  • Fire Rate: 350
  • Range: 42
  • Accuracy: 67.0%
  • Mass: 12.30
  • Value: 39327
  • Mod Slot 1: Long Barrel
  • Mod Slot 2: Laser Sight
  • Mod Slot 3: Tactical Grip
  • Mod Slot 4: Tactical Magazine
  • Rare Effect: Exterminator – +30% damage to aliens.
  • Item ID: 8AF5D

As you wind up collecting this weapon in the armory on Londinion just before venturing into the abandoned city to fight Terrormorphs, the Exterminator affect makes a ton of sense and helps out immensely. You’ll wipe the floor with those bugs.

If you enjoy using unique heavy weapons in Starfield, we recommend picking up the N67 Smartgun.

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