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Particle Cannon
100 rounds per clip
1.5-second reload
Primary fire: Energy Beam
Linear beam type
4.75 - 9.5 damage per round
  85 - 170 damage per second
20 rounds per second
1 round per shot
15 m range
0.15 m radius
✘ Cannot headshot
Secondary fire: Explosive Charge
Arcing splash projectile type
46 - 92 damage per shot
45 - 90 splash damage
  23.5 - 47 splash self damage
  2.5 - 3 m splash radius
1 shot per second
25 rounds per shot
25 m/s projectile speed
✘ Cannot headshot
✔ Can inflict self damage
✔ Can inflict self knockback

Zarya's mighty Particle Cannon unleashes a short-range beam of destructive energy. Alternatively, Zarya can lob an explosive charge to strike multiple opponents.
Primary Fire Key: (PC LMB, PS R2, XB RT)
Secondary Fire Key: (PC RMB, PS L2, XB LT)


Zarya's cannon fires a 15-meter beam that deals 85 damage per second (of continuous ticks) at 0 Energy and 170 damage per second at 100 Energy. This consumes 20 ammo per second.

Alt-fire will lob energy grenades that explode on contact, dealing 45 damage at 0 Energy and 90 damage at 100 Energy. Each shot consumes 20 ammo.


  • Zarya's Particle Cannon is nicknamed Мститель (Mstitel'), meaning "Avenger".
  • Zarya's gloves conduct and amplify the energy flowing through her Particle Cannon.[1]
  • Ripped from the hull of an armored vehicle during battle, the Particle Cannon is far too heavy for most soldiers to carry unassisted.[2]

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black August 31, 2020 Patch: Secondary Fire: Ammo cost increased from 20 to 25
  • Overwatchemblem black December 10, 2019 Patch: Secondary Fire: Explosion radius increased from 2 to 2.5 meters. Ammo cost decreased from 25 to 20.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 17, 2019 Patch: Primary Fire: Beam width is now 0.15 meters and no longer scales with energy. Max beam DPS is lowered from 190 to 170.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 6, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Zarya's alternate fire to scale incorrectly with her damage boost modifier.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Increased the minimum damage by 25%


  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.105
  2. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.104
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