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The XM4000 Minigun is a weapon in Serious Sam: Next Encounter.
The XM4000 is a minigun that has been adapted to use the Shofield Uzi Pistols' 9mm ammo. Despite this rechambering, the XM4000 is just as effective as the classic XM-214-A Minigun, as its high rate of fire can cut any target to pieces, no matter how strong they are.
The XM4000 can be equipped with Homing Bullets, which make the XM4000's bullets home onto an enemy.
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RATE OF FIRE: 1200 rounds per minute
A hot, noisy, oily weapon of fearsome power. The XM4000 Minigun spits out a wall of bullets and is indispensable when you want to put a sizable dent into an oncoming alien army. Start firing early as the chambers on this beast need a few seconds to reach full speed.
Once loaded with Homing Ammo the Minigun's bullets will lock on to nearby enemy targets and swarm towards them using the latest 'Fire and Forget' technology. Even the most hardened alien scum have been known to up and turn tail at the awesome sight of a swarm of homing bullets. To switch between Homing and Normal ammo types use [bound key].
- The XM4000 is an excellent weapon to use against every enemy in the game. It's very high rate of fire can shred weak or medium-strength enemies in no time, and a few seconds of sustained fire can rip through even the strongest enemies.
- The Minigun needs a few seconds to wind up when the fire key is first held down, so the player should make sure they have enough room to dodge enemy's attacks during that second or so.
- Its good accuracy makes it useful against enemies at long range, such as Witch-Harpies and the Phoenix Bomber.
- Despite being a Minigun, the XM4000 uses less ammo per shot than the Shofield Uzi Pistols, but has a larger rate of fire than them. This makes ammo conservation less of an issue than it was with other Miniguns in the Serious Sam games.
- Homing bullets are extremely useful and should be used as soon as they are obtained. They will home onto a target no matter where they are in relation to the player. A swarm of Homing Bullets can destroy a horde of enemies with ease, no matter how strong the enemies are.