Black Hole Launcher
"Singularity Gun" Black Hole Launcher
"Singularity Gun" Black Hole Launcher
Class

Explosives

Unlockable

WWGD

Featured in

Mayhem, Easy instance

Appears in

Saints Row IV

The Black Hole Launcher is a weapon in Saints Row IV.[1]

Black holes suck, weaponized black holes suck more.
— Weapon Description[2]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Classified as an explosive weapon, the Black Hole Launcher fires miniature black holes which pull everything in their vicinity towards them. Its potential is realized when used to fight groups of enemies and vehicles. Being an alien weapon, it relies on a charge and does not use ammunition of any sort.

While an immensely powerful weapon in its own right, it is less effective against Wardens and Marauders, as it does not disintegrate them outright. Wardens are still trapped by the Black Hole, and still take damage from the blast. Marauders still take damage from Black Holes even when fired at them from the front.

The "Singularity Gun" is the only costume for the Black Hole Launcher.

Effective Range and Rate of Fire can both be upgraded 5 levels each, There is no "ultimate upgrade".[3]

Availability[edit | edit source]

It is unlocked in the Weapons Cache after completing Johnny Gat's "WWGD" Side Quest. "Closer To 250" Side Quest gives an ammo upgrade to the gun. "Kill Kill Destroy Kill" Side Quest gives a recharge upgrade.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Pros
  • Extremely powerful against both vehicles and almost any enemy type.
  • Large area of effect, especially when upgraded.
  • The weapon does not require ammunition.
Cons
  • The weapon has a slow rate of fire until it is upgraded.
  • Playa can become trapped in a black hole if they get too close to one.

Costumes[edit | edit source]

Singularity Gun Skin
SRIV Explosives - Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Default.png Default
It really, really sucks.
— Singularity Gun - Default skin[4]

SRIV Explosives - Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Gold-Plated.png Gold-Plated
There's gold in them thar holes!
— Singularity Gun - Gold-Plated skin[5]

SRIV Explosives - Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Saints Purple.png Saints Purple
No matter how alien the weapon, it still looks good in purple.
— Singularity Gun - Saints Purple skin[6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is a Singularity Cannon in Red Faction: Armageddon which also fires black holes.
  • When Telekinesis is used on a black hole, it prevents it from exploding after collapsing and can be kept open for as long as the Telekinesis hold is maintained, although it cannot be moved.
    • Things which do not break the Telekinesis hold: Facing the opposite direction, walking, jumping, charged jumping, tapping the sprint/glide button.
    • Things which break the Telekinesis hold: Being knocked down, holding the sprint/glide button.
  • There is a very similar Black Hole Gun in Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Early concept art

Early concept art

Render

The Main description

The Upgrade list

Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Default

Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Gold-Plated

Black Hole Launcher - Singularity Gun - Saints Purple

Active Black Hole pulling in people and objects

Playa caught in a Black Hole

Playa caught in a Black Hole

Exploding Black Hole


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References[edit source]

  1. YouTube: All weapons, costumes and skins
  2. Image:

    Weapon Description

  3. Image:

    Upgrade list

  4. Image:

    Singularity Gun - Default skin description

  5. Image:

    Singularity Gun - Gold-Plated skin description

  6. Image:

    Singularity Gun - Saints Purple skin description


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