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Summary[]


Basic program for any hacker. Beam Cannon attacks the strongest security nodes first.

The Beam Cannon is a Brute Force Offensive Program which continuously attacks connected nodes one at a time based on attack priorities. It will only change targets upon capturing the currently targeted node.

Statistics[]

  • Notes: While the Beam Cannon is technically allowed to upgrade at the Evolver levels displayed, the Capacity of B-coins that can be held at those levels may not be sufficient to purchase the upgrade.
    More Info here: Max amount of B-coins at Core Level.
Program Stats
Program
Level
Strength
(DPS)
Compilation
Price
1 15 B1
2 17 B2
3 19 B4
4 22 B6
5 25 B8
6 28 B10
7 31 B12
8 36 B14
9 40 B16
10 45 B18
11 51 B20
12 58 B22
13 65 B24
14 74 B26
15 83 B28
16 94 B30
17 106 B34
18 121 B38
19 135 B42
20 153 B46
21 173 B50
Research Stats
Program
Level
Upgrade
Cost
Experience
Gained
Research
Time
Required
Evolver Level
1 B0 0 0 Minutes 1
2 B1,024 250 2 Hours 1
3 B2,048 300 4 Hours 2
4 B4,096 375 6 Hours 3
5 B8,000 400 8 Hours 4
6 B16,000 425 10 Hours 4
7 B24,000 450 12 Hours 5
8 B32,000 475 18 Hours 5
9 B40,000 500 24 Hours 6
10 B50,000 575 30 Hours 6
11 B60,000 650 36 Hours 7
12 B80,000 725 42 Hours 7
13 B100,000 800 48 Hours 8
14 B120,000 825 54 Hours 8
15 B140,000 850 60 Hours 9
16 B160,000 875 66 Hours 9
17 B180,000 900 72 Hours 10
18 B200,000 930 80 Hours 10
19 B220,000 960 88 Hours 11
20 B240,000 1,000 96 Hours 11
21 B300,000 1,125 108 Hours 12
Totals B1,977,168 13,390 864 Hours 12


Balance Updates[]

  • On 11th October 2016, Beam Cannon upgrade costs were balanced for levels 1-8.
  • On 20th December 2016, Beam Cannons had their strength reduced slightly at higher levels, and a 0.5 second delay was added when switching targets.

Archives[]

Tips[]

  • Beam Cannon installed at the right time can focus on a more desirable node of lower priority even after other higher priority targets become available, as Beam Cannons will not switch targets until the current target is captured.

Trivia[]

  • 4 out of 5 noobs recommend Beam Cannon.
Hackers Wikia - Programs List
Programs Nodes Gameplay
Offensive Programs

Battering ram.png Battering Ram  Ion cannon.png Beam Cannon  Blaster.png Blaster  Kraken.png Kraken 
Maniac.png Maniac  Shock.png Shocker  Shuriken.png Shuriken  Worms.png Worms 

Defensive Programs

Icewall.png ICE Wall  Protector.png Protector 

Stealth Programs

Access.png Access  Dataleach.png Data Leech  Portal.png Portal  Wraith.png Wraith 

A.I. Programs

Beetle.png A.I. Beetle  Hawk.png A.I. Hawk  Squid.png A.I. Squid