The RT-97C Heavy Blaster is a heavy blaster in the Star Wars universe. It officially debuted in the hands of a Sandtrooper in Star Wars: A New Hope and also appears as a usable weapon in Star Wars Battlefront.
Star Wars BattlefrontEdit
- "The RT-97C is a versatile heavy blaster, fitted with optics to allow use at long range."
- — In-game description
The RT-97C is a heavy blaster featured in Star Wars: Battlefront.
It's unlocked at rank 5 and can be purchased with 1,250 in-game credits. It is more or less a more accurate version of the DLT-19 with slightly higher damage per shot at long range.
Even though the RT-97C has much more recoil than the DLT-19, it compensates for this by having slightly higher damage-per-second, extending its effective range and allowing it to be used at longer ranges than the DLT-19. The RT-97C is also less susceptible to long-range attacks than the DLT-19 as your increased accuracy allows you to retaliate more easily.
In close quarters, the RT-97C is slightly slower at dealing with opponents and cannot sustain fire for as long as the DLT-19, though it retains roughly three-fourths of the DLT-19's close range power. If the player can afford to sacrifice some of their close range power for slightly better long range power, they should have good thoughts about the RT-97C.
The strategy for countering the RT-97C is largely the same as with the DLT-19 (see the respective page) with the main exception being its longer effective range and slightly reduced close range power. It is however still more powerful than it's companion.
- The RT-97C Heavy Blaster is based on the MG 15, albeit with an added scope and no stock or iron sights.