Binoculars (cut item)

{{Youmayd|the weapon cut from Half-Life 2|the telescope-like device seen along the Coast|Combine Binoculars}}
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| usedby=Gordon Freeman
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The '''Binoculars''' is an item (used as a weapon game-wise) cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It can be found in the playable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta.

*The Binoculars cannot be spawned with impulse 101; the code give weapon_binoculars must be entered.
*They can zoom in to five times normal sight, however the player cannot fire weapons while using it.
*They were finally integrated into the suit as the "zoom" feature, and the Resistance Crossbow|crossbow's scope.
*Sound files found in its related sound folder also contain garbled voice sounds and the excerpt of a yodeling song, suggesting the Binoculars were to intercept radio signals.

==Behind the scenes==

According to the Binocular's code in the leaked source code, the Binoculars were to have a black mask while zoomed in, a different crosshair and animations for zooming in.Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta source code

In the ''Half-Life 2'' files, several texture files for HUD weapon icons can be found, most of which still containing the icons for almost all of the cut weapons. The Binoculars are among them.


FileBinocs v.jpg|The Binoculars being held.
FileBinoculars icon.png|Binoculars HUD icon.
FileBinoculars icon2.png|Alternate icon, without caption.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}} {{Gf}} {{Nc}}


CategoryHalf-Life 2 Beta
CategoryCombine technology
CategoryCut items