Suppression Device

{{Youmayd|the weapon located atop the Overwatch Nexus|the anti-reproduction field|Suppression Field}}
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| accuracy=Depends on speed of target
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{{Quote|The Overwatch Nexus is the main source of pain for this part of town, thanks to a huge suppression device that's raining down hell from the roof of that place.|Barney Calhoun|Half-Life 2|FileBa nexusahead.ogg}}

The '''Suppression Device''', also referred to as the '''Suppressor''', is a stationary Combine weapon, which functions much like a large mortar except instead of firing shells it fires an extremely powerful and concentrated Dark Energy pulse beam.


If its beam hits the ground, it destroys objects, and disintegrates living beings within a 3-5 meters (9-15 feet) radius from the impact. The suppression device has to "warm up" before it can fire the pulse and the ground where the pulse will land begins to glow yellow-blue shortly before the beam hits. Also, the device fires directly on the spot that the target will be at at his/her current speed. This allows the next target of the pulse fire to be ascertained, and thus avoided. 

The suppression device is powered by a series of Combine generators and possibly forms its ammunition from them as well. A suppression device was installed onto the roof of the Overwatch Nexus in City 17. During the uprising in Half-Life 2, Gordon Freeman|Gordon, Barney Calhoun|Barney, and a small band of Resistance fighters are required to disable all the generators in the building in order to power down the device so that the Resistance on the streets can move more freely. The suppression device only appears once in the game but it is likely that the Combine may have installed similar devices in other parts of City 17 where there are large numbers of Resistance personnel.

It is unknown whether the suppression device functions on its own, or whether it has an operator, but the small interface and the binocular-like lenses suggest the latter, who is most likely a trained Overwatch soldier. No operator is seen during the game but it may be that he left the scene after the suppression device was disabled by the Resistance. Also, Combine personnel on the roof of the Overwatch Nexus suggest that they may have been guarding the operator, as well as the device itself.

==Related Achievements==
{|class=wikitable style="vertical-aligncenter; width calc(100% - 265px)"
!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The_Orange_Box_Achievements|Half-Life 2''
|rowspan=2 width=64px|FileHl2 beat supressiondevice.png
!style="text-alignleft"|Fight the Power (10G)
|''Shut down the suppression device by disabling its generators.''


FileSuppresionDeviceleak1.jpg|The Suppression Device in the playable ''Half-Life 2'' leak.
FileSuppresionDeviceleak2.jpg|Ditto, close-up.
FileSuppression Device close.jpg|The Suppression Device on the Overwatch Nexus roof.
FileCity 17 logo retail.svg|City 17 logo featured on its bodywork.

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

CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryPulse weapons
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