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Dead Space Remake

Where to Find the Contact Beam in Dead Space Remake

Matt Chard

There is a large assortment of weapons in Dead Space 2023 Remake to help you take down those pesky Necromorphs, and the Contact Beam when upgraded is arguably one of the strongest. Thankfully, you can get this early on, but understanding what makes it so strong can be quite deceptive at first, as it feels underwhelming at a glance. This page will guide you on where to get the Contact Beam, and how to utilize it properly.

Contact Beam Location

It is possible to obtain the Contact beam as early as Chapter 4. You can find it in the Records Room. Unfortunately, you’ll need Security Clearance 2 to enter it. The good news is that Security Clearance Level 2 is granted to you at the start of Chapter 4, so this won’t be a problem.

(1 of 3) Follow the Administration Access corridor past the breach into the Administration to Mining Door.

Progress the story until you have the “Reroute Power from Mining” objective, and follow it until you reach the Administration access corridor. As you proceed through the hall, an explosion will happen which will cause the area to lose oxygen, making you have to use the suit’s oxygen rebreather.

Continue through the corridor and go through the “Administration to Mining” door at the end. The Record Room will be to your immediate right where you can use your newly acquired Security Clearance Level 2 to unlock it. The contact beam will be lying next to the corpse on the floor in front of the door if you head inside.

(1 of 2) The Contact Beam is inside the Security Clearance Level 2 Records Office. Following the main objective will lead you past it.

The Contact Beam is inside the Security Clearance Level 2 Records Office. Following the main objective will lead you past it. (left), The Contact Beam didn’t help this poor fellow, let’s hope it works out better for you. (right)

What Does the Contact Beam Do?

As with all weapons, there are two modes to the gun, Primary Fire and Alternate Fire. The Primary Fire (DualSense-R2-Filled) allows you to unleash a continuous beam of energy at the monsters. This is best used against the easier enemy types. The Alternate Fire (DualSense-R1-Filled) “Asteroid Cutter” will charge up the energy, and unleash a charged-up powerful shot.

(1 of 3) The Primary Fire will shoot out a continuous beam which is useful against weaker enemies.

This is particularly good against more challenging enemies, especially bosses. When upgrading the Contact Beam, you want to focus on SFD (Secondary Fire Damage) and CAP (Capacity). The Secondary Fire is undoubtedly where the gun shines, and the added capacity allows you to fire more of them without having to reload. Stating this, PFD (Primary Fire Damage) and REL (Reload) are still good which you’ll have to upgrade to acquire some other nodes. Finally, all the upgrades are worth getting for the Contact Beam, especially the Supersymmetry Tether and the Diffraction Module as these will significantly increase the size of the Alternate Fire projectile.

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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS5, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    25 January 2023
  • Last Updated
    15 March 2023
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Dead Space is a third-person survival horror game originally released in 2008. The game follows the story of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who is sent to repair the USG Ishimura, a mining ship that has gone silent. When Isaac arrives, he discovers that the ship has been overrun by a hostile alien species known as the Necromorphs. Isaac must fight his way through the ship’s crew and the Necromorphs to uncover the truth behind the outbreak and escape the Ishimura alive.

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