For the Duke Nukem 3D enemy, see Assault Trooper (DN3D).

The Assault Trooper is an enemy in Duke Nukem Forever.


The Assault Trooper is a humanoid alien with green armor plates, a laser gun, and a jetpack. It attacks by quickly firing its AT Laser gun at the player in three round bursts. It can also use a jetpack to fly around if the area permits it. They look very similar to the Assault Captains except they cannot teleport, their armor is green, and they don't have helmets.

Combat AnalysisEdit

The Assault Trooper much like its original counterpart does not take much punishment as it is the basic grunt of the alien invasion force. Even one or two of Duke's punches can kill them. However airborne assault troopers can be problematic as they are noticably harder to hit. Assault Troopers are rarely ever encountered on their own as their real strength lies in numbers which can indeed wear down a careless player as they are quite good at flanking the player. Another thing that should be noted is unlike its counterpart from Duke Nukem 3D it cannot play dead and thus has no chance of getting up again; once gunned down it will not get up again.

Weapon effectivenesses
1 kick
M1911 Pistol
3 shots
1 shot
7 shots
1 rocket
Pipe Bomb
1 pipebomb
Shrink Ray
1 blast
1 shot
Enforcer Gun
1 shot
3 rockets
Trip Mine
1 mine
Freeze Ray
  • Note: The values given for the Shotgun and the explosive weapons are minimum values only.
  • Note: calculated on the Lets Rock dificulty setting
  • Note: non head shots only
  • A pre-release podcast suggests that the Shotgun is the best weapon to use against Assault Troopers.
Duke Nukem Forever
Chapters Duke Lives | Damn! It's Late... | The Duke Cave | Mothership Battle | The Lady Killer | Vegas in Ruin | The Duke Dome | The Hive | Queen Bitch | Duke Nukem's Titty City | Crash Course | The Duke Burger | The Mighty Foot | Ghost Town | Highway Battle | Dam Top | The Shrunk Machine | The Forkstop | Generator Room | Underground | The Clarifier | Blowin' the Dam | Final Battle | Press Conference
Items Beer | Duke Vision | Holoduke | Jetpack | Steroids | Double Damage | Invincibility
Weapons Melee | M1911 Pistol | Shotgun | Ripper | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Trip Mine | Railgun
Shrink Ray | Freeze Ray | AT Laser | AT Captain Laser | Enforcer Gun | Devastator | Expander | Impregnader | Garter Pistol | Sticky Bombs | Tittyana | DFG | N00b T00b
Scrapped: Assault Rifle | Chainsaw | Shield
Enemies Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper
Assault Trooper Captain | Octabrain | Pigcop | Pregnator | Octababy | Rat
Bosses: Cycloid Emperor | Mothership | Battlelord | Alien Queen | Octaking | Energy Leech
Scrapped: Robot | Army Ant | Mutated Human | Human Robot
Other Difficulty | Hazards | EGO | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
Quotes | Music | Creators | Duke Nukem
Game bugs
Hail to the Icons Parody Pack
The Doctor Who Cloned Me
  • The AT laser is his own weapon but when you kill him don't pick it up. It's weak on many enemies .
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