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The RPG, short for Rocket Propelled Grenade, is one of the most powerful weapons in Duke Nukem 3D and its many ports.

Description Edit

A chrome, cylindrical belt-fed weapon that is held like a Sten gun and is capable of firing massively-damaging rockets.

The RPG and ammo for it are rare, which is understandable for such a powerful weapon. Nevertheless, it can often be obtained early in the game as a secret item.

No enemies will drop ammo for this weapon.

Tips and Tricks Edit

  • This is one of only four explosive weapons, and as such is one of only four weapons that can blast open cracks in walls. It is always best to keep some ammo for the RPG on standby in case you need to create an explosion.
  • This weapon, along with the Devastator, is the weapon of choice when going against larger enemies such as the boss enemies or the Mini Battlelord.
  • Unless you really need the firepower, you should try to avoid using this weapon until you encounter one of the aforementioned enemies. Ammo is hard to come by, and you don't want to run out of it when you need it.
  • You should never use this weapon at close range. The explosion will hurt you as well as the target. Using the RPG against a Protozoid Slimer latched to your face is, in equal parts: overkill, unnecessary (the Quick Kick does the job much better) and suicidal.
  • You should never shoot at the ground or wall for easy kiils, the explosion radius of it just like the Pipebomb or Devastator, it will bounce your enemies forward and they will instantly kill you afterwards. So the best tactic would be just aim the rockets straight at them since the engine is not build for easy kills if you do aim on grounds or walls.


The RPG appears in Lameduke, but has a few differences when compared to the final game’s RPG.The most noticeable of them is that the RPG had a “draw” animation that much be played when the player first hits the fire key. This was probably removed because of how clunky it is. Only the final part of the animation remains in the final game, and even then it has been altered (such as the removal of the hand on top of the gun).

Trivia Edit



Duke Nukem 3D
Episodes L.A. Meltdown | Lunar Apocalypse | Shrapnel City
Plutonium PAK: The Birth
Anniversary Edition: Alien World Order
Items Access Card | Holoduke | Jetpack | Night Vision Goggles | Portable Medkit
Protective Boots | Scuba Gear | Steroids
Health: Small Medkit | Large Medkit | Atomic Health | Armor
Scrapped: Space Suit | Shield
Weapons Mighty Foot | Pistol | Shotgun | Chaingun Cannon | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Shrinker
Expander | Devastator | Laser Tripbomb | Freezethrower | Incinerator
Scrapped: Flamethrower | Laser Chainsaw | Sonic Resonator | Tazer | Plasma Cannon
Enemies Common enemies: Assault Captain | Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper | Battlelord Sentry | Octabrain | Pig Cop | Protozoid Slimer | Recon Patrol Vehicle | Sentry Drone | Shark | Turret
Plutonium PAK: Pig Cop Tank | Protector Drone
Anniversary Edition: Firefly Trooper | Cycloid Sentry | Overlord Sentry
Bosses: Battlelord | Overlord | Cycloid Emperor
Plutonium PAK: Alien Queen
Anniversary Edition: Cycloid Incinerator
Scrapped: Alien Queen Sentry | Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Femanoid | Mandroid
Organic Turret | Scorpion Tank | Snake Head | Trooper | Turret
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Items Holoduke | Jetpack | Oxygen Tank | Shield | Steroids
Health: Soda Can | Six-pack
Weapons Tazer | Pistol | Plasma Cannon | Pipe Bomb | RPG | Sonic Resonator
Enemies Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Femanoid | Mandroid
Jellyfish | Protozoid Slimer | Shark | Trooper | Turret
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