For the Duke Nukem 3D weapon, see Shrinker (DN3D).

The Shrink Ray is a weapon in Duke Nukem Forever.


The Shrink Ray will shrink any enemy it hits. Enemies shrunk are about 10 times weaker to weapons than they normally would be, and enemies that are on the ground can be stepped on by Duke for a 1-hit KO. The Shrink Ray in DNF seems to be resemble more closely the G.L.O.P.P. Ray from Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project than the classic Duke Nukem 3D Shrink Ray.


Nail everything first, then start stomping. It has a small area of effect, so you may be able to hit 2 Pig Cops at once. An alternative method of stomping shrunken enemies is to use a pipebomb or other explosive. One explosion will instantly gib any shrunken enemy, even the assault commander.

Only 2 design phases of the Shrink Ray are known:

  • The 2001 version which was organic looking and slightly different in that it fired a lightning-like beam.
  • The 2006 version was very similar to the final one.



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
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