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CNCRiv Giga-Cannon.png

CNCRiv Giga Cannon stand.png

CNCRiv Giga Cannon rear.png

CNCRiv Giga Cannon engage.png


CNCR Nod logo.png Nod


Support walker


Refractive laser



Tech level

18 Epic

Hit points



CNCRiv Tiberium.png 80

Produced by

War factory

Ground attack

Phase 1:
5 (20 DPS) vs infantry
45 (180 DPS) vs vehicles
45 (180 DPS) vs harvesters
45 (180 DPS) vs structures
Phase 2:
15 (60 DPS) vs infantry
90 (360 DPS) vs vehicles
90 (360 DPS) vs harvesters
90 (360 DPS) vs structures
Phase 3:
30 (120 DPS) vs infantry
150 (600 DPS) vs vehicles
150 (600 DPS) vs harvesters
150 (600 DPS) vs structures


0.5 seconds (initial)
0.25 seconds



Attack range


Sight range



Beam splits to hit multiple targets after 3 seconds


Stores charge for one second.
After 12 attacks (3 seconds) moves to the next phase.

The Giga-cannon is a Nod walker in Command & Conquer: Rivals, announced on 11 August 2018[2] and released with the Rivals pre-alpha patch 13 August 2018.[3][4]

Background[edit | edit source]

The Giga-Cannon is the largest and most terrifying result of Nod's research into directed energy weapons and AI systems. Developed as the true successor to Nod's Beam Cannon, the Giga-Cannon's refractive laser is capable of cutting through large enemy formations with ease.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Can target infantry Strong against vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Beam splits to hit multiple targets after 3 seconds (12 attack rounds).
  • Can attack up to 2 tiles away.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Giga-cannon is a long range anti-vehicle crawler. At the start of the attack the damage is minimal, but as the beam warms up, the damage output ramps up considerably. At full power it will melt even infantry units without much effort.

After the first three seconds of attack the beam will split from the target to the adjacent friendly units. The split beam does less than half of the damage of the main beam, but it is enough to substantially weaken the advancing units.

Since the wait time until full power takes 6 whole seconds, Giga-cannon benefits a lot form the Fanaticism, which both increases the damage output right away, but also reduces the time to full power down to 3.5 seconds.

Although Giga-cannon can fire without any setup, the initial damage is too low to be a serious threat to any anti-vehicle unit. That and rather fragile build requites the Giga to be escorted by blocking units. One good candidate is Laser squad, which can deter aircraft assault and any ground anti vehicle units sent to destroy the Giga-cannon.

The main threats to the Giga-cannon are anti-vehicle aircraft, especially those with burst damage. Phantom and Stealth tank are well suited cover those threats. Giga also doesn't fare well against Tech units, notably Titan, Juggernaut, Artillery and Rockworm. Basilisk can deal with the heavier ground units.

To deal with a Giga-cannon that is at full power, the commander should move it's units out of Giga's range, give it a second to cool down and then move in to attack with full force.

Decks[edit | edit source]

Oxanna Kristos Fanatic Giga
Laser Squad Fanatic Cyberwheel Attack Bikes Giga-Cannon Stealth Tank
Oxanna Kristos Gigalisk
Fanatic Cyberwheel Attack Bikes Giga-Cannon Phantom Basilisk
Oxanna Kristos NoidHex[5]
Militant Scavenger Attack Bikes Chem Buggy Giga-Cannon Banshee
Oxanna Kristos Omiesu[6]
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Chem Buggy Giga-Cannon Phantom

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • 2018-08-15: Introduced to the game.
  • 2018-09-05:
    • Stage 1 & 2 Damage reduced by 20%
    • Stage 1 & 2 Damage vs Infantry reduced by 50%
    • Stage 3 Damage vs Infantry reduced by 50%
  • 2019-12-06: Cost decreased to 80 (was 100)
  • 2019-04-03:
    • Health decreased to 1455 (was 1500)
    • Stage 1 damage increased to vehicles to 45 (was 40)
    • Stage 2 damage increased to vehicles to 90 (was 80)

Videos[edit | edit source]

Nod Giga Canon - Intel Report

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Robot that emits electromechanicalsounds. When asked to do impossible things or being attacked, emits lower pitch noises.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png
CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render.png Mechanized walkers CNCKW Titan Cameo.png