Fusion rifles' over-penetrating burst fire, incredible power, and advanced energy disbursement technology make them "a favorite of daring weapons collectors."
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Sufficient evidence exists to reasonably assume that fusion rifles are Primary Weapons. Such weapons as the Conduit F3 have numerous similarities to other primary weapons such as Pulse Rifles, including in appearance, burst-fire configurations, and assault-style sights. It is also possible that variants with a full-auto mode may exist given the stylistic similarities to submachine guns, the use of which possibly running the risk of overloading the weapon given their unstable nature. It is also possible that the burst fire mode is a mode which trades volume of fire for more powerful shots, given the "over-penetrating" adjective in front of the term "burst fire."
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Design and Inspiration
In Destiny canon, fusion rifles are a new, emerging technology for Guardians, reverse-engineered from technology captured from defeated enemy species. Early fusion rifles were deemed inherently unstable and had problems with faulty radiation shielding. Bungie Art Lead Tom Doyle stated that more modern fusion rifles such as Conduit F3 solve this problem by configuring the barrel such that it "dampens the wattage use needed to power the inertial chamber".