Damage per Second
Damage per second (a.k.a. DPS for short), is a measure of how much damage a given weapon does per second.
These DPS formulas don't account for a pawn's shooting skills.
It's just a calculation of raw, total output damage (on a single target).
The DPS of weapons on the weapons page have been calculated using the following formula:
This is the maximum potential damage, ignoring accuracy.
|Max DPS = (Damage × Burst Shot Count) ÷ (Ranged Cooldown
+ Warmup + (Burst Time * (Burst Shot Count - 1) |
- Burst Time = 60 ÷ Fire Rate
- Burst Time = Burst Ticks ÷ 60
|Charge rifle max DPS = (15 × 3) ÷ (2s + 1s + (60 ÷ 300RPM) × (3 - 1)) = 13.24|
This is the realistic damage output of just the weapon itself with accuracy factored in. Doesn't account for colonist skill.
|Real DPS = Max DPS × Average Accuracy
Numbers are rounded to two decimal places for readability.