Mass-effect – Does improving weapons make them heavier or lighter


In the shuttle bay, Shepard has the option to pay credits to upgrade his aresnal from, for instance, Avenger I to Avenger II, etc.

The improvement is listed as "improves damage, ammo capacity, and weight". Does that mean it's making my weapons heavier or lighter? Is it better to keep weapons un-upgraded so that I can keep a greater cooldown reduction, or is it the opposite?

Best Answer

The upgrades reduce the weight. See below the comparison between the base level Raider I shotgun versus the upgraded Raider V.

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