Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX’s files are to be stored on a flash drive locked in a plastic case for research purposes. Researchers below clearance level 3 are forbidden to interact with SCP-XXXX, and close supervision by at least two other researchers is required during experimentation. Any instances of SCP-XXXX located on a different storage device or file cloud are to be deleted, and any instances being shared via the Steam Workshop or external download links on the Internet are to be taken down as quickly as possible. Subjects observed to be affected by SCP-XXXX’s secondary effect are to be administered a Class-B amnestic immediately. Severe containment breaches are to be handled by Mobile Task Force Mu-4 (“Debuggers”).

Description: SCP-XXXX is a user-created weapon add-on with the name “PLAYER DESTROYER”, created for the physics sandbox video game Garry’s Mod and initially uploaded by Steam user █████████████. In the game, its model is the same as the fictional Pulse Rifle model from the first-person shooter Half-Life 2, from which Garry’s Mod was created. The weapon has three modes of firing that can be switched between when the player using it presses the “alt-fire” hotkey:

  • “BULLETS”: The weapon rapidly fires bullets in a loose spread.
  • “FIRE”: The weapon sprays burning gas that ignites other player characters and non-player characters.
  • “RPG”: The weapon fires rocket-propelled grenades that explode on contact with an object, damaging nearby structures and characters.

SCP-XXXX’s primary anomalous property manifests when a player uses the weapon in-game to attack another player’s character. When a player’s character is injured with the weapon, the real-world person controlling the character (hereafter referred to as “the player”) receives their injuries. When the character is shot with the “BULLETS” firing mode, the player receives ballistic trauma in the same area their character was shot, although no bullet is apparent in the wound. The “FIRE” firing mode causes the player to spontaneously combust, and the “RPG” firing mode causes the player to explode violently, killing them instantly and damaging their surroundings with the explosion. The weapon’s Lua coding does not have any references to how these effects are triggered. Self-inflicted damage does not trigger the effect.

SCP-XXXX also has a secondary memetic effect. People who use SCP-XXXX within Garry’s Mod or examine its files will attempt to distribute it to other people by sharing the files online via a file cloud, allowing its effects to spread and potentially beginning a chain reaction.