The Tesla Rifle is an unlockable weapon in Silent Hill: Origins, obtained only after the UFO Ending has been achieved. The weapon looks very futuristic and shoots unlimited electricity from its barrel in opposition to actual ammo. It serves a similar role to that of the Hyper Blaster from the first Silent Hill.
In exchange for devastating damage, the Tesla Rifle possesses a horrid effective range, resulting in the possibility of being easily overwhelmed or even killed while using it. As such, this weapon proves to be a dangerous choice of firearm when confronted with enemies that have charging attacks, such as the Caliban and the Carrion.
- The Tesla Rifle is a reference to an urban myth which stated that Nikola Tesla was, in fact, an alien from Venus, giving explanation to the revolutionary inventions he created.
- It is possibly a recycled model of a M16 rifle, as it has something similar to a signature M16 handle and a M16 stock.