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The Zodiac is a weapon manufactured by MegaCorp in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando. It fires a single charge that instantly annihilates all enemies within sight in the player's camera.

The Zodiac is available for 1,500,000 bolts upon reaching challenge mode. Unlike most other weapons in the game, it cannot be upgraded in any way.


The BFG trophy

In the high-definition re-release of Going Commando available standalone and in the Ratchet & Clank Collection, the player can earn the silver trophy BFG once the Zodiac is obtained.


38 Zodiac WM

The Zodiac is a wrist-mounted orange weapon with small, blue lightning generators at the front, from which its blast is fired. When fired, it charges up for a brief moment before the entire screen goes completely blank, after which every enemy is destroyed.


The Zodiac is an immensely powerful weapon against all non-boss enemies. Its ammunition is limited and pricey at 10,000 bolts each, though it can be found in ammo crates. Ultimately, the player is likely to have far more cost efficient ways to destroy enemies by the time they can afford the Zodiac, and normal enemies are not likely to pose a threat. The RYNO II is a far better purchase, as its ammunition is less expensive, while it is just as powerful against normal enemies and far stronger against bosses.

Behind the scenes

The Zodiac's effect and its ability to eliminate all on-screen enemies is identical to the lightning emitted from Ratchet whenever his total Nanotech is increased.

The Zodiac was more specifically referred to as the Zodiac Mk.II. This is because the original "Zodiac" weapon was in Insomniac Games' first game, Disruptor, which also wiped out enemies within sight.

The name of the BFG trophy earned when obtaining the weapon could possibly be a reference to the BFG9000 from the Doom series, in which it was the most powerful weapon.

In-game Summaries

Zodiac: Words cannot describe the devastating force of the Zodiac.
―Vendor description  [GC]
The Zodiac is one of the most powerful weapons on the market. Simply fire it and everything you can see will be blasted to ash by a powerful electric charge.
―Weapons Help Menu description  [GC]
Equipment in Going Commando