Nova equipped with the C-20A
C-20A is a terran canister rifle. It is the successor to the C-10. In use by  2503,  it may be used as a sniper rifle.  The rifle continued to see use well after the  End War.
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Assault Rifle Edit
The C-20A can be customized quickly into an assault rifle, especially effective in close quarters.
It has a 24-round magazine and is referred to as the C-20A gauss rifle in this mode. 
Grenade Launcher Edit
The C-20A features an in-built grenade launcher attachment, capable of lobbing a variety of grenades.
Known varieties include;
In early builds, these grenades were referred to as "canisters." Nova could use fragmentation canisters, sticky canisters, EMP canisters, irradiate canisters, smoke canisters, stasis canisters, hellfire canisters, and lockdown canisters.
Sniper Rifle Edit
The C-20A can function as a sniper rifle. By attaching a scope, the C-20A effectively becomes a sniper rifle. It gives info on the target such as health, range and whether they can be locked down.
Other Functions Edit
A tripod may be attached to the rifle.
It is also capable of firing explosive and tazer rounds. 
Game Effect Edit
The C-20A canister rifle is a choice for
Nova's weapon slot in , and is obtained during the mission " Nova Covert Ops The Escape". Unlike in  Wings of Liberty it can snipe mechanical units.
Sniper rifle. Can use Snipe to deal 125 damage to a target enemy unit at long range. Can attack ground and air units.
Deals 125 damage to target enemy ground or air units from long range. Cannot target structures.
C-20A canister rifle
Early concept art
The C-20A was a usable weapon in early builds of
, but was removed from the game by StarCraft: Ghost BlizzCon 2005.
The multifunction C-20A was replaced by a few specialized weapons in later builds of
. Its appearance and the assault rifle role went to the StarCraft: Ghost AGR-14 rifle, the sniper rifle role went to the BOSUN FN92 rifle, and the lockdown capability went to the E-11 Lockdown Device. Its structure seems to have formed the basis of current C-10 artwork. Regardless, the C-20A has made distinct appearances in  , Wings of Liberty  , Spectres  , Heart of the Swarm   and  . Nova Covert Ops
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