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The Combine Suppressor (also known as the APF or Antibody Protection Force in Combine phraseology) is a heavy weapons soldier class of the Overwatch Commando unit in Half-Life: Alyx.


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The Suppressor in it's idle animation.

Suppressors are similar to Combine Chargers in that they are very heavily armored; however, while Chargers attempt to get close to enemies, Suppressors stay at a distance and provide covering fire with the Pulse Minigun. Like Chargers, they are extremely hard to kill and can be a serious threat to an exposed or unready player.

When the Suppressor sees an enemy, they will begin to fire and will stop at nothing until their target is dead. They will stand their ground from a distance, occasionally relocating in case of grenades or other immediate threats. However, they are vulnerable when reloading, and for a couple seconds between minigun bursts.

Suppressors wear a very large flak jacket with the Combine logo on the left side of the chest. Their name comes from their strategy of keeping a target pinned ("suppressed") with their minigun while other soldiers (mainly Combine Grunts) flank them.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • In early released screenshots featuring the Suppressor, the eyepieces on their gas mask were blue instead of orange, much like other Combine units. However, in later screenshots, their eyepieces were orange, staying that way in the final game.
  • The Combine Suppressor has a shooting animation and stance reminiscent of the cut Half-Life enemy Human Sergeant.
  • The Combine Suppressor is also similar in role and design to the Heavy from Team Fortress 2, taking a similar pose both when idle and shooting.



List of appearances[]


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