It is well known that an adrenaline shot will allow you to strike faster (hence shortens the strike speed). But does it also increase the weapon's damages ?
Since combining adrenaline and a melee weapons allows you to unlock the "Gong Show" achievement, it seems legit to wonder: is it an effect of the speed bonus, damage bonus or both ?

  • The question I provided covers the answer - for your swift convenience, the answer clarifies that, aside from the chainsaw, all weapons deal the same amount of damage, only varying by attack speed.
    – Grace Note
    Jan 24, 2012 at 14:44
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    Damn; I saw this thread earlier, during my searches, but I really didn't understand the title, I guess, and then didn't read it. However, this subject doesn't cover the ranges and adrenaline aspects... So "exact duplicate" doesn't sound fair to me.
    – Anto
    Jan 24, 2012 at 14:52
  • Hm... on the one hand, I want to say that the ranges should be covered in the other answer. However, the adrenaline aspect would indeed be unfair of me to exclude, so I think we can switch the focus of this question to pay more heed on that, neh? I'll be more than happy to reopen like that. As for the title - I don't blame you at all. ♪
    – Grace Note
    Jan 24, 2012 at 15:03

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The Gong Show achievement is also affected by your health; if you are low on health you will not unlock the achievement. So it seems reasonable to assume that the mini-game simply checks for health and adrenaline, without having to conclude that adrenaline actually affects melee damage per hit.

  • Ah, never heard about it. That might be THE explanation; many thanks for the information !
    – Anto
    Apr 12, 2012 at 22:23

I think it does increase weapon damage but as there is nowhere to check it (no weapon menu or stats menu for that) I don't think it really matters if it does or doesn't, I don't think the developers actually intended this to be something to be worried about :)

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    In my opinion if adrenaline doubles a melee weapon strenght, I think it's definitely something to worry about...
    – Anto
    Jan 26, 2012 at 7:39

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