It's a warhammer 40k thing. They weren't used as much before in lore because they had a nasty tendancy to blow right the hell up in someone's face.
People will think that this a joke that we used to have plasma guns but we really didint
Also a new unit called hellblasters came out and the whole squad has them like back in HH with support squads.
I get it.
@Generic Name 101, idgi. Please explain?
@bcoop8, Uuhh... uhhh... pfft.. loser.. i wont tel you... hah... but if someone else wants to go ahead.
@Generic Name 101, spotted the 11 year-old
@Cliche Super Hero , ok
@bcoop8, it's from Warhammer 40k. Plasma guns used to have a 1/6 chance to explode in your face. Now they only do that if you want to do more damage. Basically, really dangerous weapon was made less dangerous and thus more commonplace
@FrostBite704, thank you!