The Incinerator is a weapon introduced in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.
The Incinerator is to all intents and purposes a flamethrower. It is very effective at killing enemies at close range. When an enemy is struck by the weapon; if they catch fire they will be set alight and wander aimlessly while the flames deal damage to them. If the enemy loses enough health they will be burned to ash.
Some enemies can be killed with one shot (I.E Assault Trooper or Enforcer) but tougher ones (I.E Protector Drone or Assault Commander) may require two or three shots. This weapon is less effective against machine based opponents such as the Pig Cop Tank as they don't catch fire. It is also a poor choice against mini bosses such as the Battlelord Sentry as they don't catch fire either.
Another way to use this weapon is to fire at the ground which will leave an incendiary pool of liquid; if the enemy walks in this they will also be set alight. The player should be cautious as this will also harm them if they walk in it.
The incinerator is also the first weapon introduced to the game that will not work underwater.
- Interestingly 3D realms had originally planned to include a flamethrower in Duke Nukem 3D but this was ultimately replaced by the Freezethrower. This weapon revives the idea.
- So far this is the first and only weapon that does not work underwater in Duke Nukem 3D.