Th Hacker Ray is a gadget in Deadlocked. It is used either by Ratchet's combat bots, Merc and Green, or by a player in co-op mode. The gadget unlocks security hacker orbs in order for Ratchet to advance. The Hacker Ray fires out an electrical beam at the orb, and must maintain this beam uninterrupted for up to around five seconds for the orb to be unlocked and for Ratchet to continue. The Shield Link can be used to protect the user and allow them to maintain the Hacker Ray.