The Cerberus is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 17.8.0 update.

Description

It is a Greek Mythology themed Heavy weapon released in the 17.8.0 Olympus Update as part of the Insidious Hades set. It deals massive damage, has low capacity and mobility.

Appearance

It looks like a handheld cannon with 3 barrels of a gray color. On the side of it are 3 heads of a dog that resembles Cerberus. It has a yellow body with red patterns and a stock witch is decorated with gold dots. At the front of the gun will be red swirls.

Performance

When shot, this gun shoots bluish-green projectiles that explode on impact with cluster bombs, dealing massive damage while burning whoever was caught in its blast radius. It is a 1-2 shot with bullet travel time. When reloading, the magazine at the bottom is taken out and replaced with a new one.

It has Fixed Delay. This means that once the player switches from any weapon to this weapon, the Cerberus will always have a pull-up delay lasting around half of a second.

Strategy

Tips

  • Just like every area damage weapon, aim at the ground to utilize its area damage attribute.
  • It's ClusterBomb.png attribute is extremely useful for taking down a large group of enemies.
  • Use the Jetpack and bomb your opponents with rockets.
  • Due to its low mobility, it is not advised to equip it when moving.
  • The Burning.png attribute is useful for dealing additional damage to enemies over time.
  • This weapon deals insane damage, so don't try to aim at the head, you can get kills just by aiming at the body.

Counters

  • Eliminate its users by using long-range weapons like snipers.
  • Take the high ground as hitting you will be harder, and aiming at your enemies will be easier.
  • Keep on moving with a high mobility weapon while jumping to avoid getting caught in the blast radius.
  • Attack the user when they are out of ammo.
  • Use Pyro 1116 or Spear of War to protect yourself from the burning damage.
  • Stone Skin protects you from the explosions and the cluster bombs since this is an explosive weapon.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Changelog

17.8.0

  • Initial release

19.0.0

  • Its damage got decreased by 10%.

Trivia

  • It is based after Cerberus, a Greek mythological creature, which resembles a dog with three heads, the underworld guardian and servant of the god Hades.
  • The rockets just look like the triple rockets of Celebrational Bazooka or Offensive Rocket System.
    • However, instead of shooting out three rockets in a burst, it only shoots out one.
  • It has a hidden speed boost attribute.
  • Despite the nerf, it is still a good heavy to use.
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