A mythical weapon created for champions only. A double incineration effect: from the rounds and jealousy.

—Weapons description in Gallery

WsThe Champion Mercenary is a Backup weapon introduced in the 13.2.0 update.

Description

It is a champion-themed pistol that shoots red laser type bullets by burst-fire. It has high efficiency when combined with the burning attribute, a very high fire rate, moderate capacity, and moderate mobility.

Appearance

It is a reskinned version of the Mercenary with Champion Armor-style colors. It includes a laser sight next to the magazine and the color scheme includes red, black, dark grey and bright silver.

Performance

When the fire button is tap once, the weapon will fire a burst of 5 incinerating bullets in a rapid succession. Each bullet is able to inflict burning to the target and this could be deadly as it can finish off weakened targets.

When reloading, the player discard the expent magazine and insert a new one. It has no delay mechanics.

Strategy

Tips

  • Use it similarly to the Mercenary.
  • Its burning attribute makes it deal more damage. It can clog up targets' screen and tend to lose their control, take advantage of that.
  • Conserve ammunition, as it runs out quickly.
    • Its rapid reload speed makes up for it.
    • Pair this weapon with the Cowboy Hat, Hitman Mask and Bandolier to get an even shorter reload time.
    • To get more ammunition within a magazine, equip Drum Magazine.
  • Try to stay away from long range as it does not have a scope.
  • Use this as a secondary weapon when you need to reload your primary weapon or its ammo dried out.
  • As always, aim at the head for max Efficiency Per Second.
  • Use it to finish off/weaken opponent and chew through armor swiftly, although it is not recommended to solo a match just by using this.
  • Make sure to aim and fire effectively. As one tap may expend ammo inefficiently. Although it can take down multiple severely injured opponents in the linear direction, it is no good when dealing with players who strafe and jump a lot.
  • Upgrade this weapon when you reached to Level 65 using Gem.png than upgrading one level at a time using Coin.png.

Counters

  • Use weapons from the Heavy section, more specifically: Highly efficient Area damage weapons.
  • Do not charge directly at a Champion Mercenary user, since he/she will rip your armor/health in no time.
  • Sniper weapons from afar can easily take these players down and have very minimal/no risk.
  • A melee weapon with a mobility of 85 is greatly recommended for dodging shots.
  • Use the Time Machine if you are in a sticky situation, as this may buy you time to make a dash for it.
  • A weapon with a high fire-rate and massive capacity is strongly suggested, as the Champion Mercenary burns its magazine within 3 seconds.
  • Strike when the player is reloading.
    • However its reload time is shorter than expected.
  • Strafe and jump. This forces the user to waste his/her ammo rapidly.
    • Once you get hit, it may be difficult to maneuver your character because of the burning effect clogging up your screen.
  • Use other backups or if everything else fails, use the Champion Mercenary yourself.
  • Use weapon sets that render you immune to the burning effect, as that will render this weapon useless.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

  • Have a powerful heavy if this weapon runs out of ammo and have a primary on the hot bar.
  • A highly efficient sniper rifle for long-distance combat.

Popularity

During the initial release, this pistol was not highly sought after because of its performance which many players considered as "underpowered".

Later on, Cubic. Games made a tremendous buff on 14.1.0 Update that it became one of the most overpowered weapon in the game. During its "superpowered" era, it was loved by many players but others had a strong distaste to it because of the extreme DPS it can deal.

However, when the massive rebalancing 15.1.0 update, which includes nerfed C. Mercenary within the package, it received mixed opinions of praise and criticism.

In today's Pixel Gun, this weapon is now rarely used due to the current OHKO meta on the gameplay, though it still has its niche to be utilized.

Changelog

13.2.0
  • Initial release, a balanced 2 to 3 burst headshots kill.
14.1.0
  • Power was tremendously increased to 3-4 headshots kill.
15.1.0
  • Efficiency was tremendously decreased to 17 headshots kill. Removed from Battle Royale to balance gameplay.

15.2.0

  • A bug that dramatically increased this and its regular counterpart's Efficiency to 2 bursts headshots kill.
15.5.0
  • Removed along with other Champion-themed weapons.
15.9.0
  • Reintroduced along with other Champion-themed weapons. Efficiency was buffed back to a 2-burst headshots kill.

15.99.0

  • Burst firing mechanism was reworked to match real life burst-firing behavior.
18.0.2
  • It's damage was increased by 5%

18.1.0

  • This weapon was made obtainable through the "Fighter's Choice" special offer in the Shop section.

Trivia

  • It is one of the Champion themed re-skins released in the 13.2.0 update. The other Champion themed weapons are Champion Peacemaker, Champion Electric Arc, Anti-Champion Rifle and Champion Solar Cannon.
    • This and other Champion weapons were removed in the 15.5.0 update, but then reintroduced in the 15.9.0. Update.
      • When wielding one of them, they shine identical to the Golden Friend.
  • This is the only semi-automatic weapon with the burning attribute.
  • Despite indicating a fire rate of 98 in burst firing mode, it shoots at approximately 600 rpm, which is equivalent to a 99 fire rate.
  • In current update, this weapon is 6 headshots (no booster setup) kill against Polygon dummies.
    • When tested against the actual player, it is 9-10 headshots kill.
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