The Cyber Bees Swarm is a Throwing gadget introduced in the 17.5.0 update. It is a projectile used for homing, attacking and swarming.

Appearance

It appears to be a bee with a yellow and white body and is white on its front and yellow on its back. It has a pair of red eyes and a pair of wings. It has a pair of antennas and two pairs of legs, too.

Performance

This gadget is good for sudden attacks and escaping from your close to medium ranged enemies. The general performance of this weapon is much like Bee Swarm Spell. When used, the player will throw the bees, and sometime after the debuting point of the trajectory, the bees will follow the nearest opponent and create area damage at them. The swarm will automatically explode after 29 seconds. Each of the cyber bees will do about 80 damage if the opponent has good armor.

Strategy

Tips

  • Engage in a close-quarter map so that it can perform well.
  • Use this in close to medium/slightly longer range, and try to aim for the nearest player, as the bees have a quite slow travel time.
  • Go for the weakened opponents because they don't strafe as much and can be easily taken off by the bees.
  • It does area damage,so using it against groups of enemies is recommended.
  • Be careful while moving and shooting at the same time, because you can easily walk into the bees and kill yourself.
  • Use this in a map with not much obstacles, such as Coliseum, to prevent enemies from hiding.(And so they don't explode when they contact a wall)
  • Use this in duels so it can perform its best.
  • Use a pet or a gadget like the Turret to divert one of the bees as they wont one shot, they will 2 shot
  • Equip a gadget that boosts your health like the Demon Stone to avoid directly dying.
  • You can be able to Rocket Jump with this without taking any damage but dont attempt that as you will have to wait 26 seconds to use it.

Counters

  • Much like you would dodge the Clockwork Nutcracker, you must use a high mobility weapon (At least 85) to outrun the bees, as they do have a timed explosive.
  • Be in a narrow area so the bees will just commit hara-kiri trying to navigate towards you.
  • Use the Reflector gadget so the user will be killed as well.
  • This weapon can't perform well in long range, due to the fact that it has a projectile travel time, so be sure to engage the user from afar.
  • Don't bother shooting them because it won't do no such thing besides make you waste ammo.
  • If you see someone near you run by them as the bees will target the nearest player depending on how close they are.
    • You can easily defeat the users using snipers. Especially the Prototype or basically any other long ranged weapons.
  • It is recommended to run around a tight corner, as the bees must slow down considerably or explode by wall contact to be able to target you.
  • Use the Sly Wolf's or Spirit Mask's shield to absorb the hit.
  • Use a fast transportation weapon such as the Pulling Sucker Gun to escape the bees.
    • Any weapon that has 85+ mobility will prove to be a considerable weapon of use for escaping this gadget.
    • Use the Reflector (Gadget) when the cyber bees target you.

Stats

Stats Cooldown
Initial Tier 38 seconds
Tier 1 37 seconds
Tier 2 36 seconds
Tier 3 35 seconds
Tier 4 34 seconds
Tier 5 33 seconds
Tier 6 32 seconds
Tier 7 31 seconds
Tier 8 30 seconds
Tier 9 29 seconds
Tier 10 28 seconds
Tier 11 27 seconds
Final Tier 26 seconds

If the cyber bees are held out, they make a sort of triangle formation around the player‘s arms

Changelog

17.5.0

  • Initial release.

?.?.?

  • It's duration info in the armory has been removed (it is still unknown if the duration now lasts forever or if it is just hidden)

Trivia

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