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Delay Mechanics are the game mechanics that were introduced to balance out the weapon performance and to cripple or partially eliminate the infamous Three Category Spam tactic.

How to Cat Spam in Pixel Gun 3D Delay Mechanics Explained

How to Cat Spam in Pixel Gun 3D Delay Mechanics Explained

Identification

Delay mechanics in weapons can be identified by both the cooldown of the previous shot weapon's fire rate while switching to the next weapon and the next weapon's slower animation before using it.

Balancing

Delay mechanics primarily exist in weapons that are associated with Three Category Spamming, such as the Thunderer, Reflector and the Sniper Exoskeleton. All these weapons emit lethal shots that supposedly take out the opponents in one shot and with the Three Category Spamming tactic, the player would shoot from all three weapons in a second or two. To balance that out, the developers introduced these mechanics so that the player would have to wait around a second or two after firing from one of the weapons to the other.

Appliance to Weapons

Delay mechanics can apply to weapons in all categories, including Melee. These mechanics almost never apply to Melee weapons with area damage, automatic or semi-automatic weapons that exist in the Primary, Backup and Special categories, since these weapons can't take out the player in one shot, unlike powerful shotguns, one-shot Backup weapons, one-shot Special weapons, powerful Sniper weapons and powerful Heavy weapons, which all can have delay mechanics of some sort. However, Sniper weapons don't get any fixed delays at the moment.

Tips

  • Delay mechanics can be prevented and bypassed. First, use a weapon that doesn't have a delay, like the Destruction System, for example. Spamming with that weapon and the Ultimatum can work out since there are no to delay mechanics between both weapons, unless if they were shot and switched too fast.
    • It is also recommended to switch between a powerful weapon with delay mechanics and a melee weapon initiating a Melee Switch.
  • If you want to use weapons with delay mechanics, use the weapons with the highest fire rate because they would supposedly have the shortest delays.
  • DO NOT switch to a weapon with fixed delay like the Torpedo Launcher or Candy Axe in front of enemies (unless you have the Last Word module combination if using Heavy weapons), this will give the opposing team time to kill you. Make sure to take cover for a little bit or strafe around before getting back to the battle.
    • Do note some delays aren't that long like the Champion Solar Cannon and could still be used when under fire from enemies.

Delay Types

Delay mechanics can differ from weapon to weapon. In reality, most weapons don't have delay mechanics because these weapons are more of the unused weapons in matches. Some weapons even have both Delay Input and Delay Output.

Fixed Delay

Fixed Delay is a term used to refer to a weapon that always has a delay when switching to it even melee. The player always has to wait for a second before being able to use the weapon. Weapons with Fixed Delay include:

Primary Backup Melee Special Sniper Heavy
Agent Valentine

Aloha! Boom Boom!

Arcade Rifle

Block Shotgun

Boar's Roar

Checkmate

Chickaboom!

Deadly Tail

Disc Battle Station

Exquisite Bagpipes

Golden Bros

Gun Force PGX

Hard Corn

Holy Shotgun

Ice Chaser

Lancelot

Last Squeak

Neutron Pulsator

Nuclear Rifle

Oh Deer

Orange Killer

Pew Pew Rifle

Plastic Rifle

Portalius Wrath

Project 'Dolphin'

Pyro 1116

Semi-Auto Shotgun

Shell Bubbler

Spinny-Shooty

Wrath of Fire

Zap Blaster

AI Pistol

Amazon's Sharp Ring

Artefact

Battle Grainthrowers

Dead Star

Deadly Stings

Dual Hunter Crossbows

Duck Hunter

Echo Scanner

Explosive Lemonade

Fierce Pack

Galahad

Gangsta Shield

Gifted Revolvers

Hot Greetings

Hypersound Uzi

Knife and Compass

Laser Revolver

New Year Defender

Pawn's Gun

Pew Blaster

Project 'Rapid Flock'

Propitiator

Pulling Sucker Gun

Royal Revolver

Sneaky Pistol

Snow Blaster

Spruce Pistol

Tide Bracers

Tiny Resizer

Water Blades

Aspen Spear

Cthulhu Legacy

Ban Hammer

Double Cashback

Healing Staff

Last Cry

One-Punch Gauntlet

Pixel Stream Sword

Primal Cold

Raccoon With a Pipe

Super Drill

Sword of Shadows

Sword of Silence

Triple Bite

Werewolf Paws

Alien Bouncer

Anubis

Arcade Flamethrower

Asteroid

Battle Horn

Cloud Launcher

Combat Darts

Cooking Totem

Cryolator

Deep Ambusher

Dragon Energy Emitter

Earth Tremor

G00dC0de

Gorgon Head

Gravitator

Ice Lightning

Luxury Beats

Mega-Horn

Mordred

Plague Purifier

Poisonous Grasshopper

Sharp Fans

Snow Queen Wand

Sword Soul Card

Throwing Spears

Thunderbolt

Total Annihilator

Toxic Bane

Transformed Blaster

Tube Backpack

Vertical Grip Device

Wave Pulser

Witch's Sheep Cauldron

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Aboard Puncher

Bedivere

Big B's Oven

Boom Blaster

Cerberus

Champion Solar Cannon

Coal Frightener

Double Gum

Emitter of Uncertainty

Fatal Melter

Ferocious Poleaxe

Fireball Gauntlet

Gauntlet of Power

Gem Power

Hyper Mega Cannon

Invincible Lion

Killer Whale

Lance Soul Card

Meteorite Destroyer

Offensive Catapult

Offensive Fireworks

Pixel-Cola Refresher

Plastic Bazooka

Portal Cannon

Pully-Blasty

Render Station

Shrimposaur

Siege Mode Gauntlet

Sock Bomber

Soda + Pop

Spark Shark

Stinger 3000

Submarine Drone Station

Temple Guardian

Torpedo Launcher

Delay Input (Only)

Delay Input is a term used to refer to a weapon that has a delay which depends on its own fire rate. Delay Input weapons give delay. Weapons with Delay Input include:

Backup Sniper

Sawed-Off Shotguns

Bone Sniper Rifle

Bow of Spirits

Bow Soul Card

Brutal Headhunter

Charge Rifle

Crossbow

Cupid's Bow

Cyber Rifle

Dater Hater

Dragon Bite

Electro Blast Rifle

Elephant Hunter

Elf's Revenge

Eva

Fatality Hook

Frozen Lich Bow

Future Sniper Rifle

Gladiator

Heavy Sniper Rifle

Hunger Bow

Inevitability

Inventor's Rifle

Last Hope

Little Cthulhu

Magic Bow

Mr. Squido

Photon Sniper Rifle

Portalium Rifle

Professional Bow

Revolver Sniper Rifle

Shadow Spell

Shaman's Bow

Skull Crossbow

Snap Attacker

Sniper Rifle

Space Rifle

Sparkling Hydra

Succubus

Supercharged Rifle

Thunder Spell

Thunder Storm

Vampire Hunter

Delay Output (Only)

Delay Output is a term used to refer to a weapon that has a delay which depends on previously fired weapon's fire rate. Delay Output weapons receive delay. Weapons with Delay Output include:

Primary Backup Sniper
Christmas Spirit

Healing Carp

Firefighter

Storm

Laser Cycler

Ouroboros

Winged Revolver

Liquidator Z1

Sniper Dude

Input and Output Delay

This list included all of the weapons from above that have both Input and Output delay. Weapons in this list include:

Primary Back Up Special Sniper

Prehistoric Shotgun

Ultimatum

Viking

Alien Blaster

Cracker Gun

Exterminator

Thunderer

Triple Musket

Laser Bouncer

Reflector

Alien Sniper Rifle

Anti-Champion Rifle

Anti-Hero Rifle

Antivirus

Black Hole

Block Rifle

Call of Sirens

Carrot Crossbow

Cold Silence

Comet

Deadman's Rifle

Demon Catcher

Digital Drawing Pad

Digital Sunrise

Frost Shot

Frosty Railgun

Garbage Rifle

Gauss Cannon

Laser Bow

Masterpiece Musket

Morgana

One Shot

Overseer

Particle Accelerator

Project 'Marlin'

Prototype

Prototype S

Proud Eagle

Railgun

Revolver Sniper Rifle

River Dragon

Royal Marriage Officiant

Scouter's Rifle

Sniper Exoskeleton

Spider Sense

Spiritual Rifle

Supershot Rifle

Third Eye

Ultra Beam

Underwater Carbine

Witch Doctor

Wyvern

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