Don't you worry, it won't explode in your hands. I guess...

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Explosive Rifle is a Special weapon introduced in the 15.5.0 update.

Description

It is a yellow rifle that shoots an explosive fiery bullet. It has good damage, a slow fire rate, a decent capacity, and decent mobility. It is 2-3 shots with burning.

Appearance

The Explosive Rifle appears to be a composite rifle consisting of different kinds of metals and plastics, with a wooden handle. The metal base is a dark grey and silver, with the plastic has a yellow caution sign. It has a large, blunderbuss-like muzzle and a yellow and orange scope.

Performance

This weapon shoots an explosive bullet with a medium bullet travel time. The projectile is explosive and has a fiery splash radius on impact. It can do rocket-jumping, as long as the user jumps, then fires at the ground.

When reloading, the player takes out the clip which is then replaced by another. It has no delay mechanics.

Strategy

Tips

  • Bear in mind that it can't inflict headshots, due to it having the Area Damage attribute.
  • To benefit its Area Damage trait, it is recommended if fired against groups of enemies.
  • Use the scope for ease of long-range sniping. Keep in mind that its projectiles have travel time, so be sure to lead your shots.
  • Avoid rocket jumping with this weapon since you will do self-damage if you do so.
  • It sets enemies on fire upon hit, granting additional damage over time to the target(s). Use this to weaken enemies and lower their overall health pool.

Counters

  • Any Primary weapon with a fast fire rate can overwhelm its user(s).
  • Pick off its user(s) from long ranges while unnoticed.
  • Be warned that it can be proven effective in long-range in the hands of experienced users.
  • Attack the users from behind.
  • Attack the user while he is reloading.
  • Watch out engaging its users when you are low on health as its Burning attribute can finish you off.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Equip any long-ranged weapon that shoots projectiles with instant travel time to engage threats from afar.

Changelog

15.5.0

  • Initial release.

21.2.0

21.3.0

Trivia

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