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Quite shrubby, but it BUUURNS.
A gasoline blowtorch, attacked to a barrel of an assault rifle? What could possibly go wrong?

—Weapon description in the Gallery

The Firefighter is a Primary weapon introduced in the 16.2.0 update. It is obtained from the Survivor's Season Battle Pass.

Description

It is a customized carbine rifle fit for the post-apocalyptic landscape which shoots flaming bullets. This weapon deals high damage, plus burning, has a fast fire rate, relatively low capacity, and moderate mobility.

Appearance

It is a carbine rifle with a multitude of post-apocalyptic style attachments.

It has a brown skeletal stock connected to the receiver of the weapon. The main body features a grey ejection port, Jungle Style magazines held with blue duct tape, and a red aperture sight.

At the front of the weapon, it has a dark grey handguard with a long muzzle break, and a red propane tank attached at the front of the barrel.

When fired, it shoots out flaming bullets, capable of setting enemies on fire.

Performance

When the fire button is held, the weapon will fire burning bullets at full-auto. These bullets are hitscan, and will deal Burning to enemies. Moreover, this weapon has an optic sight that allows to fight in long range.

When reloading, the user will take out the magazine, flip it, and insert the magazine at the bottom into the magazine well.

It receives a delay if weapons that are associated with Three Category Spam like the Thunderer and the Reflector are shot, then quickly switched to this weapon.

Strategy

This weapon deals high damage, plus burning, has a fast fire rate, relatively low capacity, and moderate mobility.

Tips

  • This weapon serves well as a general-purpose close range Primary weapon.
  • Use the scope for attacking enemies at long ranges.
  • Despite its appearance, it is actually quite powerful.
  • It is not recommended to use the Lucky Shot module combo on this weapon as it does not do headshot damage.
  • The bullets fired from this weapon can destroy enemy projectiles. Use this advantage to defeat them head-on while conserving health and armor.
  • Conserve your ammunition, as it does not have much.
    • On the other hand, its reload time is extremely short, allowing you to return to fight almost immediately.
  • Take advantage of the Burning attribute.
  • Strafe while firing to avoid getting hit yourself.
  • This weapon will quickly down unarmored opponents in direct combat.
  • This weapon actually has travel time, try to avoid using this in cross-map (Very long distance) combat.

Counters

  • Pick off user(s) from long ranges.
  • Area damage weapons and shotguns make quick work of users.
  • It is deadly to attack head-to-head against users at close range. Instead, try flanking around the user and attack them from their sides.
  • Strafe around users while attacking to make them deplete their ammo reserves.
  • Retreat if you are under the burning effect, since this weapon can easily finish you off if you are not fast enough.
  • At longer ranges, other Primary weapons outperforms this. Use this an advantage and stay some distance away from the user when using a Primary weapon or any one shot weapon.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Equip long range weapons such as the Prototype as means to attack from long ranges.

Changelog

16.2.0
  • Initial release.

Trivia

  • It is based off of the AKS-74U
  • This gun is also on the game's app icon for 16.2.0
  • Despite having a 2x zoom sight on the weapon, the game doesn't say it has one.
  • It shares a similar reload animation to the Eliminator Z2 and Liquidator Z1 because they all have the same flip clip
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