The unstoppable laser beam won't be stopped even by the reflecting armor plates. It is made for those who don't want to run and ready to accept the fight. On your conditions, of course.

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Thunderer is a Backup weapon introduced in the 12.5.0 update.

Description

Its color scheme can be attributed to more of a villain themed weapon. It possesses a 2x scope and it shoots a yellowish-orange beam which has the ability to wall-break. It deals devastatingly high damage, has a slow fire rate with low capacity and low mobility.

It is a better re-skinned version of the Exterminator. Like the Exterminator, the magazine and rail represent an eye and a mouth. However, this does more damage, but has significantly more recoil.

Appearance

It is a railgun that resembles a revolver. It has a burgundy handle with a burgundy bottom. The base is dark gray and orange, the ammo pack is orange, the 2x scope is burgundy with a red crosshair (it is not red, but white when aiming down the sights), and the tip at the end is red-orange.

Despite being a railgun, the back of the weapon has a hammer, which is part of a revolver.

Performance

When shooting, the gun which is held by the player's right hand emits a yellowish-orange laser beam with instant bullet travel time which pierces through walls and deals high damage. Its damage decreases when penetrating through walls. It also features a 2x scope, if its user wishes to attack enemies from long range.

Whenever the player shoots the weapon, the hammer at the back moves, which is the same for any other revolver.

When reloading, the player flips out the barrel, takes out the existing ammo clip, puts in another one and flips the barrel upwards, locking it in place.

It gives delay on some weapons that are associated with Three Category Spam like the Anti-Champion Rifle and the Reflector. It also receives a delay if those weapons were shot, then quickly switched to this weapon.

Strategy

Tips

  • Use the scope to aim for the head. It's best to use in mid-range combat and for ambushes due to its low firing rate.
  • The wallbreak can be utilized to kill players who try to break for cover.
  • This can be paired with the Third Eye for wallbreak reasons.
  • Always aim on the head for maximum efficiency per shot.
  • This weapon is ideal for Three Category Spam, or as its more commonly known 3 cat spam, because it doesn't have delay with some weapons.
  • This weapon's crosshairs expand dramatically when fired, so have good aim when you make your second shot.
  • Use it just like the Exterminator with higher damage, but lower accuracy

Counters

  • Run around the player in close range and attack with an area damage dealing weapon.
  • Try to jump around the player to make them miss shots and have to reload, then attack them while they are reloading.
  • Due to the slow firing rate, use a high-speed weapon such as the Dual Machine Guns, or more suggested, the Mega Gun to shoot its user.
  • Use an explosive weapon to mess up their aim.

Skins

Information Image
  • Name: Techno
  • Cost: 250 Gem.png
  • Released: 16.4.1
TechnoThunderer.jpg
  • Name: Monster
  • Cost: 250 Gem.png
  • Released: 16.4.1
MonsterThunderer.jpg
  • Name: Icicle
  • Cost: Obtainable from the Trader's Van for Coin.png; cost depends on level.
  • Released: 17.1.1
Icicle Thunderer.jpg

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Popularity

This weapon is undoubtedly one of the most popular weapons in the game. When accessible to many players (like in the Armory at a cost that many players can afford), many players would want to buy it. It is often loved and wanted by many players, but others dislike it due to its performance and/or its popularity.

Some of the old players originally used the Exterminator because that is the first backup weapon to have a similar performance of being a mini-sniper that shoots a laser that goes through walls. Then, when 12.5.0 came out, players started using the Thunderer, which has a similar performance to the Exterminator. Though, nowadays, both weapons are pretty much used equally.

However when the Thunderer was buffed by 25%, people generally used it more since it deals more damage than the Exterminator. However, many players prefer the Exterminator due to its better accuracy.

Changelog

12.5.0

  • Initial release.

13.5.0

  • Its combat level was changed to 13 and could be upgraded twice to a combat level of 15. It was buffed to one shot a max-armored player, unlike previous updates where it could not.

17.7.2

  • The weapon is no longer obtainable through the Armory.

18.0.1

  • The weapon's damage was increased by 25%.

Trivia

  • it is one of the few weapons that is a remodel of and has purchasable skins
  • It uses exactly the same model and acts similarly to the Exterminator, with a difference in color scheme, laser and firing sounds.
  • It is unknown why this weapon has a heavier weight (lower mobility) compared to its predecessor.
    • It is most likely to not make the gun be too overpowered.
  • The laser beam of the Thunderer is thicker than the Exterminator, making it easier to hit the enemy.
  • The Exterminator has a mobility of 55 while the Thunderer has a mobility of 50
  • It deals more damage than the Exterminator but has lower accuracy and more dispersion
  • Like the Exterminator, the revolver-styled hammer at the back of the "receiver" is unnecessary due to the weapon being Laser-powered.
  • In real life, firing this weapon or the Exterminator would break your arm due to the devastatingly high recoil.
  • On August 22, 2020, this weapon appeared in the second Community Trader Van, an event hosted by the Devs in the PG3D Discord Server.
  • It is one of the most used Back-Up for Cat-Spam due to it's high damage and no bullet travel.
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