|Page Contents Current As of Patch:||2020-10-07|
|Designed to combat the Indar heat, the Soldier Soaker was an inconvenient, yet familiar way to cool off soldiers in need.|
|Fire Rate:||240 RPM|
|Heat Reload Stats[?]|
|Heat Recovery Delay:||N/A|
|Heat per Shot:||1|
|Bloom per Shot:||0.1||0.15|
|Bias:||← = →|
|First Shot Recoil Multiplier:||1.25x|
|Census API source:|
The weapon functions on a unique ammo mechanic, using heat in lieu of ammo, which cannot cool through any means. This heat has an effective capacity of 100 rounds. The only way to empty the heat meter is to respawn or use an equipment terminal.
Alongside the Water Balloon, the Soldier Soaker is used to complete the Beat the Heat directive during the event, requiring kills using either summer holiday weapon.
Effectiveness[edit | edit source]
|Infantry||Shots to Kill|
|Vehicle||Armor Facing||Shots to Kill|
|Flash||-||30 (on fire @ 24)|
|-||39 (on fire @ 32)|
|Harasser||-||77 (on fire @ 62)|
|-||93 (on fire @ 74)|
|ESF||-||48 (on fire @ 39)|
|-||53 (on fire @ 43)|
|Valkyrie||Front/Side/Top/Rear||120 (on fire @ 96)|
|Bottom||240 (on fire @ 192)|
|Front/Side/Top/Rear||138 (on fire @ 111)|
|Bottom||276 (on fire @ 221)|
|Bastion Weak Point||-||Immune|
Usage[edit | edit source]
The Soaker was mostly a gag weapon, used solely to participate in the Summer Fun directive. The "pistol" has a four-shot kill against standard infantry at all ranges, though an incredibly low muzzle velocity with relatively poor accuracy limits it to extreme close quarters. The Soldier Soaker has a single, extremely large magazine represented by a heat meter. Unlike all other weapons and tools, the Soaker's heat meter will not cool down. Once the Soaker has "overheated", it will need to be resupplied at an infantry terminal.
Unlike all other weaponry, the Soaker cannot deal damage to friendlies. Rather, shooting a friendly with the Soaker will "cleanse" them of fire debuff effects from deployables such as the Skywall Shield Emitter and the Hardlight Canopy, and weapons such as the M4-F Pillager.
Heat[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Weapon Mechanics#Heat
The Soldier Soaker uses a heat-based ammo pool, in contrast to the standard magazine-based ammo system most infantry weaponry uses. However, the Soaker's heat is unique even amongst heat weaponry.
The Soldier Soaker has a heat capacity of 100, generates 1 heat per shot, and has no recovery delay, dissipates no heat, and incurs no overheat penalty.
The Soaker cannot be manually reloaded. Once the Soldier Soaker has generated heat, it is permanent. In this sense, the Soldier Soaker acts as though it has one large 100 round magazine instead. To cool the weapon's heat, it must be resupplied at an infantry terminal, or the player must respawn.
History[edit | edit source]
- June 28, 2018 Update
- Added to the live game, though not available until July 4th.
- July 6, 2018 Hotfix
- Headshot multiplier has been removed.
- Loadout screen firemode now shows as "semi-auto."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Soldier Soaker uses reskinned Terran Republic T4 AMP model.
See Also[edit | edit source]