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Soldier Soaker
Soldier Soaker.png
Designed to combat the Indar heat, the Soldier Soaker was an inconvenient, yet familiar way to cool off soldiers in need.
Limited event item.
Cert Cost: N/A Certification Points
DC Cost: N/A Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS.png
Can Use: Icon Infiltrator.pngIcon Light Assault.pngIcon Combat Medic.pngIcon Engineer.pngIcon Heavy Assault.png
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 240 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 100m/s
Effective Range: Short
Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 1x
Max Damage: 250
Min Damage: 250
Heat Reload Stats[?]
Heat Recovery: N/A
Heat Recovery Delay: N/A
Overheat Penalty: N/A
Magazine Size: 100
Ammunition Pool:
Heat per Shot: 1
Heat Capacity: 100
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1 0.8
Move: 1.5 0.8
Stand Still: 1.5 0.8
Move: 2 0.8
Bloom per Shot: 0.1 0.15
Vertical: 0.45
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.225/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.6
Angle Min/Max: 0°/0°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 18
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1.25x
Data Sources
Census API source: Soldier Soaker API Data?

The Soldier Soaker is a pistol available to all factions. It is automatically unlocked for the duration of the annual Summer Fun Event, being unavailable for acquisition or use outside of this time.

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]

Versus Infantry
Infantry Shots to Kill
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry 4(5)
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator 4(5)
Icon MAX.pngMAX 40(50)
Versus Vehicles
Vehicle Armor Facing Shots to Kill
Link=FlashFlash - 30 (on fire @ 24)
Composite Armor 5 - 39 (on fire @ 32)
Link=HarasserHarasser - 77 (on fire @ 62)
Composite Armor 5 - 93 (on fire @ 74)
Sunderer Diagram.pngSunderer - Immune
Blockade Armor 5 - Immune
Deployment Shield 4 - Immune
ANT Diagram.pngANT - Immune
Lightning Diagram.pngLightning Front/Top Immune
Prowler Diagram.pngProwler Front/Top Immune
Magrider Diagram.pngMagrider Front/Top Immune
Vanguard Diagram.pngVanguard Front/Top Immune
Mosquito Diagram.pngReaver Diagram.pngScythe Diagram.pngESF - 48 (on fire @ 39)
Composite Armor 5 - 53 (on fire @ 43)
Valkyrie Diagram.pngValkyrie Front/Side/Top/Rear 120 (on fire @ 96)
Bottom 240 (on fire @ 192)
Composite Armor 5 Front/Side/Top/Rear 138 (on fire @ 111)
Bottom 276 (on fire @ 221)
Liberator Diagram.pngLiberator - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Galaxy Diagram.pngGalaxy - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Bastion Fleet Carrier Diagram.pngBastion 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]

  • 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]

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