Quickiebomb Launcher

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I don't think they saw that one comin'!
The Demoman on fast stickybomb bombardment

The Quickiebomb Launcher is a community-created secondary weapon for the Demoman. It is a black, sleek stickybomb launcher with a wooden foregrip and stock, and a belt wrapped around the drum-shaped magazine. A piston-like wooden and metal charging handle sits above the base of the stock, directly attached to the back of the barrel.

The stickybombs fired by this weapon are spiked, with glowing team-colored sections. They are armed 0.2 seconds more quickly, making them detonatable after roughly half a second and optimizing them for quick in-combat detonations (or "airbursting"). Additionally, due to a 70% increase in charge rate, the charge meter is filled up after only roughly one second instead of four and the increase damage based on charge, up to 35%, allows for long-range "sticky sniping" at a much higher rate of fire and more damage. The stickybombs are also able to destroy enemy stickybombs, similar to the Scottish Resistance. However, the Quickiebomb Launcher has a 50% smaller clip size (loading only 4 bombs at a time), and its stickybombs deal 15% less damage when uncharged compared to the Stickybomb Launcher.

The Quickiebomb Launcher was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "The Kingmaker".

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Explosive
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Damage
Maximum ramp-up 120% 122
Base damage 100% 102
Maximum fall-off 50% 51
Critical 6 ft: 153
3 ft: 222
Under: 302
Mini-crit 6 ft: 69
3 ft: 100
Under: 138
Splash damage
Minimum splash 50% 11.8 ft
   
Damage reduction 1% / 2.88
Splash damage range 6 ft: 40-77
3 ft: 51-105
Under: 100-104
Self-damage 38-97
Function times
Attack interval 0.6 s
Reload (first) 1.09 s
Activation time 0.5 s
Maximum charge time 2.00 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Strange variant


Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Reclaimed Metal Reclaimed Metal Tide Turner Quickiebomb Launcher
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Tide Turner.png = Item icon Quickiebomb Launcher.png
Class Token - Demoman Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Demoman.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Scottish Resistance.png Item icon Chargin' Targe.png Item icon Sticky Jumper.png Item icon Splendid Screen.png
Item icon Tide Turner.png Item icon Quickiebomb Launcher.png

Update history

December 22, 2014 Patch (Smissmas 2014)
  • The Quickiebomb Launcher was added to the game.

January 7, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed stickybombs not destroying enemy stickybombs.
  • Fixed stickybombs fizzling faster than they should.

January 9, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed the Quickiebomb Launcher using the wrong death notice icon.

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Damage is now increased based on charge amount when the bomb is fired.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Fizzle time increased from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated all Stickybomb Launcher's reload sounds.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Quickiebomb Launcher's explosion sounds.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Increased charge time reduction to -70% (from -50%)
    • Increased damage bonus for (max) charged shots to +35% (from +25%)
    • Increased clip size penalty to -50% (from -25%)
    • Removed "Stickybombs fizzle 4 seconds after landing"
  • Added Strange quality.

Bugs

  • The Quickiebomb Launcher cannot be used to destroy stickybombs from Sticky Jumper.
  • Stickybombs that automatically detonate after an eighth bomb is launched will not destroy enemy Stickybombs.
  • Switching to another secondary weapon in the loadout menu will cause the Quickiebomb Launcher's projectiles to change to the Stickybomb Launcher's projectiles.
  • In Mannpower mode, the Quickiebomb Launcher is unaffected by the Precision power up.

Trivia

Gallery

See also