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Projectile Speed (also known as projectile velocity or flight speed) is an attribute of each weapon that defines how quickly its ammunition travels to a target after leaving the weapon. Projectile speed can be of huge consequence to player accuracy, because shooting at enemies directly on the reticle might result in bullets hitting nothing but air; players must instead "lead" the target, which means they should aim and shoot to where they think the enemy will be by the time the bullet crosses the distance.

Hitscan vs ProjectileEdit

Hitscan weapons strike their targets instantly; the player does not need to lead the target at all. The word comes from a technical term based off how computers used to determine targets were struck on the pull of the trigger. It takes more effort for the computer to constantly watch the bullet as it flies through the air than it does to look where the barrel is pointed, see if anything is in the way, and assume the shot will hit or miss. Note that the presence of bullet animations, smoke trails, or flashes of light do not necessarily indicate that a weapon is projectile; the animations might be just for show.

Projectile in this context describes weaponry that actually do shoot out objects which fly through the air. These move at their projectile speeds from the weapons' barrels, and so the player must account for the distance between them and their target. This type of ammo is "tangible"—for example, Valkyr can successfully Rip Line onto the rocket of an Ogris. Any non-hitscan weapon is a projectile weapon.

Projectile Speed ModifiersEdit

These mods increase projectile speed for non-hitscan weapons as described. Note that they also increase damage falloff distance where applicable, such as most Shotguns, for both hitscan and non-hitscan weapons. Whirlwind is listed as "melee" but only matters for thrown melee weapons.

In addition, there are some Conclave Sigil BlackPvP-exclusive mods which affect flight speed:

Along with the above mods, Volt's Electric Shield converts all outgoing projectiles into hitscan.

ElectricShieldModU15 ElectricShield
ENERGY
50
KEY
3
Electric Shield
Volt deploys an obstacle of energy, providing cover in any situation.

Energy Drain: 5.0 s-1
Distance per Energy: 1.0 m

Strength:N/A
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
Range:N/A
Misc:50% (damage bonus)
200% (critical damage bonus)
[Static Shield] 6 m x 4.25 m
[Current Shield] 2 m x 3 m


List of Projectile WeaponsEdit


Name Type Flight Speed Charged Flight Speed Special
Attica Bow 40 m/s N/A N/A
Boltor Rifle 65 m/s N/A N/A
Boltor Prime Rifle 70 m/s N/A N/A
Buzlok Rifle 15 m/s N/A N/A
Cernos Bow 35 m/s ?? m/s N/A
Daikyu Bow 100 m/s 100 m/s N/A
Dera Rifle 60 m/s N/A N/A
Drakgoon Shotgun 75 m/s 75 m/s Ricochet: 25 m/s
Dread Bow 70 m/s 85 m/s N/A
Grattler Arch-Gun ?? m/s N/A N/A
Lanka Sniper 200 m/s 200 m/s N/A
Miter Launcher 40 m/s 40 m/s ?? m/s
Mutalist Quanta Rifle 75 m/s N/A ?? m/s
Ogris Launcher N/A 40 m/s N/A
Panthera Launcher ?? m/s N/A ?? m/s
Paris Bow 70 m/s 85 m/s N/A
MK1-Paris Bow 70 m/s 85 m/s N/A
Paris Prime Bow 70 m/s 85 m/s N/A
Penta Launcher 25 m/s N/A N/A
Quanta Continuous N/A N/A ?? m/s
Quanta Vandal Continuous N/A N/A ?? m/s
Supra Rifle 40 m/s N/A N/A
Tetra Rifle ?? m/s N/A N/A
Tonkor Launcher ?? m/s N/A N/A
Torid Launcher 25 m/s N/A N/A

Name Type Flight Speed Charged Flight Speed Special
Acrid Single 65 m/s N/A N/A
Akbolto Dual 65 m/s N/A N/A
Angstrum Single 100 m/s 100 m/s N/A
Ballistica Single 100 m/s 100 m/s N/A
Bolto Single 65 m/s N/A N/A
Castanas Thrown 25 m/s N/A N/A
Cestra Single ?? m/s N/A N/A
Detron Shotgun 150 m/s N/A N/A
Despair Thrown 70 m/s N/A N/A
Dual Cestra Dual ?? m/s N/A N/A
Hikou Thrown 70 m/s N/A N/A
Hikou Prime Thrown 70 m/s N/A N/A
Kunai Thrown 70 m/s N/A N/A
Mara Detron Shotgun 150 m/s N/A N/A
MK1-Kunai Thrown 70 m/s N/A N/A
Rakta Ballistica Single 100 m/s 100 m/s N/A
Sancti Castanas Thrown 25 m/s N/A N/A
Secura Dual Cestra Dual ?? m/s N/A N/A
Seer Single 200 m/s N/A N/A
Sonicor Single ~30 m/s N/A N/A
Stug Single ?? m/s N/A N/A
Tysis Single ?? m/s N/A N/A
Telos Akbolto Dual 65 m/s N/A N/A
Twin Gremlins Dual 65 m/s N/A N/A

Name Flight Speed Special
Cerata ?? m/s N/A
Glaive 20 m/s N/A
Glaive Prime 40 m/s N/A
Kestrel 30 m/s N/A
Halikar ?? m/s N/A

See AlsoEdit

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