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Delay Mechanics are the game mechanics that were introduced mainly to balance out the weapon performance and to partially eliminate the (infamous) Three Category Spam tactic.

Identification

Delay mechanics in weapons can be identified by both the cooldown of the previous shot weapon's fire rate while switching to the next weapon and the next weapon's slower animation before using it.

Balancing

Delay mechanics primarily exist in weapons that are associated with Three Category Spamming, such as the Thunderer, Reflector and the Sniper Exoskeleton. All these weapons emit lethal shots that supposedly take out the opponents in one shot and with the Three Category Spamming tactic, the player would shoot from all three weapons in a second or two. To balance that out, the developers introduced these mechanics so that the player would have to wait around a second or two after firing from one of the weapons to the other.

Appliance to Weapons

Delay mechanics can apply to weapons in all categories, including Melee. These mechanics almost never apply to Melee weapons with area damage, automatic or semi-automatic weapons that exist in the Primary, Backup and Special categories, since these weapons can't take out the player in one shot, unlike powerful shotguns, one-shot Backup weapons, one-shot Special weapons, powerful Sniper weapons and powerful Heavy weapons, which all can have delay mechanics of some sort.

Delay Types

Delay mechanics can differ from weapon to weapon. In reality, most weapons don't have delay mechanics because these weapons are more of the unused weapons in matches. Some weapons even have both Delay Input and Delay Output.

Fixed Delay

Fixed Delay is a term used to refer to a weapon that always has a delay when switching to it. The player always has to wait for a second before being able to use the weapon. Weapons with Fixed Delay include:

Primary Backup Melee Special Heavy
Ice Chaser

Disc Battle Station

Holy Shotgun

Exquisite Bagpipes

Pew Pew Rifle

Oppressor of Lives

Checkmate

Semi-Auto Shotgun

Laser Revolver

Sneaky Pistol

Snow Blaster

Pulling Sucker Gun

Duck Hunter

Spruce Pistol

Amazon's Sharp Ring

Gifted Revolvers

Artefact

Dual Hunter Crossbows

Royal Revolver

Knife and Compass

Pixel Stream Sword

Healing Staff

Sword of

Silence

Aspen Spear

Double Cashback

Cryolator

Snow Queen Wand

Battle Horn

Cloud Launcher

Plague Purifier

Total Annihilator

Combat Darts

Transformed Blaster

Torpedo Launcher

0xbadc0de

Coal Frightener

Temple Guardian

Sock Bomber

Emitter of Uncertainty

Plastic Bazooka

Portal Cannon

Spark Shark

Killer Whale

Champion Solar

Cannon

Hyper Mega

Cannon

Gauntlet of Power

Delay Input

Delay Input is a term used to refer to a weapon that has a delay which depends on its own fire rate. Delay Input weapons receive delay. Weapons with Delay Input include:

Primary Backup Special Sniper
Viking

Ultimatum

Christmas Spirit

Prehistoric Shotgun

Healing Carp

Thunderer

Exterminator

Laser Cycler

Ouroboros

Cracker Gun

Alien Blaster

Sawed-Off Shotguns

Triple Musket

Reflector

Laser Bouncer

Anti-Champion Rifle

Anti-Hero Rifle

Sniper Exoskeleton

Digital Sunrise

Comet

Prototype S

Prototype

Masterpiece Musket

Alien Sniper Rifle

Antivirus

Ultra Beam

Third Eye

Wyvern

Block Rifle

Laser Bow

One Shot

Supershot Rifle

Railgun

Frosty Railgun

Deadman's Rifle

Witch Doctor

Supercharged Rifle

Future Sniper Rifle

Dragon Bite

Delay Output

Delay Output is a term used to refer to a weapon that has a delay which depends on the previously fired weapon's fire rate. Delay Output weapons give Delay. Weapons with Delay Output include:

Primary Backup Special Sniper
Ultimatum

Viking

Prehistoric Shotgun

Thunderer

Exterminator

Cracker Gun

Alien Blaster

Sawed-Off Shotguns

Triple Musket

Reflector

Laser Bouncer

Anti-Champion Rifle

Anti-Hero Rifle

Sniper Exoskeleton

Digital Sunrise

Comet

Heavy Sniper Rifle

Brutal Headhunter

Elephant Hunter

Electro Blast Rifle

Supercharged Rifle

Elf's Revenge

Last Hope

Block Rifle

Laser Bow

One Shot

Supershot Rifle

Railgun

Frosty Railgun

Deadman's Rifle

Witch Doctor

Future Sniper Rifle

Dragon Bite

Tips

  • Delay mechanics can be prevented and bypassed. First, use a weapon that doesn't have a delay, like the Destruction System, for example. Spamming with that weapon and the Ultimatum can work out, since there are no to delay mechanics between both weapons, unless if they were shot and switched too fast.
    • It is also recommended to switch between a powerful weapon with delay mechanics and a melee weapon.
  • If you want to use weapons with delay mechanics, use the weapons with the highest fire rate because they would supposedly have the shortest delays.
  • Hide in a spot while switching to a weapon with fixed delay like the Torpedo Launcher.
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