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The Like Launcher is a Special weapon introduced in the 15.7.0 update. It is part of the Blogger Event Set which was a collaboration with the Youtuber Eckosoldier (Hence the YouTube theme of this event).

Description

It is a red gun that launches projectiles that are in the form of a thumbs up. It has good damage, a slow fire rate, a good capacity, and fast mobility. It is 2 shots.

Appearance

It has the like button from YouTube as a projectile and has a YouTube logo on the side. The handle appears to be made out of wood-like material, with the body of the gun being resemblant to the Pixel Gun. The front part of the Like Launcher is a 3D like button from YouTube or Facebook.

Performance

When the player presses the fire button, the weapon emits a projectile that is in the form of a "thumbs up", which indicates a like message. The spring extends when the projectile is shot but compresses after doing so. The projectile has a looping shot attribute, so the trajectory of the weapon is basically in the form of an arc. That attribute also indicates that it has a medium bullet travel time. Moreover, it has area damage and explodes on the contact with an opponent. Since this weapon also has the sticky mines attribute, the likes are static on impact, pretty much like the Demoman. Moreover, on impact, there would be an orange radius with abstract thumbs up symbols.

This weapon uses the single-shot system so it has no reload animation. It has no delay mechanics either.

Strategy

Tips

  • Shoot the likes around an edge near a corner, make sure that you stay close because they have a certain amount of time after being shot that they will explode, regardless of how far enemies are.
  • Use this in hallways for setting traps.
  • Use this on a group since it has area damage.
  • You don't need to reload often as the capacity is quite high.

Counters

  • Attack the user from a long range.
  • Do not go into spaces where the mines might be placed, as this weapon can take out all your armor and half of your health.
  • Jump around so you don't get hit by the mines.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Bring any long-ranged weapon.

Changelog

15.7.0

The weapon is released

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that the player is giving their opponent ‘likes’, they are actually trying to kill them.
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