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It was called "The Death of Speedster" among the soldiers, as it isn't very hard to get quick opponents after some training.

—Stinger's Gallery description

The Stinger is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 9.4.0 update.

Description

It is a military rocket launcher that shoots rockets that can be manually guided by the player. It deals good damage at a decent firing rate with a good capacity and decent mobility.

Appearance

It has a green-colored launch tube, barrel and handle. It also has a grey firing mechanism and a green guiding system. It also has yellow stripes on the end of the barrel and launch tube.

Combat

This weapon launches rockets with a steamy trail that follow the user's crosshair and the center-dot when aiming down the scope. So, the rockets in this weapon certainly have a bullet travel time and this weapon has a 4x scope, allowing longer ranged battles. When landing into a wall or a player, they leave an explosion.

When reloading, the clip is taken out and is replaced by a spare one. There are no delay mechanics in this weapon.

Strategy

Tips

  • Focus near the feet for a certain chance of hitting your target. Use the neighboring range.
  • Use this weapon to severely damage heavily armored players and finish them off with ease.
  • Always focus on the target when using this weapon.
  • If you are quite skilled enough, you can use this in long ranges and against jetpack targets.
  • Take advantage of its area damage by using this weapon against groups of enemies.
  • Use it in medium range, so you can see where the missiles are going.
  • Spam the weapon, to compensate its average damage.
  • It is an ideal weapon to hit enemy armor hard.
  • Use this to encounter Ghost Lantern/Soulstone users.
  • This weapon runs out of ammo very quickly and you may find yourself with no ammo at all. Make sure to constantly reload and find ammo packs.
  • Useful against groups of enemies, due to its area damage, tied with fairly fast fire rate.

Counters

  • Use a Sniper to pick the user off.
  • If the you are targeted, move away from the rocket and try to steer tightly around objects, this way, there will be a chance for the rocket to hit an object, instead of you.
  • Avoid being in groups with friendly targets. As single rocket can lead into devastating damage or unexpected deaths.
  • After the opponent fires, use an automatic weapon, like the Hellraiser, to easily headshot the opponent until they die.
  • Don't forget about the time the rocket has like the Judge it has a limited flight time.
  • Its rockets it lobs out does NOT have health, so shooting it will not do anything.
  • When the opponent runs out of ammo, use this as your opportunity to attack.
  • Keep attention to your surroundings since you will not know you will be hit by its users in surprise.
  • Strafe around so you don't get hit, but be careful since this thing has manual guidance.
  • If you are more confident, you can switch to a good melee weapon and rush the user. Aiming a weapon with travel time is extremely difficult, and escape would be impossible. Strafe side to side, as this weapon's rockets have a large turning radius. Make sure you don't stand right in front of them, or they can hit you directly with ease.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Bring a Sniper weapon to fend off enemies in long range combat.

Changelog

9.4.0

Initial release as a rentable weapon (Android only).

12.5.0

It was removed from the Lucky Chest.

13.5.0

Its efficiency was buffed from 25 to 34.

Trivia

  • The idea of manually guiding rockets (in gaming) dates back to the HECU RPG from the iconic PC and XBOX game known as Half Life.
  • This was a new rentable weapon added in update 9.4.0. alongside the Exterminator.
  • It seems to be a hybrid between the real life FIM-92 Stinger SAM Missile Launcher, and the SMAW Rocket Launcher, due to it having an attachable launch tube in the back.
  • Despite being used to take down aircraft, it is used like a regular missile launcher and targets players instead. (Even more unusual is that in real life, the Stinger would need a heat signature to lock on to an enemy aircraft while the human body's heat would be low enough to allow the missile to just not lock on to it.)
    • Also it holds 4 missiles, even though the real life version only holds 1 missile.
    • And it has an ammo clip, even though in real life you load one rocket at a time.
  • This weapon and its upgrades are the only weapons that have the manual guidance function.
    • However, it is no longer the only one in the 15.9.0 update, since weapons with such an attribute include the Airstrike Laptop and the Stinger 3000.
  • It was not rentable for iOS.
  • It has the counterpart weapon, which is the Judge.

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