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"A high-firerate tower that carries a M61 Vulcan Gatling Gun"
―Store Description

Description

The Minigunner is a high-firerate tower that can be purchased from the store for Coin 3,500 when you reach Level 5. It has a red torso, grey pants, yellow skin and carries a Vulcan M61 Gatling Gun.

Before Minigunner starts firing, it needs to rev-up it's gatling gun. It shoots bullets at enemies at a high firerate which is why the Minigunner is regarded as one of the best towers due to its high DPS and relatively cheap cost compared to other high DPS towers such as the Turret. Additionally, there is no limit for the amount of Minigunners you can have (bar the 20 tower limit), compared to other high DPS towers.

This is mostly considered a mid-game to the late-game tower.

Upgrades

Level 1 - Improved Handling - Money (Gameplay Currency)$350
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+3 Range


Sell Price changes to Money (Gameplay Currency)$783

Level 2 - Heat Vision Goggles - Money (Gameplay Currency)$650
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+1 Range

+Hidden Detection


Sell Price changes to Money (Gameplay Currency)$1000

Level 3 - Well Geared - Money (Gameplay Currency)$1,500
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+1 Damage

0.15 > 0.1 Firerate


Sell Price changes to Money (Gameplay Currency)$1,500

Level 4 - Dual Vulcans - Money (Gameplay Currency)$4,600
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+1 Range

0.1 > 0.05 Firerate


Sell Price changes to Money (Gameplay Currency)$3,033

Level 5 - Futuristic Armory - Money (Gameplay Currency)$9,000
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+2 Range

+2 Damage


Sell Price changes to Money (Gameplay Currency)$6,033

Stats Table

Level Total Price Total Damage Firerate Total Range DPS
0 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,000 1 0.15 16 6.67
1 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,350 1 0.15 19 6.67
2 Money (Gameplay Currency)$3,000 1 0.15 20 6.67
3 Money (Gameplay Currency)$4,500 2 0.1 20 20
4 Money (Gameplay Currency)$9,100 2 0.05 21 40
5 Money (Gameplay Currency)$18,100 4 0.05 23 80

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Damage buff is additive, meaning damage buffs from other towers are less effective.
Level Total Price Total Damage Firerate Total Range DPS
0 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,000 1 0.15 16 6.67
1 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,350 1 0.15 19 6.67
2 Money (Gameplay Currency)$3,000 1 0.15 20 6.67
3 Money (Gameplay Currency)$4,500 2 0.1 20 20
4 Money (Gameplay Currency)$9,100 2 0.05 21 40
5 Money (Gameplay Currency)$18,100 5 0.05 23 100

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Damage buff is additive, meaning damage buffs from other towers are less effective.
Level Total Price Total Damage Firerate Total Range DPS
0 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,000 1 0.15 16 6.67
1 Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,350 1 0.15 19 6.67
2 Money (Gameplay Currency)$3,000 1 0.15 20 6.67
3 Money (Gameplay Currency)$4,500 3 0.1 20 30
4 Money (Gameplay Currency)$9,100 3 0.05 21 60
5 Money (Gameplay Currency)$18,100 6 0.05 23 120

Skins

To see all the upgrades of a skin, see the gallery page.

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Skin Blue Green Black Ops Golden
+50%Damage
Crate Basic Basic Basic Golden
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Heavy Minigunner.png
Platinum Minigunner.png
Wraith Minigunner.png
Skin Pumpkin Heavy Platinum
+25%Damage
Wraith
Crate Halloween 2019 Premium Platinum Premium
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Party Minigunner.png
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Skin Xmas Party Twitter Toy
Crate Christmas 2019 Party Code:
5KMILESTONE
Toy
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Skin Bunny Hazmat King
Crate Bunny Premium VIP Gamepass

Strategy

  • The Minigunner should be one of the units that is placed down the most. Place them in a large group near the front of the track if possible.
  • Mid-game, several Level 3 Minigunners are effective in wiping out hordes of zombies for an effective price.
  • If you plan to save up for this in the early stages of the game, you should have teammates with reliable towers such as the Soldier or Crook Boss.
    • You may also want to consider using Farms to get an early game Minigunner.
  • While this is a cost-effective way to triumph maps, this is not the best tower in terms of DPS.
    • In terms of DPS and range, the Turret and Outlaw are far more effective. However, they are quite expensive and have their own limitations.
  • Because of Minigunner's low damage, high defence zombies like Giant Boss or Templar decrease it's DPS significantly.

Trivia

  • Before the 13th of October 2019, when the Minigunner was Level 2 or higher, its face changes from a smile to the Grr! face, despite the fact that the upgrade icon keeps the smile face.
  • The Minigunner was heavily inspired by Tower Battle's Commando as well as Team Fortress 2's Heavy.
  • Prior to the 8th of August 2019, the Level 5 upgrade was a jetpack. Functionally, it performed the same as any other ground tower.
    • Despite being a flying unit, the hitbox of the Minigunner did not change with the jetpack. They could still be stunned by rocks from Tanks and the shockwave from the Gravekeeper.
  • Some of the features of the Minigunner were inspired by R2DA and R2D.
    • The Vulcan M134-A2 Gatling Gun that was used by most variants of the Minigunner was first popularized by R2D's Minigun.
    • The Wraith skin used to hold the P90 from R2DA.
    • At Level 5, the Heavy skins hold two M249s from R2DA.
  • The Minigunner currently has the most skins for a tower, totaling 14.

Update History

For previous cosmetic variations, see the gallery page.

  • 14 June 2019
    • Minigunner added.
  • 3 August 2019
    • Statistical changes:
      • Level 4
        • Range decreased from +3 to +1.
      • Level 5
        • Cost increased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$8,000 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$8,500.
        • Range decreased from +4 to +1.
  • 13 October 2019
    • Statistical changes:
      • Base
        • Range increased from 12 to 16.
    • New skins: Green, Blue, Black Ops, Golden
  • 18 October 2019
    • New skin: Pumpkin
    • Golden skin 25% damage buff added.
  • 9 November 2019
    • New skin: Heavy
  • 8 December 2019
    • New skin: Platinum, Wraith
    • Golden skin damage buff increased from 25% to 35%.
  • 24 December 2019
    • New skin: Xmas
  • 1 January 2020
    • New skin: Party
  • 12 January 2020
    • Golden skin damage buff increased from 35% to 50%.
    • Platinum skin damage buff increased from 15% to 25%.
  • 11 February 2020
    • New skin: Twitter
  • 4 March 2020
    • Bugfix: Muzzle flash bug fixed.
  • 18 March 2020
    • New skin: Toy
    • Bugfix: Visual shooting bug fixed.
  • 6 April 2020
    • New skin: Bunny
  • 29 April 2020
    • New skin: Hazmat
  • 26 May 2020
    • New firing animations.
  • 31 May 2020
    • Bugfix: Twitter Minigunner animations fixed.
  • 28 August 2020
    • Minigunner now needs to rev-up to start firing.
    • Unlock cost increased from Coin 2,500 to Coin 3,500.
    • Level requirement of Level 5 added.
    • Statistical changes:
      • Level 1
        • Range increased from +2 to +3.
        • Cost increased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$250 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$350
      • Level 2
        • Damage decreased from +1 to +0.
        • Cost increased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$525 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$650.
      • Level 3
        • Firerate changed from 0.15 > 0.12 to 0.15 > 0.1.
        • Damage increased from +0 to +1.
        • Cost decreased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$2,000 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$1,500.
      • Level 4
        • Firerate changed from 0.12 > 0.065 to 0.1 > 0.05.
        • Cost decreased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$5,500 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$4,600.
      • Level 5
        • Range increased from +1 to +2.
        • Cost increased from Money (Gameplay Currency)$8,500 to Money (Gameplay Currency)$9,000.


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