Mark your targets and then unleash a barrage of bullets, the Buzlok's homing rounds always find the enemy.

The Buzlok is a IconGrineerB.svgGrineer rifle that sports unique homing capabilities. Its Alternate Fire launches a glowing projectile, or a tracer round, that sticks to opponents making all subsequent shots home in on the marked target.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 250 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Chem Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 60 hrs
Prereq: Detonite Injector
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon primarily deals Impact b.svg Impact damage on its primary fire.


  • Third highest base damage of all fully automatic weapons, behind TnoPrmryXbow.png Attica and RepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge/TennoMiter.png Panthera.
  • Alt-fire shoots a tracker that makes primary fire shoot homing rounds on the tracked enemy, allowing for off-aim shooting. The tracker lasts 20 seconds or until the enemy dies.


  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Primary fire has the second slowest fire rate of all automatic rifles, behind TennoMiter.png Panthera.
  • Alt-fire has extremely low fire rate.
  • Very low reload speed.
  • Once a target is selected with tracking beacon, the weapon will fire on that target until the beacon disappears or the enemy is killed, making it difficult to use against multiple targets.
  • Inaccurate at range without using the homing function.
  • Has a unique Z-axis recoil, which creates irregular aimed accuracy after firing a burst.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]


  • Firing a round using the Alternate Fire button launches a beacon in lieu of a standard bullet that uses 1 round of ammunition. This beacon deals 3 Puncture b.svg Puncture damage, and will remain for 10 seconds or until a new beacon is fired. Bullets fired afterward will then be guided to the beacon's location.
    • The tracking beacon will not affect enemies or allies under the effect of invisibility, such as LokiIcon272.png Loki's Invisibility130xDark.png Invisibility.
    • Beacons have projectile travel time, which may make it difficult to initially tag moving enemies at longer ranges.
      • The beacons however have a speed roughly a third higher in comparison to the unguided rounds.
    • Beacons that are attached to enemies will disappear once the target has been killed.
    • The beacon can attach to any living entity, friend or foe.
  • Homing rounds have good maneuverability, allowing them to hit targets behind cover, and even directly behind the player if angled properly and there is enough space for the bullet to maneuver. Nonetheless, they will still travel the fastest route to the target, and may thus occasionally hit walls and other obstacles.
    • Homing rounds will travel straight for at least the first 5 meters before they begin homing towards the beacon.
    • The homing rounds have a maximum deflection angle of 90 degrees from the direction of aim after being fired.
    • Homing rounds will punch through an enemy in the direction the rounds hit.
  • When used with MirageIcon272.png Mirage's HallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of Mirrors, each illusory copy of the Buzlok will fire its own tracking beacon. However, the homing rounds from every copy will home in on the player's tracking beacon. This effect takes place even if the tracking beacon is active by launching before activating Hall of Mirrors.
  • If a tagged enemy goes invisible, it will disable the beacon.
  • After a projectile hits the target, it loses its homing function. Therefore, punched-through projectiles will not re-home on a target.

Tips[edit | edit source]

    • Alternatively aiming high towards the ceiling/sky will make the homing rounds take a more curved trajectory and hit the target from above, bypassing their cover.
  • The homing projectiles will do extra damage on the "weak spots" made by BansheeIcon272.png Banshee's Sonar130xDark.png Sonar ability. However, this is very difficult since the bullets only home in after having traveled a couple of meters and will often hit other parts of the enemy before hitting the weak spot. Positioning is key to get the best out of this combination.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Grineer text on the side of the gun translates to "DO NOT TOUC" but is missing an "H" at the end to spell TOUCH.
  • This is the first ever weapon to have a homing ability that can be used by players.
  • This is the third Grineer weapon to bear "lok" at the end of its name, the first being the DEGrinlok.png Grinlok and second being the GrineerLeverActionPistol.png Marelok.
  • The Buzlok's projectiles are miniature missiles; on impact they give off tiny explosions. This is a purely cosmetic effect.
  • As with the DEVectis.png Vectis and VectisPrime.png Vectis Prime, the Buzlok is able to reload whilst scoped in, making it one of the three weapons able to do so.
  • As all projectiles with flight time the Buzlok's projectiles will be affected by Ivara's Navigator.
    • The homing beacon under the effect of Ivara's Navigator will pass through all obstacles until it hits an enemy or when the ability is ended. This can be used at the start of a mission to scout through the entire tileset without stepping foot in it.
  • Oddly, the Buzlok is situationally effected by flight speed mods, it will only apply them if firing unguided rounds or the tracer rounds and not when homing into a tracer rounds beacon.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • When firing a tracking beacon with the camera view reversed (I.e. looking over your Warframe's left shoulder) the shot will not line up with the reticle. It will instead drift off to the right.
  • If a tracker has been shot at a disappearing object, such as FrostIcon272.png Frost's SnowGlobe130xDark.png Snow Globe when its duration runs out, it will remain attached to nothing until its timer runs out.
  • As of Update 16.0, the energy trails of each projectile fired by the Buzlok will disappear randomly throughout matches and will remain broken the remainder of the match.
  • After a second has passed of being fired, Buzlok projectiles will lose its energy trail effect while still capable of homing on its target.

Media[edit | edit source]


Buzlok Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 9 to 11
  • Increased projectile speed for primary and secondary fire
  • Decreased recoil while aiming
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 21%. (unlisted)
  • Critical chance increased from 15% to 23%. (unlisted)

Update 20.4

  • Fixed being able to fire the Buzlok without triggering to fire.

Update 20.1

  • Adjusted Buzlok's +50% crit chance with Beacon attached to Additive instead of Multiplicative as intended.

Update 20.0

  • Alt-fire statistics for the Bulzok are now viewable in Arsenal.
  • The Ammo Requirement for the Secondary Homing has been reduced to 2.
  • Physical Damage distribution has been adjusted to 50% Impact, 40% Puncture, and 10% Slash.
  • Damage has been increased to 60 from 45.
  • Critical chance increased to 15%
  • Critical Damage increased to 2.5x
  • The flight speed of the Homing Beacon has been increased.
  • The Homing Beacon will now only stick to NPC & Characters.
  • Critical chance increased by 50% on targets with Homing Beacon attached to them.
  • Clip size reduced to 50.
  • Mastery Rank increased to 9.

Update 19.5

  • Reduced Buzlok's magazine size from 75 to 40 in Conclave.

Update 19.4.2

  • Disposition increased for the Buzlok.

Update: Specters of the Rail 1

  • Reduced the duration of Buzlok's alt fire projectile in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 5

  • Fixed the Buzlok's homing mechanic not functioning.

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • Fixed the Buzlok's projectiles not properly homing in to hit enemies.

Hotfix 17.1.4

  • Increased the speed of Buzlok’s homing projectiles in Conclave.

Update 17.1

  • Fixed the Buzlok’s tracer shot being slightly off center.

Update 17.0

  • Available for use in Conclave.

Update 15.13

  • Fixed the Buzlok and Twin Gremlin being unable to equip Terminal Velocity or the Lethal Momentum Mods.

Update 15.0

  • Fixed an issue with Buzlok Rifle shots not adding damage to an ally using Nyx's Absorb.
  • Fixed the Buzlok's homing projectiles having strange bounce angles when using punch-through mods.

Update 14.9

  • Fixed issue where swapping shoulders with the Buzlok resulted in the projectile embedding to the right of the reticle, where the unswapped reticle was aiming.

Hotfix 14.8.1

  • Added audio cues to the Buzlok homing mechanism for when a ‘lock’ is initiated and a ‘lock’ is lost.
  • Buzlok homing beacon hit effect updated to not cause blood/shield visual effects as it does no damage, therefore no effects need exist.

Hotfix 14.7.4

  • Fixed multi-shot mods causing Buzlok to fire an extra homing beacon.
  • Fixed Buzlok's homing beacon firing from wrong position when using scope sights.

Hotfix 14.7.3

  • Fixed issues with client fire accuracy on the Buzlok.

Hotfix 14.7.2

  • Buzlok Homing Beacon is now a silent projectile.
  • Adjusted equipped position of Buzlok.
  • Fixed an issue where Buzlok can cause player to do diving jump animation when not zoomed in.
  • Fixed a Buzlok issue where beacons would not always destroy when target died.
  • Fixed the Buzlok homing beacon not replicating properly on Client.

Update 14.7

  • Introduced.
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