The Buzlok is a Grineer 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.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 250||Blueprints Price:15,000|
|Chem Lab Research 3,000|
|Time: 60 hrs|
|Prereq: Detonite Injector|
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Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon primarily deals Impact damage on its primary fire.
- Third highest base damage of all fully automatic weapons, behind Attica and Zhuge/ 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 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]
- See Category:Buzlok Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Buzlok Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
- 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 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 Loki's 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 Mirage's 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 Banshee's 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 Grinlok and second being the Marelok.
- The Buzlok's projectiles are miniature missiles; on impact they give off tiny explosions. This is a purely cosmetic effect.
- As with the Vectis and 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 Frost's 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.
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Patch History[edit | edit source]
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