“…A swift robot for capturing beacons. It's best suited to an aggressive playstyle…” – in-game description
Hellburner has a unique ability named Overload. Upon activation, the bot accelerates for 10 seconds, then detonates, dealing tremendous damage to all enemies (see table) within 75 meters, dealing a fixed amount of damage to itself in the progress (15,000 at mark 1 and 18,000 at mark 2). This damage is applied equally to all robots and shields in range.
Upon death, the ability activates regardless of charge status, dealing the same amount of damage as a normal burst. This includes dying from its own ability.
Ability strength also increases at MK2.
Hellburner has relatively high health for a medium robot, which is useful considering its ability. Players are advised to use its ability for taking down a big cluster of robots or use it when you are on low health.
If you have enough health, you can use the ability when you are attacked by more powerful robots such as the Griffin, as you also deal damage when you are destroyed. This means that you may potentially deal double ability damage to the enemy.
Using the ability too often is not recommended as it also damages the player as well as the enemy. When using the ability, make sure that your robot is within 100 metres (preferably about 50) of the enemy robot(s) as otherwise the ability will only damage your robot and not your opponent(s). Using the ability solely for faster movement is also not recommended, unless you are capturing a beacon in Beacon Rush.
These are the recommended setups for the Hellburner:
Note: When "Opt." is next to a slot type, it refers to one of the multiple options that can be used in combination with the other weapon(s) slot type(s).
Close Range (350m or less)
|Slot Types →||Light Slot (Opt. 1) ↓||Light Slot (Opt. 2) ↓||Light Slot (Opt. 3) ↓||Light Slot (Opt. 4) ↓||Heavy Slot ↓|
|#Slots →||x1||x1||x1||x1||x1||Name (If Applicable) ↓|
|Setup 1 →||Shotgun (Opt. 1)|
|Setup 2 →|
|Setup 3 →|
|Setup 4 →||Mini-Plasma Death Button|
|Setup 5 →||Mini-Death Button|
|Setup 6 →||Mini-Leadhose (Opt. 1)|
|Setup 7 →||Mini-Nuke|
|Health||Ability Damage||Speed (km/h)|
|Total||135,700,000||+89,000||+25,500||+14||45 days 17 hours|
|Level||Cost||Health||Ability Damage||Speed (km/h)|
|Total||135,700,000||+106,000||+30,750||+14||45 days 17 hours|
|4.0||Economy Changes (July 5):|
|Value (USD): $225⟶$50|
|Total Upgrade Cost: 76,828,000⟶135,700,000|
|Total Upgrade Time: 27 days 17 hours⟶45 days 17 hours|
|Explosion radius increased from 50 meters → 75 meters|
|3.7.0||Robot was added to the game|
- The Hellburner's Overload Ability makes the robot travel much faster than its normal speed, allowing it to easily run down any other bot. Even dash bots struggle to escape, they must hold their dash until the last second to avoid being caught and exploded.
- This robot's speed makes it difficult to manage around ledges.
- The Hellburner’s weapons can get blown off by its own explosion if it's on low enough HP.
- A Hellburner with a Thermite and an Aphid can be considered as a "double nuke" due to the fact that the missiles and Overload, if used properly, can deal catastrophic damage to a target.