…Short-range unguided rocket launcher. Rockets have a medium AOE (area of effect). Deal damage to a group of enemies as well as their physical shields or enemies taking cover. Automatic firing mode.… – in-game description


The Orkan is a Medium rocket weapon that can be purchased with gold. It is similar to Pinata in terms of fire rate, splash area and reloading mechanism; however it has more ammunition (32 rockets).

The rockets explode upon impact causing splash damage. Splash damage allows rockets to damage nearby enemy robots, damage robots protected by an Écu shield and damage robots behind cover. However, while very similar to the Pinata, the Orkan does more damage per rocket.

Due to "Smart reload" mechanism, it is able to unleash single rocket or an entire volley of rockets on a target, and also it can continue to be fired while it is reloading. The rockets need to make contact with the enemy robot, or else they will continue to fly to their maximum distance.

Firing a small part of your salvo is good against a weak\wounded target - a pilot can fire only as many rockets as necessary to destroy it. This leaves the weapon ready for the next engagement with a shorter reload time to completely refill. This characteristic was added to Pinata, Tulumbas and Pins in update 2.9.0

The Orkan has one of the shortest effective ranges of any weapon and a lower damage per minute than its most common competitor, the Taran. Another consideration is that the rockets have a relatively slow speed and small splash radius, and faster bots can avoid taking damage entirely at longer ranges by outrunning its rockets. The weapon is best used at a very short range where the rockets are more likely to hit.

Because of its ability to deliver heavy damage in a very short amount of time, reload while firing, and ignore physical shields of the robots like the Rhino or the Lancelot, it is considered one of the best weapons in the game.

Update history

Latest update, 2.9, was made with a controversial rebalance to the Orkans, namely:

  • Damage increased +15% at lvl12
  • Firerate decreased -17% (from 10 rps to 8.3 rps)
  • Burst DPS drops slightly, approximately -5% from 14,270 to 13,612 for lvl12
  • Cycle DPS, however, increased +15% from 1,742 to 1,951 for lvl12
  • After 2.9.2\2.9.3 update damage was increased even more


  • Orkan translates to hurricane or storm in German, which describes this weapon’s nature well, as it can launch a “hurricane” of rockets.
  • The name may be a reference to the M-87 Orkan, a Yugoslav multiple rocket launcher.
  • Prior to 2.9 update Orkan was using same rockets as Pinata, only x2 capacity (Pinata was 16 rockets, and Orkan was 32)

Upgrade details

Level Damage Cost Time Burst DPS Cycle Damage Cycle DPS
5 970 1,200 Au 7959 31040 1154
6 1070 (+10%) 720,000 15h 8779 34240 1273
7 1180 (+10%) 1,400,000 1d 6h 9682 37760 1404
8 1300 (+10%) 2,700,000 1d 14h 10667 41600 1546
9 1430 (+10%) 5,400,000 1d 21h 11733 45760 1701
10 1570 (+10%) 9,000,000 2d 7h 12882 50240 1868
11 1720 (+10%) 14,000,000 3d 3h 14113 55040 2046
12 1890 (+10%) 23,000,000 4d 7h 15508 60480 2248

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