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Not to be confused with the Manager, which resembles the appearance of the Machine Gun.
The Machine Gun is one of the five basic upgrade choices from the Tank, and can be selected at Level 15. The Machine Gun may further upgrade into the Destroyer, Gunner or Sprayer (The Sprayer upgrades at Level 45).
The Machine Gun features a circular base with a large trapezoidal Cannon on the front.
The Machine Gun doubles the rate of fire but decreases the Bullet Damage by 30%. In addition, the end of the Cannon becomes wider making it less accurate.
Strong Against: Low RoF, Flank Guards, low level tanks, Tier 3 and 4 tanks depending on stats and enemy class, unskilled drone classes.
The Machine Gun is great at destroying Squares and Triangles, go for them; and if you see a large cluster of Polygons, go around and point your turret at them - the spread of Bullets is put to good use, and the sheer amount of Bullets will quickly wipe them out.
A good strategy for the Machine Gun is to get a rammer build, as the Machine Gun and its upgrades can get extra speed using its recoil.
If you want to keep the high rate of fire, don’t upgrade to Destroyer or Gunner. Instead, keep getting exp until Level 45 and upgrade to the Sprayer. The Sprayer has a high RoF, high Bullet Penetration, high Bullet Damage and low spread of bullets.
The Machine Gun can be easily out-penetrated by Snipers and other high penetration tanks such as the Destroyer. To avoid getting hit by these high damage and high penetration Bullets, upgrade Movement Speed. The Machine Gun is an aggressive tank and as with most aggressive tanks, moving fast is crucial for attacking, especially in pursuing smaller and faster tanks.
Contrary to popular belief, upgrading Reload does not make this tank a great deal stronger. This tank is already known for the fast Reload that comes with it. Instead, try upgrading like upgrading a Sniper Class tank. Work on Bullet Speed, Bullet Penetration, and Bullet Damage. This makes this tank work more like a quick Reload Sniper which works especially well against wide coverage tanks like the Octo Tank. Slowly, as there are more upgrade opportunities, be sure to upgrade Reload because as the tank gets bigger, the Bullets will start reloading slower.
Somehow, the bullet spread is quite strong compared to before.
The Machine Gun is also a tank that is ideal for 1v1 combat even at a low level, due to its fast reload and mediocre spread of bullets.
It is one of the few high ROF tanks with great recoil. Use your recoil to boost towards your enemies, although you should be cautious when doing this, as your are vulnerable to attacks on your flank.
In team modes, you could cover your teammates in a shower of bullets when they are low on health, so they could regen their health without being disturbed; However, this strategy can be ineffective if your enemies are too far away from you, and one must be careful in using this strategy against tanks that have focused fire.
The Machine Gun is very overused in Survival and/or in Domination, the high RoF could wipe out enemies for offense and defense and deal pretty heavy damage to Dominators despite the bullet spread and decreased bullet damage.
Against the Machine Gun
It is recommended to watch out for Machine Guns, despite them as an upgrade at a low level, they could become surprisingly dangerous when at a high level. Here’s some tips of engaging down a Machine Gun.
An Overlord or Overseer could flank a Machine Gun with their drones. The Manager may have an advance on this since they could turn invisible, spawn drones, and make them come out of nowhere, that way, you could easily hit and kill it.
The Destroyer tree has a higher recoil than the Machine Gun, as using a bullet build, you could recoil around the areas covered with bullets then get in close to plow the Machine Gun’s bullets and kill it in one or two hits. Note: A Machine Gun using a rammer build can survive more than one bullet, even if damge is maxed out.
Tanks like the Predator, Ranger or Stalker could take down a Machine Gun out of nowhere since they have a high FoV, that way, you may easily hit and kill it.
The Penta Shot or Triplet works well, since they could spam a ton of bullets which can overwhelm the Machine Gun.
At rare cases, a Streamliner could kill a Machine Gun, as they have a more concentrated fire.