The Predator is one of the two current Tier 4 choices that branch off the Hunter at Level 45. The Predator can move the camera to seek other players in the direction the cursor is facing by clicking the right mouse button, or the Shift key. Predator may not upgrade any further.
Current Design Edit
It features a circle as its body and 3 Cannons in front, with the wider barrels overlapping the longer ones. Its current design is similar to the removed X Hunter.
Old Design Edit
- It has been fused with the X Hunter,
- It has the ability to move the camera through the use of right clicking (MOUSE2) or by pressing Shift.
- This ability will as well have the camera position locked to the new position, allowing the Predator to move to a different spot (e.g. the Base) while the player behind it is still able to spectate the new view. Using this, the Predator can see the leader arrow even if it is the leader.
- Strong Against: Slow-firing tanks such as the Destroyer, low damage per second tanks, Bosses (except the Fallen Booster), the Trapper and its upgrades, unskilled ramming tanks and drone-controlling tanks if inside its FOV.
- Weak Against: Triplet, Sprayer, and other fast firing cannons, skilled drone and rammer users. Beware a close-range fight. You are vulnerable if you use your field of vision to try and kill someone else, as this makes your tank unable to be seen.
As the Predator Edit
- Play this tank similarly to other Sniper classes.
- Remember to use your extended field of view to your advantage. One trick is to move your camera, then move your tank backwards. The camera does not move, but your tank is moved. Beware, as you might no longer see your tank and be killed by sneak attacks, such as rammers.
- It is advised that most players tend to use this tank for fighting bosses and other large Al-Controlled entities. As you may use your camera to scope them and attack them from far away. This can take some time because the Predator does not have a high reload, so try putting points in it to immediately finish off the entity without any problem. The Fallen Booster however, is a dangerous threat, it is advised to be aware when you see it's spawn notification, the Predator has a slow speed and reload, thus allowing the boss to most likely kill you before you can kill them.
- It is advisable to kill every single tank on sight before moving your camera because the Predator is very vulnerable when moving their view. It’s best if you move your camera then retreat into your base in team modes if the enemy team is stronger. In 2 Teams, if your team is dominating the leaderboard, you can farm points off of the enemy tanks coming out of their base. With the extended field of view, you can see into the enemy base while out of range of the Protectors. It is also advised to turn auto fire on when scoping, so at least you will have a chance to defend yourself.
Against the Predator Edit
- The Predator is vulnerable while it has its camera moved somewhere else. While you can’t tell if it is moving its camera, you could flank it by firing bullets at it.
- Rammers are very effective, the Predator has a low reload and is usually very slow so it is a very easy target when your stats are high on movement speed, you may easily chase it down and kill it.
- Bullet spammers can overwhelm a Predator due to the low reload, good choices include the Triplet or Penta Shot. However, the Predator's bullet stats are very high (except for reload) and can penetrate the spammer's bullets, so it is best to flank the Predator's sides.
- Drone wielding tanks like the Overlord or Manager could spread out the drones and flank the Predator by sides front and back, that way, the Predator could easily get overwhelmed and killed.
- The Factory can nullify the Predator's bullets with its own while moving at full speed in the tank's direction.
- As of 9th August, this tank had been merged with the X Hunter, receiving the X Hunter's design and triple bullets feature, and have the “zooming” ability of the original Predator kept.
- It is the only merged tank in the game so far.
- So far, it’s the only tank with the ability to move its camera.
- Its bullets can do slightly more than a third of the Destroyer’s bullet damage, making it surprisingly dangerous.
- With enough patience and repetitive usage of the Auto Fire button, it is possible to stack all three bullets on top of each other so that they fire in sync.
- In the mobile version of Diep.io, the Predator retains its old name "X Hunter".