[Rocket Launcher] Damage: ~ 550 Rate of Fire: 60 rpm Clip Size: 4 Max Ammo: 12 + 4 Primary Fire: Single shot Secondary Fire: Variable scope + laser-guided rocket First Acquired: Level 10: Point of Impact DESCRIPTION: The Bloodhound is a powerful shoulder-fire rocket launcher. The rockets do lots of damage, with a decent splash damage radius, and can kill any enemy (with the exception of Warp Guards) with a single shot. The rocket launcher is also the only weapon you have that is effective against enemy vehicles, such as Sentry mech robots or Helo attack helicopters. WEAPON ATTRIBUTES: With its powerful rockets, the Bloodhound works well against groups of enemy soldiers, or powerful Quantum Guard enemies such as Flash Guards or Storm Guards. The Bloodhound is equipped with a scope you can use to target distant enemies. More importantly, while in the scoped view mode, the Bloodhound emits a laser dot that can be used to guide rockets to the laser's location (similar to the RPG launcher from the Half Life series). The drawback to the Bloodhound is that ammo for it is quite limited. You can only carry a maximum of 16 shots for it at once, and you'll almost never be able to acquire Bloodhounds from enemy soldiers or weapon crates. You'll only be able to refill ammo for it at ammo crates. EVALUATION: Due to the limited ammo available for the Bloodhound, you might not want to carry it around. While it's very powerful, most enemies (even Quantum Guards) can be dispatched easily enough using weaker weapons (the ThunderBolt, for example). There are only a few enemies in the entire game that require a rocket launcher to defeat (1 Sentry and 2 Helos), and the game already provides you with a fully loaded rocket launcher whenever you fight them. ENEMY USAGE: Only a handful of enemy soldiers carry rocket launchers. However, the ones that do are EXTREMELY dangerous; a direct rocket hit will drop your health down to 1% on Skilled (Normal) difficulty, and kill you outright on Elite (Hard) difficulty. The rockets also have a fairly large splash damage radius. Enemy rocket launcher soldiers typically snipe at you from long range, from guard towers or catwalks. Fortunately, your suit's S.S.A.M. A.I. will usually warn you when a soldier with a rocket launcher is about to appear. Take cover and counter-snipe them with an echo Echo Rifle or ThunderBolt crossbow. You can activate Time Slow and shoot rockets out of the air with your automatic weapons, but it's generally easier just to dodge behind cover to avoid them.