Tribes: Ascend/Bolt Launcher

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Bolt Launcher

Loadout/Class Light Armor
Slot Impact
Type Explosive projectile
Manual Reload Time 1.5 seconds
Auto Reload Time 2.37 seconds
Projectile Speed 76.4 m/s
Projectile Live Time 6 seconds
Projectile Hitbox 0.2 meters
Splash Radius 10 meters
Ammo 22
Gold 160
XP 12,000
Mastery Cost (XP) Locked

"The Bolt Launcher has a larger blast radius than the Light Spinfusor. However, the projectile is more rudimentary leaving it subject to gravity based drop off at distance."

The Bolt Launcher is an unlockable primary weapon for the Light Armor. The Bolt Launcher fires an explosive bolt that arcs through the air.

Damage Table

Below are the damage values for the Bolt Launcher.

Base Damage
Base Damage 580
Beowulf 725
Deployables 725
Generator 725
Grav Cycle 725
Player 725
Sensor 725
Shrike 725
Turret 725
Splash Damage 580


The Bolt Launcher has a 50% speed inheritance on fired projectiles. The base speed for the projectile is 76.4 m/s, with a maximum speed of 160 m/s, regardless of the inherited speed, and a terminal velocity of 140 m/s.

Kick Strength

The Bolt Launcher has an impulse strength of 85,000 uu applied to players hit by its bolt.

Special Accolades

The following accolades can be earned with the Bolt Launcher.

Explosive Spree Demolitions Expert Hurt Locker Air Mail