Hey guys! Dreemurr here with a guide about the 4th and final gamemode: Bounty! Sorry for the long absence, I’ve been busy with IRL stuff.
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Best Tips For You To Win Bounty!
Bounty is very similar to Smash & Grab in some ways. You have the 3v3, the kill to get rewards, etc. The only difference is that there is no tangible object to “grab”. Therefore, squishier characters work better in Bounty than Smash and Grab.
The S Tier consists of three moderately squishy snipers. They can all take out an enemy from a distance without getting too close. However, remember to keep your distance with these characters because if you get too close to the enemy, you’re gone for.
Ricochet: I’m still salty about not having him. He has killed me so many times in bounty because I didn’t even notice him. His shots bounce off walls, which is great for a lot of things.
Colt: He pushed Brock off the A tier because his shots are more accurate. I think I can safely say I’ve finally learned how to use him (kind of). He can also shoot from a distance, and he does a lot of damage.
Piper: The newest addition to the cast, Piper is an absolute nightmare for me. It’s impossible to get close to her and her shots are hard to dodge. 11.5/10.
The A Tier consists of slightly weaker characters that almost made it to the S Tier. Overall, they are still very good choices for Bounty (I main Poco for Bounty) but may be slightly less efficient. As an average, they are more tanky than the S Tier, however.
Brock: Colt pushed him off the S Tier. The reason Colt is S tier and Brock is A tier is because it is very easy to miss with Brock, and he only fires one shot at a time.
Mortis: With his fast speed and his shovel, he can move quickly to grab the star in the middle and escape. He is not as good in Bounty because of his low health and melee attack, but decent as long as you stay on your side of the map and close to your teammates. (I’M STILL SALTY THAT I DON’T HAVE HIM)
Poco: I unlocked him a few days ago and already love him. His super is enough to get you out of a jam and your teammates too. He’s definitely worth using in any 3v3 (but not showdown, showdown is weird).
The B Tier consists of characters that perform above average in Bounty. What else do you expect this subtext to say?
El Primo: His recent, undocumented nerf helped bring him down from “OP” to “requires skill”. It is hard to get too close to your opponents in Bounty, so I placed him at B Tier.
Bull: I recently unlocked him, and I love using him in Bounty (not as much as Poco though). He is tanky enough for you to make your escape most of the time.
Shelly: She’s great in showdown, but from a long range, her attack just doesn’t do enough damage. Nevertheless, she can still do great in Bounty, just not as great as some others.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have them, but I think the legendaries are too similar. Barley is pretty good, and it barely squeezed Dynamike off the C Tier.
Crow: He looks really cool. His regular attack is like Shelly’s and his super is like El Primo’s. He’s a very well-rounded character, however, nearly impossible to obtain for f2p players due to his legendary status. However, his blades are poisonous, which makes him a viable choice. I don’t know much about him as I’ve never played as him or against him.
Spike: This adorable cactus is very similar to Crow but slightly tankier and less of an offensive threat. His needles expand so he is a viable choice for shooting around walls. His super does a lot of damage, however. Other than that, he is very similar to Crow.
Barley: He barely nudged Dynamike off the C tier. Personally, I use Dynamike more than Barley, but I will admit Barley has the better end of the stick. With his large splash radius he can potentially finish off the enemy team.
Nita and Jessie, two of my favorite characters, make this tier, unfortunately. Dynamike barely got squeezed off of the C Tier by Barley. These characters are not horrible, however, which is why this is called the D Tier and not the F Tier.
Dynamike: Similar to Barley, but he has less of a splash radius. However, he does do quite a bit of damage, so I use him occasionally.
Nita: She’s great and all, and the bear can help you get kills, but she is outshone too much by everyone else.
Jessie: Like Brock, it’s too hard to miss with her, and even if you do hit, it doesn’t do a lot of damage. Her super isn’t as effective because there’s nothing to guard. (Will wrong pic lol)
(EDIT: Oops I forgot Bo): Maybe it’s because I don’t have him yet, but Bo just doesn’t seem that good to me. His arrows don’t do that much damage and he’s a straight shooter, not that good in bounty. I would place him on the B Tier.
Best Tips for Bounty
Know your map. Knowing your map inside and out can give you an advantage. There are countless situations where I’ve been able to corner somebody because they didn’t know there was a wall behind them. Playing a Bot Brawl can help you see the map in its entirety before playing against other players. More about maps at here.
Teamwork. Again, this is very intuitive but if you do not work together, you will not win. An example of this would be a Poco hanging around behind another teammate and healing them to prevent the loss of many stars.
Don’t kill trade. At first, this may seem like a good idea, but I can tell you firsthand that it is not. Why? Usually, you kill your opponent before you get killed. Unless your opponent has like 6 stars over his head, you’ll make a negative trade because if you have equal amounts of stars, then he will gain twice as much as you.
Know when to play defense. It is very frustrating to see a teammate with 9 stars die in the last 3 seconds of the game.
Well, that’s it for now! Good luck to everyone in game, and I hope Supercell releases the game for Android and the rest of the world very soon! I hope you enjoyed this guide!
(SparkyIsLife, I know we agreed you could write this but you haven’t been writing anything lately so I figured I should just finish the gamemode series.)