The Buzzkill is a heavy weapon that, after a small wind-up time, fires buzzsaws for as long as the trigger is pressed. These buzzsaws ricochet off hard surfaces, tearing enemies to shreds, and can easily clear a room. However, the weapon can kill you with your own buzzsaws. The small wind-up time makes it inadvisable at closer ranges, and the noise the weapon makes can alert enemies to the user's position. The weapon also suffers somewhat from the low projectile speed of the buzzsaws.
If a buzzsaw kills an enemy, it will penetrate through them, allowing for multiple kills with a single buzzsaw, especially against weaker enemies like Juvies. A good way to kill enemies with this weapon is to aim at a piece of cover immediately behind them, as it will likely ricochet towards the intended target.
The Buzzkill is a heavy weapon whose projectiles could go through multiple enemies and ricochet off hard surfaces.
While it takes two shots to kill any enemy, the ricocheting effect makes this weapon unpredictable, chaotic and dangerous to the user as it could backfire and hit them. Moreover, on weather events such as Windflares, it could alter the trajectory and accuracy of a Buzzkill.
The Buzzsaw's execution consists of ramming the weapon into the downed enemy's back, sawing the body in half, akin to a much larger and more brutal Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle execution.
Behind the Scenes
- The Buzzkill is a spiritual successor of the Savage Buzzsaw, a cut weapon design originally meant for the Savage Locust in Gears of War 3.