Hover-ball acts like a normal shot in terms of flight and impact. What is unique about it is that it turns off gravity at the apex of its arc, causing it to float for .80 seconds before falling down. It has a decent radius and does a good 50 damage.
When Hover-Ball activates its floating ability, gravity is actually not turned off completely. Instead, gravity is just lowered to an extremely small amount, meaning Hover-Ball does not truly float in the air. This can be visualized by shooting Hover-Ball 90 degrees in the air with small to moderate power. When it "hovers", the projectile can be seen falling at a very slow pace, rather than staying completely still.
The floating ability activates when the shot hits its apex, which means it can be activated multiple times if the shot is sent into another arc after rebounding off a bumper. Hover-ball shares this trait with Payload.
The floating ability only activates on the top of an arc. If shot at an angle less than 1 degree, there is no arc apex and the ability does not activate. This trait is shared among all other weapons that use the arc apex to activate their effects.
[Applicable only without wind] If you know the angle for a 100 power shot, reducing the power by 7 (93 power) will land the hover-ball just a little further (in range of the AOE, unless there is a terrain difference), and reducing the power by 9 (91 power) will land the heavy hover-ball in a similar position.
This page was last edited on 13 July 2020, at 11:46.
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