Spoopy Skelemans Feb 18 @ 3:18pm
why do I find the direct hit hard to rocket jump with?
I used to always the blackbox but recently I played with the direct hit and rocket jumps didnt work half the time when I did it. With other launchers I can rocket jump fine but with direct hit for some reason I cant jump correctly with it. Is there a reason?
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XH Feb 18 @ 3:20pm 
It has a lot less splash obviously.
Baron Von Cuddlesworth Feb 18 @ 3:37pm 
The rockets move faster.
Baseball Bibbins Feb 18 @ 3:47pm 
Originally posted by XH:
It has a lot less splash obviously.


Originally posted by Twenty Five Spindas:
The rockets move faster.


Smugleaf Feb 18 @ 3:50pm 
The Direct Hit shouldn't be rocketjumping differently. The only rocket launcher that really changes how rocketjumping works should be the Original.
Batman (Banned) Feb 18 @ 3:56pm 
Originally posted by Smugleaf:
The Direct Hit shouldn't be rocketjumping differently. The only rocket launcher that really changes how rocketjumping works should be the Original.
Please tell me you're joking, The original is only a reskin and is about 100% easier to rocket jump with versus the Direct hit, which has faster projectile speed than the original.
I GOT YO GRAPE DRANK Feb 18 @ 3:57pm 
Direct Hit is made for airshotting. That's all. Nothing else. It sucks though because of how essential Rocket Jumping is now in good Soldier gameplay, so it's point is made mute since losing the ability to jump correctly hurts a soldier greatly. Airshotting don't mean jack if you can't up yourself into the air to dodge attacks as well.
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Smugleaf Feb 18 @ 4:03pm 
Originally posted by Batman:
Please tell me you're joking, The original is only a reskin and is about 100% easier to rocket jump with versus the Direct hit, which has faster projectile speed than the original.

I'm not joking. I'm sure I know how the soldier works after playing him for so long. If you haven't noticed, the rockets come out of the rocket launcher itself and goes towards the crosshair. You can go up against a corner and fire at a sentry or anything else while looking at a wall. If you're positioned correctly, the rocket won't hit the wall in front of your face and will hit the sentry instead. You should have probably done this quite a few times if you play soldier in pubs.

There's also a reason why there was a petition to make the Original craftable. It wasn't because people were being greedy and wanted to easily get an item. Anyone who believes that the Original is a reskin is uninformed.

The Direct Hit isn't different at rocketjumping. I don't use most soldier unlocks frequently anymore, but when I used to, I've never noticed the Direct Hit behaving differently while rocketjumping. I'm sure I've seen various posts saying that the Direct Hit functions similarly to the stock Rocket Launcher while rocketjumping, and I've also looked at the Direct Hit on the wiki just before posting. I could have remembered incorrectly, but unless I'm seeing things or the wiki is wrong, the Direct Hit doesn't rocketjump differently.

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Mr. Shinjun, Cool Guy McFly Feb 18 @ 4:07pm 
I rocket jump with the direct hit frequently.
In fact, I have a loadout that has the Direct Hit, Gunboats, and Market Gardener.
It really only comes into effect where a jump or stirng of jumps needs that tiny bit of extra splash damage, which I find rare. I try to be as close to the explosion as possible with all the launchers to get the most oomph.
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