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Rocket trooper
Rocket Troopers (German: Raketensoldaten)
are new enemies who appear in Wolfenstein:The New Order. They are very similar to Fire Troopers due to having heavy armor.

DescriptionEdit

They are heavily armored elite infantry units that carry the Assault Rifle 1960 with an under slung rocket launcher attachment.

StrategyEdit

Rocket Troopers will constantly fire rockets at long ranges, but at closer ranges, they will fire their assault rifles.

Despite their heavy weapons and armor, Rocket Troopers are known to be highly vulnerable to heavy weapons themselves. If hit properly with a rocket, they can be killed with only one shot, however it may take a maximum of 2 to take them out. The rockets are easily dodged as long as the player has the Rocket Trooper in sight; keep a distance from them because the bullets are much harder to avoid than rockets. The rocket has a small blast radius, players will take little or no damage even if the rocket strikes near their location; a direct hit however, will severely wound them, and sometimes knock them back. That might cause trouble for the players as Rocket Troopers never fight alone; there are always standard soldiers or even heavy robotic enemies fighting among them. If the Rocket Trooper is far enough, dispatch other threats first, find cover to avoid fired rockets or visual contact with them.

At the Uber difficulty level, Rocket Troopers can absorb a tremendous amount of firepower from non-explosive weaponry, but are highly susceptible to sustained fire from the AR Marksman's secondary fire function (i.e., from its automatic plasma rifle function). At lower difficulties, Rocket Troopers are still very durable, they will take a lot of rounds from conventional weapons or energy-based weapons before going down, they are immune from the stunning effect of Tesla Grenade. If the player is low on rockets to counter them, upgraded Laserkraftwerk is a good alternative option. 

Advantages against the player Edit

  • Rocket Troopers have some of the toughest infantry armor in the game.
  • An inattentive player will likely get blasted by an incoming rocket.
  • These troopers always work in tandem with regular troops.

Disadvantages against the player Edit

  • Headshots are still a great way to kill these enemies.
  • LaserKraftWerk and the AR Marksman's plasma blaster can make short work of Rocket Troopers.
  • If energy weapons or headshots are not an option, use your own rockets once you get the underslung launcher for the assault rifle. Two shots are usually enough, even on higher difficulties.

Behind the scenesEdit

BugsEdit

  • The assault rifle of the rocket trooper will give the player rockets instead of normal ammo.
  • The rocket launcher is not visible on the assault rifle of the rocket trooper.

GalleryEdit

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