For the Mortar upgrade, see Rapid Reload.
Faster firing btd5

Faster Firing icon in BTD5

For the Heli Pilot upgrade, see Faster Firing (Heli Pilot upgrade).
Allows Sniper to shoot faster.
~ Official Description

Faster Firing is the first upgrade on Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey. It costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard and $480 on Impoppable. It increases the attack speed of the Sniper Monkey, allowing him to fire exactly 1.4 times as fast. It is overall a relatively useful upgrade because non-upgraded Sniper Monkeys attack quite slow. This Sniper Monkey upgrade changes the DPS of the Sniper Monkey by about 40%, which may not seem like a huge difference, but it is.

In BTD6, this upgrade returns as Fast Firing. It also appears as the first upgrade of Path 3. It increases attack speed of the Sniper Monkey by ~54%. It costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard, and $480 on Impoppable.


Turns the green hat into a grey hat. No other changes occur. In BTD5, it turns the green hat into a blue hat.



  • Combining this with Path 1 Upgrades in BTD5 and BTD6 can be really helpful for later rounds.
  • In BTD6, the blue hat that Faster Firing wore in BTD5 is now used for the Night Vision Goggles upgrade without additional crosspaths.

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  • NK slacking off again

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    • Lol, if NK was me then it would take a long time to decide the upgrade name :v
    • It would be too complicated. But even then, they should’ve tried too make distinctive names for key upgrades.
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