For the Mortar upgrade, see Rapid Reload.

A Sniper Monkey with the Faster Firing upgrade

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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 10%, 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 costs $280 on Easy, $TBA on Medium, $TBA on Hard, and $TBA on Impoppable.


Turns the green hat into a blue hat. No other changes occur. In BTD6, it turns the green hat into a gray hat.



  • Combining this with Path 1 Upgrades can be really helpful for later rounds.