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For the Sniper upgrade, see Faster Firing (Sniper Monkey).
Faster attack speed for all Heli attacks.
~ BTD6 description, as of Version 24.0

Faster Firing is the second upgrade on Path 3 (first upgrade on Path 3 prior to Version 18.0) for the Heli Pilot in BTD6. It allows all Heli Pilot attacks to increase attack speed by +25%.

It costs $295 on Easy, $350 on Medium, $380 on Hard, and $420 on Impoppable.



Faster Firing improves the attack speed of the Heli Pilot by a fair margin, for +25% attack speed. It becomes very helpful in combination with Quad Darts and above for extra damage, or it can be paired with Downdraft for increased blowback rate or Special Poperations for the increased Marine attack speed. Since the previous upgrade, Faster Darts, is nearly useless, the Faster Firing upgrade should be regarded as a plain $600 upgrade, rather than a $350 upgrade.


  • As of Version 18.0, the Faster Firing upgrade pretty much costs $600 on Medium, due to how Faster Darts simply provides next to no benefit for the Heli Pilot besides the occasional good sniping.
  • Downdraft benefits from this crosspath, allowing faster rates of blowback.
  • Special Poperations also benefits from this crosspath, which allows the Marine to attack faster too.
  • Currently, Razor Rotors does not benefit from this crosspath, but it benefits its higher upgrades Apache Dartship and Apache Prime.

Version History[]

Faster Firing was "nerfed" in Version 18.0 when the Faster Darts and Faster Firing upgrades were swapped, although technically it's more of a "change" because of the unpredictable nature of upgrade swapping balance changes. In addition, Faster Firing now has gained some interactions with Tier 3 crosspathing, but only so far with Downdraft.

  • Buff Faster Firing now improves blowback rate for Downdraft.
  • Change Description changed from "Faster attack speed." to "Faster attack speed for all Heli attacks."


Official artwork (post-18.0)[]

Official artwork (pre-18.0)[]


  • Faster Firing and Faster Darts are the first pair of tower upgrades in the main Bloons TD series to have swapped places (Faster Firing used to come first).
    • At v21.0, Faster Throwing and Acid Pool also swapped places (Acid Pool used to be first).
    • Bloons Adventure Time TD was technically the first, but it isn't part of the main Bloons TD series. Interestingly, this was for Marceline, who attacks most similarly to the Heli Pilot.