After buying this upgrade, the grapes shot will be on fire. Crosspaths do not affect the appearance of the grapes, though Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier will have their purple trims recolored to orange.
Hot Shot can be a useful upgrade to Grape Shot for popping Lead Bloons early on, and the extra damage is also helpful. A 0-2-2 Buccaneer is also useful for popping Camo Lead. As for 2-2-0, it has similar benefits to 2-1-0 except can handle rounds with Leads and deal slightly more damage overall.
A 2-2-0 Buccaneer has very good popping power, especially early on, for a decently low price. The Double Shot upgrade not only doubles the dart volleys, but the grape shots too.
Purchasing Hot Shots is very handy as a crosspath for Merchantmen, as it makes them useful at popping Camo Leads and most bloons between Rounds 20-30 on their own, given slight support from other towers.
The burn effect from grapes cannot stack (i.e. If a Hot Shot grape hits a bloon already on fire, it will not gain any extra damage from the burn effect). Therefore, often just one Hot Shot upgrade is enough if desiring the burn effect.
Received a crosspathing interaction as a buff, taken from its previous upgrade.
Crosspathing with Double Shot now doubles grapes (carried over from 210).
0-2-1 Hot Shot now has 2 pierce per grape instead of 1.
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The grapes from Hot Shot cannot pop Purples even though the grapes visually appear to be literally purple grapes with flames. This is contrary to other upgrades such as White Hot Spikes or the Tack Shooter's Hot Shots upgrade.