Not to be confused with Hot Shot, a Monkey Buccaneer upgrade.
Shoots superhot tacks that do extra damage and can pop Lead Bloons.
~ BTD6 description
Hot Shots is the third upgrade of Path 1 for the Tack Shooter in BTD6. Along with allowing the Tack Shooter to pop Frozen and Lead Bloons, it also deals two layers damage per shot instead of one. Due to the fact that is still deals physical damage it can still pop Purple Bloons which its superior variants, Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring, cannot.
It costs $510 on Easy, $600 on Medium, $650 on Hard, and $720 on Impoppable.
If utilizing just Hot Shots, it is more worth using 3-2-0, as the Super Range Tacks upgrade gives each tack additional pierce, doubling the popping power and increasing range. A 3-0-2 might not even be better for pure single target damage since it has less range.
Hot Shots is generally better against MOAB-class bloons compared to the succeeding upgrade Ring of Fire. However, Ring of Fire does have a benefit of attacking faster and inflict more damage per fire blast.