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 3-0-2 as opposed to 3-2-0. The extra tacks make a big difference in popping extra bloons, due to how much easier it is to cause additional damage to very close bloons.
  • Hot Shots works better against spaced bloons, as each hot tack still has 1 pierce each.
  • 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.



  • Hot Shots might be reference to the movie with same name.
  • The Version 7.0 buff to Red Hot Rangs is likely inspired by this upgrade.

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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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