For the BTD4 or BTD5 counterpart, see Rapid Reload (BTD4-BTD5).
Even faster reload.
~ BTD6 description


Rapid Reload is the second upgrade of Path 2 for the Mortar Monkey in BTD6. It increases the attack speed of the Mortar Monkey by around +39%, for around +85% attack speed compared to a normal Mortar Monkey. This allows the Mortar Monkey to attack every 1.08s.

It costs $425 on Easy, $500 on Medium, $540 on Hard, and $600 on Impoppable.

This upgrade changes the Mortar Monkey's artillery mortar base rounded black, and the ends of the handle are now red.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Rapid Reload increases the attack speed of the Mortar Monkey even more than with Faster Reload. With this upgrade, the Mortar Monkey is even more reliable at hitting its needed targets.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Try adding this upgrade with Bigger Blast to make use of its reliable attack rate. Increased Accuracy is not very helpful for the Mortar unless it's to catch Yellows and Pinks.
  • It's worth noting that this upgrade is just as expensive as Burny Stuff. Normally, Burny Stuff is superior over Rapid Reload for the early-game.
  • On multi-lane maps such as Dark Castle, adding this to Shattering Shells increases the reliability of micromanaging each blimp to defortify.

Version History (BTD6)[edit | edit source]

21.0
  • Nerf.png Explosion random deviation radius increased (18 --> 30)
  • Nerf.png Attack speed with Rapid Reload decreased (1.07s --> 1.08s)
22.0
  • Buff.png Reverted random deviation radius change

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rapid Reload is the only Mortar Monkey upgrade that has changed from a Tier 1 upgrade to a Tier 2 upgrade in BTD6, although Faster Reload pretty much fulfills the old Rapid Reload's role.


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