LawBreakers Trailer Shows Off Enforcer Action

LawBreakers [official site] has a new trailer out. I should know because I watched it. It focuses on the “Enforcer” role. According to the video blurb: “Kick ass from afar with the Enforcer role by using the Aerator Rifle, get close by using the Badger Shock Pistol and finish off your foes with the shoulder-mounted Bloodhound Launcher.”

I feel like the gun names hint at an animal theme but what kind of an animal is an aerator? Not a real one in my book of UK Wildlife, that’s for sure.

I’m glad that these trailers come out periodically because, I’ll level with you, through a series of mental associations I won’t even try to explain to you* I always end up thinking of LawBreakers as being a game about lobsters on the moon. It always throws me off when a trailer starts and no-one has any claws.

I’ll be honest. The trailer is bombastic and unsubtle but I left it kind of puzzled as to the Enforcer role. I’ve been looking at the Enforcer tutorial instead and it gives a better feel for how any of these weapons and tactics actually work.

*Actually I will because otherwise people will assume this is whimsy. There’s a professional Smite player for a team called Paradigm whose in-game name is Lawbster. The LawB combination of letters at the start of Lawbreakers always reminds me of Lawbster and thus lobsters and thus combines with a half-remembered bit of the LawBreakers premise which was – I think – about humanity exploding the moon and mucking up gravity.

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6 Comments

  1. The Librarian With No Name says:

    I can only assume that the rifle name is referring to soil aeration, and therefore celebrating the heroic work done by our friends, the earthworms.

    Or upside down land-going sea urchins, I suppose.

  2. GWOP says:

    Aerator = Aerial Alligator

    Duh.

  3. sharkh20 says:

    I hope they add a clawbreaker weapon. It would even fit the animal theme.

  4. Mycenaeus says:

    Hopefully, this isn’t the pew pew pew, respawn. pew pew pew, respawn pace of Overwatch.

    I dislike being dead before i know what’s going on. I don’t get how people throw around words like ‘tactical’ with these pew pew pew respawn games. There’s barely any time to tactically respond to anything before respawn.

    Of course, there’s also the possibility that I’m just a slowpoke with poor reflexes. The developer guide made it look interesting. The trailer made it look like a bombastic, chaotic, pew pew pew respawn bonanza. So I guess I’ll wait and see.

  5. Waltorious says:

    If the Bloodhound Launcher does not literally launch bloodhounds at ones enemies, I will be very disappointed.