The Great Debate: Power v. Speed

One of the major conundrums all Racers must face is what kind of weapons would make their car the most dangerous and powerful car in all of Eat My Dust, a car that would help either the Dragons or the Scorpions win once and for all. There is a debate between the power of the weapon versus the speed the weapon can repeatedly fire.

Armory

A powerful weapon, such as one that inflicts 50 damage, is a weapon that does not require as much ammo and can dispatch distance enemies with ease. The best weapon is the weapon that you only have to fire once, as it has been said. However, most of these powerful weapons have a trade-off: it can take one to two seconds for the weapon to cool down before the next shot. During that time, an enemy Racer or one of the Zombies can attack your car and kill the Racer while they are wasting precious battle seconds for their weapon to cool down. While the best kind of weapon is the one you only have to fire once, that does not always work if the Racer does not even have a chance to fire the weapon.

On the other side of things is the speedy weapon, one that can partake in rapid fire. With cool down times half of what the more powerful weapons have, Racers can launch a full-out attack on enemies and can win before the enemy even has a chance to wait for their powerful weapon to reload. It also gives more flexibility to the Racer if they happen to miss their target. However, a speedy weapon’s use is also contingent on a large stash of ammo; while a Racer may overwhelm their enemy with the rapidity of fire, it also costs a lot more coins to keep the ammo stocked and ready.

Of course, the speed versus power debate can be resolved by buying a higher tier weapon, such as the Tier 4 Shark Missile or a Tier 3 Lightning Gun, which can inflict both 50 damage and have a reload time of only half of a second. Of course, these higher power weapons can only be bought with a higher rank or with Turbo Bucks, so be sure to keep playing Eat My Dust.

Barring a super-powered high-tier weapon, which kind of weapon do you prefer: the powerful weapon or the speedy weapon?

Spotlight: Mechanic’s Shop

Are you always looking to improve your car and create the ultimate speed machine? Well then the Mechanic Shop is the place for you! Whether you need to boost your speed, tackle off-roading or increase your handling, the Mechanic Shop can help! Play around with new body parts, wheels, spoilers and more to give your car the competitive edge you need. As you test out different parts on your car, the box in the upper right corner will show you how the part helps or detracts from your car.

Once you’ve got your ideal car, add cool skins to perfect the look and top it off with new weapons and ammo to take out the competition. However, to unlock the ultimate prizes, you’ll need Turbo Bucks. These can be bought in-game and give you access to top-of-the-line gear – no matter what your rank!

Now, all you need is the perfect driver and you’re ready to race! Who will you choose to bring on a victory? What’s your favorite feature on your own car? Let us know!

NOW AVAILABLE: Ammo Packs!

Find yourself short on ammo lately? With danger lurking behind every corner, there are many reasons to keep your car prepared for the worst. From zombie attacks to battles for the hill, and a few relentless  rival racers, there never seems to be a dull moment while cruising around Eat My Dust!

What good is a weapon without any ammo, right?

That’s why we’ve made it even easier to stay locked and loaded at all times. Take a visit to the Mechanic’s shop or Armory to check it out. Ammo is now being sold in packs of 10, 20 and 50! But, if those numbers don’t quite fit your trigger happy shooting style, you’ll still be able to buy them in other multiples by increasing or decreasing the number of packs you’ll be purchasing before hitting the road.

If you’re short on time and ready to jump in on the action, then forget the coins and grab a few turbo bucks to start outfitting your racing machine today!

To Boost or Not To Boost…Is That Even a Question?

Do you keep finishing last in all your races? Sounds like you need a better set of wheels! Visit the Mechanic’s Shop, where you can buy special items that will give your car the lift it needs to win!

The bars at the top of the screen will change to show how each part will affect your car. When the bar turns green that means the part will amp up your car, but when it turns red the part will lower your car’s stats.

You’ll need coins and rank to buy these items, though! Get started by joining races. The higher you place, the greater your prize will be. So, you’re going to want to continue to buy items to make you a bigger, better, and faster racer.

Don’t want to wait to earn coins? Just purchase Turbo Bucks! They can be bought through the game and work similar to coins. With Turbo Bucks, you can buy any item for your car, no matter what rank you are.

So, what are you waiting for? Get a head start on building your car today!