Bullhorn Swarm is an ability for the Engineer in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, the Engineer will deploy a group of megaphones that block an area and unburrows nearby Chompers that are underground. The megaphones will give chase to any plant that get close to the area; each individual megaphone will stun the plant for a small amount of time, with the stun time being able to stack. After a period of time has passed, the megaphones will eventually despawn.
Increased health of deployed Bullhorns.
Increases Bullhorn Swarm health by 150% (to 25 HP), heals Heavy Helper for 25 health if the initial blast hits an enemy.
Cover larger area with Bullhorn Swarm.
Increase Bullhorn Swarm area of effect to 11m (36.08 ft)
Although having different mechanics, the Bullhorn Swarm is basically Sonic Grenade and Proximity Sonic Mine combined: Bullhorn Swarm is thrown like Sonic Grendae and the megaphones left behind from the initial impact will behave like Proximity Sonic Mines. If the usage of the megaphones that are left behind is desired, usage of Bullhorn Swarm should equivocate to that of Spikeweed, due to the latter being thrown at an aimed target in Battle for Neighborville.
If all of the megaphones were to hit the same target at the same time, it is possible for Bullhorn Swarm to fully stun a plant for about three seconds due to fact that the stun time adds up for every megaphone colliding with a plant. To make things better, if a megaphone gives chase to a plant, it won't stop until either it collides with a corner, a wall, or the target. If a megaphone released from the blast chases a Night Cap who enters Shadow Sneak shortly after triggering that megaphone, it will force her out of Shadow Sneak, making her an exposed target. When using Bullhorn Swarm against a burrowing Chomper, be aware that only the initail blast of the ability is able to unburrow it.
If you see an Engineer use Bullhorn Swarm, be ready to take massive amounts of damage, as, if you are in the area of the swarm, you will be stunned for a while. It is best preferred to quickly hide behind a corner or wall if you see the Engineer delpoying Bullhron Swarm. It is indeed possible to destroy the megaphones, but they are small and thus this is not recommended. However, after a while, the megaphones will automatically despawn, so sticking around is still an option.
- The initial blast of the ability uses the same audio of Sonic Grenade and Proximity Sonic Mine.
- If a megaphone unleashed from the blast spreads out into a wall, it will disappear.