- "Dude...Charge up this weapon and throw a strike every time. C'mon,abide."
– Announcer, weapon tutorial video
The Dude is a charge weapon that fires bowling balls. It carves a wider patch of damage for each level of charge. Bowling balls explode on direct hits against enemies and bounce otherwise. It can be pretty effective against an area with a large amount of OD. It's better off when they're in a straight line.
There are two major things to consider when using The Dude:
- It needs to charge up before firing for maximum effectiveness, and
- The projectile travels strictly on the ground, making it completely ineffective for flying enemies or enemies that won't be there in a moment, such as a Herker on the attack or Muggers in general.
Therefore, the weapon is best used when you already have a strategy or good position in place, such as taking out OD ganging up on your barricades during a Night Defence, or when you have several of them lining a street.
It is not a very good general use weapon, most enemies clustering together but not in a straight line, and many more enemies having much more mobility in their arsenal.