Ball Launcher-UT2003

The Ball Launcher as seen in Unreal Tournament 2003

The Ball Launcher is a type of bomb launching gun used in Unreal Tournament 2003 and Unreal Tournament 2004, specifically for the Bombing Run game type. When the player grabs the bomb (also called the ball), the player's weapon switches to the Ball Launcher. The player cannot access any of his other weapons as long as he carries the ball, thus making him impossible to attack. However, as long as the player carries the ball, the health is gradually restored to 100 points, whenever it falls below 100.

The player can use the Ball Launcher to 'throw' the ball, or specifically 'pass' the ball to other players, or simply shoot the ball through the goal hoop. The secondary fire assigns an ally bot to receive the ball pass from the player, and the primary fire allows the ball to be shot towards the assigned bot. The ball can be freely shot towards the ally bot even without locking on him as the the ball target. Since the ball follows a non-linear trajectory, similar to the Alt Fire from the Flak Cannon, any long free throws should be made carefully.