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Farmbot is an enemy in Scrap Mechanic.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Farmbots are very large red robots with six legs, wielding a scythe arm, a pesticide gun, and a small drill on their undersides.
Farmbots spawn in Burned Forests, Autumn Forests, Forests, Silo Districts, and Ruin Cities. For this reason, be cautious about bringing vehicles there, as they can destroy low-durability vehicles with ease. Farmbots can also spawn rarely in the wild, sometimes even close to major points of interest like Packing Stations.
Farmbots also always spawn at the base of Warehouses with 4 floors and respawn after a while.
Farmbots will spawn during high-level raids, specifically level 10 raids and the third night of level 9 raids.
Farmbots cannot swim, but they will move underwater uninhibited to reach their target.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Farmbots are immune to Sledgehammer attacks and will destroy vehicles and buildings easily. They can also match the player's sprint speed.
Farmbots take 58 Spudgun shots or 25 Spud Shotgun shots to destroy. They can also be destroyed with 2 Small Explosive Canisters or Large Explosive Canisters. Place the canisters against a wall or other solid object, then have the Farmbot run into them. Alternatively, place them in the Farmbot's path and shoot one of the canisters just before the Farmbot reaches them. They will also explode when the Farmbot runs over them, but the fuse time makes the explosions less effective due to the speed of the Farmbot.
A fairly simple strategy is to sprint away from the Farmbot after getting its attention, occasionally turning to face it and firing a few shots. This goes faster with the Spud Shotgun or Spudling Gun.
It is not advised to use an elevated shelter as the Farmbot can use its pesticide gun to damage the player. However, it can be blocked by having something above your head.
In a Silo District, it can be lured into an empty canal, allowing you to shoot it down at a point where it cannot reach you.
If you need an easy way to beat the Farmbot, you can stand on top of the Lift at max height. When the Farmbot fires its pesticide gun, all you need to do is move the Lift.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Upcoming[edit | edit source]
Textures for green and yellow Farmbots have been found in the files, so these color variants may be added in the future. Possibly blue Farmbots as well, following the color variations of other robots.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Farmbots were originally known as Agribots. This was changed sometime in early Beta.
- Farmbots are seen in the debut trailer, with possibly fully working AI. And if this is true, that means the Farmbot AI may be as old as the game itself.
- Farmbots can cut down large trees with their scythe.
- A common unofficial name for the Farmbot is "Boss Bot", due to their boss-like status.
- Farmbots have animations and Lua code for an unused charge/breach attack.
History[edit | edit source]
Beta[edit | edit source]
- Farmbots spawned as part of a raid now run away and despawn when daylight comes.
- Added Red Farmbot.