The Bonerattler is a melee weapon for all classes in Blitz Brigade. It is a boxing glove attached to an extracting mechanism that retracts when activated. It only deals with 149 damage, but add a great critical chance, the fact that it rapidly activates, and the ability to make the player (especially the Medic) run super fast, makes the Bonerattler handy in some ways.
- Players who use the Bonerattler as their primary will usually have it equipped on the medic for the absurd speed boost. If you are being harassed by a Bonerattler medic, the first step is to keep calm. The melee weapon they are using deals poor damage and will require at least 2 hits, even on the sniper. Quickly analyze the situation and take time to make your shots count.
- Alternative: if you happen to have a weapon that deals splash damage, aim at the feet of your opponent. A competent Bonerattler medic will always pull away before you can strike back, so don't switch to melee unless you have a Chainsaw for them to run into.
- If you must get revenge on a Bonerattler medic using a melee weapon, time your swing so that it impacts them as they lunge to attack. Keep in mind that high damage melee weapons like the Ice Cream Club, Reaper's Gears, or Elf Whacker have a longer swing time.
- Medics who use the Bonerattler to quickly capture flags generally do not stop to attack. They will always return to your base for the flag, so just wait for them with an explosive weapon like the Auld Lang Syne.