One of several surviving races of bird-like aviants, Benedict is both astoundingly capable on the battlefield with his rocket launcher and...a tremendous jackass. In defense of his homeworld Madan, Benedict's left wing was severely crippled in battle. Through the aid of an artificial wing, Benedict is still capable of limited flight in battle, which gives him more than ample opportunity to rocket jump his way to victory.
How to unlock
- Rank Unlock: Command Rank 10
- Challenge Unlock: Win 5 matches as a Peacekeeper character.
Brash and arrogant Benedict loves three things: himself, rockets, and himself. Though his left wing was crippled during the evacuation of his homeworld, Benedict is still capable of limited flight, raining down rockets from a high vantage point.
- Role: Attacker
- Sonny Strait, the voice actor of Benedict, is well known for voicing Krillin from the Dragonball series, and Maes Hughes in the Fullmetal Alchemist series.
- Despite his very pronounced 'Southern' accent and supposed egocentrism, Benedict is a very eloquent writer.
- Benedict's dance taunts are references to the show Arrested Development where numerous characters used both dances in the show.
- One of Benedict's quotes from The Dance II is ''I saw this on TV once''.
Jumping again in the air allows Benedict to double-jump. Holding secondary attack while in the air causes Benedict to Glide for a limited time.
Fires a rocket that deals 133 damage and targets your enemy for 3 seconds. Subsequent rockets home in on targeted enemies.
UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher
Benedict's trademark Rocket Launcher deals heavy damage in a wide explosive radius.
Launches Benedict skyward for a strategic advantage or a hasty withdrawal from combat.
Benedict's battle armor is heavily augmentable to support combat mobility and damage output.
Launches a player-guided missile that deals 500 damage. Reactivating the skill in-flight triggers early detonation.
|The Dance, I||Default|
|Regurgirocket||Rewarded at Character Rank 15|
|The Dance, II||Complete Lore Challenge "The Bird's Last Word"|
|The Dance, III||Randomly rewarded when opening UPR Loot Packs|
|The Dance, IV||Randomly rewarded when opening UPR Loot Packs|
|Lunch Break||Marketplace purchase for 230 Platinum|
|The Rocket Hawk||Default|
|Bluebird||Rewarded at Character Rank 4|
|Screamin' Eagle||Rewarded at Character Rank 8|
|Lovebird||Rewarded at Character Rank 11|
|Fresh Outta The Aivary||Rewarded at Character Rank 14|
|Blackhawk||Complete Challenge "Master of Benedict"|
|Turbulence||Randomly rewarded when opening UPR Loot Packs|
|Limited Edition||Randomly rewarded when opening UPR Loot Packs|
|Gold Eagle||Open beta challenge SHIFT reward|
|UPR-AX76 "Murri-Caw"||Marketplace purchase for 420 Platinum|
For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.
|Rocket Jump Professional||Glide for one hour (3,600 seconds).|
|Help for a Grounded Recruit?||Kill 10 Battleborn while in the air.|
|The Tour||Complete 3 matches on a team with at least three other Peacekeepers.|
|So Many Rockets||Fire 300 rockets in a single match, 5 times.|
|The Bird's Last Word||Get 100 kills with Boomsday.|
|Level||Hawk 'N Awe||Mutator||Bird of Prey|
|1||Evasive Pattern Benedict||Rejiggered Ordinance||Presistent Projectiles|
|Liftoff now launches up and backwards.||Hawkeye's rockets deal increased damage to shields. +50% Bonus Damage to Shield||Hawkeye’s target effect lasts longer. +1 Second Homing Duration|
|2||Make Some Room||Wind Chill|
|On activation, Liftoff pushes nearby enemies away.||On activation, Liftoff slows nearby enemies. +1 Second Slow|
|3||Ready Rockets||Speed Delivery|
|Increases Rocket Launcher reload speed. +30% Reload Speed||Increases rocket propulsion speed. +25% Rocket Speed|
|4||Rapid Reload||A Murder Of Rockets|
|Activating Hawkeye instantly reloads Benedict’s Rocket Launcher.||Hawkeye now launches three rockets in rapid succession. +2 Rockets|
|Grants a second air jump.||While gliding, press the off-hand melee button to dive-bomb enemies, dealing damage and pushing them back. This can be used every 8 seconds.||Increases Benedict’s in-air gliding speed. +25% Flight Speed|
|On activation, Liftoff damages nearby enemies. +133 Damage||Homing Rockets deal increased damage to enemies. +20% Damage|
|7||Danger Zone||Multiloader||Surgical Strike|
|Increases Rocket Launcher’s area of effect. +45% Blast Radius||Holding down primary fire allows Benedict to fire two rockets at the same time.||Increases Rocket Launcher damage while reducing its area of effect. +18% Damage, -20% Area of Effect Radius|
|8||Frequent Flyer||First Class|
|Reduces Liftoff cooldown, allowing more frequent use. -25% Cooldown Time||Shields begin to recharge immediately after activating Liftoff.|
|9||Less Talk, More Hawk||Eyes on You||Party Starter|
|Reduces Hawkeye’s cooldown. -25% Cooldown Time||Increase Hawkeye's blast radius by 50%.||Increases Hawkeye's rocket damage. +15% Damage|
|10||Hawkpocalypse||Phoenix Protocol||Rockets Launchin' Rockets|
|Increases Boomsday’s explosion radius. +100% Blast Radius||Upon detonation, Boomsday leaves behind a scorching area of effect dealing 480 additional damage over 8 seconds.||While Boomsday’s guided missile is in flight, reactivating the skill fires smaller rockets.|
- Additional Helix options that can be unlocked by leveling the respective character rank.
- A third option added to a pre-defined Helix choice.
- Maximum of 1 additional helix choice for each character Helix level
- They first show up ingame after they are unlocked for the individual character.
- 5 additional helix choices per character
- Ingame selection via:
- F (PC)
- Y (Xbox Controller)
- Triangle (PS4)
|Character Rank 5||Level 1||Rejiggered Ordinance|
|Requires character rank to unlock = total XP||Hawkeye's rockets deal increased damage to shields. +50% Bonus Damage to Shield|
|Character Rank 7||Level 5||Divebomb|
|Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470? total XP||While gliding, press the off-hand melee button to dive-bomb enemies, dealing damage and pushing them back. This can be used every 8 seconds.|
|Character Rank 9||Level 7||Multiloader|
|Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP||Holding down primary fire allows Benedict to fire two rockets at the same time.|
|Character Rank 3||Level 9||Eyes On You|
|Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP||Increase Hawkeye's blast radius by 50%.|
|Character Rank 12||Level 10||Phoenix Protocol|
|Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP||Upon detonation, Boomsday leaves behind a scorching area of effect dealing 480 additional damage over 8 seconds.|
This strategy guide was created to help players determine the best Gear and Helix choices for this Hero based on Game Mode type and Role. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge so that others may benefit from it.
- Increased the initial reload speed of Benedict's UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher.
- Fixed an issue that caused Benedict's L3 "Ready Rockets" augment to reduce reload speed by 45% rather than 30%.
- Reduced the damage of Benedict's UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher by 10% (from 211 to 190 at level 1).