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Oscar Mike

Credits 35,000 / Full Game Upgrade

A discarded clone soldier from a long-forgotten war, Oscar Mike is a capable front-line fighter, engaging enemies at range with his assault rifle, cloaking for quick exits from tight spots, and inspiring his allies with his... unconventional personality.[x]

Role: Range:
Attacker Far

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Oscar Mike is a loyal, hardened soldier who fights unquestioningly for the ideals of the Peacekeepers. He uses an assault rifle and grenades that should be familiar to any fan of first-person shooters, and his ultimate ability is to call in an Airstrike that can blow his foes to smithereens.

Oscar Mike is available to play at the start of the game.


A discarded clone soldier from a long-forgotten war, Oscar Mike is a capable front-line fighter, engaging enemies at range with his assault rifle, cloaking for quick exits from tight spots, and inspiring his allies with his... unconventional personality.[1]

Character StatsEdit

  • Role: Attacker
  • Characteristics:
    • Versatile
    • Pusher
    • Easy


  • Not only did Jim Foronda voice Oscar Mike, but he also voices ISIC from the Last Light Consortium.
  • Oscar Mike was the first character designed for the game. His design influenced the rest of the game's development.[2]
  • Oscar's helmet design seems to be based on "Space Knight" head customization for Axton from Borderlands 2 game.
  • Based on his Lore and quotes from Chronicle during The Archive, Oscar Mike has written multiple poems about spiders.


  1. Official Website - Oscar Mike
  2. 2016-03-28, Science, Humor, and the Gearbox-y-ness of Battleborn. GameSpot, accessed on 03-29-2016

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Tactical Rounds

Tactical Rounds

The first 15 rounds of each Assault Rifle magazine deal 50% additional damage.

Skill 1

Stealth Generator

Stealth Generator

Activate a cloaking device obscuring Oscar Mike from view and radar detection for 9 seconds. Attacking or using a skill cancels the effect.
Default Cooldown: 20s



UPR-AR7 Assault Rifle

The core of Oscar Mike's combat effectiveness is his Assault Rifle and its many available upgrades.

Skill 2

Frag Grenade

Frag Grenade

Launch a grenade that explodes 3 seconds after launch or 1 second after impact, dealing up to 200 Damage to each enemy within its blast radius.
Default Cooldown: 17s


UPR-RDC Combat Armor

UPR-RDC Combat Armor Oscar Mike

Oscar Mike's standard issue Combat Armor can be enhanced to increase survivability.




Target an area to strike with 13 laser-guided missles, each of wich explodes dealing 250 damage to nearby enemies.
Default Cooldown: 60s


  • Rifle scope OR Red dot sight

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Impact Trigger Level 1 Sneak Attack
Frag Grenades detonate on impact. Deactivating Stealth Generator by using a skill or attacking an enemy provides a momentary damage boost to the skill or attack used. +20% Bonus Damage
Fragcendiary Grenade Level 2 Nades On Nades
Upon detonation, Frag Grenages blanket an area in napalm, dealing damage over time to nearby enemies. +360 Damage over 6 Seconds On first impact, Frag Grenades spawn 5 child grenades, each of which deals 20% damage on detonation.
Red Dot Sight Level 3 Scope
Fits Oscar Mike's Assault Rifle with a red dot sight that enables full-speed movement while aiming down sights. Fits Oscar Mike's Assault Rifle with a long-range scope that increases Oscar Mike's maximum effective range.
Back In A Jif Level 4 Tactical Espionage Action
Activating Stealth Generator prompts Oscar Mike's shields to immediately begin charging. Stealth Generator increases movement speed when active. +30% Movement Speed
Hollow Point Round Level 5 Doubletap
Bonus damage caused by Tactical Rounds penetrates enemy shields. +25% Shield Penetration Doubles the number of Tactical Rounds in each magazine. +15 Tactical Rounds
Far-Flung Frags Level 6 Stealthy Shields
Boosts launch velocity of Frag Grenades, increasing their range. Increases shield recharge rate while Stealth Generator is active. +105 Shield Recharge Per Second.
Agility Training Level 7 Disruption Rounds
Increases base movement speed. +9% Base Movement Speed A portion of Assault Rifle damage penetrates enemy shields. +25% Shield Penetration
Fragpocalypse Level 8 Embiggened Boom
Boosts Frag Grenage damage. +30 Damage Increases the effective explosive range of Frag Grenades.
Stealth Savings Level 9 Operation Sneaky Ghost
Deactivating Stealth Generator early refunds a portion of the cooldown cost. The less time you spend in stealth, the shorter the cooldown will be. Up to 40% Cooldown Reduction Increases Stealth Generator's maximum active duration. +6s Duration
Holy Crap, Space Lasers! Level 10 Holy Crap, Concussive Strike!
Replaces Airstrike's missile barrage with a concentrated beam laser attack that concentrates all Airstrike damage into a smaller area and penetrates through structures. Enemies damaged by Airstrike are slowed for a short time. +3s Slow

Advanced Helix:Edit

  • 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 9 Level 5 Debilitating Rounds
Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP Critical hits with Tactical Rounds deal increased damage. +50% Critical Damage
Character Rank 3 Level 7 High-Velocity Ammo
Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP Increases Assault Rifle Damage. +18% Damage
Character Rank 5 Level 8 Concentrated Frags
Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP Greatly increases the damage caused by Frag Grenades at the cost of reducing area of effect. +30% Damage, -25% Area of Effect Radius
Character Rank 12 Level 9 Ghost Mode
Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP

Activating Airstrike while Stealth Generator is active no longer breaks stealth.

Character Rank 7 Level 10 Danger Close
Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470 total XP Oscar Mike calls in a focused Airstrike on his location, narrowing the area of effect and causing Airstrike to follow Oscar Mike as he moves.

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For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.

Lore ChallengesEdit

Fitting In Deal 36,000 damage in a single match with Frag Grenades.
I Am Litterally Made For This Fire 50,000 rounds.
Something To Ugly Cry About Deal 20,000 Airstrike damage while cloaked.
On Sight Interview Kill 500 enemies with Red Dot Sight activated.
From Yer Best Bud Complete 3 matches while on the same team as Montana.


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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.





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  • Each of Oscar Mike's skins are taken from the NATO and U.S. Military phonetic alphabet.
  • Skins RDC-EZ “Echo Zulu” and RDC-GG “Golf Golf” are acronyms used in the Video game community, mostly in PVP. "EZ" meaning "Easy", and "GG" meaning "Good Game".

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