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General Description[edit | edit source]
The Hotwire is an Item that can be found within common locations, including choice enemy Camps, given by Spouses, and rarely as a reward from Seasonal Festivals. Hotwire is a unique Tractor affecting item in the sense that it is the only one that completely removes the recharge time, allowing players to repeatedly use their Tractors within a short time-frame. This poses benefits while on the Farm, as it allows players to reap the benefits and perks of their given Tractor at will. In addition, it is useful while clearing enemy Camps, as both the Megaton Tractor and Wood Chipper Tractor are both capable of dealing damage to Enemies. Combined with Hotwire this can allow players to quickly clear Biomes. However, all of Hotwire's benefits come at a cost of a 25% chance to take damage whenever a Tractor is activated. The damage taken is not blocked by invincibility frames, and can potentially continuously damage players within an alarmingly quick time frame. However, the damage can be blocked by Bark Skin. Despite this, players need to be careful when continuously using their Tractor within a short time-frame to not kill themselves and to have a good supply of Heart Beet Seeds stocked up beforehand. It is also important to remember that since Items cannot be dropped or removed from the Inventory, once the player chooses to take Hotwire they are permanently stuck with both Hotwire's upsides and downsides for the remainder of the run. As such, it is advised to think carefully before taking this Item.
Comparison[edit | edit source]
Due to how Hotwire completely removes Tractor recharge time, the following, normally beneficial upgrades become completely irrelevant. This is due to how Hotwire will cause the Tractor's recharge meter to be always full, rendering these Items useless. In addition, unlike the majority of the below Items Hotwire can be found outside of the Rose Trader's market or from Golden Pupa loot, making it more common to see in any given run over the majority of those options. However, due to Hotwire's downside of a 25% risk to take damage upon Tractor use, it may be preferable to utilize the other options if the player is already struggling enough with taking damage or does not have enough Heart Beet Seeds to sustain continuous Tractor use.
List of Less Beneficial Upgrades[edit | edit source]
- Backup Generator
- Double Cream
- Fertilizer Fuel Converter
- Shroom-mates (partially, given Tractor Recharge Mushroom has been unlocked)
- Tractor Recharge Shroom
- Whiskey Shot
Beneficial Upgrades[edit source]
The following is a list of possible Items that can affect Hotwire: