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A tripwire is a component of an explosive booby trap, activated by a careless victim pulling on it.
The Tripwire Bomb is a Scout gadget appearing in Battlefield 1. It was first seen during the "EA Play" event on June 12, 2016.
It consists of an 18-pounder ordnance shell with a single tripwire extending about a meter in one direction. The shell is placed upright at the bearer's feet, and a tripwire deploys forward. The tripwire is reminiscent of those used by the M18 Claymore in Battlefield 4, but only a single wire is instantly deployed, and damage is dealt in all directions.
Also, when a bomb is attached to a mobile object - say, a door or a car - when that object starts to move, the bomb will detonate; good for setting a door/vehicle rig.
While the Tripwire Bomb does little to no damage to vehicles, it can severely injure exposed occupants. However, the incendary bomb is fair for anti-vehicle support as well.
The player can choose between three variants:
- High Explosive
- The Tripwire Bomb was originally available to the Support kit in the Alpha and Beta builds of the game before finally being changed to the Scout kit.