For the Mortar upgrade, see Rapid Reload.

A Sniper Monkey with the Faster Firing upgrade

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Faster Firing icon in BTD5

Allows Sniper to shoot faster.
~ Official Description

Faster Firing is the first upgrade on Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey. It costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard and $480 on Impoppable. It increases the attack speed of the Sniper Monkey, allowing him to fire exactly 1.4 times as fast. It is overall a relatively useful upgrade because non-upgraded Sniper Monkeys attack quite slow. This Sniper Monkey upgrade really doesn't change much. It changes about 10% but that is a huge difference. Adding this upgrade to about 15 Sniper Monkeys can really shoot faster!


Turns the green hat into a blue hat. No other changes occur.



  • Combining this with Path 1 Upgrades can be really helpful for later rounds.