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How to Play the Bullet in Enter the Gungeon

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The bullet is one of the characters you can play as in Enter the Gungeon. It is a secret character. In this guide, I am going to explain how to play the character and how to unlock it. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then careful!

Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon
Developer: Dodge Roll
Price: $ 4.49
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What Is the Bullet Character?

The Bullet is a melee based character. As the name implies they are a Bullet Kin.

The bullet starts with two items. A sword and a cape.
Screenshot of Enter the Gungeon from Steam.

The Bullet’s main weapon is Blasphemy. This is a sword that you swing to damage enemies. If you have full health, you shoot out projectile beams. These beams remind me of how Link does the same thing in some older Legend of Zelda games.

A sword attack!
Screenshot of Enter the Gungeon from Steam.
Full health Bullet sword attack shoots out sword projectiles.
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You can attack projections and destroy them. Also, pressing reload destroys projectiles in front of you at the start of the animation. 

Pressing reload while holding the sword slightly removes bullets.
Screenshot of Enter the Gungeon from Steam.

The Bullet starts with an exclusive item called Live Ammo. Enemies will not be able to damage you by touching your character. Also, if you dodge roll into enemies, you do damage to them. This makes sense seeing how you are playing a living bullet.

How to Unlock The Bullet

You need to kill the past of one of the main characters first before you can unlock The Bullet. This means you need to beat the game once. Once you do this, rarely a Bullet Kin, wearing a cape, will show up in rooms. They will not shoot at you or do anything other than walk around.

This is going to be very confusing and counter-intuitive, but don’t shoot these bullets. Let them walk around for a while, and they will warp out of the room. After this happens five times, you will unlock the Bullet.

While trying to unlock the Bullet, just be more careful about shooting up everything you see moving around. At least if they look like a standard Bullet Kin. Once you unlock the Bullet, go back to shooting everything on sight, though!

Advice on Playing the Bullet Character in Enter the Gungeon

When playing the Bullet, you will need to get used to getting close to enemies very fast. That sword projectile attack only lasts until you get damaged once. Don’t expect to rely on that much. So most damage you do until you find another gun is going to be getting close and personal.

Also, keep in mind with live ammo you can bump into enemies and dodge roll into them with extra damage. I found this is a nice way of dealing damage against the slower, first level enemies. This also works pretty decent on the second floor as well.

I do not find pressing reload with Blasphemy and trying to block bullets helps at all. If there is some use of that, then I don’t see it. I find it leads to me taking damage trying to use it effective. I rather just swing the sword at the bullets instead.

I found rushing to find a gun. Any of them makes playing the bullet much easier. But at that point, you are just playing any other character. Just without any passive items that help with guns or any active items until you find any.

Items that affect dodge roll work well for the Bullet. Armor of Thorns and Blast Helmet both are items that increase dodge roll damage. The Cloranthy Ring makes dodge rolls faster. Springhell Boots lets you do a second dodge roll. Gunboots shoot out bullets when you dodge roll.

Items like Ballistic Boots that let you move faster are very helpful. Since you can run up the enemies and slash them faster.

As for other items, I suppose there are some other good items. I think Singularity would help a lot. Since it draws in bullets, but you can still swing a sword accurately. Bullet Time is probably useful as well.

I don’t play this character enough to know too many good items. I don’t particular like this character. I rather stay away from whatever is shooting at me. I am sure there are more useful items and combinations. Hopefully this guide at least gets you started on playing the character somewhat well.

I played the Bullet enough to beat the past with it for completion, at least.

The Bullet getting shot at by other bullet kin.
Screenshot of Enter the Gungeon from Steam.