Autobomb Icon

Enemy Stats
First Encounter Reactor Level
Most Common Reactor Level
Preferred Weapon Frag Grenade
Minipistol (Teflon Rounds)
Primary Attack Proximity Detonation
Damage (per Hit) 200
Attack Range 1
Hit Points 50
Perception Medium
Disruptability 50%
Armor Value 40
Defense Value 1
Loot nothing

The Autobomb is an enemy encountered in System Shock.


The Autobombs are most commonly encountered on the Reactor Level of Citadel Station and can be extremely dangerous. They move fast and explode when they get close, and can easily kill you unless you're at full health.


There is a place on Reactor Level which continuously produces Autobombs - whenever one of them is destroyed, a new one appears. Don't waste your ammo there, no matter how many you shoot, there will always be more. You have to find another way around.

Another chamber on the Bridge is also filled with endlessly-reappearing Autobombs. Some will need to be destroyed to reach the force door controls, but trying to exterminate them is still fruitless; move quickly and do not linger.

Fragmentation Grenade or teflon rounds from the Minipistol are recommended to use against them.

The Sensaround Multi-View Unit is particularly helpful when in an area where autobombs lurk, especially where one might spawn behind you. Because the autobomb makes no noise and its only attack is exploding, the only effective defense against an autobomb is to see it coming. Fortunately, its comically large, bright blinking red eyes make that trivial, even in a dark environment.

An alternative to the Multi-View Unit might be to use Land Mines when autobombs are suspected.


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