“Vicious Circle” Nug Club: The Best Mercs for Collecting Nuggets

Edited by Kyla Painter

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Vicious Circle might be the name of the game, but collecting nuggets is also the name of the game.

That makes sense. Lean into it.

And whether you’re jumping into the closed beta or gearing up for the launch on August 13th, you’ll need to pick the right mercenary to collect the coveted 75 nuggets first so you can safely escape the other mercenaries and the vicious mutant chicken Peggy Sue.

Read on below for our ranking of the best nugget-collecting mercenaries in Vicious Circle, Rooster Teeth’s upcoming uncooperative first-person shooter:

4. Blitz

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Oh, Blitz. Poor Blitz.

This retrofuturist space-dog voiced by Geoff Ramsey almost has no place on this particular list. His semi-auto pistol is designed specifically for fighting Little Dippers and Peggy Sue, and is woefully unsuited for farming nuggets the traditional way.

To effectively gather nuggets with Blitz, players will need to learn where the best items appear on each map and learn how to best make-use of his base movement speed, which is faster than all other mercenaries’.

3. Captain Boom

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The versatile Captain Boom’s auto-rifle can only pop nuggets one-at-a-time, but it can do so quickly. With well-placed shots, a skilled Captain Boom player can out-pace an average Zella player, but the need for steady mouse-control limits the player compared to practiced Zellas and most CR45H & Burns.

2. Zella

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Zella, voiced by Barbara Dunkleman, is a stealthy mercenary who can turn invisible and fire shotgun-like psionic bursts from her hands.

A well-placed burst can clear most or all of a nugget grouping, but the need for a second or third burst coupled with the need to be close to the groupings to pop them contrasts with the grab-and-go rhythm that put the next mercenaries in the lead.

1. CR45H & Burn

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The dynamic duo of Michael and Lindsay Jones star as the bombastic pair of sentient-robot CR45H and demon-fire-baby Burn.

Armed with a rocket-launcher-like laser gun (the only gun in the game that deals splash damage) CR45H & Burn can pop whole nugget groupings with a single shot. They can then scoop up the nuggets and move on without breaking stride, earning them the number one spot.


Unable to make it into the closed beta but still interested in checking out Vicious Circle? Tune into Twitch.tv/BIGBITEmedia tonight from 5 pm to 8 pm CST as we host our own Editor-In-Chief Matthew “Copilot” VanDeZande as he looks to repeat his 5-star performance from RTX!

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