Turret Range Buff

Increases the range of turrets so that perimeter defenses are easier, or you can configure the range to any value you like.

5 months ago
0.16 - 1.1
3 years ago
Latest Version:
0.4.1 (5 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.16 - 1.1
10531 times

Increases turret range, especially at the low end. Gun turret range is now competent in the end game. All turrets still have lower range than biter aggro radius, so turret creep shouldn't be much easier than before. The main purpose of this range increase is to make it possible to save wall tiles by leaving an open wall, and to make perimeter defense less tedious to set up. You will still need a very strong perimeter later when you are getting strong attacks.

The range increase also improves gun turret survivability in the later game, as they will have plenty of time to kill off the spitters before they approach within their own attack range, assuming you have adequate turret power.

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Gun Turret range: 18 => 28
Laser Turret range: 24 => 32
Flamethrower Turret range: 30 => 36

Version History

0.1.0: Initial 0.16 release
0.2.0: Update for 0.17, no changes to mod (compatibility not tested)
0.2.1: Updated to 0.18. Sorry for the late release. Mod seems to work fine with a brief test.
0.3.0: Provided by Dominiquini, range is now configurable. Thanks!
0.4.0: Major bug fix: laser turrets now deal damage at the listed range.
0.4.1: Version update for Factorio v1.1. No changes. It should work, but I don't play on v1.1 so I wouldn't know.