Launch Pad

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Launch Pad

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A Launch Pad is a mechanic that accelerates the character in a specific direction. Players must move into the vicinity of a launch pad for it to activate. There are two types of launch pads, bounce pads and zip pads. Bounce pads launch the player vertically, allowing them to reach higher area are the next level of an arena. Zip pads launch the player in a horizontal arc, to cross gaps in the terrain. Launch pads were first seen as bounce pads in the initial release of Super Adventure Box in the form of Bouncy Mushroom. Bouncing pads were first introduced with Super Adventure Box's World 1, and zip pads were introduced (along with the first return of bouncing pads) in Dragon Ball Arena, as part of the arena mechanics before being added to other locations in various, improved, styles.

It is usually possible to start a glide after the apex of the flight trajectory.

Launch Pad locations[edit]

Maguuma Jungle
Ring of Fire
Ruins of Orr

Bounce pad locations[edit]

Super Adventure Box

See Bouncy Mushroom.


  • Most of pads cannot be used by players without the Heart of Thorns expansion. Attempting to do so will result in the following message: "You have found a Launch Pad. Train Glider Basics in the Gliding Mastery to be able to deploy your glider midlaunch." Among exceptions are the Launch Pads near the Lowland Burns waypoint, near the Splintered Coast waypoint and near the bank in Lion's Arch.


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