Death Trap is a Gene Tonic in BioShock 2 Multiplayer unlocked at Rank 38. It causes the player's body to explode shortly after being killed. Other players will be alerted to the imminent explosion by a loud beeping noise, and smoke from the corpse. Although the remaining body will be charred, it may still be researched.

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  • This Tonic will not trigger if the player has been shattered while under the effects of Winter Blast.
  • A "moving corpse" (for example a body sliding down stairs) will not explode until it stops moving.
  • If a player is killed with Electro Bolt, Insect Swarm or Incinerate!, the body will detonate much sooner than if killed by something else, as the countdown is in effect while the player is performing their death animation while still standing up.
  • Most players will note which enemy uses this Tonic and avoid their dead bodies after killing them thusly. However, the player using this Tonic can be strategic with their character choice: If the player notes several people playing as ex. Naledi Atkins, the player can switch to that character during the next round, as it will be harder to distinguish which player is which if they have the same character model in the heat of battle.
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