The bomb killed Seaspray and destroyed his ship, but failed to kill Wheeljack, who survived the explosion in his ship. Dreadwing attempted to kill Optimus Prime, Bulkhead and Wheeljack with a bomb attached on Bulkhead, but failed as they convinced Dreadwing to deactivate the bomb but Dreadwing had placed other bombs around the dock area where he set to explode. During the relic hunt for the Apex Armor, Dreadwing puts a bomb on Optimus during their second fight, bur Optimus was able to throw away the bomb. During their fight with Starscream who was in the Apex Armor, Dreadwing placed one bomb on his back but it didn't blow him up because the armor was indestructible. However, Dreadwing placed several bombs around Starscream, while Optimus distracted Starscream. They managed to blow Starscream through the ground. During the hunt for the Omega Key, Dreadwing attached his bombs on trees in a forest where Bulkhead and Smokescreen escaped unharmed. Dreadwing attempted to place a bomb on Bulkhead's back but failed as Bulkhead learned from their previous encounter and had placed the bomb on Dreadwing. Dreadwing threw it and exploded near him where he fell to the floor unconscious.
Dreadwing used a phone like device to activate these bombs.