Sometimes, after I’m bored, I panic over the very fact we’re all principally meat tubes ready to run out. Whether via hurt or decay, our natural our bodies will all fail ultimately. Phoenix Point‘s new villains should’ve gotten the concern over all that as a result of, gosh dang it, they’ve changed their our bodies with iron components and are violently insisting everybody be part of them in a brand new cyborg future. Launching earlier this week, Phoenix Point’s Blood And Titanium DLC asks you to tackle these tech zealots by giving them a style of their very own steely drugs.
Blood And Titanium pits you in opposition to The Pure, a New Jericho sub-faction that would really adore it if everybody stopped complaining about having their fleshy meat-bodies changed with metal and circuitry.
To struggle robots, you d higher develop into a robotic. An in-depth video demonstration from the devs reveals off the brand new Augmentations menu (changing earlier Mutations), providing two flavours of body-modding – basic flesh Mutations or new steel Bionics.
Instead of mutagens, Bionics require tech and supplies to craft. They additionally don’t heal like mutations, as an alternative requiring you to spend extra sources to make repairs to your broken cyber-arms. Soldiers can have a most of two augmentations and may mix-and-match mutations with bionics to create a hybrid killing machine that’s half man, half monster, half machine.
Each piece of scrap you jam into your squad’s our bodies comes with the Bionic Augmentation trait, making them resistant to Bleed and additional immune to paralysis, poison and viral injury. Keep in thoughts, nevertheless, that this additionally means all Bionics are significantly susceptible to acid assaults. Beyond that, although, and also you’re taking a look at wildly totally different choices relying on what you determine to plug into your flesh.
Want to develop into a grasp of stealth? Decapitating your self and popping on an Echo Head offers you evening imaginative and prescient, and fully silence any weapon you are taking to the sphere. Sick of doorways? Replace your flimsy meat-body for a Juggernaut torso, and create a cyborg-shaped gap in any wall you fancy. There are 9 bionics to select from, break up 3 ways throughout head, torso and legs.
Don’t fancy hitting the sphere with a kitted-out Kraftwerk squad? This week’s DLC is joined by a free Leviathan replace, including a gooey new Forsaken faction and quite a few problem and injury tweaks. In opposition to The Pure, The Forsaken are all mutant all the way in which, providing a a lot slimier foe to tackle. You’ll want to start out a brand new recreation if you wish to entry each Leviathan and Blood And Titanium content material in your campaigns, after all.
Blood And Titanium is out now on the Epic Games Store for £4/$5.