Return of Hyperborea. Part 3
Today in this final blog we’ll learn all the details about the new weapons of Hyperborea and have a look at the new structural parts, but first of all, we’ll talk about the new type of damage that’s going to be introduced with the next season.
We remind you that all the new features described in the “Developer blog” are not final and may be changed before they are introduced into the game or may not make it into the game at all. This applies not only to information about possible unique features of new parts, but also to the appearance of the parts themselves.
It’s time to freeze all your enemies! That’s right: now in the Wasteland it will be possible not only to heat up every tiny part of the enemy cars, but also, to cool down the most arrogant enemies down. Similar to thermal damage, this type of damage imposes a freezing effect that stacks up as you continue to deal or take damage from cryogenic weapons. But what does this lead to?
It leads to losing a sense of security that flies away like the northern winds. As the degree of freezing increases, the part loses all of its resistance and damage reduction bonuses, including damage protection bonuses from the various perks of other parts and the ability to be shot through, as well as the damage absorption effect of defence modules. Sounds scary? We haven’t seen the weapons themselves yet!
Frost cannon “Skadi”
With this legendary “reverse flamethrower” all flamethrower masters will feel themselves in their element. Its operation mechanics are similar to rotary flamethrowers, so you won’t have to get used to it for a long time. The weapon releases a jet of refrigerant, which deals cryogenic damage and rapidly multiplies all enemy defences to zero.
And, if the cryogenic damage of “Skadi” weakens the enemy’s defence, then the perk will weaken his ability to “fight back”. As the jet of refrigerant hits the enemy, the damage of their weapons will decrease. The effect gradually stacks up, up to a maximum damage reduction of 25%. And the effect from the perk will continue to work for a few seconds after you stop methodically freezing it.
The only “but” is that, unlike flamethrowers, frost cannons will require a little more space on your car. So get ready to adapt your engineering marvel!
Cryogenic howitzer “Jotun”
Do you prefer to keep your distance and infuriate the enemy by sending mines right under their wheels? Then “Jotun” is your choice!
Just like the familiar “Incinerator”, one accurate throw into the thick of battle can seriously change the course of a fight. But, if it was still possible to escape the dangerous area after the fire canister, in the case of this mortar, it’s not so simple.
Thanks to the perk, a puddle of refrigerant will be left at the site of the projectile explosion, which will freeze the parts of all armoured cars that were caught in it, and the speed and power of their cabins will be reduced by a third. The mortar opens up a lot of possibilities, especially in a team-based environment, and we can’t wait to see what sophisticated ways you and your allies come up with to take out the enemies!
Cryo cannon “Narwhal”
The Hyperboreans didn’t forget about those who love powerful and heavy weapons. Especially for all fans of cannons and other long-range weapons — welcome the “Narwhal” cryo cannon!
Like all cannons, it fires projectiles that travel along a ballistic trajectory and explode on hit. But there is one peculiarity — these shells also contain refrigerant. In addition to its menacing appearance, this turret cannon boasts a good mass-to-durability ratio, as well as 100% penetration ability.
When the shell explodes on an enemy vehicle, its parts receive cryogenic damage and a freezing effect. As the refrigerant affects the parts, the damage from a projectile hitting them will increase up to 100%.
Mount two of these guns on your armoured vehicle, and the enemy won’t forget their encounter with you anytime soon!
We were delighted with your reaction to the new structural parts from the second part of the devblog and hope the remaining parts don’t disappoint you either!
Ventilation outlet (6x4x1)
Cast half arc (4x2x3)
Cast side part (6x1x2)
Armour plate (6x1x2)
A half of this part has increased resistance to various types of damage. Take this into account when assembling and shielding the most vulnerable parts of your vehicle.
This concludes our introduction to the novelties of the upcoming season. As usual, you will be able to see all the new items in action on our official livestream shortly before the update, as well as on the livestreams of our partners afterwards. See you in the new season, you don’t have to wait for long!