Deploying Your Drones
Deploying Your Drones

Deploying Your Drones

Player Drones

Operatives possess the power to wield two distinct types of Drones: the Retriever Drone and the Tactical Drone. These companions can be strategically deployed across the map to acquire items that lie beyond your immediate grasp. However, it is important to note that not all items can be collected using Drones alone. Some treasures demand the direct presence of an Operative, adding an element of personal engagement to your endeavours.

Retriever Drones

Every Operative is given a basic retriever drone as part of their onboarding kit. Retriever drones are able to carry one item at a time, used as an extension to collecting items in addition to the Operative picking them up within collecting distance. Only one Retriever Drone can be sent out at any point of time.

Retrieval drones can only operate within the active zone the operative is in. If an Operative moves outside of the zone, the Operative will be alerted and will have a short time to return to the previous zone. Failure to do so will lead to the drone entering a β€˜recall mode’, where it would abort its task and return to the Operative. While in recall mode, drones cannot be controlled until they have returned to the Operative.

How to: Deploy a Retriever Drone

  1. Press the β€˜Target’ button and choose an β€˜Unidentified Item’, alternatively tap the Item you want to collect.
  2. Click the Action Button
  3. Your drones will be displayed with the Retriever Drone defaulted to be the first to be sent out.
  4. The amount of energy needed will be displayed. Click Send.
  5. The drone will then start flying towards the target, collect the item and return to the Operative.
  6. Once returned, you will have a pop up that will display the item retrieved.

Tactical Drones

Tactical Drones are more advanced versions of Retriever Drone, with the ability to perform additional tasks and select multiple targets. You can even deploy multiple Tactical Drones to collect various items at once. To know more about crafting your own Drone parts and crafting a drone check it out in the next section.

Once constructed, Tactical Drones can be launched from the map screen. The drone’s capabilities are determined by its parts. Here are some examples:

  • A drone with a higher-level propulsion system can move faster.
  • A drone with an upgraded power system can perform tasks using less energy from the Mask.

How to: Deploy a Tactical Drone

  1. Press the β€˜Target’ button and choose an β€˜Unidentified Item’, alternatively tap the Item you want to collect.
  2. Click the Action Button
  3. Your drones will be displayed with the Retriever Drone defaulted to be the first one.
  4. Swipe right to left or visa versa to choose your drone.
  5. The amount of energy needed will be displayed. Click Send.
  6. The drone will then start flying towards the target, collect the item and return to the Operative.
  7. Once returned, you will have a pop up that will display the item retrieved.

Check out the following video showing the deployment of player drones in-game: