Posted Tue Mar 15, 2016 at 12:58 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
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Today, Gearbox & Blackbird Interactive announced a new aspect of 'Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak' (review here). The 'Soban Fleet' DLC brings a new playable fleet to the game, and these new units include the Soban Carrier, Battlecruiser, Baserunner, and Railgun.
The Kiith Soban are described as a "highly respectable force within the Northern Coalition." Their fleet uses advanced tech and tactics to attack from afar, disrupt their enemies, and take a tech-heavy advantage into battle.
Here's a breakdown of the key units:
Microwave Emitter - a new top tier weapon that will deploy deadly microwave radiation to a targeted area, damaging any enemy units while they’re in the AOE field.
Armed Logistics Modules - Soban armed logistics modules have a short-range defense system that slows and damages nearby enemies. Additionally, the Soban Carrier can redirect power to increase launch distance, rate-of-fire, and damage capability of these modules.
Defensive Railguns - The Soban Carrier does not use smaller calibre point-defense cannons. Instead, it has railguns for defense.
Multi-Phase Railgun Turrets - Soban Battlecruisers have been outfitted with dual railgun turrets in place of standard cannons.
Targeting Jammer - A new ability that allows Soban baserunners to disable weapons in a target area.
Mark Target Ability - Soban Railguns can paint a target within range, helping friendly units to do more damage while the mark is active.
The DLC will be priced at $6.99 and will be released on March 22nd. (Find it here.)
You can find the latest info on the 'Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Gearbox Software
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