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Dirty Bomb Presents... The Redeye Update
Another update, another Merc! Redeye is making his way into the game, leaving a cloud of smoke in his wake and we've also got a number of other tweaks and additions for you with this update. Read on for all the details!
Say hello to Redeye, if you can spot him through the smoke! With this update, the reconnaissance and battlefield controller Redeye has arrived to make his mark on the battlefield. Beyond his smoke grenade and special eyepiece that makes him quite the team player, he also arrives with two new weapons: The Grandeur SR and Kukri knife.
Primary Ability: IR Goggles
By activating his IR Goggles, Redeye can see the world based on the heat given off by objects Mercs, lighting them up easily against their surroundings. Better yet, any enemies near the center of Redeye's vision will be Spotted, including invisible Phantoms. Spotted Mercs will have their location displayed on the HUD of all of Redeye's allies, just like if they were seen by Vassili's Heartbeat Sensor, making them easy pickings for your team.
What makes this ability truly lethal is that, while normal sight is completely blocked by a Smoke Grenade's cloud, Redeye's IR Goggles work just fine. This allows Redeye to peer through the cloud, spotting anyone standing out in the open and letting all of his allies know exactly where they need to shoot.
Secondary Ability: Smoke Grenade
Redeye's Smoke Grenade is the pinnacle of non-lethal battlefield control, pure elegance in simplicity. When thrown, it creates a large cloud of smoke, completely blocking vision in the area. While anyone can walk through it, they'll have no idea what violent end awaits them on the other side.
While the cloud of smoke will slowly dissipate over time, there's another way to get rid of it beyond waiting patiently. Explosive damage in the area of the smoke cloud will disperse it, clearing the way and restoring the sight lines on your terms. And you'll want to take care of it quickly, because there's only one way to see through the smoke...
Introducing the Grandeur SR
The Grandeur SR is Redeye's default rifle, and fits in right between the Dreiss AR and PDP-70, featuring stopping power and range that rivals the PDP-70, but with a strong rate of fire and effectiveness when fired from the hip that lets it compete with the Dreiss AR at the same time. For the moment, the Grandeur SR is only on Loadout Cards for Redeye, including his default loadout card.
Introducing the Kukri
Dirty Bomb's third knife, with a wicked edge designed to carve chunks out of the enemy. The primary attack is particularly devastating, the quick slice more than able to bring down many Mercs in only two swings. Currently Redeye is the only Merc with this new knife, his default Loadout Card having it to boot.
Redeye Loadout Details
Redeye isn't just limited to the Grandeur SR and Kukri, of course. He has a full array of Loadout Cards, giving him a variety of Weapons and Augments to better fit a variety of play styles.
For the full rundown of the latest patch, check it out on the forum here!