The Hover Pack is a late-game personal flight device that feeds on nearby Power Line connectors (on Power Poles and Buildings) and Railways. It allows pioneers to hover endlessly, as long as they are within range of a powered structure. Pioneers can use it to gain elevation and increase their interaction range to make factory building easier.
|Equipment Workshop||Tier 7 - Hover Pack|
The Hover Pack must be used within range of a power source. A power source is "attached" to the Hover Pack at about 36 meters measured in a straight line between the source and the pioneer. Once in flight the pioneer has a horizontal range of 36 meters and can fly up to about 34 to 36 meters above or below the power source. The UI at the bottom left indicates whether the pioneer is in range, similar to a wireless strength indicator. Whenever the pioneer comes within range of a new power source, a blue energy beam effect is briefly shown connecting the pioneer and the power source. Moving out of range mid-flight simply causes the pioneer to fall and allows slow-fall. If the pioneer comes back into range while falling hovering will automatically resume.
The Power Line does not count as a valid power source for the Hover Pack. So, if Power Poles are constructed more than 64 meters apart the Hover Pack will lose connection between the Power Poles. This can be worked around by flying high enough before losing connection and then using slow-fall until the pioneer is within range of the next Power Pole. This may not work as well or at all if the second Power Pole is too high above the previous Power Pole.
While equipped, press and hold Jump Space to start flying, hold Jump Space to ascend, hold Crouch C to descend, and double-tap Crouch C to exit hover mode. Navigation is done using the Directional keys WASD. Sprinting ⇧ Shift is also possible. If power is lost mid-flight, hold Jump Space to slow-fall; this also reduces horizontal speed.
The hover pack has a normal flight speed of 23.4 km/h, and a sprinting flight speed of 46.8 km/h, the latter of which is similar to sprinting with Blade Runners equipped.
While hovering, the interaction range with buildings increases from melee to 20 meters.
- Patch 0.4.0.11:
- Patch 0.4.0.0: Introduced