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CCP Details The Dropsuits of DUST 514

CCP has posted another insightful blog entry on the official PlayStation blog sharing some more details on their upcoming PS3-exclusive shooter DUST 514.

This time around, the team is talking about the Dropsuits in DUST. Infantry dropsuits in DUST 514 has been specially engineered for battle and come in different variations that offer varying levels of mobility and strength while also determing how many slots you have for equipment, grenades, etc.

A snippet from the blog entry, as written by CCP's Game Designer on DUST 514, Remnant, reads:

The number and type of slots determine the modules (interchangeable hardware components that enhance or otherwise alter the functionality of the dropsuit), weapons, and equipment you can fit. The slot types available on dropsuits are as follows:

  • Light
  • Heavy
  • Sidearm
  • High
  • Low
  • Equipment
  • Grenade

The three weapon slots – Light, Heavy, and Sidearm – cascade. That is, a Heavy slot can be fitted with a Sidearm, Light or Heavy weapon and, similarly, a Light slot can be fitted with a Light or Sidearm weapon. The high and low slots are module slots, each used for particular types of modules. Equipment slots allow the dropsuit to carry deployable or handheld equipment such as scanners, nanohives, drop uplinks, repair tools and more that will be covered in a future blog. Lastly, grenade slots determine the capacity (i.e. how many you can carry) of the grenade types – Locus, AV, EMP – fitted.

The intrinsic benefits of your chosen suit define, in part, the type of role you wish to fulfill on the battlefield but ultimately it’s how you choose to fit the suit that determines what it is capable of. Do you play to its strengths or do you surprise the enemy with an unconventional, risky fit? The choice is yours.

Dropsuits are classified as Standard, Advanced, and Prototype, each requiring specific skills to be trained before they can be used. Today, we’re going to take a look at two standard dropsuits: the Assault and Heavy.

The full blog post is more than worth a read-through if you're looking forward to checking out DUST 514 when it launches, so be sure to visit the PlayStation Blog for more information! Take a look at some Dropsuit screenshots below:

  

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