Kickstarter rewards part one: 5 Exclusive Gear Booster Packs

Kickstarter Exclusive Gear Booster Packs

The Tau Station Kickstarter offers 19 different packages for backers! Over the next two posts, we’ll be showcasing everything you can get in more detail. Today, we’ll start with the Kickstarter-exclusive gear booster packs, which are available for the 5 tiers that currently exist in Tau Station. Each tier covers 5 levels – so tier 1 is levels 1-5, tier 2 is levels 6-10, and so on.

A crucial part of role playing in Tau Station is the multifaceted development of your character, including but not limited to improving your stats, career, reputation, skills, equipping better gear and leveling up. Our game’s tier system means that whenever you reach a new tier, you unlock new content such as higher-quality items.

Items included in all 5 packages

  1. Coffee cup (virtual collectible)
  2. Regular updates from the team
  3. Tau Station Digital HD Wallpapers
  4. Personalized shoutout on social media!
  5. Medal of Recognition (virtual collectible)
  6. 3000 Bonds
  7. VIP pack: 390 days
  8. Your name or handle in our credits
  9. Stat Booster Hypospray (consumable)
  10. “The ‘Verse of Tau Station” Digital Art Book
  11. 3x Choose a Genotype Alteration Pill (consumable)
  12. “Tunes of Tau Station” Digital Soundtrack
  13. Personalized Digital Citizen ID card (picture)
  14. Personalized Digital Thank You Letter
  15. A Gear Booster Pack (for one tier as shown in detail below)

The 5 Gear Booster Packs

With the current max. level of 25, Tau Station already has 5 tiers, so we’re offering our Kickstarter-exclusive gear booster pack at 5 different tiers. Let’s take a closer look at those epic item collections!

  1. On the Crew: Permanent Passenger (tier 1)
  2. On the Crew: Benchwarmer (tier 2)
  3. On the Crew: Maroon Uniform (tier 3)
  4. On the Crew: Cerulean Uniform (tier 4)
  5. On the Crew: Saffron Uniform (tier 5)

On the Crew: Permanent Passenger

Tier 1 incorporates character levels 1 to 5. If you just started the game and are eager to use high quality equipment as soon as possible, this is the package for you!

Collage of all items of the "On the Crew: Permanent Passenger" package

The Gear Booster Pack for tier 1 in detail

Serval Armor

  • Rarity: Epic armor
  • Mass: 6.16 kg
  • Tier: 1
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Piercing Defense: 1.34
  • Impact Defense: 1.76
  • Energy Defense: 8.15

 

 

This sleek and stylish protective suit is sought-after by people who value survival and discretion. The yellow accents mimic the Old Earth feline whose tall, slender physique inspired the armor’s creation, and provide protection against energy blasts.

Serval Claws

metal brass knuckles with spikes

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 1.19 kg
  • Tier: 1
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.35
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Blade
  • Piercing Damage: 9.99
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 0

Easy to wield but deadly in combat, the weapon’s four long spikes will leave any opponent reeling. Inspired by the retractable claws of an Old Earth feline.

Serval’s Grace

A beige short barrel rifle

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 1.44 kg
  • Tier: 1
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.47
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Short Barrel Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 9.88

In addition to being very powerful for its size, this gun is nearly silent. Perfect for covert missions, where stealth is just as important as firing power.

Serval’s Leap

A huge silver rifle

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 3.91 kg
  • Tier: 1
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.61
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Long
  • Weapon Type: Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 9.8
  • Energy Damage: 0

Attacking enemies with a powerful blast, this high-power weapon penetrates an opponents defenses as if they were rodents ready for slaughter.

On the Crew: Benchwarmer

Tier 2 incorporates character levels 6 to 10. For those of you who have ventured into space, but still have many places left to explore!

Collage of all items of the "On the Crew: Benchwarmer" package

The Gear Booster Pack for tier 2 in detail

Sunset’s Guide

Brown leather full length suit with a heavy belt and orange applications

  • Rarity: Epic armor
  • Mass: 3.2 kg
  • Tier: 2
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Piercing Defense: 1.46
  • Impact Defense: 3.66
  • Energy Defense: 12.19

 

 

This armor is comfortable yet sturdy, capable of seeing explorers through dangerous galactic encounters. Its coloration is reminiscent of a sun barely visible on the horizon, although it glows brighter orange when absorbing energy blasts.

Midnight’s Demise

A compact black handgun

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 0.85 kg
  • Tier: 2
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.44
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Handgun
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 15.91
  • Energy Damage: 0

Easy to conceal and even easier to wield, this weapon easily finds use no matter the situation. When all else fails, covert night-time strikes are always a good option.

Dawn’s Departure

A silver long rifle with golden hadnguard and buttstock

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 6.16 kg
  • Tier: 2
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.73
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Long
  • Weapon Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 15.75
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 0

Boasting a CORETECHS-linked digital scope and sleek design, this unassuming sniper rifle can eliminate a target on the other side of the Ruins. Its comforting weight is reminiscent of days past.

Dusk’s Downfall

Weapon assembled of many metal parts, 2 long blades at the top forming a T-shape

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 3.58 kg
  • Tier: 2
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.72
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Blade
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 15.72

Its retractable twin blades, glowing with conducted energy, can efficiently pierce defenses at close distances. Its quiet vibrations remind you of how much you’ve accomplished, and how long there is left to go.

On the Crew: Maroon Uniform

Tier 3 incorporates character levels 11 to 15. For seasoned space travelers who need that extra gear boost to get through their adventures safely!

Collage of all items of the "On the Crew: Maroon Uniform" package

The Gear Booster Pack for tier 3 in detail

Carnelian Padded Armor

Padded full length suit made of red leather with femoral protection

  • Rarity: Epic armor
  • Mass: 6.2 kg
  • Tier: 3
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Piercing Defense: 2.79
  • Impact Defense: 19.25
  • Energy Defense: 1.32

 

 

The layers of this set of crimson armor are interlocked just so, giving it extra protection against impact damage. The armor is bright but not garish, and is especially at home in Gaule stations.

Carnelian Cudgel

A metal club with big red spikes at the hitting surface

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 2.24 kg
  • Tier: 3
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.54
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Club
  • Piercing Damage: 22.06
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 0

A favorite of combatants – especially Freebooters – who want their weapons to have a bit of extra reach. The weapon’s red head may help conceal enemy blood stains.

Carnelian pistol

A red pistol with a quite long barrel

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 1.74 kg
  • Tier: 3
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.6
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Handgun
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 21.8

Once this bright weapon emerges in a fight, there’s no going back. Its rapid firing gives sharpshooters an edge in all sorts of situations.

Carnelian Rifle

A black rifle with red applications and a red muzzle brake

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 4.2 kg
  • Tier: 3
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.67
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Long
  • Weapon Type: Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 21.75
  • Energy Damage: 0

Each part of this rifle is selected to maximise damage output. Its matte body and red highlights may not scare opponents, but its power is sure to send them flying.

On the Crew: Cerulean Uniform

Tier 4 incorporates character levels 16 to 20. Veterans of Tau Station can enjoy high-class items to help their space-faring voyages!

Collage of all items of the "On the Crew: Cerulean Uniform" package

The Gear Booster Pack for tier 4 in detail

Sapphire Suit

A shiny blue leather suit with a big belt, shoulder plates and boots

  • Rarity: Epic armor
  • Mass: 8.86 kg
  • Tier: 4
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Piercing Defense: 24.01
  • Impact Defense: 0.7
  • Energy Defense: 4.04

 

 

This suit is discreet enough not to turn eyes, especially in blue-clad Consortium stations. While very thin, its strong fiber meshes are extremely hard to tear, protecting against piercing attacks.

Sapphire Cutlass

A long blue toothed blade assembled from various metal parts

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 3.32 kg
  • Tier: 4
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.77
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Blade
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 28.04

This oddly-proportioned weapon often takes enemies by surprise. When swung, the blade is a blue blur, decimating enemies left and right.

Sapphire Saw-gun

Close range weapon with a sharp saw blade

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 5.03 kg
  • Tier: 4
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.86
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Short Barrel Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 28.28
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 0

The deadly combination of gun and saw blade is sure to find a way past opponents’ defenses. As the blade tears through armor and metal alike, precision shots are fired through its lithe barrel.

Sapphire Shotgun

A blue rifle with 2 barrels, one is silver, the other one purple

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 2.24 kg
  • Tier: 4
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.82
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Long
  • Weapon Type: Shotgun
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 27.85
  • Energy Damage: 0

This multicolor weapon is lighter than it looks. Seasoned fighters can learn to draw, aim and fire the Sapphire Shotgun before opponents even have them in their sights.

On the Crew: Saffron Uniform

Tier 5 incorporates character levels 21 to 25. The highest class of items we offer, for players who want to be at the top of the curve!

Collage of all items of the "On the Crew: Saffron Uniform" package

The Gear Booster Pack for tier 5 in detail

Citrine Power Armor

Black leather suit with yellow protection extensions like breast and shoulder plates

  • Rarity: Epic armor
  • Mass: 6.76 kg
  • Tier: 5
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Piercing Defense: 0.37
  • Impact Defense: 28.98
  • Energy Defense: 5.92

 

 

Impact-resistent yellow plates are attached to this body-molded synthetic armor, giving protection the likes of which even the Tanegashima fleet would admire. While it might look cumbersome, the plates adjust to best suit the wearer.

Citrine Baton

A heavy club constructed of metal parts, most of them yellow

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 2.73 kg
  • Tier: 5
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.88
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Club
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 33.56

This unassuming yellow-and-black baton boasts power that overshadows even the Department Z’s most powerful weapons. Though it’s relatively heavy, its streamlined shape makes it easy to to wield.

Citrine Enhanced Multitool

A heavy yellow chainsaw with various attachments

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 3.89 kg
  • Tier: 5
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.9
  • Hand To Hand: Yes
  • Range: Short
  • Weapon Type: Blade
  • Piercing Damage: 34.55
  • Impact Damage: 0
  • Energy Damage: 0

Believed to be a Freebooter invention of the highest caliber, this weapon made from spare multitools now contains a chainsaw sure to tear through foe’s defenses. The yellow color was enhanced by its creator, and some of its green dials are purely ornamental.

Citrine Gauss Rifle

A heavy silver rifle with golden applications

  • Rarity: Epic Weapon
  • Mass: 7.69 kg
  • Tier: 5
  • Genetically Bound: No
  • Accuracy: 0.68
  • Hand To Hand: No
  • Range: Long
  • Weapon Type: Rifle
  • Piercing Damage: 0
  • Impact Damage: 34.81
  • Energy Damage: 0

The mass driver’s coils send projectiles flying at speeds hitherto unexpected. The destructive power of this rifle has made it the Special Artefacts Group’s target, although they have yet to obtain one and confirm its artefact status.

Want more?

If a gear booster pack of your (tier) choice strikes your fancy, but you have your eye on other rewards too, don’t worry! All Kickstarter reward packages above these five, such as “Visual Designer”, also include a gear booster pack – your tier of choice!