Equipment is crucial for survival. As the universe of Tau Station grows, as more and more survivors scavenge and craft useful gear, so has our art team been working on visualizing these ingenious new creations. Today we share some first impressions with you.
As you know, Tau Station is in a polishing phase. We’ve been implementing improvements as well as adding new features. The review process includes items as well. We are moving from station to station, adding new items and artwork on each one of them.
If you don’t have solid metal at hand, using some strong metal wiring to fashion some makeshift brass knuckles is always an option. These Copper Wire Knuckles are a homemade close range weapon made from woven copper wiring. The cables are even used to attach dangerous spikes that can leave a deadly impression on your opponents.
The Shock Knuckles are a hand-to-hand combat weapon made of solid metal parts. They don’t have spikes like the Copper Wire Knuckles, but a stun feature instead.
Tools retro-engineered for survival
In extreme situations, the original purpose of items can often be tweaked. Before, this Crate Hammer was used to open crates. Today, it has become a useful tool for closing your enemy’s mouth.
Heavy tools are very popular and many Ruin Rats search for such items. Why? Due to their size and weight, it’s easy to use them in fights.
Too dull to cut, these Dulled Bolt Cutters have been discarded, yet a competent scavenger can still utilize their heat mechanism well enough to melt metal, or even flesh!
With some craftsman skills, heavy tools will not only deal simple physical damage. A good example is this Heavy Tools Homemade Taser. It’s amazing what one can construct with little more than a battery cell, engineering tape, and an old wrench.
Usually used in igniting pilot lights, this handy rod emits incredible heat, incredibly quickly.
A Metal Shank is a crude and basic piece of metal, sharpened for stabbing with a basic, simple grip.
This is a more ‘professional’ version as this Shank has a wooden grip. The thin and tapered blade is ideal for stabbing, and the additional saw blade leads to severe wounds when yanking it out of your enemies.
Another very simplistic, but very dangerous tool for stabbing. The Sharpened Shiv that has been enhanced with a deadly edge.
Another example of the sort of weaponized ingenuity of the average ruins rat!
This Worn Carbon Nunchaku was used by someone near the Ruins. Two lengths of aged carbon are connected by a Himo made of six small chain links.
If you’re lucky, you may find a Nunchaku of better quality with a longer Himo which makes the weapon more flexible.
In our time, there is no misuse of tools; inventive thinking can lead to important advantages in combat. This Half-Broken Multi-Tool sparks dangerously and can even be used to stun an attacker. A health and safety nightmare once upon a time, a useful weapon today!
There is no need to explain further what you can do with the items pictured below, the name is scary enough: chainsaws!
Rumors have been spreading recently, after some photos of unknown origin were leaked to various citizen’s CORETECHS. Investigations are ongoing to identify the weapons shown below, it seems those are quite strong energy weapons.
This modular riot gear is optimized for female Genotypes, though there is seldom any judgement towards whoever decides to don it. Various attachments are possible for shoulders, arms and legs. Top sellers are the spiked metal plates as they offer both protection and an intimidating reputation.
Modified hazmat suits can also offer proper protection.
Last, but not least, some further sleek looking female body armor.
How do you like the new ideas and pictures?
We’ll conclude this insights post with another outlook: more new items will come in the (near) future, following several suggestions from our Community!