10 Things You Need to Know about Defiance

Defiance Release Date

1. Most of the technology in Defiance is centered around Arktech, which is a name for alien chunks of metal that have been enhanced. Arktech is used to create powerful weapons, armor and Environmental Guardian Online implants, also known as EGO. EGO implants are what allows characters in Defiance to have special abilities.

2. As a player in Defiance, you are known as an Ark Hunter, a soldier in midst of a war who is searching for Arktech. The characters in SyFy’s television series will aid you in your adventures, including Karl Von Bach, who heads the starting Ark Hunter mission.

3. Players will be able to use their EGO system to perform super-human feats and put up defensive systems. Different EGO powers have different uses. Blur, for example, increases movement speed and the capacity to dodge and mitigate damage. Overcharge allows players to supercharge their weapons, cause extra damage and instantly reload.

4. Dynamic events are going to be a large part of the game. Dynamic events are unpredictable occurrences in the game world that can happen anywhere and encourage players to band together to take out enemies in order to win the spoils of war– rare and powerful Arktech. More information can be read here

5. There are two playable races in Defiance: Human and Irathient. The Irathient race is one of seven Votan races, which is another name for the larger classification of alien races that are found beyond Earth. Many of the NPCs and television characters in Defiance will belong to the different Votan races.

6. There are no classes in Defiance. Instead, players are able to customize their playstyles based on their EGO powers and what technology and weapons they have available. Armor modifications, crafted weapons and portable defense screens are also customizable.

7. While Defiance is a shooter MMO, players will still gain experience and levels which is the same as in the Heroes of the Storm as seen in http://www.heroesofthestormbuildguide.com. Gaining levels will allow players to learn more powerful EGO powers and equip better technology and weapons.

8. Every player in Defiance will be able to summon a personal vehicle to ride. Most vehicles are similar to ATVs. There will also be group vehicles.

9. Defiance is available for PS3, XBOX 360 and PC. On the PC, players will use WASD controls similar to most MMORPGs.

10. Defiance will launch April 2, 2013 and is now available for pre-order. Pre-orderers will gain early access to the game. The television show will begin airing on April 15th. Right now the game is accepting closed beta applicants.


Defiance Guide to Ego

EGO implants alters its host on a genetic level providing Ark Hunters additional powers such as encyclopaedic intelligence and the ability to unlock and manage corporal abilities. Some of the most interesting abilities include personal cloaking, super speed, heightened instincts, threat identification and bio-medical monitoring. EGO implants were designed to help hunters survive the harsh environment of the San Francisco bay area, will update you on mission status as you progress, and also allow you to get mission objectives without having to return to the mission source.

According to lore the Votans invented the EGO technology and it was originally used by the Votainis Collective in the Pale Wars. Afterwards the technology was retrieved by Karl Von Bach and Von Bach Industries discovered a way to modify it for use by the Ark Hunters. All actions performed by Ark Hunters will increase their EGO Points allowing them to upgrade and unlock new abilities in addition to new content and improved loot.

As a constant companion in the Defiance universe, EGO will assist you as you journey through objectives and missions. She shares many similarities with other game VI and players may closely associate her with the VI in the Halo series. However, one major difference you’ll notice is while other VIs are an external AI, EGO is supported by a direct connection to the Ark Hunter’s brain. Refer to http:/www.defianceguide.com, EGO is a separate intelligent entity implanted in the hunter’s brain. Some players are already wondering whether or not they’ll be able to modify their EGO’s look and feel, but at the current time those options are not yet available. All EGOs will display as a blue female hologram in-game.

EGO Powers

  • Blur allows you to dodge attacks by increasing your speed for a short time. Upgrade to increase duration.
  • Cloak will render you invisible to the enemy. Upgrades shorten the cool down period.
  • Decoy allows you to create a holographic duplicate of the host in order to distract the enemy. Durability can be increased by upgrading.
  • Overcharge deals greater damage to your enemies and duration is increased by upgrading.
  • Enhancements include supplements for the four powers listed above and some additional powers to augment game play.

With the EGO implant you can assist other players with objectives for pay, kind of like an adventuring mercenary. You can register your new Ark Hunter profile here.

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