The primary key to winning is accurately knowing which stats to look at and what they mean. You can’t advance is you don’t know where you stand. Here is a quick guide on how you can assess your gear.
PROPERLY VIEWING STATS
It matters which screen you view your gear from. The ARMORY selection menu will only show the BASE and MAX values, not the actual or current stats. You can only see the current stats from the UPGRADE menu.
- You need to first select and install the gear you want to look at.
- Do not use the numbers seen in the SELECTION menu. Those are only the BASE and MAX values.
- Once the gear is installed, go to the UPGRADES menu.
- From here you will see the CURRENT values of each module.
NOTE: Any GREEN values are the added BONUSES from equipped rattle.These numbers can be deceptive when trying to figure out the CURRENT values.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIEWS?
The first example below, shows a T-5000 at Mk.15 Mod.2 from the SELECTION MENU. The second example shows the values once the rifle is installed, viewed from the UPGRADE MENU.
As you can see in these examples, the values are very different. The DAMAGE is actually 1820 not 910 and STABILITY is 1700 not 850.
HOW TO KNOW IF IT’S SMART?
A SMART rifle will have a designation after the name, like T-5000 M. In this case, the M is added to show it’s been modified to a SMART rifle. A rifle is not SMART until the Black Upgrade Kit is purchased (except in the TPAR models which are automatically designated as SMART). While a SMART helmet actually changes its name.
The way you can tell if an item is capable of becoming SMART, look for a BLACK or RED UPGRADE KIT option in the UPGRADE menu.
CAUTION: installing ANY KIT will reset your modules levels of that item to zero.
- Try to evaluate you gear when there is no rattle equipped. You could subtract the modifiers, but that is just more work and could be mis-calculated.
- You can not determine the strength or other qualities from the MARK or MOD levels. MARKS and MODS only display how many upgrades have been done, not what those upgrades were.