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Modules in 4.6: a deeper look

by War Robots - 20.12.2018

Last Friday we discussed how Modules work in-depth. In this article, we outlined the key details so you don't have to spend a whole hour watching the stream to figure things out.

General

  • There are Active and Passive modules
  • Passive modules are like weapons, but you can't shoot from them. Instead, they give your robots perks that trigger in certain situations
  • Passive modules are upgraded in the same queue with other equipment
  • Active modules give you new active abilities. They are free but require power cells for every activation
  • All robots come with Armor Kit and Nuclear Reactor modules equipped by default
  • You cannot unequip Active modules at this point. Repair Unit module always comes pre-installed
  • Every robot has a certain number of active and passive module slots. They are locked by default and unlock as you level up your robot (check in the game)

Passive Modules

You can buy Passive modules for Gold and upgrade them for Silver like any other equipment.

Some passive modules increase your stats. Others are more skill-based: you should think fast and act smart to make the most out of their perks.

Armor Kit / Heavy Armor Kit

+ Nuclear Reactor / Thermonuclear Reactor

  • Armor Kit increases the robot's durability
  • Nuclear Reactor increases damage for all weapons

Armor Kit and Nuclear Reactor come with all robots by default.

Heavy Armor Kit and Thermonuclear Reactor are improved versions of these modules. They take more resources to buy and upgrade while giving more bonuses.

Armor Kit + Nuclear Reactor stats

Battle Born

Your robots receive significantly less damage after deploying on a spawn point (for a short duration)

NB: the resistance amount scales non-linearly (details below)

Battle Born stats

How Defence works

Last Stand

After your robots' durability goes below a certain threshold, it becomes invincible for a short duration

Last Stand stats

Active Modules

Active modules give you new active abilities. To use them modules require special charges that you can acquire from many sources

Power Cells starter bonus

Repair Unit

Upon activation restores a percentage of robot's total durability over a few seconds

Repair Unit stats

Lock-Down Ammo

Upon activation temporarily gives all your weapons a chance to immobilize an enemy on hit

  • a lock-down chance is based on a weapon you're using the module with. For quick-firing or multi-particle weapons, the chance is lower but every bullet/particle can lock-down
  • Shocktrain locks down only the first target hit
  • explosive weapons can lock down every target hit, but the chance goes down for every affected target for every rocket

Lock-down ammo stats

Quantum Radar (AntiStealth)

Temporarily allows you to target any enemy within range (including robots in Stealth mode)

Quantum Radar stats

FAQ

[Q] How do you decide what slots a certain robot has?

Beginner robots (Destrier, Cossack) have 1 passive slot. Then we keep adding more as you progress through robot tiers.

We use the concept of robots tiers internally to balance robots — they represent where robots currently are within the metagame. There are plans to show tiers in the game, so you can clearly see the progression curve.

[Q] How do I know what Modules the enemy robot has?

You can see an icon over their heads when the module is active. Some modules, like Quantum Radar, have a delay in activation, giving you a window to react and avoid their effect.

We plan to implement other forms of indication. In fact, we have a plan for updating and improving the modules experience for months to come.

Modules usage example
Check icons on top of the robots. In this scene, one enemy uses Quantum Radar module and another has Lock-Down ammo active. One of our allies has activated the Quantum Radar as well

[Q] When to expect new Modules?

We plan to release the next 2-3 of them in April.

[Q] Once modules are live, will older robots have modules on them as well?

All robots have basic Armor Kit or Nuclear Reactor modules equipped by default.

[Q] What is the specific benefit the modules give to the meta-game?

In short: more options. When there's a dominant meta, players should have all the tools they require to counteract it. Modules provide them with these tools.

Full stream

For a more in-depth look, watch the full stream recording.

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St.Houstonyesterday

I have a huge fan base and I would hate to write a bad review just give the people what they want. For the people that don’t pay, I suggest for them put the workshop back to the way it was before this previous update. For the people that pay lower the prices by 20% and give them royals tokens 3500 per purchase. The return will be plentiful within a week.

Problemchild190416 days ago

This is what you say in your own words and it is not true . You strait out lie, why the F--K is that???
( YOU'RE WORDS PIXONIC )
( You cannot unequip Active modules at this point. Repair Unit module always comes pre-installed
Every robot has a certain number of active and passive module slots. They are locked by default and unlock as you level up your robot (check in the game ) [" IF EVERY ROBOT HAS A CERTAIN NUMBER OF (( ACTIVE )) AND (( PASSIVE MODULE SLOTS "]
Then ? Were are the ACTIVE MODULE SLOTS For ROBOTS, ROGOTKA, GRIFFIN, NATASHA, LEO ,BOA ,???? The above to paragraphs are copied directly from your Introduction description of Modules on this page. It's Really mind boggling that you in the first place leave ,The above Mentioned Robots with out ACTIVE MODULE SLOTS, When they Most definitely deserve them. (BUT) Even more "MIND BOGGLING" is that YOU YOURSELF print it in black and white on This >>>>>>>'YOUR WWR.NET SITE For EVERYONE to see. You know, and excuse my language, But when I see in Battle an Enemy SPECTRE self healing! I think , Now why in the FUCK can't NATASHA (((( DO THAT ))))?? Or my GRIFFIN that , That Son of a bitch just Melted with his Tarans.

It's because you're balancing the game right. You give all the robots, with the special abilities. Stealth, Dash, four weapon slots, all the advantages even more advantages. What kind of balance is that. I think it makes it very unbalanced but you know this. I'm trying to be civil and polite. When it really pisses me off. And the fact that you wrote right here on this page that all robots will get active and passive module slots. All robots you say. I would like to know what the other players of the game that read this have to say. It's not right it totally makes it unfair for the new players that pilot these robots Leo Natasha Griffin Rogotka. Anyways that's the long end of it that I have to say Happy New Year hopefully the guy that did the video that talks about 2019 I guess maybe he's a developer I hope he's sincere to his word the things he said in that video but then he's not the one with the last say on what happens here is he. someone twists this game into a bunch of crap. Show True Russian honor it would be nice. that whole country can't just lie to each other can they ,seems like that's what you learned in school or something I don't know it's crazy ,you are intelligent people you study you learn you're smart. Where's the Russian Pride. And I have no type of dislike for your country or your country men and women. But I'll tell you for this company. I sure am getting a disliking. You guys have done a lot of excellent great work ,hard work I know this stuff takes time. And when people talk shit. It's because the men, To a lot of them war-robots is like there wife or their girlfriend. And to the ladies it's like their man their husband or boyfriend or lover. So when they talk all this crazy shit it's because there are hurt with what you do to the game that you created. The Game We Love. Thank You

MyHeadHurts17 days ago

BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT!!! It is US, the customers, who will do the squeezing. We have no salaries to pay or stakeholders to appease. We will sit here and wait with our arms crossed and our wallets sealed until your well dried up and in a short time you will either set pricing to less than $1.99 on items where you previously charged $99.00 for. OR you will go out of business. R.I.P.

MyHeadHurts17 days ago

Open letter to Pix. Keep squeezing your customers. Supply drops now down to 1 a day. What am I suppose to do with 375k in silver anyway. No more tokens either? Lovely. Nerf my bots and weapons? Wonderful. Me no longer buying from you. Priceless.

Gregory Watson21 days ago

My Power Cells are gone ... I never used it. I guess if you dont use it Pix will take it like everything else...

PixoAHOLES24 days ago

Frizzo The Nizzo, it was a game when Pixonic developed and released it. After mail.ru bought it, it became a tool to scam gamers out of their money.

If don't know WTF I am talking about get off your ass and do some research.

MyHeadHurts24 days ago

From one of my previous post...this basically sums up the frustration players experience with Pix scamming policy..."Surely you jest. First you charge me time, gold, silver and real money to "upgrade" weapons. Then you "rebalance" by DOWNGRADING what I paid to upgrade. Now you want to INCREASE build time? So I can spend more money in order to decrease the time in order to upgrade what you will eventually again DOWNGRADE as an adjustment because (wait for it...) to "stabilize" the economy?? You're kidding right? Who's economy are you attempting to stabilize, your customers or YOURS? Ah yes, it is a rhetorical question. The answer is obvious. Time to go back to my XBox."

MyHeadHurts24 days ago

Frizzo The Nizzo, Learn to have fun? Sounds like it's a free game with nothing to lose but time. But it's not a free game Frizzo. People have spent money for entertainment only to see their in investment thrown out the window by nerfing bots and weapons and then PIX adds more layers to make you pay AGAIN to get back to where you were before. It is called scamming your clients and THAT is no "game" to have fun with.

Frizzo The Nizzo24 days ago

You guys it's a game calm the heck down and learn how to have some fun

Frizzo The Nizzo24 days ago

What if pixonic released a new robot or module that allowed you to teleport (credit Brave Thug)

SCHITSHOW27 days ago

backtothefront, I see you've figured this out. Not that hard to see for people who've seen pixonics pattern of the last year.

These modules aren't that much different than boosters. A temporary improvement in performance be it damage you can inflict or tam age you can take. But once you run out, then what? Well, you're probably in a higher league, but now without that extra performance it's time for the enemy to get payback.

As you rightly said, your now on the hook to buy more to get that extra performance push or you can grind it out until you've leveled up your weapons and robots so you can perform without the modules or boosters which won't be a fun experience.

Boosters were a failure for Pixonic as a revenue gimmick. I hope modules do the same.

SCHITSHOW27 days ago

backtothefront, I see you've figured this out. Not that hard to see for people who've seen pixonics pattern of the last year.

These modules aren't that much different than boosters. A temporary improvement in performance be it damage you can inflict or tam age you can take. But once you run out, then what? Well, you're probably in a higher league, but now without that extra performance it's time for the enemy to get payback.

As you rightly said, your now on the hook to buy more to get that extra performance push or you can grind it out until you've leveled up your weapons and robots so you can perform without the modules or boosters which won't be a fun experience.

Boosters were a failure for Pixonic as a revenue gimmick. I hope modules do the same.

Lim28 days ago

What do you mean pixonic, u mean u want to separate premium and silver bot? Highest league can only be played only using premium bots? While lower league or f2p can only play lower league? I miss the good old days that any bot stands a chance against any bot if pilot correctly.

mechblood29 days ago

Guys do yourself a favour, spend your hard earned money somewhere else that is real and tangible. Don’t forget they are selling you a piece of SW code in the end and for lot of this code you are paying £99! Of course for any of you idiots who don’t really work for your money, lots of these guys (aka whales or morons or just plain bored kids who can’t get much else in life) go ahead and please the company who are loving you every time you pay them. The rest of us who actually work to get money we shall not pay a single dime to this company. Think next time you pay there are bunch of nerds and corporate thieves scheming the next move to get your money off your hands, you won’t like giving them the money then!

mechblood29 days ago

Fook off moodar fookin pixonic! Enough of your jibber jabber, we did this and we did that and we made it fair and we listened to you. Fook off and stick your updates up your arsis. Btw How about a new line of robots named entirely around arse and farts, put a module which make the robot stink more and price it at £10000, we will all buy! Promise!!! Fook off

LIARSlast month

To follow up on my previous comment, I've been monitoring the movement of War Robots on the Google top grossing revenue list (https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/topgrossing). What I noted is that the new release did provide a bump and they moved as high as #70.

What has surprised me is that in less than a week they have already dropped down into the 90's. In the past, the bumps from new robots have lasted approximately 3 weeks. Apparently people ARE finally catching on and not paying for the new robots and gimmicks Pixonic is offering.

I expect the game will be out of the top 100 by the end of next week, continuing their predictable decline in revenue.

Pixonic is being taught the economics of the gaming business

Good gaming experience = Slowly rising sustainable revenue and growing player base

Bad gaming experience = Falling revenues and loss in player base

I think these folks at mail.ru, like Matthew Hammond, are slow learners. No worries, the market will relentlessly teach them. :)

LIARSlast month

Interesting that the comments I made in other threads regarding the rank of War Robots had been dropping and that the boycott pushed WR out of the top 100 to 120.

The mail.ru crew wouldn't be deleting comments, would they? Must be a little sensitive about their revenues dropping like a rock to the bottom of the ocean.

Ho-Ho-Ho. Merry Christmas!

PixoAHOLESlast month

backtothefront, all I can add is Talose's premise is that the P2W players won't buy components to keep whatever edge they may have with their P2W MK2 robots and P2W MK2 weapons. Only an idiot would think that.

Fixing matchmaking so it's based upon the amount of damage the in-play hangar could mathematically do during the match would level the playing field and let the P2W punks battle P2W punks or the skilled non-P2W guys who've leveled up their robots through grinding it out.

That said, I am sure the grinders would demolish the low skill P2W guys, which is exactly why Prixsonic won't fix the matchmaking.

PixoAHOLESlast month

Talose, this latest comment of yours highlights why you don't have ANY idea of what's going on in the game or how this further expands the gap between those who P2W and everyone else.

You seem to overlook the fact that these guys WILL BUY MODULES AND MAX THEM OUT inside a month, if not days! IDIOT!

Also, the gap between the latest robots like Aries, Hades and the rest of the robots is so big what do you think a component like the repair module is going to do?

I would call you out as an idiot again but at this point I believe it would be redundant.

If you would understand that all these changes are only focused on driving more revenue to Pixonic and not to improve the game experience you would post the crap you've been posting.

Pixonic will not do the basic things that are needed to prevent you getting pummeled by these over powered robots. That being to fix the matchmaking system. Leagues is a giant fail. Poorly thought out and resulting in unbalanced matches where you have diamond league players going up against silver players because (now) there are so few people playing the game.

I would explain more concerning what's been going on with the game since mail.ru bought Pixonic as I've been around this game from the first year the game came out, but I doubt you'd learn anything from what I have to say. In other words, I'm done with you.

backtothefrontlast month

Talose, Punctuation will make it easier for others to understand what you are saying.

That said, these modules are ridiculous. And I'm not a one trick pony Spectre or anything of the sort. These are just another drug addiction for you guys that could not deal with the one trick ponies. Just like lock-down weapons. The majority of those using these mods and lock-downs are pathetic on the field.

Once you run out of the free ones, you're on the hook, and that's EXACTLY what Pix wants.

Pay up sucker. And also be dependent upon these to maintain your moderate battle field performance. If you guys would just go out and fight, (and more importantly) fight through getting your ass kicked by those you haven't figured out how to deal with yet without getting your ass kicked...you'd get a lot better at the game, and you wouldn't be chasing a constant changing carrot.

Or, you can take these temporary freebies and do what is the equivalent of performing knee push-ups.

Just saying.

MyHeadHurtslast month

OK.This game is now trash. No silver, no tokens, new way of taking money, harder to upgrade than ever before. Charging 99.00 for 90,000,000 silver?!?!?. You cant even buy anything with that silver. I should know. I have over 200 million and cant buy anything. I quit.

Taloselast month

I love the mods it makes the one-trick ponies that paid money to actually play the game Inquisitor spectar Etc it's not everybody's fault you paid money to win I see the new Aries and the only way to get that is to pay $99.99 like really when thay nerf it and thay will nerf it that's all on you dont complain the game is so much more balanced then it used to be good job pixonic still really money hungry tho

ChrisLycanlast month

Why can't my Golem and Fujin have modules? So much for balencing the game.

Typhoon _hunterlast month

Please review the number of modules.
You should increase the number of passive modules for older robots or less powerful componentoid robots (such as hovers and ravens).

Herblast month

"When there's a dominant meta, players should have all the tools they require to counteract it. Modules provide them with these tools" extracted from above, yet, older bots are getting fewer module slots. How does that help them "counteract it"? I still enjoy running my Gareth for example, all he's getting is one measly passive slot? this just seems to be making the already deadly bots even deadlier. Weren't the modules going to be a way to level the playing field? Don't you guys have any plan to make this game the least bit challenging for your paying players? Do they really need this much edge over their F2P counterpart?

SCHITSHOWlast month

Nearly the entire WWR community didnt this crap.

Don't say you listen to us.

The only thing that will make you listen to us is when we stop the flow of money going into your bank account.

Not spending any more or watching ads until you foll back matchmaking, upgrade times and remove these modules.

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