In a blog on Guerrilla Game’s Killzone website, Assault players were described as the frontline battlers, “heading for the offensive.”
According to the post, Assault players can “overwhelm their enemies with sheer firepower” while being the primary gamers to deploy the defensive Nano Shield.
We detailed the Nano Shields here, but they basically allow for allies to launch projectiles while temporarily blocking enemy attacks via an energy screen.
Besides Assault players’ primary ability with the Nano Shields, gamers will also experience three secondary abilities: speed dash, stun blast, and buddy drone.
Here’s how Guerrilla described those abilities:
- Speed Dash –– "The Speed Dash ability lets Assault players move faster for a short amount of time. It is very useful for seizing the initiative during mission modes where speed is of the essence, such as Search & Destroy. It can also be used to beat a hasty retreat when ammo supplies and health run low."
- Stun Blast –– "The Stun Blast ability temporarily stuns and blinds nearby enemies, making them easier to target. It is ideal for quickly turning the tables when faced with a particularly resilient opponent, or for situations where enemies are attacking from multiple directions."
- Buddy Drone –– "The Buddy Drone ability deploys a flying combat drone that automatically attacks nearby enemies. As such, it works as an effective counter against impending brutal melee attacks. The Buddy Drone can be customized with skins."
The blog cautions other gamers to avoid direct encounters with Assault players, as they can be quite formidable in combat.
Killzone: Shadow Fall hits shelves on Nov. 15 for the PS4.