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Complex 0b10's rapid expansion has left defensive assets stretched thin in many areas. To temporarily address the growing threat of a larger Derelict incursion, a number of traps are being engineered and deployed as a more efficient way to hinder enemy advances and buy the time necessary to mobilize a garrisoned response force. Because traps are installed in areas regularly traveled by even non-combat robots, their sensitivity is set well below their maximum potential to avoid disruptions that could result from a damaged robot accidentally triggering one.

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Traps are most often found in groups called arrays, and appear in a variety of layouts including rows, blocks or sparser “minefields”. They are, however, usually triggered individually.

Triggering

Moving over a trap does not always trigger it. The chance is instead determined by the form of propulsion:

Mode Probability
Treads 100%
Legs 75%
Wheels 50%
Hover/Core 40%
Flight 20%

Once triggered, the trap at that position is spent and will not trigger again. (Some traps exhibit special behavior in this regard.)

Note there are also multiple undocumented circumstances under which a trap may be triggered, not simply regular movement. Also, Stasis Traps are a special case and their chance to trigger is the opposite of the values listed above (Flight ex: 100 - 20 = 80%).

Detection

Cogmind has a 1% chance to detect each trap in view, checked every turn, where each active Structural Scanner provides a +2% bonus. Hack terminals to reveal entire trap arrays at once. Nearby allied operators will also reveal hidden traps within your field of vision, and local trap locations can also be extracted from a pre-expired operator data core.

Removal

The simplest way to remove one or more traps is to destroy the section of floor housing it. Arrays of traps can be permanently disarmed via terminal hacking, and disabling traps on an individual basis is a possible side effect of hacking one with an active melee datajack.

Reprogramming

By default traps are programmed to trigger on detection of any foreign robot, a setting that can be modified via hacking. Known traps may be reprogrammed with an active melee datajack by bumping them, and entire arrays of traps can be reprogrammed at once from nearby terminals. Reprogrammed traps will no longer recognize Cogmind or allies as a threat, instead reacting to local combat robots. As part of the new programming, each trap’s sensitivity will also be set dangerously high, ensuring it will trigger whenever a hostile moves over it, regardless of propulsion.


There are several types of traps present in Complex 0b10.