By TrailTurtle @ July 12, 2013 at 5:09pm
When the Dropzone Update launches soon, get your stealth on and be a stone-cold killer with the Infrared Protection Gear!
For agents who don’t mind tunnel vision, Infrared Scopes have been a huge boon. In IR scopes, enemies are tagged as clearly as in HRV, and the scope counters normal stealth without being victim to HRV cloaks.
Now there’s a new counter on the scene for stealth players: the Infrared Protection Gear. This beauty was revealed at E3, and will be released as part of Blacklight’s upcoming Dropzone update. When you’ve got it, your body heat will be sunk down to background levels. It doesn't make you invisible on IR, but it does prevent you from standing out like a small sun. Combined with a regular active Cloak, you'll be fully invisible to IR scopes.
The IRPG, compared to normal heat.
The IRPG is a bit different than some cloaks, because it works passively – no need to toggle it on. It’s a normal piece of gear, meaning you spawn with it and it can be used alongside normal Cloak or the HRV Cloak. Against an enemy who’s dependent on his scope, the IRPG is a murderous stealthy advantage.
The Infrared Protection Gear, the Dropzone map and more are coming to Blacklight soon; stay tuned for the Dropzone Update, preparing for launch in early August!