With Halloween upon us, I thought today to be the perfect day to talk about the Flood - since we get a lot of questions asking us if they will ever be included in Evolutions: Real Time Strategy Evolved as a playable faction, or even as an NPC for Skirmish/Multiplayer maps.
So, today we can finally confirm that the Flood will be included in the mod, implemented as an NPC only faction. There are no future plans to create a playable faction for the Flood, as far as is currently planned.
Brute combat infection form:
The Jiralhanae Combat Form is a formidable enemy, and is more aggressive in combat than other Combat Forms, charging towards an opponent recklessly; this behavior is most likely a result of the Jiralhanae's savage nature, and preference for close combat.
Elite combat infection form:
The Sangheili Combat Form is an intimidating foe, as it is extremely agile and resilient, able to endure damage as equally as it's dolled out. It is also capable of utilizing some of its host's armor abilities, such as the energy shields, to assist them in combat. The Sangheili Combat Forms are slightly larger than the Human form, and as such present a larger target.
Human combat infection form:
The Human Combat Form is significantly smaller than other forms due to their original smaller size. As with other Combat Forms, it is capable of sustaining massive physical damage before being unusable to the Flood infestation; in fact, as long as the chest cavity and legs remain intact, it will continue to fight. Although it cannot take as much damage as the Sangheili Combat Form can, the Human Form has some advantages, especially in numbers.
ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) combat infection form:
The ODST Combat Form is more precise with its shots compared to the Human Combat Form, this is because of the special training the ODST have endured. Just like the other combat forms, it is capable of sustaining massive physical damage and because they still have their helmet's on its harder for any trained soldier to shoot the infection form in its vital parts to take them down.
The Flood Infection Form might appear at first glance to be little more than a harmless and repulsive creature, but once it gains physical contact with a biological host, it instantly becomes a deadly foe.
Infection Forms will gather in large swarms, attacking in unison with their claws and tentacles. Infection Forms also reanimated disabled Combat Forms if there are any nearby, following the same process as with uninfected hosts without releasing the Super Cell.
Carrier Forms are usually considered slow and of little threat, unless they are close to the player. However, one particularly dangerous trait of exploding Carrier Forms is the explosive chain reactions they can cause. A Carrier explosion has a similar effect to a fragmentation grenade, and deals damage to anything nearby - even light and heavy weight vehicles.
Named for its size and its power, the Flood Juggernaut is very large, about twice as tall as a Elites. Its mighty tentacles can kill most enemies in a single strike. There is nothing left of any host in this form, other than the raw materials. Even the calcium has been broken down to function as natural armor.
The Juggernaut has two extremely large tentacles that can kill with only one hit. Some have spikes on their tentacles. The Juggernaut appears to be very tough, resisting almost anything, and making its death even harder to achieve, because of its natural armor intel advise to use heavier weapons against this creature.
And with this, we end the spooky scary flood update, and hope to see you next time!
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