Restore Honor (Launch, Resurgence)
On Ashika Island, it takes incredible courage to return to where you once fell in battle, courage that is worthy of some valuable rewards.
Every Operator on Ashika Island will drop a dog tag upon death once per match (Resurgence or Battle Royale), which can either be picked up by a squadmate or themselves after redeploying. Doing so grants a small Cash reward, as well as a single UAV ping that marks both enemy threats and nearby Supply Boxes.
Whether it's to learn who downed a squadmate or get a head start on rebuilding a Loadout, choosing to Restore Honor is a solid strategy for continued survival.
Search and Seizure (In-Season, Resurgence)
In addition to contracts originally in Battle Royale modes like Safecracker and Bounty, Ashika Island will have an additional contract – Search and Seizure – to take up for Cash and other in-match rewards. It is expected to go live in season.
Search and Seizure involves reclaiming a stolen vehicle – either an SUV or a Patrol Boat – from Shadow Company forces somewhere on the island. After you accept the contract, the vehicle’s approximate location is revealed on the minimap and as a marker in the overworld.
Operators must neutralize any Shadow Company forces guarding the vehicle, then pick up the key dropped by one of the soldiers and get the vehicle safely to its designated drop-off point. Expect heavy resistance en route to this destination, as the Shadow Company has been rumored to have their hands on some powerful hardware, ready to repel Operators venturing onto the isle…
Data Heist (In-Season, Resurgence)
Intel is power, especially during a Data Heist, a new exclusive Public Event on Ashika Island.
During the second circle collapse, three uplink stations will come online around the map, allowing players to download critical intel from them. In exchange for valuable in-match rewards, squads can hack into and stand near the uplink station to gain this intel, but they will face resistance from Shadow Company combatants guarding these precious machines.
Download progress can be sped up by eliminating these combatants, while other Operators can halt progress by contesting the station area directly or using a DDOS Field Upgrade.
Successfully completing a download rewards XP, Cash, and a random piece of Tactical Equipment. Squads that visit two or three uplink stations and successfully download their intel will receive increased rewards, such as a random Killstreak or even an Advanced UAV.
Redeploy Drones (In-Season, Resurgence)
Redeploy Drones, the high-tech successor to the Redeploy Balloons you first used on Caldera, are the high-risk, high-reward way to reposition around Ashika Island, to be deployed during Season 02.
To use a Redeploy Drone, simply hook a cable up to the drone via interaction. After ascending to where the drone is hovering in the sky, an Operator will be launched in the direction they are facing, allowing them to parachute down safely to a distant location. While ascending, Operators can rotate around the cable to best position themselves for launch, and they can hip-fire weapons and detach at any point.
These new drones have a few differences compared to the Redeploy Balloons. Notably, they can relocate to a safe area after a short period if they are within the circle collapse. Only a certain number of drones will reposition with each circle collapse, with all drones going out of commission after several circle collapses have occurred.
On the downside, their high-tech nature makes them easy targets for lock-on missiles, and they are too expensive for an Operator to replace. Instead, new drones will fly in after a short time if there is a safe location available to hover over.
Rusher (In-Season, Resurgence)
So far, AI Combatants are all about dealing damage from a distance unless otherwise provoked to swing wildly with the butt of their gun. During Season 02, a new type of Combatant joins their ranks to fulfill that extreme close-quarters combat (CQB) role: the Rusher.
The Rusher may have little in terms of health or armor, but what they lack in defense, they make up for in increased agility and a deadly short sword. This adversary also packs a pistol in case a target is unreachable for a melee attack, as well as mini smoke bombs to use for repositioning.
Rushers are meant to be downed just as quickly as they sprint, especially in confined and indoor spaces where they are most effective. Expect them to hit the ground running in Resurgence mode, with AI only appearing under certain conditions, such as during a Data Heist.