|This article relates to content added by Biotech (DLC). Please note that it will not be present without the DLC enabled.|
A head-mounted computer and signaling array that enhances a mechanitor's control bandwidth. This allows them to control more mechs.
- Insulation - Cold
- 0 °C (0 °F)
- Insulation - Heat
- 0 °C (0 °F)
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Upper Head
- Required Research
- Standard Mechtech
- Skill Required
- Crafting 5
- Work To Make
- 2,100 ticks (35 secs)
The array headset is a piece of apparel added by the Biotech DLC that increases the bandwidth of mechanitors.
Array headsets can be crafted at a Machining table once the Standard Mechtech research project has been completed. They require 50 Steel, 8 Components, 2,100 ticks (35 secs) of work, and a Crafting skill of 5.
The airwire headset increases a mechanitor's bandwidth by +6. This increase is not affected by quality, though the usual apparel stats are affected as normal.
The array headset does not count as clothing for pawns with the nudist trait or with pro-nudity ideoligions.[Detail]
A strict upgrade to the airwire headset, providing 3 more bandwidth, costing 4 components more to create. The array headset also has a higher research cost, requiring you to defeat a diabolus first.
The mechcommander helmet gives the same, +6 bandwidth, but requires both plasteel and a diabolus' signal chip to create. The benefit of the mechcommander helmet is the protection it gives, roughly equal to a steel flak helmet while giving some amount of bandwidth. It may be more desirable to save the signal chip until you can create a bandwidth pack, which requires 2 chips. The bandwidth pack occupies a different slot, so it can be worn with any helmet. And unlike headsets and helmets, it never deteriorates.
The only stats that are meaningfully affected by quality are the deterioration rate and market value. As the item's HP is so low, deterioration is somewhat relevant, though there is some detriment to having anything with higher market value.
For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
- Biotech DLC Release - Added.