Blind smoke

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Blind smoke is a gas that inflicts Shooting Accuracy penalties on ranged attacks made through it.

Blind smoke does no damage, and does not affect pawns in any way except by inflicting accuracy penalties. The smoke multiplies hit chance by ×70% for any projectile that paths through smoke. Shooters will still be affected by smoke even when neither them nor the targets are standing in it, so long as there is smoke in between them. It does not affect melee attacks. It dissipates after around 30 seconds. Turrets, both player and enemy alike, cannot target through smoke - keeping at least one tile of smoke between a pawn and a turret will entirely prevent it from attacking. Enemies with smoke weapons equipped will automatically smoke themselves when a turret is detected.

Blind smoke can travel through vents.[Details]

Unlike real smoke, it isn't created by fire. Blind smoke can only be created in the following ways:

It can also be created with the "T: Explosion (smoke)" Development mode command.

Despite the name, the Smoke spewer condition causer found in Mechanoid clusters Content added by the Royalty DLC does not actually create smoke.

Version history[edit]

  • 1.3.3066 - Fix: Smoke doesn’t persist on the map on save load.
  • 1.4.3523 - New gas system added. Renamed from smoke to blind smoke
  • 1.4.3555 - All gasses, including blind smoke, can now travel through vents.
Comparison of smoke mechanics between 1.3 and 1.4