Killzone: Shadow Fall Scout class detailed
posted on 10.07.13 at 08:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The 'stealth over strength' multiplayer class.

Last month, Guerrilla Games introduced us to Kilzone: Shadow Fall‘s Assault class. Today, the developer detailed the multiplayer Scout class.

Scout players excel at catching the enemy unaware, biding their time until they see an opportunity to strike – either from very far away, or from very nearby. Armed for long-distance takedowns and clean, efficient kills, Scout players are usually difficult to spot in battle until it’s too late. Their stealth capabilities are further enhanced by the Cloak ability, which renders them all but invisible at a distance when activated. The new phase-shifting tech used for the Cloak ability does have its limits, though; it can only be used in conjunction with a combat knife, as larger weapons will disrupt the effect.

In addition to the primary Cloak ability, Scout players can choose from one of three secondary abilities:

Tactical Echo
The Tactical Echo ability lets Scout players send out a radar pulse that temporarily highlights all enemy troops and automata within range – even other Scouts using the Cloak ability. This information is then relayed to allied HUDs and radars.

Emergency Teleport
Based on the same technology that lets Spawn Beacons to teleport troops into battle, the Emergency Teleport ability allows Scout players to teleport to a random part of the map when they run into trouble. However, the teleportation device has a lengthy recharge time.

Stun Drone
The Stun Drone ability deploys a flying combat drone that waits in an area until it detects an enemy nearby. When attacking, it flies directly at the enemy and detonates an E-Pulse that temporarily blinds and stuns them.

While Scout players are certainly capable of operating as lone wolves, truly effective Scouts will know when to use their abilities for the benefit of the team. The Tactical Echo ability in particular gives a tremendous advantage in combat, especially in situations where the opposing team is firmly entrenched or has several Scout players of its own.

Killzone: Shadow Fall will launch with PlayStation 4 on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. View screenshots of the Scout class at the gallery.

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  • GhostNomad

    Their uniforms look so…. Goofy. Though I love sniping so I’m all over the Scout regardless!

    • Gigus

      Snipers always look goofy lol. Goofy is what kills.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        I knew Goofy was……a cold blooded killer
        – Disney

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            • GhostNomad

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              • HighBrowDrifter

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      • GhostNomad

        Snipers look like their environment, that’s their whole point! Glowing lights on their helmets only attract attention, even with camouflage!

        Then again if I wanted realism I’d go do my old job in the military :P

        • Gigus

          But didnt you feel goofy wearing the ghillie suit? Didnt you think it was goofy that you shot a man while wearing dead foliage all over yourself. Im pretty sure wearing weird lights that made me nearly invisible would make me feel safer. You could also be a rave party after successful mission XD

          • GhostNomad

            Hey man, I actually like looking like a walking bush! Then again, maybe they have some awesome Ghost Recon-type camo in Killzone, and I’d wear that any day of the week!

            • Gigus

              I’ll stick to my predator like camo.

    • Yuri4prez

      Usually the ISa versions of the different classes look pretty goofy.. I think both team versions look a lot tougher than previous sniper clesses. They look more combat ready?…. I don’t know what the word would be, but either way, I’m happy with the Helghan variant of scout class. ISA looks too much like regular sniper class from older ones

  • rockman29

    the model looks like it came out of a CG movie