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Killzone: Shadow Fall Scout class detailed

Killzone: Shadow Fall's second class is the Scout, a stealthier alternative to the Assault class detailed last month.

According to a Guerrilla Games blog, the Scout is designed to work at extremes of distance - close-up and from a long way off - to catch enemies unaware. They're helped in this regard by their Cloak ability, but you can't use this stealthy skill with anything but a combat knife.

Scouts also choose form 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.

Guerrilla said Scouts make great team players, especially when using the Tactical Echo skill to counter enemy Scouts.

Killzone: Shadow Fall is a PlayStation 4 exclusive coming at launch of the new hardware. Check out some images of the second class below; the Support class is still to be fully revealed.

Thanks, Polygon.

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