Every few years the largest object in the Scum Belt comes out of the icy shadows into the sunlight. As Ceres warms up, it shakes off its icy coating and expels massive plumes of steam—but that’s not all that emerges from its depths.
As the surface cracks and boils with cataclysmic force, long-buried pieces of Transhuman tech from the Great Solar War and other valuable battle debris are propelled into space to become easy pickings for the daring.
Are you ready to stake your claim?
ORIGINS OF THE HARVEST
It may be hard for a rookie to understand why captains flock to Ceres whenever it begins to thaw. However, catching a glimpse of the treasures that can emerge from this dwarf planet is enough to light a fire inside any outlaw.
Ceres isn’t the only place where fearless treasure hunters search for relics from the Great Solar War—but it is the most prolific. Its rocky surface is full of loot that smugglers and scavengers will do anything to keep to themselves. The most dedicated have been known to drop decoy pods to throw others off the trail of the best hunting spots. However, enterprising outlaws began to use the pods as hiding places for their most valuable loot. As a result, captains rush into battle over these potential treasure troves, because they never know what kinds of valuable tech they’ll find.
A NEW GAME MODE - AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME
The rules of the “Ceres Awakens” game mode are similar to Team Deathmatch: you compete to get the most team kills, but also have the chance to pick up special pods marked with the Ceres goddess symbol.
In a Ceres Awakens match, pods spawn randomly across the Ryugu Haven map. When you pick up a pod, every member of your team will get a temporary boost to their ship’s stats. A pod’s effect will expire after 30 seconds—or when the captain who collected it is destroyed.
There are 6 types of Ceres pods, each of which provides a random buff to your team:
WEAPONS TECH PODS
+30% weapon damage
-20% weapon cooldown
-20% reload time
RAPID FIRE TECH PODS
-50% weapon cooldown
-50% reload time
MODULE TECH POD
-50% modules cooldown
ARMOR TECH POD
+45% damage resistance
ENERGY TECH PODS
+40% energy regeneration rate
-40% energy regeneration cooldown
HEALTH TECH PODS
+30% health regeneration rate
-30% health regeneration cooldown
SPEED TECH POD
Boosts ship acceleration and top speed
+150% to movement
+100% to vertical and steering