We have just launched a major update (v0.115) to Neon Exile that starts a beta test of our new experimental team battle mode. This beta test will run for 1 week and end on September 10th. The standard PvE Fringe Sector will not be available during this time.
When you select the Fringe Sector cable in the main menu you will be taken to a team selection level and will be able to choose between the Vanguard or the Exile team.
The goal of the battle is to destroy the generators of the enemy team. These can only be destroyed with an EMP Bomb and can be rebuilt after they have been destroyed.
Resource Units will be team shared in this game mode. Meaning that there are no personal resources collected, all collected RU will go to a team bank and when you use the Fabricator the cost will be deducted from the team bank.
To build generators you will need to make all of the Generator parts from a Fabricator. This process is the same as building any other complex module like the Health Station or Fabricator. The parts of the generator are too heavy for one pilot to carry, you will need to either make 2 trips to team up to bring all of the parts. Generators will only work when built on an Energy Source (indicated by green smoke).
Please keep in mind this is an experimental beta test and you are likely to encounter bugs, balance problems and mechanics that could be better. The goal of the test is to gather feedback from players on issues as well as the potential of including this game mode permanently.
We have also added new roles to our Discord server which will let you into channels for each team.