Spitfire laser capacitors
Spitfire laser capacitor pod at the Tech Lab
Realizing the extra potential laying in their laser technology (as seen in the Obelisk of Light), Nod scientists concentrated their research on practical applications of the technology and developed a more portable version, which could be mounted on most vehicles. However, the technology did not enter widespread use, and was available on request and at a cost to commanders who constructed a Tech lab on the battlefield.
The laser capacitors are retroactively mounted on vehicles in service and by default mounted on vehicles in the assembly line once the upgrade is purchased. The units that receive this upgrade are the Raider buggy, Venom patrol craft and the Scorpion tank, in the Kane's Wrath events, Laser Turrets are also seen being augmented with these systems, increasing damage. Other sub-factions' equivalent of this upgrade include the Marked of Kane's Supercharged particle beams and the Black Hand's Charged Particle Beams.
A known effect that Heroic ranked units, using this upgrade, will attack with pale-blue lasers.
- Tiberium Wars patch 1.05:
- cost increased by 50% to $3000
- Scorpion tank with laser capacitors now have rate of fire reduced by 20%, but attack power increased proportionally
- Kane's Wrath patch 1.01:
- Kane's Wrath patch 1.02:
- cost reduced to $2500
- research time increased to 1:15