Alien Drones are droids created by the Precursors. Their main function is to repair and uphold Precursor Bases and as such are equipped with two welding tools. They are also programmed to defend Precursor Bases from intruding lifeforms, and will use the aforementioned tools as weapons if the need arises.
The Drone is similar in size and shape to the Cave Crawler, but coloured in the same way as most Precursor Technology, being predominantly dark grey with green luminescence.
The drone has an octagonal body with a small head on the front and a larger, rectangular object on the back, it has four legs split into three segments each. Two green tipped stalks used as repair tools protrude from its back. Decorative patterns are carved into various parts of the Alien Drone.
Upon sighting the Player, the drones become aggressive. Thrusting their two welding tools towards the player, dealing 3% damage per hit. They spark when they take damage and explode when destroyed.
Alien Drones are also capable of climbing the PRAWN Suit, however, this will not damage the vehicle.
Data Bank EntryEdit
This device does not match any known human technology, although its design is relatively simple. Its only observed behaviour has been attacking local lifeforms in a radius around the ancient structures.
Modeling the age and purpose of the device is difficult. Its relative harmlessness is at odds with the advanced technology apparently available to its designers.
Assessment: Further data required
- The looks for the Alien Drones were inspired by Cave Crawlers, and in early development they shared the same set of animations, currently they use a set of animations similar to the Cave Crawler, but augmented to look more mechanical.
- The Alien Drone was called the "Precursor Droid" earlier in the game's development.