An Exobit are the remains of an Exobyte that has deteriorated over time.
Much sought after by scientists, an Exobit can be used to reform an Exobyte and, by extension, help to enhance and modify equipment through the use of Research and Development.
A hidden update in October 2012 seems to have greatly boosted the chance of finding an exobit source.
Exobits can be found in Gotham City, Central City and Metropolis the form of a glowing sphere. Once interacted with, the sphere disappears and releases one, two (uncommon), or three (extremely rare) random exobits. Exobits come in three different varieties. The rarity is more or less equal.
- Aggressive Exobit (red)
- Support Exobit (yellow)
- Fortified Exobit (blue)
- Super-Speed Exobit (Lightning Strikes DLC only)
It is possible, albeit extremely rare, to receive a complete exobyte from an exobit source. The only known case of this happening resulted in a durable exobyte and a fortified exobit.
If the exobit bounces off a player, it means their inventory is full.
Exobit sources appear in fixed locations, but as there are so many possible locations camping is inefficient. The spawn rate seems to depend on the amount of players in the area.
Fliers would benefit from keeping a low altitude as it would allow them to pick up far more exobits in their travels.
- The Exobit emits a constant tune or hum that becomes louder the closer the player is to one. It should be noted that while the volume drops sharply when a player next to it move away, a very faint hum could actually be heard in a surprisingly large area, but it is usually covered by various other sounds in the game. Those playing the game with headphones can usually determine the direction of the Exobit from the differences between channels.
- It is possible to receive up to three (one of each fortified, support, and aggressive) exobits when gathering.