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Since Brainiac's arrival, scientists and engineers have been working tirelessly to learn everything possible about the Exobytes Future Lex Luthor released into the atmosphere.

Though many of the Exobytes have found their way to human hosts, more have gone dormant and begun to decay; turning into Exobits. Research and Development (R&D) is a new system, brought on by breakthroughs in nanite technology, that will allow Heroes and Villains to find and utilize these unclaimed Exobytes and create powerful Equipment Mods and Consumables.

Basic items used in research and development are called R&D Parts and R&D Components.

InstructionsEdit

ExobitsEdit

Main article: Exobit
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In Gotham City, Central City and Metropolis, players can find Exobits laying around rooftops, on streets, and on beaches. Collecting 8 of an Exobit of a certain type will allow the player to create an Exobyte of that category.

R&D VendorsEdit

Main article: R&D Vendors

R&D Vendors are special NPC that can be found in each of the three wings (Meta/Meta, Tech/Tech and Magic/Magic) of the Watchtower and the Hall of Doom.
They allow players to purchase essential parts for creating items:

R&D StationsEdit

Main article: R&D Station
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An R&D station is used to modify items, salvage items out of old items, and create new improved items, through the use of Exobytes.
In order to create new items and modifiers, players need to obtain Research and Development Plans from R&D Vendors. Some end of level bosses will also drop plans amongst their loot.

SocketsEdit

Main article: Equipment Mods

Each gear, or armor, features a socket that can incorporate a modification item (equipment mod) to boost the gear's stats.
In addition, if the modification item matches the color of the socket, a bonus stat boost will also occur. The bonus stat boost is listed on the gear.

The mod color and the socket color do not need to be a perfect match (E.g. Placing a Red Mod in a Yellow Socket) but matching allows an extra affinity bonus to be achieved as described in the armor. The mod color is based on the types of exobits used in its construction.

Levels of plansEdit

Main article: Plans (Research and Development)

Alpha - Level 1-19 plans dropped by bosses in level 1-19 content.

Beta - Level 19-30 plans dropped by bosses in level 19-30 content.

I - Tier 1 plans dropped by bosses in Tier 1 alerts and duos

II - Tier 2 plans dropped by bosses in Tier 2 raids and alerts.

III - Tier 3 plans dropped by bosses in Tier 3 raids, alerts and duo.

IV - Tier 4 plans dropped by bosses in the Themyscira:Gates of Tartarus raid.

V - Tier 5 plans dropped by bosses in the Tier 5 operations

V Expert - Tier 5 Expert plans dropped by bosses in the Tier 5 raids

VI - Tier 6 plans dropped by bosses in the Tier 6 alert

TriviaEdit

  • Research and Development was introduced in game update 8.
  • Research and Development becomes available to players once they reach level 8.
  • Game update 9 added two new Soder Cola recipes that are superior to Soder Cola Extreme. The recipes are purchasable on the Research and Development vendors.
  • High level and wealthy players are usually willing to trade large amounts of cash or valuable items for exobits.

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