There has been much talk about hovers being overpowered movement parts. Here’s how to get your own.
You need to make the following items your top priority:
- Power fused hover cabin. The following cabins make especially good hovers.
+Power -Mass Nova. (Hasn’t been offered since Season 2 Battlepass) Good with Icarus IV
+Power -Mass Beholder. (Hasn’t been offered since Season 3 Battlepass but available now for $10!!! Good with everything.
- Power Griffon/Kami. Good with Icarus VII.
+Power Deadman Good with Icarus VII.
After your cabin, your next order of business is your engine. +Power Colossus and Hot Red are key items. You don’t have to go for -Mass on your second perk, as it is only 50 kg or so, and durability or resistance is just as important for a key part to your build. +power Cheetah or +power -Mass Oppressor are also good on Icarus VII builds, as these will fix tonnage problems.
Next, you need gun mounts. You get 3 large gun mounts by leveling up Lunatic faction, and you get 4 Elblow gun mounts in one of the Triad packs or you can wait for the elbows to come up in the weekly badge exchange. You must have all gun mounts incorporated into every build if you want to compete at Crossout. Buggy Floors, another Lunatic part are also a necessary component of most hover builds. So, level up Lunatics first, and get the Elbow mounts as your first $30 pack.
Next, you need a -Mass Apollo. This will probably be offered on the Christmas crafting event. This will improve all of your builds. Also, it is a building standard amongst Veterans, so when you download a build you won’t have to rebuild it.
Next, you need to fuse your hovers for either -power penalty or + hover efficiency. -Weight is best for your second perk on Icarus VII builds as tonnage is so tight. Stockpile your hovers and wait for an event fusion to get them done.
Different weapons work well on different types of hovers. Streaming weapons, such as Cyclones and Arbiters work best on Icarus IV, and fire and forget and tap fire weapons such as Destructor, Blockchain, Trigger, Cricket, Locust, Spectre, Aspect work best on Icarus VII. Also, cannnon should be on Icarus IV.
Figure out which cab and hover loadout you want to spec into and go and do that.
Am I forgetting anything?