The new edition of Kill Team is just around the corner. When creating your squad, you've got a lot of options to make sure they're as tricked-out as possible. That includes upping their gear with special equipment. We get a look at just what these upgrades can do in this preview.
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The new edition of Kill Team has been designed to give you a huge amount of strategic freedom when it comes to fighting your skirmish battles, and this is easy to see in the ability to customise your operatives’ equipment before battle.
A Kill Team can never be wholly prepared for the enemy they face, as their opponents are also elite warriors accustomed to the desperate, often scrappy warfare special operations demand. Veteran commanders, therefore, know the value of a flexible cache of specialist equipment and can adapt to the mission and foes they face.
In both matched and narrative play, you have the opportunity to equip individual operatives with extra pieces of gear during setup, although the way you do so in each format is a little bit different.
While setting up for a matched play game, after determining the mission and selecting your kill team,* you receive 10 points to spend on assigning gear to your soldiers. Each faction has their own list of equipment to choose from, including iconic gear like T’au markerlights and Tyranid feeder tendrils. Choosing the right equipment can mean the difference between life and death, especially when it gives you powerful defensive bonuses like the Death Korps of Krieg’s legendary trench shovel.