Weapons are divided into two types; RTS and Battle Print. RTS Weapons are the games initial researchable weapons. They are of the style as currently used in the Battle Arena and while players are welcome to keep them in their fleets they will be eventually superseded by higher quality and more modifiable weapons.
Battle Print Weapons are based on real life weapons and normally require players to gain or win 7 separate Battle Prints to complete the set. These prints will sometimes be as part of a captured NME cargo, from a raid on another player’s base or several other options being considered.
Missions may provide single Battle Prints and Campaigns will on occasion yield the plans to a complete weapon. But they will not be easily come by and not planned to be available as part of normal game play until around early 2016.
Players purchasing these weapons (WP 1, 2, 3 and 4) will have them available during Alpha and Beta in 2015. It is worth noting that these weapons have better statistics than RTS weapons, will be permanent assets and later be part of the modifiable weapons system that allows players to change certain parts of the design.
***Please Note: Battle Print Weapons will only be available for purchase during Alpha and Beta. After that they will have to be found through Battle Print Hunting***