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Prototype Lab

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Prototype Lab
Prototype lab deploy.gif
"Research Complete!"
TSA.png Frontiersmen
Team Resources
Icon team resource neutral.gif 40
Abilities and Upgrades
Buy Menu, Recycle
Research Jetpack, Research Exoskeletons, Research Dual Wield
Tech Requirements:
Advanced Armory
Jetpack, Exosuit
Build Time: 20 seconds
Builds From: Marine Commander
Buy From: Advanced Tab
Hotkey: F


The Prototype Lab is the Frontiersmen advanced equipment research structure created by the Marine Commander. Marines or MACs are required to assemble the unbuilt structure and Power Node nearby.

When powered, the Prototype Lab enables the Commander to research the Jetpack, Minigun and Railgun Exosuits, as well as Dual Wield upgrade for Exosuits to purchase with Personal Resources.


Triggered Abilities

Buy Menu

Buy Menu of an Advanced Armory

The Buy Menu is accessible from any powered Armory, Advanced Armory, and Prototype Lab. It allows Marines to purchase weapons and equipment using Personal Resources.

Buy Menu
Opens the Buy Menu to use Personal Resources to purchase weapons and equipment, which require research by the Marine Commander.
Hotkey E
Targets Armory, Prototype Lab
Requires Nearby Active Power Node


Recycling a structure

Recycle enables the Marine Commander to return a portion of Team Resources by recycling a structure. The recycling process lasts a short duration, after which a maximum of 75% Team Resources used to create the structure is refunded. However, the amount of Team Resources refunded depends on the remaining health of the structure on recycle completion. The higher the structure's health, the more resources are refunded.

Recycle buildmenu.png
Recycles the structure over time and refunds resources based on initial cost and current Health. Recycle can be canceled by Marine Commander or by destroying the structure.
Hotkey V
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 75% x initial cost
Duration 6 seconds


Research Jetpack

Jetpack available in Buy Menu

Research Jetpack
Jetpack buildmenu.png
Allows purchase of Jetpacks.
Hotkey A
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 25
Research Time 90 seconds
Requires Prototype Lab

Research Exoskeletons

Exosuits available in Buy Menu

Research Exoskeletons
Exosuit buildmenu.png
Allows purchase of Minigun and Railgun Exosuits.
Hotkey Z
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 30
Research Time 90 seconds
Requires Prototype Lab

Research Dual Wield

Dual Wield upgrade available in Buy Menu

Research Dual Wield
Dual buildmenu.png
Allows Exosuits to purchase an additional Minigun or Railgun from the Prototype Lab.
  • Only the same type of weapon for the Exosuit can be purchased.
Hotkey X
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 20
Research Time 60 seconds
Requires Prototype Lab, Research Exoskeletons, 2 Command Stations