|This information relates to content added by the Royalty DLC. Please note that it will not be present without the DLC enabled.|
A single-person burst rocket for short-ranged flight. With its integrated harness and guidance assistant, the jump pack allows anyone to leap long distances at high speed, even over obstacles. It must be recharged after several uses.
Some spacer tech militaries have melee combat specialists who use jump packs to bypass obstacles and rapidly close with the enemy.
The jump pack is an accessory added by Royalty DLC that allows its user to make rapid rocket powered jumps to a tile within range and in line of sight.
As a complicated piece of technology, jump packs can only be made at the Machining table and requires Jump Packs to be researched in order to be constructed. Crafting the armor requires a crafting skill of 4 as well as 30 plasteel, 100 chemfuel and 3 components.
Alternatively, this item can be received as a quest reward.
The jump pack allows the user to make up to 5 jumps before needing to be refueled, at a cost of 20 chemfuel per charge. The user can jump anywhere within line of sight, so they can jump over Rock chunks but not Walls. Pawns cannot be hurt mid-jump, even by explosions right under them, but can still get hit during a short warm-up before jumping.
Jump packs can allow melee fighters to quickly engage enemy gunners and force them into close combat, where the latter are generally at a great disadvantage. Jump packs can also be used to dodge explosives like mortar shells or grenades, jump over water, or to quickly escape / get into position, making them a useful utility both for brawlers and shooters. However, keep in mind it occupies the utility slot, and thus cannot be worn with a shield belt or other utility item. Consider using the Locust armor if you wish to have both jump capability and another utility item.
It is currently unknown if lower quality packs are actually faster than other methods of increase movement rates, such as Archotech legs, however the invulnerability granted while flying will often make any time losses redundant.
The distance the user can jump is dependent on the quality of the jump pack.