|“||Is it my shift now?||”|
|—A Quickshifter driver wondering when he gets to see some action|
The Quickshifter is an Allied stolen tech unit acquired by infiltrating an Allied Tech Center and Construction Yard. It is basically a teleporting tank armed with powerful missile launchers akin to the Aegis Cruiser's, but can engage ground targets.
The Quickshifter can also carry one passenger, but they have to wait until it is fully teleported before disembarking.
For decades, the Allies have been haunted by the painful memory of having their cybernetic underlings, and . To make up for it, in the remote secret labs of SteinsTech deep underground, many years later work on a new next-gen transport has begun.by ’s
To SteinsTech engineers, its design was to be a worthy successor to the experimental Aegis Cruiser with an additional surface targeting system, the Quickshifter is a dangerous force to be reckoned with.from the Second Great War, and a natural evolution of the methods used for the transportation of troops: the Quickshifter's single passenger would have a wider usage than that of the Phase Transport's, due to its combination with the ability to chronoshift anywhere on the battlefield on its own. Even with its drawback of the passenger not being able to leave until the vehicle has fully teleported, the idea of transporting a capable soldier anywhere awakens imagination. Additionally armed with the advanced "Phalanx" missiles, designed to mimic the powerful weapon of the
…or rather, it could have been. With limited funding and delays caused by the chaos of war the Soviets had started, the development did not go as well as expected. As time went on, and most resources got allocated to the Paradox Project, it became apparent that this new tank would never see the light of day. To no one’s surprise, the project was eternally sealed in one of the lost underground SteinsTech labs.
Arguably the best hit and run unit for the Allies, the Quickshifter has long range capabilities, can teleport, and transport units. The Phalanx missile battery it uses is strong against vehicles and aircraft, making it easy to harass groups of tanks and bombardment aircraft. With efficient micromanagement, they can effectively avoid taking significant damage.
The problem with the Quickshifter, however, is that it demands micromanagement to be used to great effect. The farther away it teleports, the longer it takes to reform in the target location, so if it needs to get somewhere quickly, it will likely be faster to move it in short bursts rather than attempt to teleport it there at once. It isn’t very effective against infantry or structures and is rather fragile for its hefty price tag.
Behind the scenes
- "Phalanx", the name of the Quickshifter's missile battery, traces its to origin to an unused model named "Phalanx Tank, a stolen tech unit in pre-3.0 versions, without any modifications in version 1.2 and with minor reskinning in the 2.x series. " in . The said model was used for the
Other Allied stolen tech units:
- Official showcase of the Quickshifter prior to official release of version 3.3, along with other units