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Egg
Cosmetic Variants:

Egg.png

Normal Egg

Abyss egg.png

Abyss Egg

Kodiak egg.png

Kodiak Egg

Nocturne egg.png

Nocturne Egg

Reaper egg.png

Reaper Egg

Shadow egg.png

Shadow Egg

Toxin egg.png

Toxin Egg

Unearthed egg.png

Unearthed Egg

Health
350
Armor
0
Commander Abilities
Abilities:
Hatch, Gorge Egg, Lerk Egg, Fade Egg, Onos Egg

Introduction

The Egg is the Alien spawn mechanic. Eggs naturally spawn from the hive every 8 seconds if the hive has fewer than a certain amount of Eggs (including Lifeform Eggs but excluding hatched Eggs). The hive automatically spawns:

  • 2 Eggs for 1-6 players
  • 3 Eggs for 7-9 players
  • 4 Eggs for 10+ players

Alien players will morph into an egg when evolving to another lifeform or when changing one or multiple upgrades. Evolution time varies depending on lifeform and amount of upgrades.

The Alien Commander has the ability to change eggs to higher lifeforms once Aliens gains the appropriate biomass.


Commander Abilities

Spawn Egg

Gorge Egg

Lerk Egg

Hatch
Hatch icon.png
Creates Eggs on infestation near the Hive.
  • 2 Eggs for 8 or fewer players.
  • 3 Eggs for 9-11 players.
  • 4 Eggs for 12 or more players.
  • Ability cooldown is shared between all Hives.
  • Is not disabled when Hive is burned by Flamethrower or on fire.
Hotkey
A
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 5
Range 11
Cooldown 4 seconds
Max Amount 20 Eggs per Hive
Targets Ground, Infestation
Requires Hive
Create Gorge Egg
Gorge egg icon.gif
Creates an egg that a Gorge can spawn from.
Hotkey
Z
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 20
Research Time 45 seconds
Max Amount 2 Lifeform Eggs per Hive
Targets Egg
Requires 2 Biomass
Create Lerk Egg
Lerk egg icon.gif
Creates an egg that a Lerk can spawn from.
Hotkey
X
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 40
Research Time 45 seconds
Max Amount 2 Lifeform Eggs per Hive
Targets Egg
Requires 4 Biomass

Fade Egg

Onos Egg

Create Fade Egg
Fade egg icon.gif
Creates an egg that a Fade can spawn from.
Hotkey
C
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 80
Research Time 45 seconds
Max Amount 2 Lifeform Eggs per Hive
Targets Egg
Requires 8 Biomass
Create Onos Egg
Onos egg icon.gif
Creates an egg that a Onos can spawn from.
Hotkey
V
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 100
Research Time 45 seconds
Max Amount 2 Lifeform Eggs per Hive
Targets Egg
Requires 9 Biomass

Attributes

Flammable
Egg spawn buildmenu.gif
Flammable Kharaa structures will take extra damage from fire-based weapons.
Damage Damage x 250%
Type Flame
Targets Bone Wall, Clog, Cyst, Egg, Hydra, Web
Requires Cluster Grenade, Flamethrower, Welder


Variants

There are currently 8 variations of the Egg skin available for Alien Commanders. The Eggs inherit the skin of the Hive that hatched them.

Info.png Info:  • Not all variants are available for purchase.

          • Skins are purely cosmetic and offer no augmented or additional stats in-game.

Camouflage variants & availability
Variant Description Acquisition Notes
Normal Default camouflage. Provided with game. N/A
Abyss Blue highlights and glow. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the Merry Gorgemas! update (Build 336).
Kodiak Green glow, jungle effect skin. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the Merry Gorgemas! update (Build 336).
Nocturne Beige skin with purple highlights and a purple glow. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the Merry Gorgemas! update (Build 336).
Reaper White skin, black features and yellow glow. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the Merry Gorgemas! update (Build 336).
Shadow Dark blue/purple skin, red glow. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the Merry Gorgemas! update (Build 336).
Toxin Black with green highlights, spots and glow. Requires Catalyst Pack DLC. Released with the Catalyst update (Build 324).
Unearthed Purple tint and glow, crystalline look for Hive and Harvester. Was rewarded for playing Unearthed upon its initial release. Can be bought in the Customization Screen in-game. Released with the update (Build 327).


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