Gear bonus?

#1kroonermanblackPosted 6/18/2012 7:28:11 PM
So, I'm not entirely clear on the bonus gear you get occasionally. I thought it was one time use just like the other items you get, but I threw one on for a round and it's still there?

Is it a forever item, like a regular gun etc.? Or is it a '5 battles and gone' type thing?
#2DangaardPosted 6/18/2012 7:50:01 PM
Permanent and interchangeable. All of the double bonus ones are rare, all the single ones except for grenade capacity (rare) are uncommon. Each one upgradable to V.
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#3Brendar1288Posted 6/18/2012 7:55:28 PM
They made the gears as a way to answer the complaints about consumable items being wasted in failed matches.
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#4Delta123456789Posted 6/19/2012 2:18:12 AM
On the equipment screen you have 3 slots for consumable equipment that only lasts for one match, and now a 4th gear slot that gives a permanent bonus and can be swapped out.
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#5SKA_Posted 6/19/2012 4:08:59 AM
you lied to me dangaard, i bought like 20 spectre packs and got only 2 bonus gears.
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#6DoctorEggmanPosted 6/19/2012 7:34:24 AM
SKA_ posted...
you lied to me dangaard, i bought like 20 spectre packs and got only 2 bonus gears.


I have like 6 gears (upgraded 2 of them) after 10 premium packs. Guess its just your luck.
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#7Delta123456789Posted 6/19/2012 11:32:45 AM
SKA_ posted...
you lied to me dangaard, i bought like 20 spectre packs and got only 2 bonus gears.


He just told you what happened to him and the (incorrect) conclusion he drew from it. It's your own fault for assuming they changed the drop formula solely on the basis of only one person's experiences.
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#8DangaardPosted 6/19/2012 12:59:39 PM
From: SKA_ | #005
you lied to me dangaard, i bought like 20 spectre packs and got only 2 bonus gears.


That's about the rate that I'm getting now too =_= When the gear was first released I was seriously getting a gear bonus at least 50% of the time from spectre packs. I'm still buying just spectre packs though since they give a chance at getting both the uncommon and rare gear bonuses, whereas veteran is pretty much only uncommon and PSP is pretty much only rare. Plus I've actually gotten a surprising number of ultra rares from my constant spectre pack purchases.
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#9BanhatPosted 6/19/2012 1:10:27 PM
Dangaard posted...

I'm still buying just spectre packs though since they give a chance at getting both the uncommon and rare gear bonuses, whereas veteran is pretty much only uncommon and PSP is pretty much only rare.


I've been finding rare gears from veterans (can't wait till I finish up the last of the uncommon weapons/mods -.-), but you're right, it's exceedingly rare to find them in there.
#10DangaardPosted 6/19/2012 5:47:51 PM
I'd say the rate I get them from spectre packs is somewhere around 1 gear upgrade every 5-8 packs, and I get an ultra rare every 10-12 packs. I'll most likely max out all my rare gear first, and then I'll have quite a few uncommon gears to unlock still. I'll probably experiment with veteran packs for those, although I didn't have much luck with them last time I binged on veteran packs. Plus I get 0 chance of ultra rares on vet packs.
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