Omega Unit: The Gator FAQ

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Q. What is the Gator? How does it help me in the game?
A.
The Gator is the fourth Omega Unit, the most powerful class of Units in Empires & Allies.

A mid-range Unit, its Gatling Gun and Grenade Launcher unleashes massive amounts of damage onto enemies. The Gatling Gun does focused damage on single targets while the Grenade Launcher does massive burst damage in an area onto multiple enemies.

The Gator fires uses both weapons simultaneously. However, the Grenade Launcher fires only a single grenade and has a high reload time. It will fire whenever available. The Gatling Gun has a large magazine, high rate of fire and reloads quickly.

The Gator also has a built-in Shield Generator that will create a shield around the Gator when it is taking large amounts of damage. This shield will block all enemy damage for a fixed time.

Omega Units, once deployed, also have a Super Ability. These uber-powerful abilities are unique to each Omega Unit and can turn the tide of battle in your favor.

The Gator’s Super Ability is the OVERHEAT!

Q. What is so special about the Gator?
A.
Each Omega unit has a special ability, referred to as "SUPER" in the game. The new Omega Unit: Gator has a SUPER ability called “SUPER: OVERHEAT”. Activating this will cause the Gator to fire a massive Magma Bomb with a large AoE at large clusters of enemies that surround it. This bomb does a large amount of damage. On top of this, enemy units and structures that are not destroyed will take Burn damage for a certain duration of time. During this time, they will also be slowed and do less damage.
Note: The “SUPER: OVERHEAT” takes 6 seconds to get charged initially and once used takes 13 seconds to recharge (Reduces as the Gator Levels Up)

Q. What is the minimum required HQ Level to unlock new Omega Unit: Gator?
A.
The Gator is available at HQ Level 8, the same level at which the Robotics Bay, Colossus, Viper and Falcon are unlocked.

Q. What is Robotics Bay? How does it help me in the game?**

A. Robotics Bay: Robotics Bay is necessary to deploy an Omega Unit on your Base. You can Repair/Revive and apply Boosts on the deployed Omega Unit from the Robotics Bay. Only ONE Omega Unit can be deployed on the Robotics Bay at any given time.
Q. Do I need to unlock Colossus, Viper and Falcon before I can unlock Gator?
A. No! Once you build the Robotics Bay, you can choose to unlock whichever Omega unit you want to unlock, granted you meet the HQ level requirement. Sequence of unlock does not matter.

Q. How do I unlock the Gator?
A. To unlock the Gator, you will need Cybernetic Cores.

These Cybernetic cores can be collected at the end of victorious PvP battles (battle drops) and by opening Elite Caches.You can also get bonus Cybernetic Cores from the first Quick Match Battle of the day.

Q. How many Cybernetic Cores does it cost to unlock the Gator?
A. The cost of unlocking the Gator will depend on whether it is your first, second or third Omega Unit.

Unlocking the FIRST Omega Unit, whether it is the Colossus, Viper, Falcon or the Gator, will cost 200 Cybernetic Cores.

Unlocking the SECOND, THIRD and/or FOURTH Omega Unit, irrespective will cost 400 Cybernetic Cores.

Q. What are Cybernetic Cores? How do I get them?
A. These are the components required to unlock Omega Units. You can collect them from winning Quick matches and by opening Elite caches. You can also get bonus Cybernetic Cores from the first Quick Match Battle of the day.
Q. Can I use 2 Omega units in the same battle simultaneously?
A. No. At any given point, you can only have one Omega Unit available for Attacks and Defenses.

Q. I have multiple Omega Units unlocked. How do I switch between them?
A. You can switch between any of your unlocked Omega Units from the Robotics Bay.

To switch to a different Omega Unit from the one you currently have active, go to that Omega Unit’s tab in the Robotics bay Menu and tap on “Deploy”.

Q. Is there a cost to switching between Omega Units?
A. No. You can switch between your unlocked Omega Units at any time free of cost from the Robotics Bay.

Q. What does the below icon represent in the Robotics bay?

A. Clicking on the above icon Enables or Disables the Defense Mode for the active Omega Unit. Enabling it for Defense mode will engage the Omega Unit to fight for you when your base in being attacked. By default, Gator is set to Defense mode. Also, an Omega Unit is vulnerable to take damage during a battle in Active Defense mode.


Q. How do I level up the Omega Unit: Gator in the game?
When your Omega Unit engages in a battle, it earns XP based on the damage done and received. It also gains XP for all successful defenses when it is on Defense mode.
Gator can be upgraded up to Level 15. You can level up your Omega unit faster using the 2X XP boost available in the Robotics Bay.
Screenshots of Gator at different Levels:

Gator gains XP in all battles and in all defenses of your base:

Q. Can I level up my Omega unit without upgrading my HQ?
A. Yes, Omega unit gains XP and levels up only in battles and in Defense mode. Upgrading the HQ does however, increase the Damage and Health of your Omega Unit.

Q. Do we have boosts for the new Omega Unit?
A. Yes, we have 2 boosts available for Gator.
AUTO REPAIR - Omega Unit is repaired/revived for 15 mins once activated.
DOUBLE XP - Omega Unit gains 2X XP for the next 2 battles.


Click on the icon in the Robotics Bay to find the boosts available for the Omega Unit.

Q. I have a Boost applied on the Colossus, Viper or Falcon. Will it carry over to the Gator if I switch to it or vice versa?
A. No. Any Boosts applied to one Omega Unit will not carry over to the other Omega Unit on switching.

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