Savage Drones were part of the Savage Locust, which was formed after the Flooding of the Hollows. The most common of their Savage brethren, the Savage Drones carved a new existence on the surface of Sera quite effectively.
Savage Drones were "stranded" after the flooding of their subterranean homeland, the Hollows. The most numerous members of their tribes, Savage Drones made up the bulk of the Savage Locust's fighting force. Many took residence in the infamous Seran Deadlands alongside other Savage Locust. Like all Savage Locust, the Savage Drone salvaged the Mk 1 Lancer Assault Rifle (among other things) to do battle against foes, enjoying the raw power the Mk 1 Lancer offered. They also had to adapt to new tactics without their underground tunnels; learning how to erupt from the ground to ambush enemies or reinforce allies.
Savage Drones have adapted their armor to their new environment, sporting a filtered breathing apparatus and a tinted mask due to the ever present sand-storms of the Deadlands. They are also clad in simple cloth wraps that wind around their arms and legs, to shield their skin from the sun. Due to the loss of their way of life in combination with their adoption of the Mk 1 Lancer, many Savage Drones have discarded standard battle tactics and will bayonet charge an enemy without warning.
Battle on the Centennial BridgeEdit
During 16 A.E., a COG team made of Augustus Cole, Clayton Carmine, Samantha Byrne and Damon Baird discovered the existence of the Savage Grenadiers and Drones on the Centennial Bridge, first mistaking them for a hostile group of Stranded due to misinformation. Delta began pushing through the Savage Locust fortress on Centennial Bridge, killing dozens of Savage Locust along the way.
Later that day, Delta Squad was reunited after the destruction of the CNV Sovereign by the late Lambent Leviathan. Delta began to head for the main body of the Sovereign's wreckage in search for survivors, but found the Savage Locust doing the same as well. They killed dozens upon dozens of Savage Locust throughout their trek, eventually finding the main group of survivors and holding off more Locust. After talking with a dying ex-Chairman Prescott, Delta set out for Anvil Gate, the only remaining COG settlement that has the resources to cracking A2897.
Crossing the DeadlandsEdit
To get there, Delta had to make their way through the Seran Deadlands, where a massive tribe of Savage Locust took hold. Delta eventually pushed deep enough into Locust territory to find the remnant of the original Locust led by Queen Myrrah herself.
Road to MercyEdit
The Drones were encountered again in an attempt to stop Delta squad from reaching the town of Mercy. The last Delta saw of the Savage Locust was at Mercy gas-station, who were the first combatants in the melee that soon followed; they were obliterated along with the Lambent and Formers when Dominic Santiago sacrificed himself to destroy the gas-station.
Mission to Halvo BayEdit
During Baird an his squad's return to Halvo Bay, an army of Savage Drones led the forces inside the city and attacked them through the Imulsion platform and the beachside but failed to prevent the gears to reach a boat that would lead them to Azura .
You will encounter the Savage Drone many times throughout the campaign, but be carfull as they have a tendency to spring up through holes in the ground which on higher difficulties could cause problems for opposing players. They come equipped with some of the games more powerful weapons such as the Retro Lancer or Boltok pistols which could kill quickly on Hard-core or Insane difficulties.
- Savage Drones are playable Tier 1 creatures in Beast Mode at the price of $450.
- Savage Drones are playable Multiplayer characters in Versus and Beast. Their helmets/masks are randomized each respawn and round.
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