From April 6th to April 27th, the new Interception mode will become available in Caliber. This is the first version of competitive PvP mode with a ton of new features. During the two weeks when the mode is available, active players will be able to participate in the Ahead of the Others marathon with exclusive rewards.
This article describes the rules of Interception. The rules of marathon and its rewards can be found in a separate article.
Interception is a PvP mode that features two teams of 4 players. Each team’s objective is to capture cases with intel and upload intel to the enemy servers. A match lasts 10 minutes or until one of the teams makes two uploads to the enemy servers.
The new game mode is open to all players who have reached account level 11.
In order to explain the rules of Interception, we will look at each stage of the match individually in chronological order. This way it will be somewhat easier to understand the mass of details.
As usual, it all starts with the landing. For now, all Interception matches will take place only on the Al-Malik Hotel map, and the spawn locations of the teams remain the usual, at the two ends of the map. But there are some details.
After leaving the safe area, players remain invulnerable for 2 seconds more.
15 seconds after landing, a case with intel appears on the map in one of the three possible locations. The objective of each team is to capture the case and use it to upload data to the enemy server. But there are some details.
Press the E key to pick up the case. Hold the T key to drop it.
It is not enough just to intercept a case to gain a score in a match. It is necessary to bring it to one of the servers and upload the intel. But there are some details.
In Interception mode, the elimination of a player does not lead to the exclusion of them from the battle until the end of the match; each player participates in the competition until one of the teams wins. But there are some details.
Respawn is activated by holding the R key.
In this version of Interception, there is no way to replenish special gear. After the Marathon, we’ll post a survey about your experience with the mode and assess the need for improvements based on the feedback.
If the score remains equal after 10 minutes of the match, extra time starts. During this time, the rules remain the same. But there are some details.
Each intel upload to the server brings rewards in Credits and XP.
If you have read up to this point and could not memorize all the details and features of Interception the first time, we have a cheat sheet from the Recruit. With no details.