Dev Log -21: Hacking Computer Consoles
Throughout the Underrail the player will encounter a great number of computer consoles. These consoles will have multiple security access levels that the player can attain by finding the required key card or by hacking.
The consoles have various purposes, such as:
- Store documents (general texts, blueprints, messages)
- Control electronic doors and storage lockers
- Control automated turrets, sentry bots, etc.
- Provide view through remote cameras
So investing in the hacking skill will allow you to change the environment to work to your advantage in combat, or avoid the combat altogether. In some cases it will also be an alternative to persuading/bribing/fighting your way to the key card in order to progress in some locations because you’ll just be able to hack your way through.