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- “Allows you to build a Chopper to move faster on the map.”
- —Blueprint description
"Allows you to build a Chopper to move faster on the map."
The Chopper is the first vehicle that can be unlocked.
Completing the Chopper consists of two phases. The first is crafting the "structure" in your base. The second is assembling the Chopper itself, which requires additional components.
- Placement: Plank Floor (lvl.2)
- Max: 1
- Grid Size: 2x2
- Orientation: 2 positions
- 30 Bolts
- 10 Ball Bearing
- 1 Chopper Fork
- 1 Chopper Gas Tank
- 4 Basic Backpack
- 30 Scrap Metal
- 20 Rubber Parts
- 2 Chopper Wheel
- 10 Wiring
- 20 Engine Part
With some limited exceptions, Chopper Wheels, Forks, and Gas Tanks can be found in Bunker Alfa's coupon crates, as follows:
- Chopper Wheels may be found in green (Ration Box), yellow (Survival Kit), or red (Combat Gear Box) coupon crates. (In addition to the first wheel, which can be gotten from an AI killed in a green zone.)
- Chopper Forks may be found in yellow (Survival Kit), or red (Combat Gear Box) coupon crates.
- Chopper Gas Tanks are only found in yellow (Survival Kit), or red (Combat Gear Box) coupon crates (and in the Mechanic's pack in the in-app store).
Beta v.1.8.2 added a Skills system, including the Motorcycle Driver skill, which is acquired when a single level for that skill is earned through Exploration Experience from Pine zones. This skill is required before the Chopper can be driven by the player. If the player doesn't have the skills, the Chopper cannot be driven.
Upon finalization of the Chopper, options to paint, fuel, and store items become available in the Chopper menu. These sections are called "Recoloring," "Pour On/Off," and "Baggage," respectively.
The Chopper menu can be accessed when the player stands near the Chopper and taps the Action button.
To use the Chopper for travel, a new "Drive" option becomes available on the map screen in addition to the previous "Walk" and "Run" options. Travel time is identical to the "Run" option. The Chopper can carry a maximum of 200 Fuel in its tank. Upon arrival at a location, the Chopper is parked where the player enters the map.
Pour On/Off (Fueling)
It is possible to both add and remove Gasoline from the Chopper. To add Fuel, place either Gasoline or Bottle with Gasoline in the appropriate slot, and select the "Pour On" option. To remove Fuel, place Empty Bottle(s) in the slot, and select the "Pour Off" option (an empty "Baggage" slot must be available).
- 1 Gasoline adds 25 Fuel to the Chopper, 8 Gasoline = 200 Fuel. The "Gasoline Can" is consumed in the process.
- 1 Bottle with Gasoline adds 5 Fuel to the Chopper, 40 Bottle with Gasoline = 200 Fuel. An Empty Bottle will be produced in a "Baggage" slot if one is available. Otherwise, if the player inventory has 1 slot, the bottle won't appear in your inventory.
The Chopper fuel level can be viewed from either the Chopper menu or the map screen. On the map screen, it appears as an additional bar beside the Energy bar at the top of the screen. The Chopper can hold up to 200 Fuel. To drive it is necessary at least 15 of fuel = 3 Bottle with Gasoline.
The Chopper contains four slots for general storage, in addition to the pattern and fuel slots, accessed on the Chopper menu.
When/if you die and respawn at your Home base, the Chopper returns with you, with its cargo intact. So in a dangerous situation, you are guaranteed to at least keep anything placed on the Chopper. (Also when you don't click drive the Chopper when you go outside the area, you still go with Chopper).
The Chopper also has a space for 'Heavy Baggage' on the back of it; this currently allows transport of specific Items, including:
- The final components required to complete the Chopper were released in Beta v.1.5.4
- Prior to release, assembly required a Chopper Exhaust. This was subsequently replaced by four Basic Backpacks.
- In one of the NPC base locations near your base, you will find a red, finalized chopper near the southeast side of the map. This can't be taken, but you can siphon off its fuel into Empty Bottle(s) to get some Bottle with Gasoline.