Influence Points (IPs)
You can only earn Influence Points (IPs) by attacking or defending Zheng-Shi locations during active Global Contracts. You cannot purchase them using Munitions, Fuel, Rations or Diamonds. You also cannot exchange them or send them as a gift to other players. Other players cannot raid IPs from your Base. You can use IPs to purchase unique Referrals, which are required to train the Syndicate Tactical Assault Group (TAG) Units and other game features. Once you've collected enough IPs, go to the Black Market, open the "IPs" tab, and select an item you wish to purchase.
Check the Black Market to view the full list of items and Base improvements you are able to purchase.
Attack and defend regular Locations to unlock new optional Syndicate Contracts and get exclusive rewards. There are a total of 24 Contracts available. By completing these Contracts you will have the capability to:
- Receive rare Syndicate Units for your army. These advanced Units have increased speed and effectiveness, coupled with reduced Ration consumption in comparison to the regular variants.
- Gain access to exclusive new storyline content.
- Earn experience points.
- Acquire free Strategic Units, and much more!
HOW TO PLAY:
Upon successfully completing their first Level 10 Location mission, all players will gain access to the first Syndicate Contract in the new "Syndicate Contracts" tab, on the Radar interface. Each Syndicate Contract will require engaging in a special Contract. These are highlighted in YELLOW under the "Zheng Shi Forces" tab of your Radar.
Each Mission can be played twice - once with Offensive, once with Defensive forces. However, the Mission is automatically complete after the first successful engagement, and playing the second time is entirely optional. Unlock additional Syndicate Contracts by attacking or defending increasingly higher levels of Locations. Once completed, you will find your previous Missions by scrolling all the way to the right side on the Radar interface.
Unlocking new Syndicate Contracts
To unlock further Syndicate Contracts you must first complete the indicated Locations missions, located on the Radar Interface. Go to your Radar and select the "Syndicate Contracts" tab to see how to unlock further Contracts.
Special Operations are Daily Missions which offer guaranteed rewards if accepted. Participation is optional and requires no in-game combat action or expenditure of units or resources.
You will be receiving Contract offers from a Sharpe & Meyers operative to conduct unsanctioned Special Operations against their rivals and competitors. This means that 3 times a day you will receive up to 8 new tasks.
Note: Special Operations offers will expire if not accepted within 8 hours.
To participate in the Special Operations, click the "Special Operations" icon, choose the Operation which you want to complete and click "Accept". After a predesigned period of time the Op will automatically be completed. Upon completion, click "Claim Reward" to collect your payment. You may also use Diamonds to reduce the completion time of a Special Operation by clicking the "Boost" button.
There are 3 categories of Special Operations:
1. Individual – every Commander can participate in these Operations.
2. Combine – only Combine members are allowed to join these Special Ops.
3. Executive - Activate your Executive Status to participate in Executive Special Operations.
Within each Special Operation category all Ops will fall in one of 5 classifications:
- Class I Operations
- Class II Operations
- Class III Operations
- Class IV Operations
- Class V Operations
Each Operational Class differs by completion time and rarity. The higher the level of an Operation - the larger the reward you will receive for its completion.