The War Raider Mark II is one of the new ships introduced to the BSGO Universe. This ship was introduced to the game after the launch of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and was originally given to all American based players for free with a code BLOODANDCHROME that aired on TV. Following negotiations between Bigpoint and the SyFy Channel, the ship was given to all European players for free. The code which gave this ship for free no longer works.
The War Raider Mark II is a powerful ship, and it is suited for the fast pace of strike combat. However the War Raider Mark II has less weapon slots than the Cylon Raider or the War Raider. However, it does outdo the Heavy Raider in combat as it has more engine and hull slots.
The War Raider Mark II can be seen a comfortable middle between the War Raider and the War raider as it sports a delicate balance of slots.
Update 53 saw some changes made to this ship with increases being made to its: hull points (+ 40); Hull Recovery (+ 1/sec.); turning speed (+ 1 degree/sec.); acceleration (+ 2m/sec.); boost speed ( + 20 m/sec.); and power recharge (+ 0.2/sec.). This gives the unadvanced War Raider Mark II some much needed imrpovement in combat situations.
The War Raider Mark II is a multi-role strike ship that is meant to be the pre-cursor to the Cylon Raider.
"The 'Cylon War' Raider Mk II has not been seen since the First Cylon War, but recent events have seen its return into action. The Raider Mk II is the progenitor of modern Cylon Raider, deviating from the original War Raider design. More agile than the original War Raider, and slightly more durable than a Cylon Raider, the Raider Mk II would prove itself in battle against the humans time and time again. These in-combat tests proved the design concept as an interceptor, rather than multi-role fighter, was the most effective evolutionary direction for the Raiders."
The War Raider Mark II is pre-installed with the following systems:
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