S.T.E.A.M. Shield

Field Manual

For STEAM-powered combatants


The aliens that you face are legion, remorseless, and terrifying. You'll need more than a fancy boiler and steam weapons to accomplish your goals. You'll need a solid plan and a thoughtful, tactical mind.

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There's no "I" in S.T.E.A.M.


Some missions will throw you together with other agents, but once you build a deep enough roster, you'll be able to pick your own team. Examine each agent's unique skills and strengths, then create groups that suit your mission objectives.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Team

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Picking the right gear


Each agent has a primary weapon that he or she is especially adept at using and a secondary weapon that can be selected. Pick a secondary weapon and boiler to balance your agent's battlefield versatility.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Weapon

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Weapon selection screenshot Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Weapon Array

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Explore the Terrain


For each battle, agents will start at set locations. As you move around the environment, look for objects that hide you from alien sight lines and for rewards like medals and gears. Scout for routes that will keep your team safe and meet your mission objectives. The best path may not be the most obvious path.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Weapon

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Battlefield checkpoints


Battles offer checkpoints where you can save your progress. You can also replenish steam reserves, restore health for an agent or the team, or even revive a fallen team member—but those services will cost you medals.

Checkpoint

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Enemy Adaptations


These otherworldly creatures come in many different forms, and deliver a great variety of attacks. They also display a wide range of mobility and toughness. Get to know their patterns, and adjust your tactics accordingly.

Enemy creature

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Full steam ahead, sometimes


It's important to take out the enemy when possible, but sometimes your best option is to end your turn with steam held in reserve, so you can ambush aliens with Overwatch attacks as they approach.

Overwatch attack screenshot

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A Giant Among Men


At more than fourscore-feet high and driven by boilers that could power a city, the Anthropomorphized Battle Engine (A.B.E.) may be the ultimate weapon in this desperate struggle. With Honest Abe at the controls, how can we lose?

Abe Lincoln

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Victory is the goal


As much as you'd like to stand and fight, sometimes you need to stay on mission and make a run for the goal on the battlefield. You may also need to sacrifice a comrade or two to reach the finish line.

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Abraham Lincoln says 'Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. needs you!'

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