As Dishonored 2 quickly approaches it’s release, Bethesda Softworks has delved into the workings of one of the enemies appearing in the game, namely the Clockwork Soldiers
Similar to the Tallboys from the first Dishonored game, the Clockwork Soldiers are some of the more elite enemies Corvo and Emily will encounter over the course of the game. First seen in the throne room of Dunwall Tower, these enemies feel no pain and are almost flawless. They are immune to most powers of the Void and are capable of engaging enemies in both long and short range.
Built by Kirin Jindosh, Grand Inventor to the Duke of Serkonos, the Clockwork Soldiers were originally made to provide security for the estates of the various aristocrats in the Duke’s circle. The issue however is the incredible amount of funds and time required to construct these marvels, and is one of the problems that Kirin Jindosh is himself struggling to overcome. Luckily, this means that there are not a whole lot of these enemies to face, with most of them being encountered at Jindosh’s own Clockwork mansion.
When engaging the Clockwork Soldiers players must keep in mind that these enemies can see both in front of them and behind simultaneously, thanks to the expensive optics they are outfitted with. Their appendages consist of four razor-sharp blades and they are even able to emit an electro-shock at a surprisingly wide range.
Unless you possess certain weapon upgrades, brute force is not the way to go with these enemies. You may use rewire tools to alter their paths, but you will soon learn that there are better ways to deal with them. What these are exactly, we will just have to play the game and see.
Dishonored 2 is set to release on 11th November, 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC.