Cloning Vats with Initiate clones
Cloning used to be but a futuristic dream until Yuri turned it into a nightmarish reality. After defecting from the Soviets, Yuri took the technology for the Cloning Vats with him in order to quickly bolster his ranks. Producing near-perfect clones of already trained soldiers allowed Epsilon to effectively double the size of their infantry divisions.
The differences between a clone and a real soldier are not noticeable to a commander. However, the appearance of clones on the battlefield is known to unsettle Epsilon infantry as their doppelgangers possess an inherent 'wrongness' about them, like soulless versions of the original.
Once a Cloning Vats is constructed, the Epsilon gains the ability to produce two of any infantry (except heroes) the proselyte can train. Once an infantry is trained out of the Barracks, a clone will be produced from the Cloning Vats. Thus, the Cloning Vats is a great structure to have when amassing infantry due to the double production and the fact that the clones produced are free of charge. As long as it remains operational, the Epsilon will have complete infantry superiority, both in numbers and in strength.
Additionally, Cloning Vats now intermittently provide Epsilon players with a steady stream of cash like an Ore Derrick.
- In the Act 1 Soviet campaign missions Death From Above and Dragonstorm, the player can build a Cloning Vats with a Soviet Construction Yard and Battle Lab or Palace. The Soviet Cloning Vats looks slightly different from the Epsilon version in colour scheme and cosmetic appearance, and does not unlock any new unit.
- A few minutes after Dragonstorm begins, Yuri blocks Russian access to PsiCorps tech, and the Cloning Vats will become unbuildable.
- The Soviets lose their last Cloning Vats in the Act 2 mission Huehuecoyotl.