If Cole can hope to stand his ground against the AI entity named Scout, he's going to need some firepower to do so. Scout was designed to become stronger over time, beating back cyber threats and shutting them down. He's supposed to be the ultimate digital guard dog, but we're not going to play by his rules. Through skills and upgrades, Cole can mod his hacking program in an arms race to one-up the competition. Some of the upgrades will push what you earn from completing chains, and others will outright feel like cheating. (Hey we're hackers here alright?)
I'd also like to take a moment to welcome to welcome a new artist to the team, Franco Gonzalez. Some of his work on the project can be seen below, mixed into in the game's upgrade shop. You can read more about him and check out his other work on the ABOUT page.