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As players accumulate resources, they will be able to construct orbitals, which gives the player access to global abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to:
- Engineering call-down. Only the Nexus can construct Engineers, which is fine early on, but as the player expands across the world the Nexus gets further and further away from the front lines. Players can spend Quantas to call down an Engineer.
- Teleport. In addition, players can construct buildings that will automatically send units to a designated destination by spending enough Quantas. This allows players to flank the enemy (though their units are extremely vulnerable when teleporting) by transporting to a distant location location on the planet.
- Orbital Strike. Players can bring down wrath from above by spending enough Quantas, eliminating vulnerable units in a large swath of destruction.
- Orbital Shield. Players can proactively protect their units by projecting a shield onto their units to block an Orbital Strike.