The overshield mechanic is a catch up mechanic and handicap provided to players who die twice without eliminating any opponents. It is only active in the Normal difficulty mode lobbies.
The overshield will continue to increase in level and provide extra shield if you do not land any kills. The overhshield has a maximum level of 9 and each overshield level will have a different shade of color when active.
The overshield provides the following benefits:
- Provides extra shield to the player so they can survive longer
- Provides lasers on the weapons to assist in aiming
- Ability to spot opponents through walls to assist in situational awareness
How a player can lose the overshield:
- If you land a kill while the overshield is active, the next respawn you will not have an overshield
- If you get 3 kills while the overshield is active you will lose the overshield
- If you go into a safe zone while the overshield is active you will lose the overshield