The Typhoon Launcher is an upgraded Torpedo Launcher, developed for the Republic Navy by Deep Sky in addition to the Electron Beam. It fires Typhoon Torpedoes, even slower than torpedoes but comparably more powerful. The launcher by itself is capable of holding 30 torpedoes, but an additional 15 torpedoes can be carried by installing a Typhoon Storage Tube.
We're still waiting on player feedback on the use of this weapon.
In the Free Worlds campaign, if the Reconciliation branch is taken, the Typhoon Launcher is unlocked early; if the Checkmate branch is taken instead, it is unlocked at the end of the campaign. In either case, it is found in three systems in the Deep:
- In previous builds, typhoon torpedoes would occasionally appear to fly away from their target because of a few quirks with the homing AI. While attempting to address this, Michael teased the possibility of an eventual level 5 homing AI.