When powered, it can be used to research weapon and armor upgrades for Marines and Exosuits. If the Arms Lab gets destroyed while an upgrade is researching, the research gets aborted and the research costs are lost.
Note: You can't recycle the Arms Lab while researching an upgrade. Instead, you have to cancel the research first, then you can recycle the structure.
Weapon Upgrades are damage upgrades researched by the Marine Commander from an Arms Lab. Each level increases damage of certain weapons by 10% and costs more Team Resources and time to research. Weapon Upgrades affect the following weapons: Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Machine Gun, Pistol, Switch-Axe and Exosuit Minigun and Railgun.
|Upgrades||Damage Increase||TRes Cost||Research Time|
|Increases damage dealt by 10%.||20 Team Resources.||60 Seconds.|
|Increases damage dealt by 20%.||30 Team Resources||90 Seconds.|
|Increases damage dealt by 30%.||40 Team Resources||120 Seconds.|
Armor Upgrades are a defensive upgrade researched by the Marine Commander from an Arms Lab. Each level increases Marine armor by 20 points and Exosuit armor by 45 points, as well as costs more Team Resources and time to research.
|Upgrades||Armor Increase||TRes Cost||Research Time|
|Increases marine armor by 20 and Exosuit armor by 45.||20 Team Resources.||60 Seconds.|
|Increases marine armor by 40 and Exosuit armor by 90.||30 Team Resources||90 Seconds.|
|Increases marine armor by 60 and Exosuit armor by 135.||40 Team Resources||120 Seconds.|