These aren't a new race of obsessive huggers looking to kill you with kindness but scavenging, oxygen-not-needing, material-absorbing pests; they don't need life support.
They figure that if they don't need life support then neither should you as thy suck the oxygen out of rooms they occupy, making fights all the more tense.
A new Lanius ship layout is introduced with its own achievements, but there are plenty of other additional features.
Type C Ship Layouts: 8 of the original ships will have a third layout that capitalizes on the new content. With the Lanius ship, that makes for a total of ten new starting ship designs.
Backup Battery Subsystem: Subsystem that can provide temporary reactor power in a pinch.
New Drones: Expanded drone options includes: the Shield Drone that generates a green super shield for your ship, the Anti-Combat Drone that shoots down enemy combat drones, and the Ion Intruder that blasts into the enemy ship and randomly ionizes systems while stunning and distracting crew.
Gameplay Refinements: Doors and Sensors can be manned to increase effectiveness; you can now rename crew mid-game; each race has a small variety of colors which allows for easier visual recognition.
And more to come: We’re still balancing and polishing the features that are being added. Be sure to keep an eye out for additional content announcements!
Check out the latest FTL: Faster Than Lightfor more on The Lanius.