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How to unlock the Control Surge weapon in the AWE DLC

Figuring out how to unlock the Control Surge weapon might be a little hard for those who haven’t played the game in quite some time. The game doesn’t exactly make it obvious where it is hiding. So where it is? How do you get it? And finally, what does it do? You’ll need this weapon for the Work Smarter, Not Harder, Surge of Power, and Surge Protector trophies or achievements.

How to unlock the Control Surge weapon in the AWE DLC

How to unlock the Control Surge weapon in the AWE DLC

The Surge weapon is where all the other weapons are: the Control Points. Go to any Control Point and go into the Astral Constructs part of the menu.

How to unlock the Control Surge weapon in the AWE DLC

Then select Weapon Forms.

How to unlock the Control Surge weapon in the AWE DLC

From there, you should see the Surge weapon. This is the new grenade launcher that sticks to objects and lets you manually detonate them.

The first version of the Surge requires 15,000 Source (the main crystal currency), one Shaded Facet, three Confiscated Motives, and two Hidden Trends. These items are littered throughout the DLC and you should be able to get them by opening chests and defeating enemies. Each new form adds one more possible mod.

The next form takes 20,000 Source, seven Confiscated Motives, three Shaded Facets, and four Hidden Trends. The final form costs 25,000 Source, 15 Shaded Facets, nine Hidden Trends, and one Untapped Potential.

In essence, here’s how to unlock the Surge in Control:

  • Go to a Control Point (the checkpoints)
  • Go to Astral Constructs
  • Go to Weapon Forms
  • Select Surge
  • Build it (if you have the necessary components)

The Surge is a sticky grenade launcher that lets players shoot up to three sticky grenades and detonate them at will. Pressing fire will shoot one and pressing fire again will detonate it. To have more than one out at a time, use the aim button to shoot the others out without detonating them.