Supply Drops can be saved up to your limit of 3 stored drops after which the orbitals will wait. When you reach your maximum, the game will provide you a reminder Notification (note: if you do not want the reminder, you can toggle Notifications on/off from the Settings button on the lower right).
Supply Drops always provide additional credits and usually contain items. The notable exception here are Supply Drops using the [5 Ã¢Ëœâ€ DROP NOW] button.
Supply Drops summoned by using 5 points always contain items and have better odds to find a high tech level item inside.
Generally, the more supply drops you have performed in total, the better your odds become with finding higher tech gear inside.
For every 10 supply drops summoned, an additional SILVER drop is awarded.
When a player opens 10 SILVER drop boxes, they are awarded a bonus GOLD box.
When a player opens 10 GOLD boxes, they are awarded a PLATINUM box.
Question: do these new boxes cost points to summon?
Answer: no, they are bonuses awarded on top of the existing 5 point drops.
Example: So let’s say you had previously summoned 100 supply drops (a big number but it helps to illustrate) while playing over the past 6 months. You’d automatically have 10 SILVER drops and 1 GOLD box waiting after you install Version 2.0.
What’s in the Drops?
STANDARD: may have an item and always has some cash.
POINT DROP: always has an item, higher chance at a SUPERIOR ITEM, always has cash.
SILVER DROP: always contains a SUPERIOR ITEM (max TECH LEVEL 10), $25,000 in cash
GOLD DROP: always contains a SUPERIOR ITEM (max TECH LEVEL 15), $250,000 in cash
PLATINUM DROP: always contains a SUPERIOR ITEM (max TECH LEVEL 20), $2.5 MILLION in cash
Example: you have Tech Level 11 everything but gosh darn the luck only have a Tech Level 9 pair of boots. When opening the SILVER DROP, you are suddenly $25,000 richer and will find a pair of Tech Level 10 boots. (The game always looks for your “worst item” as it’s the one you most need upgrading). Now you have Tech Level 10+ in everything – so you’ll find a Tech Level 10 item (random category) in the next SILVER box you open.