It seems like only yesterday that Nathan wrote these words
in regards to unlocking gear in Tribes: Ascend
: 'item unlocks still present a rather intimidating series of (often literally) uphill battles.' The Accelerate Update flattens out those hills, or perhaps raises players to the top and allows them to roll down the other side. Well, sort of. The update addresses some frustrations by having gear upgrades unlock through use, although new weapons themselves will still cost XP or gold. There are 27 weapon variants coming as well, providing a place to spend all that surplus XP. The video below explains all.