Operators are robots that operate Talos I in more tedious tasks: doctors, engineers, scientists, secretaries, etc. However since the outbreak of Typhon aliens on the station they, like many of the other inhabitants of the station, have since fallen victim of the resulting chaos with some of them being damaged or being possessed by the Typhon.
Operators are roughly trapezoidal shaped floating robots that have small robotic arms coming out of them. They were designed to perform menial tasks on the station such as repairing the station crew's suits, healing them of injuries, and restoring their stamina. Military Operators are outfitted with offensive weaponry, such as beam weapons.
Known Operators Edit
For a large portion of the game, it goes against Morgan Yu's best interests to destroy or fight against the floating machines. Depending on what type of operator they are, they are much needed aid for Morgan and his efforts. Depending on what the situation is like with their inventory making the trek back to an operator with what Morgan needs might be better than using up valuable space in his inventory or using precious healing items.
That said once the Operators do start breaking down, dispatching them might be Morgan's only choice. However with the Machine Mind, EMP charge and Repair skills Morgan can turn these rogue operators into precious few valuable allies Morgan has on the station.
Commonly the Operators required level 2 to 3 hacking skills if Morgan want to hack it intact. Military Operators however requires level 4 Hacking to serve as allies.
They can be handy when fighting in group. Even Nightmare cannot withstand hordes of Military Operators, often becoming confused.
Operators usually yield some spare parts and Q-Beam Cells and player can loot it after destroying it. If you want to get some for free, find the Operator and destroy it to take some more Q-Beam ammunition and spare parts although it's reccomended only for those who are corrupted. Military Operators also yield some Q-Beam Cells due to their arsenals. Depends on the Operators, sometimes they also dropped Psi-Hypo on their loot.
There are only three extra Operators at each places that has Operator Dispenser. When Dahl arrived, you will not be able to access any one of it until you defeat Kaspar even it has remaining usage of Operator Dispenser. However, it's also reccomend that you repair the broken junction to avoid using more dispenser further since the damage can one-hit kill the Operator.