Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, The Soban to Wage War

Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by
Lee Braden

In the first DLC for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a new fleet will be available to use in battle against Kiith Gaalsien, the Soban, who come with new equipment. In this pack we get a Soban specific Carrier, Base Runner, Railgun tank and Battlecruiser. Along with the new Carrier there will be new modules: Microwave Emitter, Armed Logistic Module, and instead of close-in weapons system the Carrier has defensive railguns.

The Soban are well known by the civilised Kiiths as respected warriors. They are used on contract work only, even known to leave in the middle of battles once their contract ends. Now they run the best military academy on Kharak with limited spaces and share their teachings with the rest of the Coalition.

The package is to be released on March 22nd and priced at £5.00 and will be available through Steam.

Official Press Release

Return to the Deserts of Kharak with the Soban Fleet Pack

Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Entertainment are proud to announce the new SOBAN FLEET PACK, coming to players of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak on March 22, 2016.

Priced at $6.99, players will get access to new units, weapons, and more through this DLC pack. The new content can be purchased here – http://store.steampowered.com/app/433241

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak fans can also get a taste of the conflict involving the Soban Fleet through this recently uncovered dossier…



Kiith Soban are a highly respected force within the Northern Coalition. Although their tactical prowess is renowned, it is their ability to leverage advanced military technologies to deliver devastating long-range attacks, disrupt enemy movements, and manipulate the battlefield that has made them one of the most effective fleets to enter the battlefield in years.

This fleet pack will add the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.  The Soban Fleet includes an all new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER and BATTLECRUISER.

Additional Features:

  • New Soban Carrier Captain VO
  • New Soban voice processing
  • Unique Soban Textures for all units

Soban Carrier:

  • Microwave Emitter – a new top tier weapon that will deploy deadly microwave radiation to a targeted area, damaging any enemy units while they’re in the AOE field.
  • Armed Logistics Modules – Soban armed logistics modules have a short-range defense system that slows and damages nearby enemies.  Additionally, the Soban Carrier can redirect power to increase launch distance, rate-of-fire, and damage capability of these modules.
  • Defensive Railguns – The Soban Carrier does not use smaller calibre point-defense cannons. Instead, it has railguns for defense.

Soban Battlecruiser:

  • Multi-Phase Railgun Turrets – Soban Battlecruisers have been outfitted with dual railgun turrets in place of standard cannons.

Soban Baserunner:

  • Targeting Jammer – A new ability that allows Soban baserunners to disable weapons in a target area.

Soban Railgun: ​

Mark Target Ability – Soban Railguns can paint a target within range, helping friendly units to do more damage while the mark is active.


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