The Falling Star uplink is the tactical weapon of the Consortium. The Falling Star was initially a project started by the United States government, which was later cancelled and thought to be a myth after. It was used by the Consortium during Operation Rushmore and the Taklamakan Desert Siege.
The Falling Star can track up to three Falling Star satellites and direct them to crash onto a specific area, dealing massive damage to any unit or structure in the vicinity.
This damage can be augmented with the Ebola II hemorrhagic fever strain, causing any surviving infantry units to take damage over time.
Costs $3000. A maximum of three warheads can be deployed.
|Ebola fever warhead|
Costs $3000. Requires Ebola II hemorrhagic fever strain.
|Ebola II hemorrhagic fever strain|
Costs $2500. Falling Star satellites and MM-1 Mortar shells are charged with a small dose of the Ebola virus strain, causing slow and inevitable death to all affected infantry units, even allied infantry, unless they receive immediate and sustained medical attention.
- Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: Direct Action. March 15, 2005.