Shatterline: All Operators, Abilities, Equipment, and Ultimates Explained

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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If you’re trying to figure out who are all the Operators in Shatterline and what their abilities are, you’ve come to the right place.

Shatterline is a new Free-to-Play FPS game currently in an early access state on Steam. The game has a roguelike Co-Op mode called Expedition and several traditional game modes such as TDM, Conquest, Plant-the-bomb, and Escort.

The characters in Shatterline are called the Operatives or Operators. Like all hero-shooter games, every Operators in this game also have unique abilities. So, naturally, these Operators are modified and designed to serve different roles and purposes.

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How Many Operators are There in Shatterline?

Shatterline is in an early state right now. Currently, in Season 1, there are 8 unique Operatives in Shatterline. These Operatives are also divided into 4 different Roles: Trooper, Support, Exo, and Recon.

Every Operatives and Abilities Explained

As mentioned earlier, there are currently 8 unique operatives in the game. These Operators are also divided into 4 different categories or roles: Trooper, Support, Exo, and Recon. So, we’ll now explain every Operator based on their Roles. Additionally, we’ll mention what basic Abilities, Equipment, and Ultimates each Operator have. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Mongoose

Shatterline Mongoose Abilities
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  • Real Name: Dominic Wong
  • Origin: China
  • Role: Trooper

Mongoose is a street-grown athlete, former gang member, and star of underground MMA tournaments. He has the persona of a “bad boy” who doesn’t care about rules, but is so good that the command has to turn a blind eye to his behavior. Mongoose lives for combat and enjoys the thrill of the front line.

  • Basic Abilities
    • Increased Regeneration: As Mongoose is a Trooper, he has a super-regenerative power. Compared to Exo, Support, and Recon characters, the Increased Regeneration ability lets him heal at a very high rate.
    • Expert Sapper: Just like super regeneration power, every Trooper is specialized in arming and defusing explosives. This ability comes in handy, especially in Demolition mode.
    • Headbutt: Besides the above two abilities, Mongoose has another basic ability called Headbutt. While fully recharged, pressing the Haste/ Dash (Shift) button will make Mongoose dash at high speed for a short distance. It also makes him harder to hit.
  • Equipment
    • Smoke Grenade: Mongoose has a canister-type grenade that can be used as signaling, marking, or screening devices for unit movements. If you level up Mongoose to 7, you can unlock “Smokey!” Progression, allowing you to carry an extra Smoke Grenade.
    • Frag Grenade: Mongoose carries an offensive grenade that deals massive damage in the small affected area. And you can also cook Frag Grenades and throw them at a perfect time for maximum efficiency.
      Additionally, if you level up this character to 3, you can unlock “Kaboom!” Progression, which will allow you to carry two Frag Grenades at a time.
    • Flash Grenade: If you reach level 8 Progression with Mongoose, you’ll be able to unlock Flash Grenade. It is a non-lethal explosive device that temporarily disorients an enemy, making it easier for you to kill them. Remember, if you equip Flash Grenade, it’ll replace the Smoke Grenade.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • R40 Supersling: For Mongoose’s Ultimate, he equips the R40 Supersling, a semi-automatic 40 mm Grenade launcher loaded with 3 proximity-sensitivity grenades. While shot, these grenades will explode upon directly hitting the enemies or coming to close proximity. Otherwise, these will explode after 3 seconds.
      If you reach levels 2 and 4 with Mongoose, you can unlock “Heavy-duty” and “Supersling Ammo” Progressions. The “Heavy-duty” Progression will give you extra 10 seconds with your Ultimate ability, while “Supersling Ammo” will provide you with 2 extra ammo, making a total of 5 Grenades in the R40 Supersling.

Malva

Shatterline Malva Abilities
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  • Real Name: Zoriana Koval
  • Origin: Ukraine
  • Role: Support

“Malva is shellguard’s “guardian angel” – a field medic, resuscitator, and an expert in tactical combat casualty care. Her favorite saying is “Fear for others, not yourself, and nothing can harm you.” She will not hesitate to jump into the thick of battle to get a teammate out of danger, to help them, and to save them.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • Full Health Revival: This ability is pretty self-explanatory. If Malva’s teammates get down, she can revive them, and that revived teammate will be back to full health. Additionally, she can revive quicker than other Exo, Support, and Recon characters because of this ability.
  • Equipment
    • Medkit: Malva carries a personal-healthcare kit for tactical casualty care. If she or her teammates are wounded, she can drop a Medkit, and the person who uses this Medkit will immediately regenerate to full HP. Also, by reaching level 2 with Malva, you can unlock the “Extra Prescriptions” Progression, that’ll give you 2 additional Medkits to carry.
    • Drone Pinscher: It is a tag-along combat drone that follows Malva and attacks nearby enemies. Drone Pinscher is a pretty annoying device to deal with as enemies. It deals pretty good damage and attacks very quickly. Drone Pinscher automatically destroys after 30 seconds.
      Also, if you reach level 7 with Malva, you will unlock the Good Boy Progression, which will decrease Drone Pinscher’s cooldown by 20 seconds.
    • Medi Spray: This equipment only unlocks if you reach level 8 with Malva. Medi Spray is an all-purpose medical aerosol that heals allies in a small radius. Basically, it works like her Ultimate, but it is not that powerful and lasts less.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Healing Station: For her Ultimate, Malva carries a device that restores allies’ HP and reduces incoming damage by 20% within the area of effect. It lasts for 20 seconds. However, if you reach level 2 with Malva and unlock the “Durable Station” Progression, it’ll last for additional 10 seconds.
      Also, you can unlock the “Healing Vibes” Progression by reaching level 4. This will reduce Malva’s Ultimate cooldown by 50 seconds.

Strix

Shatterline Strix Abilities
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  • Name: Kyra Whitmore
  • Origin: United States
  • Role: Exo

“Strix is a former U.S Army Sergeant. She specializes in heavy weaponry and experimental warfare. Being a daughter of a renowned Army General, Strix exhibits leadership qualities and assumes command in emergencies. She is driven, rational, and ever devoted to Shellguard’s cause.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • Exo Kick: Being an Exo Operative, Strix possesses a special exosuit that gives her extraordinary power to bash down doors. She can also kick other moveable objects and push them further compared to Support, Recon, and Trooper Operators.
    • Exo Sprint: Strix’s exosuit also provides her with additional momentum. Upon pressing the Haste/ Dash (Shift) Button, Strix can run faster for about 4.5 seconds. However, while in Exo Sprint mode, she can’t use her weapons or other throwables.
  • Equipment
    • Wall Grenade: It is a throwable device made with sterling Crystalline that creates a time-limited barrier for a short time. Each Wall Grenade creates a wall around 6 meters wide that starts to degrade after 30 seconds automatically.
      Initially, you get only one Wall Grenade with Strix. However, if you reach level 3, you get 1 additional Wall Grenade to carry in your backpack.
    • Crystalline Grenade: This grenade contains a dose of active Crystalline. After throwing, it hits the ground and creates a rapid sprout growth in a small area. Enemies will be slowed and take damage within the affected area.
      Strix can carry only 1 Crystalline Grenade and has a big cooldown duration. However, after reaching level 7 with Strix, you can reduce the cooldown by 5 seconds.
    • Fire Wave Grenade: It is a special type of grenade that causes a series of directed explosions in a straight line. Compared to the Crystalline Grenade, this provides a much higher benefit.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • M.556 Volcano: For Strix’s Ultimate, she equips a high-speed six-barrel machine gun. This M.556 fires very rapidly, dealing extensive damage to enemies. Her Ultimate lasts for 30 seconds. However, if you reach level 2 with Strix, you will unlock the “Heavy-duty” Progression, giving you an extra 10 seconds with her Ultimate.
      Remember, M.556 Volcano has only 160 rounds. However, by leveling up to level 4, you will unlock the “Make it Rain Progression,” which will give you 60 extra ammo making it a total of 220 rounds in the machine gun.

Kite

Shatterline Kite Abilities
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  • Real Name: Ciaran Gibson
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Role: Recon

“Kite is reserved, laconic, and a bit “out of this world.” His motto is “Deeds, not words.” Kite gets the job done, no matter the obstacles, and leaves no stone unturned. He is a brooding, calculating character who likes to outwit his enemies, set traps, and strike from afar.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • High Climbing: As Kite is a Recon Operator, he can use a climbing hook to reach inaccessible elevated spots.
  • Equipment
    • Mini Wall Grenade: Kite’s Mini Wall Grenade works similarly to Strix’s Wall Grenade. However, as the name suggests, it is much smaller than Strix’s wall. By default, Kite can carry two of these Mini Wall Grenades.
      But, by reaching level 7, he can get 1 extra Mini Wall Grenade with him. Keep in mind that only two mini walls will stand at a time. While deploying the third wall, the first wall will immediately break down.
    • Remote Mine: It is a stationary explosive device that must be activated manually with a wireless detonator. So, after setting it up or throwing it with “G,” press “G” again to detonate it. It is a mighty explosive device with a multi-kill potential, so use it wisely.
      It also has a long cooldown duration. However, if you reach level 3, the cooldown will decrease by 5 seconds.
    • Twin Proximity Mine: This needs to be unlocked by reaching the max level with Kite. It’s a stationary anti-personnel mine, which automatically activates in enemy proximity. It comes in a clutch if you want to cut off a chokepoint from enemies.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Crystalline Revolver: It’s an experimental revolver loaded with Crystalline projectiles. After shooting, each projectile leaves a trace of deadly energy along its path. If enemies get hit by it, they’ll take serious damage.
      By default, Kite gets 4 shots with the Crystalline Revolver that can be used within 30 seconds. However, you can unlock 2 extra ammo by reaching level 4 with Kite. Additionally, you can increase the duration to 40 seconds if you reach level 2 as Kite.

Brisa

Shatterline Brisa Abilities
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  • Real Name: Adriana Ferreira
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Role: Recon

“As well as beauty, Brisa has the brains – an honors student, athlete, and sharpshooter. Before joining Shellguard, she served in the Brazilian military police and hunted drug cartels in the Amazonian jungle. Brisa is a chronical lifelover. She would save the world only to bring back the parties and bright life.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • High Climbing: As Brisa is a Recon Operator, she can use a climbing hook to reach inaccessible elevated spots.
  • Equipment
    • Tactical Cloak: Brisa has an experimental multi-spectral camouflage, which makes her barely visible to the enemy for 5 seconds. While the cloak is active, shooting the gun will make it inactive again. So, it’s better to level up to 3 with Brisa to decrease its cooldown by 5 seconds.
    • Glass Mine: It is an anti-personnel mine that encases an enemy into a dense Crystalline outgrowth. Enemies will get stuck into this Glass Mine for 5 seconds and take gradual damage.
      However, they can shoot and break free from it. By leveling up to 7, Brisa’s Glass Mine cooldown duration will be reduced by 5 seconds.
    • Shock Charge: It is a stationary electronic device that shocks enemies in the area of effect with electrical discharges. This is a far better device than Glass Mine in most cases. So, it is better to unlock this by reaching max level with Brisa.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Crystalline Rifle: One of the most powerful Ultimates in the game. It’s a fast and lethal bolt-action rifle designed for Crystalline-infused ammo. With great accuracy, it is a one-shot-kill weapon. However, enemies within the range of the bullet projectiles also get hit by the Crystalline ammo.
      So, the very closeby enemies also get damaged by a single shot.
      By default, Brisa only gets 3 shots and 20 seconds with her Ultimate Crystalline Rifle. However, if you reach level 4, you will get 10 extra seconds and 2 extra bullets for Crystalline Rifle.

Pill

Shatterline Pill Abilities
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  • Real Name: Peter Collins
  • Origin: Australia
  • Role: Support

“Pill is an all-time joker, troll, and pain in the neck. he is light-hearted, easy-going, and sociable. he gets on well with various kinds of people and energizes the team with positive attitude. On the other hand, Pill demonstrates a degree of levity and is flippant about things that others deem important.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • Full Health Revival: This ability is pretty self-explanatory. If Pill’s teammate gets down, he can revive them, and that revived teammate will be back to full health. Additionally, because of this ability, he can revive quicker than other Exo, Support, and Recon characters.
  • Equipment
    • Med Drone: It is a portable drone programmed to revive fallen teammates. After deploying it, it will follow you or your teammate. If any of you die, it’ll release a smoke screen, revive one person, and disappear. Otherwise, it’ll last for 15 seconds. You can decrease its cooldown by 15 seconds by reaching level 7 with Pill.
    • Stasis Field: It is a throwable device that slows down enemies and prevents them from using special abilities for about 5 seconds. Pill can carry only one Stasis Field at a time before it recharges again. So, reducing the cooldown is essential, and you can do that by leveling up to 3 with Pill. Doing so will reduce the cooldown by 10 seconds.
    • Quantum Nullifier: If you reach the max level with Pill, you will unlock the Quantum Nullifier equipment. It is an experimental tactical device by CPL. It disintegrates hostile drones and projectiles in a small radius around the Operator for a limited time.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Crystalline Shotgun: For Pill’s Ultimate, he equips a Fully-auto Shotgun loaded with Crystalline pellets that deal damage over time. He can shoot a total of 15 rounds with the Shotgun and gets 30 seconds to use them.

Orbit

Shatterline Orbit Abilities
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  • Real Name: Dieter Friedman
  • Origin: Germany
  • Role: Trooper

“Orbit is a former astronaut. During the Strafe, while aboard the International Space Station, he was infected with two strains of the Crystalline at once, bringing his body into the borderline state between human and Glasshead. Orbit seeks to reverse the transformation process and regain his humanity.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • Increased Regeneration: As a Trooper, Orbit has super-regenerative power. Compared to Exo, Support, and Recon characters, this ability lets him heal at a very high rate.
    • Expert Sapper: Just like super regeneration power, every Trooper is specialized in arming and defusing explosives. This ability comes in handy, especially in Demolition mode.
    • Dimensional Leap: After reaching level 2, Orbit unlocks the Dimensional Leap. Like Mongoose’s Headbutt, pressing the Haste/ Dash (Shift) button will instantly displace Orbit several meters ahead. Unlike Headbutt, it deals moderate damage along Orbit’s path.
  • Equipment
    • Spy Drone: It is a compact UAV programmed to track enemies and reveal their location to Orbit. The drone lasts for about 25 seconds. The Spy Drone has a bigger cooldown. But, if you level up to 4 with Orbit, the cooldown will decrease by 5 seconds.
    • Swarm Grenade: It is a throwable device, filled with a swarm of vicious Crystalline-transformed insects. The insects work like heat-seekers. After throwing the grenade, the swarms chase enemies in range and explode in contact. Reaching max level with Orbit will reduce Swarm Grenade cooldown by 5 seconds.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Crystalline Injection: Upon injecting it into Orbit, the dose of Red Salt inside the injection causes rapid growth of spikes out of Orbit’s body and grants him a significant armor boost for 10 seconds. But, if you reach level 3 with Orbit, his Crystalline Injection effect will increase by 5 seconds.
      This ability becomes very useful in Escort while clearing the choke before the last checkpoint but comes with a significant cooldown duration. However, you can reduce the cooldown by 50 seconds by reaching level 5 with Orbit.

Ram

Shatterline Ram Abilities
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  • Real Name: Mason Smith
  • Origin: United States
  • Role: Exo

“Ram is an armored juggernaut- a human tank reinforced with an experimental exosuit. A former combat engineer, he lost both his arms in battle and replaced them with high-tech robotized prosthetics. Ram is an energetic daredevil who fears nothing and lives each day as his last.”

  • Basic Abilities
    • Exo Kick: Being an Exo Operative, Ram’s special exosuit gives him extraordinary power to kick down doors. He can also kick other moveable objects and push them further compared to Support, Recon, and Trooper Operatives.
    • Exo Sprint: Ram’s exosuit also provides him with additional momentum. Upon pressing the Haste/ Dash (Shift) Button, Ram can run faster for about 4.5 seconds. However, while in Exo Sprint mode, he can’t use his weapons or throwables.
  • Equipment
    • Gravity Strike: With Ram’s robotized prosthetic arm, he can emit a gravitational wave. By pressing “F” the Gravity Strike can knock back enemies to a few meters of range. It also stuns the enemies for a moment, making them easy to kill for Ram. You can also decrease the Gravity Strike cooldown by 4 seconds after reaching level 7 with him.
    • Throwing Axe: It is a lethal weapon. Ram can throw it by pressing “G.” If it directly hits them, they’ll die immediately. If fully recharged, Ram can carry two of them at a time. However, Ram can carry up to 4 axes if he levels up to 3.
    • Explosive Axe: Works similarly to Throwing Axe. But it has an unstable explosive charge, which deals notable damage within a short range.
  • Ultimate Ability
    • Hyperdash: For Ram’s Ultimate, he activates an integrated jetpack, which allows him to lunge into a specified spot, dealing massive damage to the nearby enemies. Ram only gets about 3.5 seconds to lunge. However, reaching level 4 with Ram will give him extra 3 seconds to Hyperdash.
      Hyperdash has a huge cooldown, but you can reduce it by 50 seconds after reaching level 2 with Ram.

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There you go! These are all the Operators in Shatterline and their abilities explained in detail. We hope this guide helped you know more about their abilities and to choose the appropriate Operator based on your playstyle. In any case, we recommend you to try each of these Operators in the game and see them in action.

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.