|“||Basic Cargo allows a ship to carry more resources when deployed.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Ship Lab Required||I||III||V||VII||IX|
|Time||8m||34m||2h 23m||7h 06m||16h 21m|
|Time||2m 00s||4m 00s||9m 30s||21m 00s||43m 00s|
The Basic Cargo is the only researchable cargo booster in the Ship Lab. It's commonly used by players on special fleets designed only to store and steal cargo.
Strategy and Setup
Basic Cargo is the cheapest and the second best way to get a ton of cargo capacity to a hull. Due to its cheap and easy costs its easy to build multiple cargo fleets in 1 day, something Xeno Armored Hold or the Armored Hold couldn't do.
Its also incredibly light and has no repair unlike before, thus even if someone destroys this cargo fleet you will only have the base repair time of your ship making it excellent for farming.
Though, in almost any other instance its not recommended to put on for hulls that need to fill all their special slots as war fleets usually do not need the extra cargo, and even then Armored Hold is better.
You should try to have 2-3 Cargo fleets ready as they are very important for farming. A very popular and the most efficient way to maximize cargo is to have 6 Nighthawk Frigates Mk IV with all Basic Cargo V
Other cheaper hulls like Rancor Battleships also work aswell if you do not want as long of a build time.
- Before any other Cargo boosters were introduced this was the only way to increase cargo.
- Back then, cargo fleets had high repair due to the Basic Cargo having large repair times thus making them big wins when destroyed.