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Overcharge is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png.
It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 40 onwards:

Icon Cost
Overcharge.gif
2,000
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
5,000
IconHelp bloodpoints.png
4,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
5,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
6,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
Description
Values from upcoming patch
You are fuelled by your hate for progress.

Overcharge a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generators.png by performing the Damage Generator on it:

  • The next SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png interacting with that Generator is faced with a difficult Skill CheckIconHelp skillChecks.png.
  • Failing the Skill Check results in an immediate Progression loss of 3/4/5 %.
  • Succeeding the Skill Check grants no bonus Progression, but prevents the Generator from exploding.

After Overcharge is applied to a Generator, the following effect applies:

  • Increases the Regression speed from 100 % to 400 % over the next 30 seconds.

"It is a trap, But a trap one must step in..." — Herman Carter

Icon Description
Teachable overcharge.png
Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Killers
You are fuelled by your hate for progress.

Overcharge a Generator by performing the Damage Generator on it:

  • The next Survivor interacting with that Generator is faced with a difficult Skill Check.
  • Failing the Skill Check results in an immediate Progression loss of Several Percent.
  • Succeeding the Skill Check grants no bonus Progression, but prevents the Generator from exploding.

After Overcharge is applied to a Generator, the following effect applies:

  • Increases the Regression speed from 100 % to 400 % over the next 30 seconds.

"It is a trap, But a trap one must step in..." — Herman Carter

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in Doctor's Bloodweb at Level 40


History

Version 1.5.1

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks overcharge.png moderately

3 %

considerably

4 %

tremendously

5 %

You are fuelled by your hate for progress.

Overcharge a Generator by performing the Damage Generator action.

The next Survivor interacting with that Generator is faced with a moderately/considerably/tremendously difficult Skill Check.

Failing the Skill Check results in an additional 3/4/5 % Generator regression. Succeeding the Skill Check grants no progress but prevents the Generator explosion.

Version 2.6.3

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks overcharge.png 3 % 4 % 5 % You are fuelled by your hate for progress.

Overcharge a Generator by performing the Damage Generator action.

The next Survivor interacting with that Generator is faced with a tremendously difficult Skill Check.

Failing the Skill Check results in an additional 3/4/5 % Generator regression. Succeeding the Skill Check grants no progress but prevents the Generator explosion.

Version 6.1.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks overcharge.png 3 % 4 % 5 % You are fuelled by your hate for progress.

Overcharge a Generator by performing the Damage Generator action.

  • The next Survivor interacting with that Generator is faced with a tremendously difficult Skill Check.
    • Failing the Skill Check results in an additional 3/4/5 % Generator regression.
    • Succeeding the Skill Check grants no progress but prevents the Generator explosion.
  • Increases the Generator's Regression speed to 400 % over the course of 30 seconds.


Change Log

Patch 2.6.3

  • Buff: changed the difficulty modifier to tremendously across all Tiers.

Patch 6.1.0

  • Buff: added the effect of greatly increasing the Regression speed of the damaged Generator over a given period.


Calculations

Future Version

Regression speed Regression rate Regression time
(Generator at 99.99 % or ~90 Charges)
400 % -1 c/s 90 seconds (1 minutes, 30 seconds)

It should be duly noted that the above calculation does not take into account that the Regression rate grows over the first 30 seconds and assumes an immediate full effect to give a frame of reference for the strength of the Perk.


Trivia

  • This Perk was originally going to be named "Generator Overcharge".
  • The Overcharge Skill Check IconHelp skillChecks.png will trigger for any Survivor attempting to repair the damaged Generator before the initial Overcharge Skill Check has been dealt with.
    As a result, if multiple Survivors interact in quick succession with the damaged Generator, multiple Skill Checks will appear (one for each Survivor).
  • The Overcharge Skill Check will also "follow" a Survivor who interrupted the Generator repair before its appearance.
    That is, once the Skill Check is initiated, it will appear for the Survivor no matter what they do; failing the Skill Check will still cause progress regression, thus making it impossible to try and avoid the Overcharge Skill Check.
  • Overcharge ignores the effect of the Instructions FulliconAddon instructions.png Add-on, which eliminates Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png while repairing with a Toolbox.


Video

Survivor POV: Success Survivor POV: Failure


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