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v. to hack, hacked: To use the REK to gain access to terminals, doors, or to capture a facility not under your Empire's control. "Hack the control console!"

A facility's Control Console must be hacked for the base and its benefits to switch to your Empire.

Any soldier can hack if they have the REK. A soldier with the Hacking certification will be able to hack faster, and Advanced Hacking even more quickly.

Advanced enemy terminals such as Equipment terminals, and lockers must be hacked by an Advanced Hacker for friendlies to use them.

n. a hack: In reference to a) the status of a base when a hacker has accessed the control console and is trying to capture the facility or b) the base's hack timer after such an event has occured. "How long on the hack?"

See Capturing Bases.