When a player dies in Dual Universe, the “respawn” mechanism is articulated around the notion of Resurrection Nodes. One is preset inside your arkship ready for use.
Resurrection Nodes (or RN) may be crafted and placed for personal use, but are a considerable investment. You may set up several nodes in different places at the same time. When you die, the closest RN will be used to respawn you inside its pod. It will lose its charge in the process, so it cannot be reused on the spot. Along with the default RN in the arkship, each player starts with a free RN in their inventory.
You need to power it and make sure it is fully charged, and the time it takes for a full charge will depend on the type of power source you can afford to use. This can range from a few minutes to a few days.
When you benefit from a RN, you respawn but your inventory will have randomly lost most items. There can only be one player linked to a RN node at a time.
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Resurrection Node technology is based around quantum branching, which is a discovery made in the 2400s. At every moment in time, several versions of the universe exist in parallel. When a person dies, the universe they are currently in switches with another universe which is identical in every single way, except that the person who died is inside of a Resurrection Node instead of dead. As this process is energy costly, it switches only the body of the person that died and nothing more.
While it was discovered and theorized to be able to save all of humanity, this did not end up being the case. It would involve sending billions of Resurrection Nodes to another hospitable planet and installing them. There was not enough time to do so.
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