The parasite is well armored and very quick, while unable to deal damage and a small amount of life. Its attacks will siphon MOS's energy and will turn into a Larva Cocoon if it steals enough energy.

Engagement and Tactics

The parasite does not spawn like normal zombies do, and usually spawn when carriers die or other special events, notably the generator mission, where they spawn from the 3 power generators on the map in large quantities. Considering this mission requires you to transfer your own energy into the generator, the Parasite can make the mission much more difficult for individual soldiers to accomplish. They also move exceptionally fast compared to any MOS.