The HE Charge or Heavy Explosive Charge is an explosive used in Brink, available exclusively to the Soldier. The HE explosive has a timer of exactly 40 seconds, after which it will explode and cause massive carnage. Aside from killing enemies with it, it may also be used to destroy objectives that have to be destroyed.
The timer of the HE charge may be slowed down by an enemy operative, however, only an engineer can actually defuse the explosive. Therefore, it is imperative that the HE charge is protected while it is counting down.
- Having an engineer build a turret close to the charge is effective.
- The HE charge is capable of incapacitating the player, or even teammates if friendly fire is on, if they are too close to the resulting explosion.