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Heightened Senses is one of the 23 available perks that currently exist in Deep Rock Galactic. It can be unlocked on the first row of perks and there are 3 tiers; each tier requiring 3 / 7 / 11 perk points respectively for a total of 21.

Perk Table[]

Icon Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Description
Heightened Senses 1 time instant kill on captor 2 times instant kill on captor
(90 s cooldown)
2 times instant kill on captor
(5 s cooldown)
Passive: You get an early warning when a creature is about to grab you.

Active: 1 / 2 / 2 times per mission, you can escape after being grabbed, killing your captor in the process!
(∞ / 90 / 5 seconds cooldown)
Press [USE] while captive to break free.

Any of the following enemy targeting the player will trigger the alert : Cave Leech, Mactera Grabber or Nayaka Trawler.