The Fourth Echelon Spider-Bot is a remote controlled drone used by Fourth Echelon to gather intelligence across the world in Splinter Cell Blacklist Spider-Bot. Deploying on a variety of missions, the Spider-Bot is undergoes a series of missions based on the introduced playstyles featured in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
The Fourth Echelon Spider-Bot was developed as a recon bot, used to gather enemy information and intel without sending in a Fourth Echelon operative. Despite not being an official 4E agent, the Spider-Bot is outfitted with a series of upgrades and features that allow it to hold it's own in a series of scenarios. For stealth encounters, the Spider-Bot is able to infiltrate enemy facilities by utilizing the ventilation shafts and is capable of using optical camouflage to hide itself in plain view. The Spider-Bot comes equipped with a non-lethal Sticky Shocker, delivering a bolt of electricity to knock out personnel in the environment. If spotted, the Spider-Bot is also equipped for combative counter-measures to deal with enemy drones. The Spider-Bot is adaptive to different playstyles, as well, with missions grouped into each of the three playstyles: Ghost, Panther and Assault.
- Sticky Shocker equipped, capable of knocking out enemy personnel, specifically scientists.
- Ability to use upgrades in the field, such as optical camouflage and speed powerups to enhance it's movement.
- Equipped with machine guns to deal with open combat situations.
- The Spider-Bot is never actually seen in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, but another drone can be used by the player: the Tri-Rotor.
- The Spider-Bot is painted with the digital camouflage on the leg plating pieces.
- The Spider-Bot is attached with a trifocal lens on the front, and worth noting is that it has three legs as well.