|“|| Ichor concentration in this area is extremely low and contained. Construct Growth Accelerators at each Ichor field, to increase its spread.|
- Mothership AI give a mission briefing to Foreman 371
These structures have been observed to be placed atop of Tiberium fissures (or the middle of a Tiberium field) in the fields that are being harvested by the Scrin. These could be the aliens' version of an irrigation system, designed to artificially accelerate and nurture the growth of their prized Ichor. To be able to build Growth Accelerators, the Foreman must have an Extractor present. The Accelerator could be placed at ANY tiberium fissure, even if the fissure is well away from the Foreman's ground control.
Foreman 371, during the mission in London, deployed several Growth Accelerators on three Tiberium Fields.
Growth Accelerators can be planted onto the central spawn point of a Tiberium field to increase the regrowth of the new crystal deposits by 50%. Though expensive, they are invaluable for sustained battles of attrition.
Role in Global Conquest
The Growth Accelerator is used as a support power in Global Conquest, where it increases the regeneration rate of Tiberium within its area for economic purposes. This support power costs 1000 credits, requires a Tier 3 base in the map, and can only be placed adjacent to one as well.