Sockets are those pads attached via cables to fortresses and outposts. Each maps' outposts have 0-4 pads attached to them and forts 2-6 pads. They offer distinct tactical advantages to the players who hold ownership of them. Anything that can be attached to a socket (Turrets, Artillery, MoneyMakers or Socket Powered units) etc will be healed for 30 HP/sec and may gain other bonuses as well. Socket Powered units only operate when placed on sockets and when they are placed down, they receive benefits such as healing and increased fire rate.