Strength is one of eight primary statistics. For each point strength is increasesd, melee damage increases by .2 and speed penalty (and by extension, carry weight) decreases by .4 percentage points.

There are many ways to increase strength, the easiest being through using stat points gained during leveling to increase it. In addition, upgrading Cyber Arms increases strength by 1 point per level to a maximum of a 10 point bonus, and upgrading Muscular Control increases strength by 1.5 points per level to a maximum of a 15 point bonus.

There is a minimim strength requirement for some weapons, including the Spiculum Ovum grenade launcher and the Excidium assault cannon.