Although Hugo First remains at his position near the Gnarled Forest Launchpad, he grows hungry after standing around for so long. He sends players across the Ravine to find Burky Urchin and bring back three Hardtack Biscuits. When the mission is complete, Hugo First explains that the biscuits temporarily increase a player's maximum health, making them useful in combat.
In alpha testing and early beta testing, Hugo First wore different Faction Grunt gear. His helmet, armor, and leg decals had lime green highlights. His armor bore the Venture League symbol in the center. His visor was light-gray and his hip piece was dark-gray. Hugo First was not originally named and was simply identified as "Venture Grunt".
Hugo First's name is a play on the phrase "You go first."