Originally Posted by Laughing Banana
Soooo, late to the party I guess? But I have decided to buy this game.
PS4, PSN LaughingBanana. Anyone willing to give me pointers or perhaps join together for a game? That would be wonderful, hahaha.
Well, hopefully I'll see some of you around as I play the game.
BASIC COMBAT TIPS
1-When driving or flying to a mission area always stop at least 200m short and approach on foot to remain undetected
2-While undetected crouch walk around so you dont make noise, this also makes it hard for enemies far away to see you. Its usually a good idea to start most missions using stealth tactics until shit hits the fan
3-Use the drone before combat to get a good idea of where most of the enemies are before taking any shots
4-You will get a beeping noise and see a red or purple light appear when an enemy sees you, then you have a few seconds to hide or kill them quietly to remain undetected
5- If you are detected its usually a good idea to remove your suppressor to increase your weapon's damage. ADS then press up on the d-pad to quickly do this
6-You can toggle between aiming down sights and over the shoulder by clicking the R3 button while holding down L2. Sometimes over the shoulder is better for close quarters so you can peek around corners without exposing your guy to fire.
7-Press R1 to switch shoulder while hip firing or aiming over the shoulder, this helps for peeking corners
8-When sniping, enemies that are nearby that you arent aiming at will hear your shot even with a silencer on if you are closer than approx 130m from them. If you are sniping someone off in the distance it usually helps to be back far enough that no one else will hear the shot. You can check the distance from the drone or ADS.
9-Enemies will set off alerts if they find one of their buddies dead bodies that you left, but the game's engine seems to make the dead bodies disappear within a few minutes, especially if you just look away from the area where you killed the guy. You can use this to exploit some situations where there seem to be too many enemies to kill stealthily on your own with limited help from other players or the AI sync shot
GET A GOOD SET OF STARTING WEAPONS
1- Do the first mission and you will run across a decent scope for your AR and SMG and a Sniper Rifle that should allow you to get started with decent weapons
2- One of the first couple missions in Itacua (the starting area) will lead you to FOB Armadillo also in Itacua, and in there is the best scope in the game for ARs which will make shooting much easier.
3-Once you branch out you should probably seek out the HTI Sniper Rifle in Monteyuc
If you shoot this without the silencer on it usually downs most helicopters in 1 or 2 shots
4-To help sniping go get the best sniper scope in the game (Tactical T5xi) in Koani
HOW MISSIONS AND COLLECTABLES WORK
1-Yellow envelope icons on the map are major intel, check them out to make the main story missions appear on the map. You can also stumble into these story missions by exploring if you come into close proximity to an area where a mission is
2- White circles with '!' are minor intel, finding these will unlock the locations of Skill Point (used to unlock upgrade your abilities), Weapons and Attachments and Bonus Medals (Significantly augments one of your abilities). These also show up when you travel near them
3-Your progress saves automatically and you can play in other people's games and not be locked out of content other than the Narco Road DLC. Don't buy this DLC without doing a little research first as its universally hated except for it's one fan in the world, GAF's Captain Zyrain :)
I usually play with a full squad so its unlikely ill be able to link up with you, hope these tips help a bit. Try to link up with others, the game really shines in coop and play it however you want and have fun!