Survival Games: Combat

Wrecking face, hearing the lamentations of their women and driving your blade into them is the best part of Survival Games. So in this post, I’ll talk about guns, melee weapons and nasty things you throw at other people.

 

Throwing a grenade
Throwing a grenade

Onwards to glory!

Guns are what you really want to get your hands on in Survival Games. The guns in Survival games require you to find ammo, and a few special guns even have multiple ammo types. These include incendiary shells for the shotgun, and explosive arrows for the bow.

The SMG, and several others
The SMG, and several others

Survival Games draws inspiration from the Halo series, so you can melee with any weapon. This is doubly good, as you conserve precious ammo this way. You can’t use guns when sprinting however, and Aiming down Sight (ADS) lends an accuracy bonus.

Pro tip: Conserve ammunition by using the melee ability of your gun

Melee weapons play a huge roles in books and movies, but tend to be forgotten by other Survival genre titles. Swinging a Katana using your power attack, and having your enemy block the attack with their own Sledge Hammer is a satisfying moment in combat. Wounded players leave bloody trails you can follow, and tired players will be unable to run. This makes recreating those brutal scenes from 2000’s Battle Royale not just possible, but very fun!

Armored, with a set of melee weapons
Armored, with a set of melee weapons

This brings us to the throwable weapons. Grenades, jars of acid, daggers and more can be chucked. Some, can be baked which allows you to time the explosions perfectly. Take advantage of this, and the destructible terrain to make a surprise entry to an enemy stronghold.

You can get to know the weapons when Survival Games launches on Steam, December 7th 2017. Thank you for reading!

Pro Tip: All Melee weapons can block attacks. Use it!

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