We've taken a long hard look at some of the details around Shadowgun Legends, but now it's time to get into the nitty gritty. Specifically, we're going to look at how you can win matches of Ascension, the game's 4v4 PvP multiplayer mode.
Obviously this isn't an exact science, and if your teammates haven't read this piece there's still a good chance that you're going to get mullered. But, we've put a good few hours into the game mode, and we know our stuff. Remember, if you've got any ideas to add them in the comments at the bottom of the section.
The important stuff
Perhaps the most important thing when it comes to Ascension is sticking together. There are a number of reasons for that, but the most obvious one is that four guns are way more effective than just one. But there are other things to take into consideration as well.
For example, if there's a group of you and one of you goes down, there's a chance that your teammates will be able to grab the dropped trophy before the other team does. That gets them some fame, but it'll keep the other team from scoring as well.
Then there are the benefits that come from the different skills players may have equipped. If someone's got a healing buff they can play, then not only are you better placed to kill, you're better placed to stay alive. And those are the two keys to winning in Ascension.
One thing to consider when you're heading into the PvP is what skills you've got equipped. Some of them are going to be very useful, but other ones are more suited to the single player of PvE modes. The same goes for the weapons that you're taking into the fight with you.
Turrets are great in single player, but in the fast-paced scraps of Ascension by the time you've put them down there's a chance that the fight may well have moved on. Something more directly offensive can come in really handy. Or consider taking in something that disrupts but doesn't directly harm the opposition.
I'd advise against taking an SMG into the fight as well. Partly because I don't like them, but partly because if you're up-close and personal, a shotgun is a better bet for doing damage quickly. Or consider the extra range of the auto-rifle.
Again, because of the size of the maps, sniper rifles aren't all that effective. Take something more devastating like a machine gun or a rocket launcher and you can turn the tide of a fight pretty damn quickly.
Don't worry too much about picking up the ammo crates. They're good if you're next to one, but there's no point seeking them out. Chances are someone will already have picked up what they contain, and if they're on the other team there's a good chance they're going to be lurking in the vicinity.
Remember the challenges that Hakim has given you too. It's a good idea to focus on these in order to accrue even more fame. A lot of them will just come naturally, but there are challenges that focus on specific things that you might need to modify your play-style for.
And don't be afraid to swap out to your pistol rather than reloading. If you're darting behind cover to reload, then you're letting your opponent's health recharge as well as your own. Push the point and you're likely to score the kill.
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