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User Info: Dunadain

2 years ago#61
For EXTREME in-depth discussions on tactics, outposts, and anything else SoD, come by the UL fora for all your needed answers. We are a rabid group of Zed-heads over there.

For newer players:
2 BEST melee strats:
-Heavy weapon Sweep. Destroys (360) or knocks down (xbone) multiple zeds. 2 of these will kill an entire horde.

-Reflex (my type obsession !!!) Spin Kick. Quick, uses nearly no stamina, will knock down multiple zeds at once. IFF you are next to a low fence or a wall, you can spin kick them into it and instakill.

Best shooting strat: pop a snack and go into Focus Aim. You can shoot anything more than about 5 feet from you while they are nearly frozen. (closer than 5-ish feet cannot be shot at all; known physics issue with many game engines)
Why do Americans vote for people who hate America, Americans, and especially those that elected them???
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User Info: jedgar33797

2 years ago#62
Dunadain posted...
For EXTREME in-depth discussions on tactics, outposts, and anything else SoD, come by the UL fora for all your needed answers. We are a rabid group of Zed-heads over there.

Duly noted.
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User Info: Facebuk123

1 year ago#63
well great stuff and I also thank you this may help me. I am stuck at level 5 on Breakdown. I reckon the game cheats like hell,
Like, no zombies in sight for miles, exit car and instantly swamped, zombie seen " through door or walls " they kill us but not able to kill them ?
That woman never shuts up, like "NO one is available to help you ATM "but immediately says ( when you get a rucksack etc ) we can't wait to see what you got ? Says "" you need to stay home and rest have you got to see those survivors that I told you about, time is not on our side " etc etc there is a lot more to be done " lol

User Info: Facebuk123

1 year ago#64
Destinystrike posted...
Okay so, a TON OF NEW PEOPLE are flooding the boards, and a lot seem to be dying. IT IS possible to actually win larger fights if you're smart.

Here are some quick combat tips to help you, and some moves that will save your butticus.

* ALWAYS carry around 1 to 2 bottles of medication, and 2-3 snacks.

* Keep a backup weapon on you always!

* This is more a personal preference, but I generally designate a character as a firearms character or melee character. I find guns pretty bad in an apocalyptic situation, so I don't use them. I save them for the folks at base.


The Left Bumper modifies just about EVERYTHING in terms of combat! Keep that in mind.

* A when weapon is drawn and close to a zombie = Leaping Slash

* LB + A = Dropkick. Try to make sure you are moving TOWARDS the zombie when you do this or you'll dropkick at the air and make a fool out of yourself.

* B = Defense , kind of a weaving duck.

* LB + B + Direction = Combat Roll , gets you out of a tight spot.

* LB + B (Stationary) = Powerhouse only moves. These must be unlocked with Powerhouse rating of 5. You can choose a SUPLEX or a Double Kill. The Suplex is GREAT for one on one fights, allowing you to instakill a light enemy (Normal Zombies and Screamers) by using the move, then tapping Y to trigger a flapjack slam onto the ground that busts open their heads. The double head smash is good for groups of zombies, obviously. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Did I mention these moves consume like .... barely any stamina?

* Y = Kick , Powerhouse characters can unlock a SPARTAN KICK that is executed by HOLDING Y

* LB + Y = Shove. Not that strong. Powerhouse characters can Unlock a STRONGER Push that always knocks enemies down. You can only unlock the Spartan Kick OR The Strong Push, not both.

* LB + Y on a Downed Enemy = Insta-kill.

* X = Standard Melee attack, can be chained.

* LB + X = Power attack. Somewhat spammable.


* LB+A --> LB+Y (Drop Kick to Finisher ) = This puppy is GREAT for new characters. Low stamina consumption and a FAST kill. Anybody can do this!

* There are multiple states a zombie can be quick killed in. Prone, Hunched, and Crouched. Heavy weapons sometimes put enemies into the crouched position on their first few shots, making them excellent tools for powerhouse characters to use.

* If an ally is getting swarmed by zombies, get in there and help - FAST - Your priority is to disperse that crowd. Combat rolling into the group will bump them up a little bit. At that point you need to start eliminating zombies.

* If you're in a confined space and can't see crap, GET OUT OF THE CONFINED SPACE. A Combat roll will get you where you need to go.

* If you are going to be facing more than 5 zombies at a time, and you HAVE to fight them, pop a snack and get to work. The snack will give you instant stamina regen for a small amount of time, giving you the extra energy you need to get the job done. While your stamina bar is highlighted, it will not deplete, so move fast.

* VS Screamers - They're the jerks with no arms. KILL FIRST. They'll alert hordes, so there is your incentive right there. They die relatively easy. You can suplex - flapjack them for an instant kill, as well.

* VS Ferals - Power attack the CRAP out of them , keep them staggered. If they stay staggered they can't do squat against you. Heavy Weapons work great for this.

* VS Exploders - Wave at them then combat roll as they explode, avoid the gas cloud.

* VS Big Guys - DODGE and Either Firebomb them, or get a car and drive over them. If you HAVE to melee them , power attack and dodge.

User Info: Facebuk123

1 year ago#65
Hi, sorry but ( excuse my ignorance ) just HOW does one " unlock " anything per se ?
I do need help with the " The Sniper " where it says ( 25 head streaks ? ) I have tired several weapons and have had kills in lots of 5 but it says " 0/25 " ?

User Info: ElWipeO

11 months ago#66
ElWipeO posted...
PyroKid911 posted...
mad whiny virgins complaining bout what flava of Mt Dew is better.
so true
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User Info: ElWipeO

8 months ago#67
Death is a preferable alternative to Communism!
I lol'd.

User Info: gwwak

1 week ago#68
Hardcore - We'll probably be modded for this...
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