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FAQ by MaddogELC
Version: 1.3 | Updated: 01/28/2005
UT2004 guide created by MaddogELC on January 22nd, 2005 Version of UT2004: 3339 Copyright 2005 Eddie Carrasco Email: email@example.com ----------- I - Intro ----------- Hello everyone! This is MaddogELC's first FAQ for UT2004... or any game, actually. You can just call me Ed if you email me or something. I look foward to completing this during the weekend, I WILL get a whole lot done by Janurary 23rd, which is a few days. I'll probably get it done by the weekend. I hope you like the guide. Note that this will be my second submitting to GameFAQ's since my last one was denied. And to everyone, including the judge, I have made it better by putting more detail into all of the peices of info like the weapons, and also I have finished the Vehicles section. I assume it wasn't accepted because of the Weapons section and the lack of Vehicles section and Game types section. Also I have deleted all the smart remarks on the subsections one the table of contents. --------------------- II - Version history --------------------- 1.2 - Everything. Its not 1.0 since this is my second submitting of this guild. My other one was too short, too dull, and just not enough to satisfy anyone. ------------------------ III - Table of Contents ------------------------ I - Intro - My intro! No touchy! Just a little about me and my writing of this guide, that's all. II - Version history - All the version crap I'm not good at >.< III - Table of Contents - Gee, I wonder where that is... IV - Tips - Info if you lose too much online! a) Basic Controlling b) Firing and shooting c) What combos to use d) Fighting as a team V - Main menu - What you see when you start the game. a) Single player b) Join game/host game c) Instant action d) Community e) Settings VI - Game types in order from easiest to most complicated in my point of view. -basic- a) Deathmatch b) Team Deathmatch c) Last man standing d) Capture the flag -Intermediate- e) Mutant f) Invasion g) Double Domination h) Bombing run -Advanced- i) Assault j) Onslaught VII - Weapons - You pull the trigger, wonderful things happen. Like screaming. VIII - Vehicles - Get in one, turn the ignition, push forward, run over that dude over there, repeat. All there is to it. Even more screaming. IX - Closing - B0oho0! I g075z 2 go! X - Questions & comments - Will build up as I get more email's, of course! XI - Credits - Free cookie. ---------- IV - Tips ---------- A few tips and controls if you find yourself being slaughtered too much, even if it is against bots. You might find a couple of these useful The == <message> == tells you the default key(s); how do preform the move. +++++++++++++++++ Basic controlling +++++++++++++++++ Everyone should know pretty much the basics right now. ==For noobs I recommend Using the W, A, S, D keys,== because you dont want to have your left hand all the way to the right and have no room for the other important stuff. Use the mouse to aim, and if you skip straight to the advanced game types, learn to use USE (E by default) to enter and exit vehicles. Use the left mouse button to use primary fire and right mouse to use secondary fire. Use the scrolling to select different weapons (when you get 'em), and if you don't have a scroller/center mouse button, then use the number keys to select weapons. ======== Strafing ======== Everyone should be using this, weather on foot or in a vehicle that strafes. ==You strafe by pushing A and D.== Noobs should practice this but for only a short time. Useful by getting somewhere and covering yourself from side attacks at the same time.But you probably want to make this move more efficient, right? RIGHT? Then try something more complex! (Not THAT much more complex..) =============== Double strafing =============== Now, we are somewhere different. This is simply double-tapping any movement button twice, instead of the lame regualar strafe. You can also tap the up movement key twice to get you somewhere faster. Or you can tap down if you are trying to retreat. However, theres an even more USEFUL move down 3 moves down. But read Jumping and double jumping first. Remember, DO NOT try this uphill or stairs. It just will not work. ======= Jumping ======= Don't use this one often unless you are just ******* around. It's way too low and never gets you anywhere. If you are going to do a jump, then you'll probably wanna do a Double jump just in case. ==Anyways, just use the spacebar for this tactic.== IMO this is useful for suicide jumps. ============== Double Jumping ============== Now to make jumping useful. ==Simply press the Jump button (space) at the top of a normal jump in order to make this one work.== Easier than it sounds. This is good for confusing the enemy while dodging his rockets while moving toward him with a shield gun fully powered and kabooming him to peices! It is also useful for getting to a bit of higher places that you couldn't get with a normal jump. ================== Double Strafe-Jump ================== Ahhh - the fresh breeze of getting your head out of your arse. It's self- explanitory, ==but this is basically tapping the strafe button twice followed by the jump button.== Kinda simple, yes, but useful. This combines the skill of jumping with the skill of strafing. So pretty much its both. Its useful for dodging - err... more enemy fire. You can also use the foward key and you'll be zooming through the map. Well, not exactly, but you will go faster. You can also use it to jump over the enemy, turn around and blow him to peices. You can use it to cross gaps more efficiently. Have fun. ========= Driving (Onslaught, Assault, certain mutators) ========= No driving license required, but keep your ******* eyes on the road! If friendly-fire is on, watch out and don't run over your team. Stupid. And don't run into an open warzone. Dummy. Unless you are firing at an enemy and have to get somewhere at the same time, always keep your eyes on the road. If you can't handle a vehicle, get the hell out and let someone else drive. Also, if you haven't set the number keys to anything else, and the vehicle has more than one seat, then push different numbers to take over different seats. This isn't recommended however, since you will not be able to drive in heat of a battle. To go foward, push W, and to go backward, push S. To turn/strafe, use A & D keys. ++++++++++++++++++++ Firing and shoosting ++++++++++++++++++++ Yes, everyone MUST know how to shoot something. Same with vehicles stated above, if you can't handle it, use the throw weapon button and give to a team member if you are playing a team game. If you know you are not good at using a redeemer and you know someone who can, and all of a sudden you come across a hidden redeemer, by all means give it to someone. ==================================== Firing modes - primary and secondary ==================================== Its pretty simple if you keep the controls the same. ==Basically, just push the left mouse button for primary fire and the right mouse button for secondary. If you actually plan on winning, then you'll probably need to know this. Get 2 + 2 out of your head so you can learn this one. You can switch the two buttons in the controls options in the Settings >> Input menu. If you want switching for only one weapon, go to Settings >> Weapons, select the weapon to invert, and check the box that says something like "switch firing modes". I prefer it for the minigun since I'm a secondary-firemode fan of it :P ============ Learn to aim ============ Yes thats right, people! Cheese IS the best! Wait, wrong subject... err-- anyways, everyone needs to know how to aim properly. Get a clean mouse. Get a big, durable mousepad. Get more mouse space. Then go kick other ppl's arse. And your own if you're really that brilliant. If you have an automatic weapon or a splash weapon, etc, aim whatever, where ever, just be able to hit your prey, dummy. ============= Lead your foe ============= Alot of weapons need time to reach its target if they are moving. So you might need to do a little split second math. The distance between you and your foe times the distance per second from the projectile divided by the speed in which the foe is moving equals the distance ahead of you foe you should shoot. So type ~ and type in slomo .000000000000001 and do some math for when you are sniping. Or, you can make life easier and just predict when its going to hit and when they are going to meet, which is easier than it sounds. Sorry if I made you flip out. ++++++++++++++++++ What combos to use ++++++++++++++++++ These are the variety of combos that you can use throughout the game using adrenaline. Of course, you have to have 100 adrenaline to use the combos. They aren't saved to your character, so thats why they are easy to get, because you get adrenaline by killing foes and picking up the actual item. To start using adrenaline combos, gather 100 adrenaline and push a combo listed below that consist of four movement buttons. There are 6 in all, 2 are for screwing around and require a mutator. When you use adrenaline combos, your adrenaline starts draining until it reaches 0, in which the combo stops working and picking up more adrenaline wont come into effect much durning the combo. When you enter a vehicle while the combo is activated, the effect will stop and the adrenaline will stop draining, and you have to get back to 100 before using a combo again. ============= Speed - Up x4 ============= Perhaps if you are running from someone if you are under heavy fire, and you are too scared of the other team/players getting another mere point (like me), then you should use this combo. Although it uses alot of adrenaline per second, it is very useful for getting places faster. If you are playing capture the fag or other games like that, ================= Booster - Down x4 ================= If you AREN'T scared of the other team or players gaining a point, but want a small advantage, use this one. Doesn't use the adrenaline as fast but when you use it, it will heal you until either you run out of adrenaline or you get 199 health and 150 armor. Be warned, though, if it reaches max health and armor it will still drain adrenaline. ================================ Invisibility - Right x2, Left x2 ================================ Perhaps a little predator mode will satisfy your taste? Then use this combo! It will turn you invisible for a short period of time, useful for sneaking under a crapload of noses in Capture the flag or Onslaught, or even Assault, but its just about useful in any game mode. Although not COMPLETELY invisible. The other players will still see your silhoutte(sp), and it is useless against the bots, if any. ====================== Berserk - Upx2, Downx2 ====================== Or maybe you prefer shooting a lot faster than your foes, while burning a lot less adrenaline from you than other combos. Others will get the notice that you are using berserker when they see you surrounded with this red, rotating sphere that you can see in front of you as well. I'm not going into depth with the two others that you can screw around with, since if you know how to get the mutator, then you know where to look to get the information - at the bottom of the mutator screen. ++++++++ Teamwork ++++++++ If you are playing Onslaught, CTF, or any other form of team games, you're gonna wanna learn to communicate and cooperate with your team, whether it be bots or humans. Humans are easier to work with. They are easy, but not much easier than working with bots. So pretty much its all good and easy. Just be sure to (manually) type through teamtalk if you are playing online. If you do not have a mic or don't feel like using it cause you dont want your voice heard or yall think its a stupid idea, don't sweat. You can teamtalk or you can use various voice commands to boss your teammates around, which is pretty useful. ================================ Selecting a commander (optional) ================================ Before you start an online game, one useful and fun thing you can do is select someone as commander for the team. They commander's job is to order the team to complete certain tasks that benefit the team and their victory. As another two options, 1) You can vote on who is commander, and 2) You could have players don't do anything at all unless they are ordered to do so or enemies cruise in on your team. Commanding - If you are the commander, you must either be a fast typer, or set voice shortcuts and learn them. If you set voice shortcuts, are playing online, and you want certain people to do certain things, then push the voice shortcut key and then push Teamsay button, and type in the people you want to do the command you just put out. Following - If you are not a commander, you should listen to your commander, cause they probably know whats happening. If the commander tells you to hang around and defend in Assault(defense) and CTF and ONS, dont go attacking the other base. Thats just about all. ============= Communicating ============= If you are ambushed, but it is not completely hopeless (you have more than about 80 health) or a node/objective is being attacked, then call for help. Use a voice shortcut, as in "I need some backup," or "I'm hit" and people should come to help. If you have low health and you are alone in an open battlefield, don't be afraid to die, unless the gametype is Team Deathmatch. If it is not Team Deathmatch, then your death will prove nothing and count as no point for the opposing team. The only thing you lose is the glory of attacking as soon as desired, and probably a streak. Just don't suicide if you are on a streak - you still have a chance to keep it and either run away or fight until you can respawn. If you Team talk to your teammates, a good tip is to type in peace. This means do not start typing to your teammates in the middle of a gunfight. Unless you are a bonebrain. If you are a bonebrain then by all means start typing while getting slaughtered! If you ARE in the middle of a gunfight and MUST type, either sacrifice yourself and do it or run away. In TDM and Invasion your best choice is to run away, unless you are not scared by the opposing team getting a mere point on there scoreboard. ====================== Loading up vehicles (Onslaught, Assault, etc.) ====================== Before a game of AS or ONS starts, know what vehicle your going to get. But if you see someone heading for a big vehicle, then you should take up the second and third (etc.) seat. Especially if its a hellbender. In my opinion when you are attacking a core or node/destroyable objective, load up a leviathan at any given oppurtunity. If you are playing big teams, there should combinations of many vehicles. A fully-loaded Leviathan + 2 Fully loaded Goliaths + 1 Raptor equals one undefeatable army of 10. Other combos are 3 or 4 goliaths with some other vehicle, a Leviathan with 4 mantas, or a few hellbenders, or maybe you like 2 Goliaths with a few flying raptors/mantas ... the possibilties are endless... I think. Of course you have to add the vehicles in the mutators and in the UT2004 updates, and make a whole nother set of possibilities, whether the mutator leaves the Leviathon alone or not. ----------------- V -The main menu ----------------- ============= Single player ============= I don't recommend it much but its where you play the actual tournament, with only bots. A little too complicated, and if you want something better, try instant action, or especially Join/host game. ========= Join/game ========= Now you get somewhere. This is where you can play with thousands of people via the internet, no phone numbers required.(yay!) You can also chat if you are not in a game, and also you can look for updates from UT2004. ============== Instant action ============== This is where you can get a lot of practice with bots, and also where you can use cheats if you still suck at that. If you find yourself using cheats in instant action then you should lower the skill level of the bots in the game rules. Also you can set the bot # to 0 to be by yourself and explore the arenas by actually entering the game, but in solitude and see what each arena is like. ========= Community ========= This is where you can DL more maps, activate user mod's, watch different built- in movies including tutorials. And, oddly enough, you can watch demos that you record by using the "demorec/demostop" command during or just before a game. ======== Settings ======== The same thing on the ESC menu, the settings lets you configure elements of the game to get a better gameplay, audio, controls, etc. I recommend changing the controls for a bit of better play. ========= Exit game ========= Push this, and click yes and you are immediately sent One hundred octrillion dollars in exactly 23 hrs and 59 minutes and 59 seconds and 99 milliseconds after the exact millisecond you push Yes. Either that or it exits the game. It has a 99.999999% chance of it exiting, rather than giving you $100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. (One hundred octrillion) -------------- IV -Gametypes -------------- These are the gametypes that you will play online and on botmatch. Umm... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basic Gametypes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These are quick gametypes if you are not looking foward to a long game and just want to play a little Unreal Tournament 2004. Nothing really that special. ========== Deathmatch ========== In this mode, you either kick someones arse or get your arse kicked. Your choice. This mode is free-for-all, and anything goes. Except pulling out a block of cheese. YOU CANNOT PULL OUT A BLOCK OF CHEESE IN A GAME OF UT2004! You will get banned from the game immediately and the game will shut down and become unplayable by your computer for life. Its best to keep on fragging so you don't become in last place right under your nose because other people are fragging each other and you are not involved. =============== Team Deathmatch =============== In this mode, you either kick the opposing teams arses, get your arse kicked, or kick your teammates arse. You're choice. This mode is team based, but anything goes. Except eating sludge. Well actually, you can do that, if you had the bio-rifle. You cannot pull out a snickers bar while playing game of UT2004. Your computer will shut down forever. Pretty much nothing much of a tip for this one except for sticking together and fight as a team. ================= Last man standing ================= In this mode, you have a set number of lives and when you get kicked in the arse that many times, you are eliminated from the game until a new match starts. Easy as that. Be the last man making camp in the middle of a battlefield -- well, you get the picture. One useful advantage will be to hang around somewhere where others are not (keep on moving!) and when others are down to 2 or 3 lives, go and kill the others. ================ Capture the flag ================ Pretty much a simple scenario, this consist of having a few people going out to get the flag, and bring it back, while others stay and defend. Oddly enough, the flag carrier can still use weapons. All except the translocator. If the carrier translocates, he will immediately drop the flag whereever he translocated from and have to go back to pick it up. Also, it is NOT wise to throw a Translator chip in the enemy base and Capture the flag, since the enemy can destroy it just to where its broken and undeployable. If you do, however, switch to your translocater, and push the Switch-to-translocator key, which lets you view from its camera, and then switch to 3rd person to see if its broken or not. If it is (sparks flying out), wait for it to disappear to use it again. If it is still active, then you may translocate. Be sure to turn back to 1st person. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Intermediate gametypes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These require a little more skill and the games might be a bit longer than the basic types. One exception is invasion, if you are really that good! But trust me you aren't. :P ====== Mutant ====== Gets boring quickly, but if your looking for a short gun of some extra fun play this one. It starts out free-for-all, and the one who draws first blood mutates into a mutant, teleports to another location, and technically has all the adrenaline combos activated without the use of adrenaline. The mutant also has all weapons. The mutant has one disadvantage however. Superpowers as the mutant may have, the mutant is like a vampire. It needs to kill to live. The mutant's health drains and it replenishes when you kill someone. If it reaches 0, it turns back into free-for-all until another ounce of blood is shed. Basically, when someone is mutant, everyone else is on a team, but still against each other. Also, as an optional twist, you can have the player with the lowest score be the "bottom feeder" which goes around killing others, mutant or not. ======== Invasion ======== In this mode, you have 10 seconds to prepare for each wave of oncoming monsters with two additional disadvantage twists. For one, you can only have 2 bots with you if you are playing Instant action. For two, if you die, you are OOT! You are eliminated from the game until your fellows decide "Hey, lets kill some monsters! Wow good idea!" and then a new wave starts. If all players die, its game over. To make things more competetive, you still get points for killing monsters. A tip is to learn the map, figure out its sniping and hiding secrets, preferably with the translocator. Then start an invasion game and get to the sniping/hiding point whenever it gets to about the 13th wave. ================= Double Domination ================= This is where it needs real teamwork. There are two points on the map, point Alpha and point Bravo. Your team's job is to activate both points with your color, while defending them from the other team so that they dont steal them. You'll probably want half a team defending/attacking point A and one half defending/attacking point B. =========== Bombing run =========== Basically this one is just like basketball, except it is not a flat open basketball court. Its a regular arena with a ball in the middle and two hoops at each end of the arena. The objective of this game is to get the ball through the hoop. Who would have guessed that! If you are playing Instant action, dont expect many efficient passes. When you have the ball, your health regenerates, but you cannot use weapons. You are supplied with a Ball Launcher, that uses Primary fire to shoots and Secondary to make a pass. The scoring system is fairly simple: Shooting the ball through gets you 3 points and jumping through the hoop with the ball gets you 7. If you jump through your own hoop with or without the ball, you die. So don't try it. If you are ganged up on by a whole bunch of enemies and no backup, a useful thing to do is to try to throw the ball straight up in the air, hold them back for a second or two or call for backup -- your choice -- and catch the ball. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Advanced gametypes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These require the most skill and shooting tactics to succeed in these game types. Here, games are very long and are not for people who are in to a quick game. ======= Assault ======= What is an average first person shooter without actual missions to complete? Well this game pretty much puts the missions in one gametype! Even better, you can play with other people and bots, which try to stop you from doing the missions. Also after you do the missions, fail or succeed, you get to defend the missions. Or maybe you will defend first. I wouldn't know. In this mode, you have a few vehicles to aid you in these quests. There are not much, but there mostly turrets, like minigun turrets. People should go in groups when attacking to get the objectives done more efficiently. You should have one group doing this objective while another is the nearest they can be to the next objective. ========= Onslaught ========= The most complicated, but most fun, gametype was, of course, saved for the last. This one acts as a bigger cousin to Assault and requires a bit more skill than Assault. You start at your base and the first and only thing you can do is go and obtain a power node (small metal base on the ground that must be linked up to your power core to be active on your side.) After that, you must repeat until your node is linked to enemy powernodes. Once you've destroyed each of the enemy nodes linked to the power cores and you have got them on your side, you can now attack the power core. Like Assault, this also has vehicles, but it doesn't have only one or two like Assault. This one has many vehicles, but not as many turrets. Each vehicles only spawns at a base controlled by the team that is linked to it. If one team controls a vehicles, the other team cannot steal the vehicle unless the enemy has been in it. You can heal your own vehicles and power nodes with the Link gun's secondary fire, but you cannot heal your power core, so defend it at all costs. Remember that you can't attack an enemy power node or power core unless you are linked to it. -------------- VII - Weapons -------------- This is the list of all the weapons that you will find in UT2004. I've listed each of them along with a rating from 1 to 10, 10 being the best. =============== Translocator(7) =============== This is basically a teleporter used to teleport to hard to reach places or places too far to reach on foot. The ammo is rechargable, but don't use it too much or you'll run out and probably hit the ground hard. You can also telefrag the enemy, but chances are it will bounce off before you teleport. Primary fire: Deploys/Undeploys the chip Secondary fire: Teleports to chip location/telefrags enemies. Translocator selecter button: View from deployed chip's internal camera. Ammo: 6 (rechargable) ============= Shield gun(8) ============= A very powerful melee tool that you can use as a shield or instagib someone close by. Hold the primary fire to recharge and get close to an enemy and fire away and instagib them! You can also use secondary fire for a shield which will block most everything without a splash. Primary fire: Hold to charge up for more damage from the melee weapon. Secondary fire: Use as a sheild, which uses up your ammo. Best used against: Infantry ============== Assault gun(3) ============== A very weak gun, although it is an automatic. If you want to lose a battle then this is a great weapon to start with. If you want to win then I suggest a better weapon. This is your basic machine gun that you start with. Primary fire: Fires a spray of useless bullets Secondary fire: Lobs a useless grenade. Best used against: Infantry ========= Bio Rifle(4) ========= This gun is green and slimy. It contains a house of many slimeballs that are either waiting to be deployed immediately, waiting to multiply after it's deployed, or waiting to increase in size for an instagib. Primary fire: Fires a small blob of radioactive boogers. Secondary fire: Builds up the radioactive snot until it is completely fatal. Best used against: Infantry =========== Shock Rifle(3) =========== Great. Its purple AND useless. The only advantage of this thing is its infinity range. It does barely any damage and even its strong fire mode is only good if you hit the targer. I bet you $5 you'll miss your foe with the secondary fire. Primary fire: Infinity range, but wheres my damage? Shoots a purple laser beam capable of making an ant squeal. Secondary fire: Lots of damage, but wheres my momentum? Shoots a ball that does damage, but its too friggen slow. Capable of making a dog squeal. Shock combo: First shoot the secondary ball then detonate it by shooting with a primary shot. You'll die before you shoot the ball. Best used against: Infantry ======== Link gun(5) ======== Oh wow. Get hooked up with your teammates (literally) and fire green stuff. Very useful if you don't have a stronger weapon. To make things worse, each primary fire shot will use up two ammo per green dart. Primary fire: Fire green stuff. Uses two ammo per shot. Secondary fire: Get hooked up to make your attacks stronger. Still weak. But only use this to heal vehicles in ONS and AS. Best used against: Team vehicles ======= Minigun(9) ======= Ahh! NOWW, we're getting somewhere! This one fires an inaccurate, but strong and fast, spray of bullets whereever you aim. You can take out enemies and redeemer missles in a matter of seconds.kaboomboomboomboomboomboomboom. That's the minigun Primary fire: Sprays fast bullets. Secondary fire: Sprays strong bullets. Best used against: Infantry =========== Flak Cannon(8) =========== A great close quarter weapon. Good for getting foes out of your face or confusing manned vehicles. Completely useless for long range because of its lack of speed, and the wideness of each shot with no excessive amount of projectile pershot. Primary fire: Fires a big spray of dog crap, or flaks*, that's on fire. So basically this thing is a Dog-crap cannon. Secondary fire: Fires a HUGE dog crap that explodes into little peices of dog crap. Best used against: Manta, Scorpion, and Infantry *Be right back, my dog just took a flak... =============== Rocket Launcher(10) =============== So far so evil! What's next? Its a Rocket launcher! And look! It even launches rockets! It has a good use for long range and you can even lock on to foes by keeping your crosshair on them! Don't try it in crammed spaces or you might die or something of that sort... Primary fire: Fires a rocket. It goes fairy fase and it is very strong... Secondary fire: Loads up and fires three rockets. Do not miss. If you do i kill you. Too late. Best used against: Everything. ============= Lightning gun(7) ============= This little useful sniper gun is the little brother of the famous sniper rifle. Although most people use it at close quarters, you can also take the roof and zoom in and snipe from there! Primary fire: Fires a bolt of electricity. Keep moving cause they're gonna see you if you don't manage to take their head off. Secondary fire: Zooms in for sniping Best used against: Infantry +++++++++++++++++ Onslaught weapons +++++++++++++++++ ========== Mine layer(10) ========== Remember that spider you killed years ago when you were about three? It's family has finally arrived for revenge! This is A little mini-military base for a whole buncha technology spiders that explode when foes get near. Useful for defending nodes, the core, or objectives. Primary fire: Fires up to eight spiders, which is a total of 64 legs. Secondary fire: Shoots a laser ordering the deployed spiders where you want them to go. Best used against: Vehicles ================ Grenade Launcher(9) ================ Its a launcher that launches grenades. But they stick. Weird. Very useful for sneaking in to enemy bases or nodes, put 2 grenades on a manta, 3 on a raptor and the rest on perhaps a hellbender or scorpion. And stand back and when filled by an amount that satisfy you, kaboom them to death. The grenades stick forever until you die, in which they will explode anyway. Primary fire: Fires up to eight grenades that stick onto people and vehicles. Secondary fire: Detonates each grenades with a kaboom. Hear that? kaboom. Best used against: Vehicles ===== AVRiL(8) ===== A Vicious Rocket in ... umm... Luck? Nah. Actually, it stands for Anti-Vehicle Rocket Launcher, which is weird because it doesn't have anything that "i" stands for. Anyways, this gun fires a big ol rocket. These rocket lock onto vehicles with a powerful punch, as long as you have your crosshair on them. Useless against infantry since it goes so slow. A tip is to purposely miss, aiming just above it, or to the left or right. When the rocket gets near, lock on to the vehicle. Muahaha? Yes, muahahah. Primary fire: Fires a rocket that homes in on vehicles as long as the crosshair is on it. Secondary fire: When locked on, this will zoom in and stay on the target, but with a line of sight with the AVRiL Damage: Moderate Best used against (and ONLY should be used against): Vehicles. ============ Sniper rifle(10) ============ My personal favorite. Acting as a bigger brother to the lighting gun, it has a clearer scope so you can see people's big heads better so you can land a head shot. Keep on the move, though, because once you fire, smoke emerges from your rifle for other snipers to notice and snipe you out of the skies (or the grounds). However, it barely does squat to vehicles. Primary fire: Fires a bullet. Woot! It can kill an enemy in two shots if not aimed at the shoes. One hit will take out the head. Secondary fire: Zooms in. The Sniper rifle doesn't get any worse than if it didn't have a zoom on it. Damage: Kills in 2 hits. Best used against: Heads. +++++++++++++ Super weapons +++++++++++++ =========== Ion Painter(9) =========== Useful little tool. Just hold the trigger, and wait. See all the colors of purple. What it does is create a target patch onto the ground to where the laser points and then three fast, purple missles come down and meet directly on the ground, creating a powerful (purple) explosion that will instagib anyone who gets in the way of the gigantic blast radius. Primary fire: Fires the "laser" that will emit from the painter, marking the target for the incoming purple missles. Secondary fire: Zooms in. Sometimes, you might want to see detail in which you are aiming. Damage: Instagib Best used against: All vehicles, all infantry. ============== Target Painter(7) ============== I could never get this one to work, but I think it only works in ONS mode. Ive been using the ONS weapon mutators. Once again, it emits a purple laser that targets a spot for an unmanned but computerized phenonix bomber to air-strike the place. When the target is set, the computer yells "Warning - Incoming Air Strike" and then a pheonix bomber comes either straight toward you head-on from where you were facing, or come from right behind. Either way, you might wanna take a side step or two before the bombs reach you. Primary fire: Fires the "laser" that will emit from the painter, marking the target for the incoming Air-Strike Secondary fire: Zoom in. Damage: Instagib Best used against: All vehicles, all infantry. ======== Redeemer(8) ======== Best weapon in game. Period. Big rocket. Huge explosion. Basically its a huge rocket-launcher that, like the Ion Painter and Targer Painter, only has the capacity of one single ammo. Be careful where you shoot, because like the Ion and Target Painter, you could be effected by the huge blast. Also, like the Target Painter, The missle can be shot down. Primary fire: Fire the "missle!" This will simply shoot the missle straight to where you are aiming. It has its advantage over Secondary fire because you can move around directly after shooting. Secondary fire: Now you get to guide the missle with the rocket-eye view while assuming altogether that you wont get slaughtered back at where you fired it. This is useful when you are attacking the enemy base in Onslaught, you get killed in the process, so you respawn where you know a redeemer is, grab it, and use secondary fire to get the missle to the opposite base. Damage: Instagib Best used against: The dragonfly over there. ---------------- VIII - Vehicles ---------------- ===== Manta ===== Not a good vehicle to use for defense, or attacking if you are planning to use the weapons. This one is strafable, which means the mouse turns you as you aim at people. Basically it looks like a roach with circular wings. Speed(10) - Super fast!! Will get from point A to B in a flash. Attack(2) - Will hurt a fly, but not that effective. Armour(3) - A single AVRiL rocket or a couple of Flaks. All it takes to bring this one down. VS. Vehicles(2) - Effective when flying around a big monster annoying the enemy. But it takes too long to destroy a strong vehicle, such as a Goli. VS. Infanty(4) - Just use the crouch button while flying full speed at 'em! If it were not as vurnerable to strong weapons, this is more like an 8. Overall(4.2) - It sucks, but a useful transportation tip is to carry your teammates on the winges that have the triblades on them. ====== Raptor ====== Quite a bit better than the Manta, has plasma darts, just like the Manta, and it has a missle which locks onto enemy Mantas and Raptors. This one is also strafable, and looks like a roach with wings in the back. And to make things even MORE realistic, it has doors! Speed(10) - Super fast, but in the air, which makes it useful for hiding amongst the heavens. Attack(3) - Better than the manta, but still can't exactly hurt a wasp. Armour(4) - a Goliath's cannon or two AVRiL missles can take it out easily. VS. Vehicles(5) - Just like the Manta, but it can hide in the sky while taking out a Goliath or a Leviathan in seige mode. VS. Infantry(3) - Just steer clear of AVRiL and the Goli's minigun. Overall(5) A small amount better than the Manta, and more effective, too, especially if they've got a deployed Leviathan, which is when it is weaker in armour. ======== Scorpion ======== Finally! An actual four-wheeler, and with a plasma string launcher than can tie up a handful of infantry or quickly cut down vehicles. The string launcher is deadly when powered up to about three fourths to seven eights. If it is fully powered it might be too long and catch onto walls or your own team. It is non-strafable, which means your aim will always face the same way. Its secondary fire releases two sharp blades from either side of the Scorpion, which will be an instagib to infantry, and instagib to your blades if you hit anything else with it. Speed(8) - Quite a fast car, will get from A to B in a good amount of time, and if your teammates have skilled enough balance, they can get on top and snipe or get transportation. Attack(5) - Pretty nasty on the weapons, you can tie up your enemies to the pole or tie them together, while exploding to peices a few seconds later, or you can tie up a vehicles, or you can go up to infantry and pull out your blades and slice 'em up! Armour(5) - Not much for armour, but not too bad - Better than the manta and the Raptor. VS. Vehicles(7) - Better if you can get behind them and then tie them up and then back away so they'll explode. VS. Infantry(9) - Run 'em over or use your blades, your choice of becoming a killer. Overall(6.5) - A little below average, but still a good vehicle to have if you are in danger and there is no stronger vehicles. ========== Hellbender ========== Another four wheeler that is not strafable, and also this will be your first multi-seater. This means that you can have more than one person in the same vehicles! In this case, there can be three people, and one can drive, and others have turrets. However, what makes this multi-seat different than the others is that the driver has access to no weapons. But you can still camp out in the hellbender while pushing 2 or 3 and hide and shoot enemies. They wont know that you are in the hellbender and you can just get the turret and suddenly blow their head off. I would prefer the rear turret, which is the third seat. The second seat side turret is more complex. Speed(6) - It goes a little fast, but this is like a monster truck, so it will get you places. Attack(8) - Good if you have it fully loaded, or otherwise this is more like a 2. Armour(7) - Won't exactly resist a redeemer missle, but it is pretty decent armour incase you try to escape in one of these. VS. Vehicles(7) - Good if you have it fully loaded, or otherwise this is more like a 2. VS. Infantry(9) - Good if you have it fully loaded, or otherwise this is more like a 6. Overall(7.4) About average. ======= Goliath ======= Yes, where is a good vehicular game without tanks in it?! I dunno I haven't played all the others >.> Anyways, this is a two-seater, non-strafing goliath tank that has a big ol' cannon on the that does a crapload of damage and a .50 calibar machinegun for air protection against raptors and mantas. Not very speedy but not absolutely the worst. This is a decent one to use for defending since its likely you will get jumped at the enemy base. Speed(3) - Bah... you and infantry could play tag with this... Attack(9) - Haha! Bring it sucka! Armour(9) - If you have someone to shoot the machine guns for you, this is more like a 10. VS. Vehicles(8) This can knock out most vehicles in a couple seconds flat! VS. Infantry(10) - You pull the trigger... and the cannon-- the cannon goes boom..... and it goes boom, and... you see dude flying in the air... and then they land head first (but already dead) into the earth. ========= Leviathan ========= Simply the best of vehicles in this game. This one is a five-seater, non-strafer huge tank-truck thing that the driver uses a big rocketlauncher in primary fire, and the four passengers gave control over four link turrets on each corner. The driver also can use secondary to toggle seige mode (it takes a few seconds to get into/get out of seige mode) before moving to 'deploy' the Leviathan. When the Leviathan is deployed, it cannot move at all and it is more vurnerable to attacks, and the passengers still have the same link turrets, which I believe they can fire while it is changing to seige mode. However, the driver has access to a very powerful ion cannon that can take a powercore in about 4 hits! But even in non-seigemode your vehicle is so friggin slow! Speed(1) Ehh..... If its deployed then its more like a 0. Attack(10) Aggresive machinegun-rocket launcher, even more powerful Ion cannon! Armour(10)Do not try to take on a leviathan at home. It has friggin 6000 Hitpoints! VS. Vehicles(10) You pull the trigger and the cannon goes boom and you see vehicle flying in the air and then they land headfirst (but already dead) into the earth. Actually, don't use the ion cannon. Wastes time. VS. Infantry(10) No need for ion cannon for this. Just givem a couple rockets. Yes those are rockets from the RocketLauncher. Just a different shape. Overall ------------- IX - Closing ------------- Well, thats it for now, That's the best I can for now. Pretty good for a starter eh? I submitted, it failed, I revised it, I submitted again. In order to succeed you must fail... sometimes. I hope you liked the guide and would appreciate questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! ------------------------- X - Questions & Comments ------------------------- None yet :( ------------ XI - Credits ------------ Credits go for Me for making the guide, CJay for creating the website, My parents for creating me, a) my dad for getting me this computer, God for creating the earth, Epic for making UT2004...... Nichola Tesla for discovering electricity (No it was not Ben Franklin, believe it or not! Let this be a history/science lesson to you! Ben Franklin took his idea before Nichola could get a patent.) ETC. ETC.