Apart from its spectacular staging and how shocking it is strange Soviet dystopiait is very likely that when you start playing Atom Heart you will be surprised by the harshness of their fights. Already from the first enemy this game of action with RPG overtones gets you in trouble, and while more weapons and special powers increase survivability, it still does a difficult game which can overwhelm you with some of your toughest battles.
Therefore, I am taking advantage of the fact that many of you are now about to make the leap into this world that is dominated by killer robots and zombies to give you a few tips I wish I had known before starting my game at Atomic Heart. It’s not that they’re going to change your life, but I’m sure they’ll be great for you to deal more effectively with the brutal action of this shooter developed by mouth fishabout which I have spoken with you at length in the Atomic heart analysis.
Scan everything around you
In the early stages, the scanner may not seem like much, but you’ll soon discover that it’s the best way to learn enemies’ weaknesses and strengths, and find clues to solve puzzles. The RPG aspect of Atomic Heart is more important than it looks, to the point that you can find enemies that are resistant to melee damage. So scan and attack with the deadliest weapon.
Go for the special ammunition
There is a specific upgrade for each weapon that allows you to use special ammunition with fire, ice or electricity damage. Don’t hesitate, go for it, because they can make your life much easier. If an enemy is weak to fire, this is the only way you can clear them out at high speed. But be careful. First you need to find the upgrade of the weapon you are using.
If you have elemental damage ammo, the next logical step is to unlock the Polymer Bolt ability; A slime that slows down enemies at advanced levels, but whose main function is to increase elemental damage, making it more durable. You can smear an enemy in this goo and then give them an electric shock. The blow will be brutal.
Two dodges better than one
very important Once you have access to enthusiastic Nora and you can get gauntlet improvements, i suggest you bet on the extra dodge. In Atomic Heart it is essential to dodge at the right time to escape the strong attacks of the enemies, and with this improvement you have an extra action to get away from danger, or react in case of failure.
Don’t be afraid to reinvent your arsenal
One of the best things about Atomic Heart is that you can invest resources in a weapon, upgrade it to the max, and if you don’t like it later, take it apart and use all that scrap to make another weapon . Take advantage of it, because it doesn’t take long to craft a weapon, and this could be the key to defeating that enemy you’re resisting.
Earn some peace of mind in the open world
When you enter the open world of Atomic Heart, you will face dozens of robots that will at least charge at you. If you defeat them, they will be repaired by other robots and come back into action in a matter of seconds, so it’s a battle you can’t win. But there is a trick. You’ll get some peace of mind if you shoot down the Falcon, a balloon found in each area, and blow up the system. This way neither cameras nor most robots will disturb you. But if you do, keep in mind that you can’t use the surveillance cameras to unlock access to secret labs either.
If you have already started your game in Atomic Heart, feel free to share other tips as well to help players start their journey in this nightmare world. And if you haven’t already, remember that the game is available at xbox game pass from day 1.