A Beginner's Guide to Death in the Water 2: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know - MGW

A Beginner’s Guide to Death in the Water 2: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Sharks in Death in the Water 2

Did you know that the human race still has not fully explored the ocean? We actually know more about outer space than we do about the body of water that covers a large percentage of our planet. That means there could be anything down there… even an evil Kraken named Death…


Or at least that is what Lighthouse games studio’s Death in the Water 2 would have you believe. This new wave-based survival-horror FPS puts you in the wetsuit and flippers of a deep sea diver who is in search of treasure chests that scatter the ocean floor. However, you will not be able to claim this treasure easily.


At some point in each of your dives, the Kraken will emit a call that makes you the primary target for every shark, snake, and impossible creature in the ocean. It’s a scary position to be in, for sure, but it is not impossible to make it through the game and kill Death itself. That is what we are here for!


Join us as we give you some beginner tips to survive these waves of shark attacks and make your way to the end of Death in the Water 2. So don your diving equipment & grab your speargun so we can get started!



Stay on the Move

At the beginning of every dive in Death in the Water 2, things will be pretty peaceful. You will have some time to explore the area, find the best places to defend yourself, and look for the treasure chests. However, once you are under attack, you are going to want to stay moving.


Creatures will approach and attack you from every angle, so if you stay in one place to aim or for any other reason, you might find yourself being chomped on by multiple sea creatures at the same time, depleting your health quickly. Keep moving!



Finding Treasure Chests

The primary objective of each dive is also probably the hardest part of the game. Yes, even harder than fighting off tons of different sharks that want to bite you in half. The treasure chests in Death in the Water 2 are filled with glorious gold, but they are also incredibly difficult to find. They are often the same color as their surroundings, or hidden in patches of tall seaweed where you wll never find them.


It is pretty difficult, but there is a way to find most of these chests reliably. First, make sure you are using the compass at the top of the screen to head in the general direction of a chest. The chest icon will go from opaque to solid the closer you get to it. When you have a solid chest icon, you are going to want to swim upward so you can look straight down at the ocean floor. This will allow you to bypass the seaweed textures that keep chests hidden, and make them easier to spot than trying to look straight across a bunch of obstacles.



Make Sure to Buy New Weapons and Upgrades

As you are collecting all of those treasure chests and filling up your reserves with gold, do not worry about saving it up. You are going to need as much of an advantage for every dive as you can get, so spend the gold you earn on weapon upgrades, new weapons, special equipment, really anything you can afford.




This will give you a better chance of making it through the next dive, as each one gets considerably more difficult. You are going to wish you bought that grenade instead of saving your gold when you are down to your last spear!



Eye of the Tiger (Shark)

Now, for combat. When you start Death in the Water 2, you will only have access to a spear gun. It is effective, but it takes a long time to reload and does not hold much ammo. For this reason you are going to want to make every shot count.


Remember to keep moving, but keep in mind that sharks and other creatures will often head for you in a straight line from far away. The time they take to swim up to you usually gives you a good chance to take aim and fire, and most creatures can be taken out with one shot in early dives. Just remember to aim for the face or head!



Snakes! Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?!?

Even tho they are much smaller, the snakes that attack you in Death in the Water 2 are probably even scarier than the sharks. They move fast, and slither through the water so they are hard to target.


However they only take one spear to kill, regardless of where you happen to hit them. So, the best way to deal with these is to stay calm, take a deep breath, and pull the trigger as soon as you think you have a shot.


  • Mike Alexander

    Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.

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