Torn Banner Studios’ Chivalry 2 is a unique game. Intense, first-person melee combat, massive battles of 64 players across large maps, and some of the most brutal weapons to come out of the Middle Ages are all included in the package. There are, of course, a bunch of carry-over mechanics from the first game, but there are plenty of new things in Chivalry 2 for fans new and old to enjoy. To get the most out of each bloody match, you might like some tips to help you survive and come out on top. Thankfully, I have quite a few pieces of advice for you on this list of Chivalry 2 – Advanced Tips: 7 Things You Might Not Know. If you’re ready to begin, sharpen your weapons, and let’s get started!
Stock Up on Arrows
If you’re posting up at a location as an archer, you’ll probably run out of arrows pretty quickly. If there are no restock points nearby, you could be in a little bit of a situation. However, if you have soft ground or a wooden structure nearby, you can fire your stock of arrows into it, go restock, and when you post up again you’ll have two full rounds of arrows to use. The arrows you fired into a surface will last a minute and thirty seconds, so you can use those first and then use the fresh arrows in your inventory.
Go Full Barbarian
In Chivalry 2, you’ll frequently get into one on one duels with other players. If you manage to defeat your opponent, there is a barbaric trick you can do to gain a throwable projectile as well as a fear-inducing trophy. When your opponent’s corpse falls to the ground, you can decapitate them and carry their head around. Doing a battle cry while holding the head will thrust it into the air for everyone to see. When you are approached by another player, you can throw the head to do some damage before you begin the duel.
Remember to Use Traps
On every map, there will be all kinds of hanging traps that you can use to get the drop on the enemy. Many players either don’t notice them or completely ignore them, so if you’re in a game and make use of that feature, you’re already ahead of the pack. Hanging traps can be combustible lanterns, sacks full of heavy objects, or even plates of flaming rocks, depending on where you are. It is possible to wipe out two or more players if they are all fighting and happen to be under a hanging trap, so keep an eye out for those and make use of them when you can.
If you are mainly using a projectile weapon, getting a height advantage can be key to your success. It is possible to gain this height advantage by jumping on objects and climbing to the highest point you can reach. For instance, defensive barriers and braziers can often be jumped on, and if the barrier is close to a building, you can sometimes use the extra height to just make it onto the roof. You’ll be basically unstoppable there, as most players will have melee weapons and no way to defend from your attacks.
Healers Can Fight
The healing classes in Chivalry 2 are able to throw out a health kit for other players to use in order to heal themselves. What you might not know is that these health kits can do damage if thrown at an enemy. It’s not much, just about 5 points of damage, but it’s better than nothing. Also, those same health kits can be thrown at traps to activate them, doing even more damage to enemies. So next time you come across a healer, don’t underestimate them!
When being rushed by an enemy as an archer, you won’t have many options besides running away and praying the sword-wielding knight chasing you doesn’t cut you down. If you’re able to keep your cool and time it just right, it is possible to drop a spike barrier in front of you. This will deal quite a bit of damage to them, and distract them long enough for you to escape or allow backup to arrive.
Master the Riposte
If you attack immediately after blocking an attack, you will initiate a riposte. Learning the timing of this maneuver will be key to surviving ambushes of multiple attackers, as a wide sweep riposte can damage a bunch of enemies at once. Never lose your cool when facing two or more opponents, as you can often survive with careful blocking and ripostes.