Mobile gaming is here to stay, but it does not mean that it is all swiping colourful candy around just to pass the time. The likes of Diablo Immortal and the augmented reality (AR) juggernauts that are Pokémon Go and the upcoming Transformers: Heavy Metal have added much-needed variety to the scene. In fact, the latter is getting even more with the release of The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
CD Projekt Red’s latest foray into the universe of monsters and monster hunters is all about AR action. For newcomers, it is a new way to experience the many ghouls that exist in the universe. For fans, this would be a great way to get up close and personal with all the beasts that lie in wait.
To help you make the most of your time hunting, here are 10 tips to get you on your way in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
10 Tips For The Witcher: Monster Slayer
1. Mastering The Art Of Combat
Combat is a key part of the game, and you will not get far without learning the nuance of swinging a sword. Parries and critical hits are essential in The Witcher: Monster Slayer. Practise the timing of that quick-time events, and if you are great at them, there is even a small XP bonus for your troubles.
2. Be Thrifty With Resources
It can be tempting to throw everything at the first tough monster you see, but that would be a waste of your hard-earned resources. Bombs and potions can be quite handy in a pinch, and you most certainly do not want to use them without thought.
Suss out your opponent, and understand just what is needed to overcome said monster before you commit. That brings us to the next point…
3. Lose And Learn
Losing is a big part of The Witcher: Monster Slayer. You are going to be killed by monsters and that is okay, there is no loss incurred except for your time. This way, you can learn all you need about a particular monster, and draw up the right strategy to beat it.
4. Make Counters Your Best Friends
Of course, you want to be the best monster slayer out there, and knowing what to do in any given situation is key. Monsters will have weaknesses, and preparing for them gives you a huge leg up in the fight.
By leveraging the weaknesses of your foe, you will deal more damage and build up your critical meter at the same time. As a Witcher, knowing when to use your steel or silver sword is also critical.
5. Complete Your Dailies
Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned hunter, always remember to do your daily contracts. These missions are great for earning you gold coins, and you will need all the help you can get in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
6. Craft Your Success
Another important facet of the game is crafting. Potions, oils, and the various bombs will all need to be crafted. You may get some from rewards, but to truly be well-stocked, you will have to craft these resources from your materials.
7. Plan Your Skill Progression
Like any good role-playing experience, your skill point distribution will determine your success moving forward. Think about how you want to play and the best progression to enhance your playstyle. Planning now saves you plenty of headaches in the future, and this tip applies not just to The Witcher: Monster Slayer, but also to all RPGs.
8. Establish Rewarding Relationships
A big part of mobile gaming is making friends, and that is no exception here. With materials and items at a premium, you can make the most of friendships by sending each other gifts to keep up the fight.
9. Remember The Nemetons
A later-game mechanic, Nemetons are represented by the huge trees that appear around the map. You will have to hit Level 10 before you can use them, and they will be a reliable source of both gold coins and XP. You can gain these benefits multiple times a day using bait, and you should most certainly do so when you have the chance.
10. Get Out And Explore
Lastly, you will not enjoy The Witcher: Monster Slayer as much if you are just lounging around. Although the world may not necessarily be the safest right now, heading out to kill monsters might just be the break you need. So get out there and save the world, but be sure to keep yourself safe as well.
There you have it, some of the more essential tips for The Witcher: Monster Slayer that will keep you on top of the ghastly things that go bump in the night. If you have tips of your own, be sure to drop them in the comments and we will be sure to get the message out.
Until then, happy hunting.