LawBreakers Tips

LawBreakers is Boss Key Productions’ first step into the high-speed gaming arena, and with Cliff Bleszinski manning the helm, LawBreakers has leaped into the air and kicked everything else in the face!

As far as fast-paced games go, LawBreakers is one of the speediest, with characters screaming around the map or flying through the air in zero-gravity. Before you dive into your first anomaly area, take a moment to read through our LawBreakers tips to help you walk away with more kills!

Play Every Character

Part of knowing how to get better at LawBreakers is understanding every character – even the ones your opponents are playing. Before you dive into your first real match (although trial by fire is an excellent way to learn), take a few moments in the training section to play each character.

Every character has its own strengths and weaknesses, and by learning these, you’ll be able to recognize what an enemy player is doing, or what they might do in response to your own attacks.

Listen For Supers

Another huge element of LawBreakers are the sounds. Whether it’s the announcer letting you know the objective is under threat or a Super is being cast, keeping an ear out for the audio cues in LawBreakers is going to keep you alive longer.

Whenever a character activates their super, listen for their call or the sounds they make. This can be the difference between life and death, as there’s nothing worse than running directly into Harrier’s devastating Convergence super.

One of the best ways to hear the audio cues is to obviously have a kickass headset. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro, with the Tactical Audio Controller, go hand-in-hand to ensure you never miss a beat. Your opponents will straight-up think you’re cheating when you get the jump on them because you can hear their freakin’ footsteps as they approach. There’s nothing quite like people mistaking your raw skill for hacks.

Know the Maps

This LawBreakers tip is one that will take its own time: know the maps. It can be tough at first, navigating your way around the many maps in LawBreakers, but after enough games, the general layout will become clear.

Once you get your footing with each stage, begin looking a bit deeper. You’ll find that each map has its own ebb and flow, as well as certain lines-of-sight where you can nail someone as they come around a corner or give you a good angle on an objective.

Another advantage of knowing the maps in LawBreakers is that it allows you to quickly and easily transition from one area to another. If you know how high a ledge is, you will be able to begin your jump at the correct time, or shift from the zero-g zone, into another objective, and around a corner without stuttering to a halt.

Practice Your Kit

In order to improve at LawBreakers you must know your character’s kit inside and out. A character’s kit is its abilities, but it’s also more than that. A kit is how each ability interacts with one another, and how combos can be linked together to enhance your damage output or combat efficiency.

Shooting Gunslinger’s guns before throwing his Tac-Knife into a combat-heavy area will let the enemies know where you are, but when done the other way around, you gain the advantage. The same goes with Harrier’s Laser Tag – tag your enemy before using the rest of your abilities to increase your damage potential.

Take the time during battles to figure out the best way to string together your attacks and abilities. This can be further improved by working with your teammates to see which abilities should be used first, and in what order.

Keep Moving

Arguably the most important LawBreakers tip is to keep moving! LawBreakers is incredibly fast, coupling high speed and bunny-hopping, with zero-g areas where your velocity increases, so it’s important to use all of these as much as possible to avoid getting stuck walking around.

Characters like Titan can use their rocket launcher to further increase their speed by firing at the ground as they sprint along and then jumping as the blast occurs to literally rocket jump around the map. While it does deal a little bit of damage, it is incredibly useful when you need to get to the objective quickly! Then there’s Assassin, with its super fast Dash ability. With three charges, you can very easily become a menace for your enemies as you literally dash around their attacks.

The other benefit of continually moving is that it prevents enemy players from landing easy headshots. A moving target is hard to hit – a target sprinting around, jumping into the air, and dashing about is next to impossible to hit, let alone kill.

LawBreakers is fresh out of the gates and kicking up a storm. Keep this tips in mind and you’ll find that your kill count will go up and up! What LawBreakers tips would you give to new players?

Best Upcoming Competitive Multiplayer Games

Competitive gaming is the lifeblood of many a gamer, so it’s always exciting when new games are announced that offer the chance for competitive multiplayer. The monumental industry that is esports is growing exponentially each year, and we think these games have a good chance at becoming the next big thing in the competitive multiplayer scene.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

It was recently announced at E3 that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is officially coming to Xbox One before it launches on PlayStation 4. So far the community reaction to Battlegrounds – more commonly referred to as PUBG – has been phenomenally positive, with streamers helping the marketing immensely.

For those that haven’t been bitten by the PUBG bug, Battlegrounds is a 100-player battle royale where the last player (or team) standing wins. All one hundred players start in a massive plane above the map and can jump out whenever they please. What follows is an intense looting session followed by the numbers slowly dropping until only a few remain in the games iconic “final circle”.

As far as competitive multiplayer goes, the game is constantly being updated and tweaked, the combat is tight, and the firefights are incredible. PUBG relies heavily on strategy and planning, as well as risk taking. We totally expect Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to become the next greatest esport franchise.

Destiny 2

Who could deny the astounding success of the Destiny franchise, and with Destiny 2 around the corner, there’s a good chance that the multiplayer aspect of Destiny will birth a competitive scene.

The first title in the Destiny franchise had its own in-house competitive multiplayer in the form of Trials of Osiris. This was an intense 3v3 elimination style game where there are no respawns, save for if a teammate manages to bring you back.

Trials of Osiris required map control, complete understanding of classes and their abilities, as well as constant practice and perfection of the given meta. One season saw Thorn rule the Crucible followed by the likes of fast rate of fire Pulse Rifles and even Scout Rifles.

With Destiny 2 on the horizon, and the player size changing to 4v4, the competitive multiplayer scene is going to see a new contender enter the mix. We can’t wait to see how the community reacts to Destiny 2 when it hits consoles in September and PCs in October.

LawBreakers

LawBreakers is the first title by Boss Key Productions, a company headed by Cliff Bleszinski. This brand new IP is an arena-style first-person shooter that blends Unreal Tournament with Overwatch.

Revealed at this year’s E3 during the PC Gaming Show, LawBreakers boasts gravity defying combat and an array of unique characters each with their own abilities and powers. The fantastic thing about LawBreakers is that it is being designed specifically for a certain type of audience: the lovers of all things fast-paced. It looks to require twitch reflexes and split-second decision making.

Games like Quake and Unreal Tournament have always drawn huge crowds of avid fans, and have created some of the best competitive multiplayer experiences around. Whether it was getting together with friends and having a LAN or competing in official competitions, these kinds of games thrive when there is an avid audience to consume and perfect them – and LawBreakers is no different.

Cliff Bleszinski has an excellent track record with Gears of War, which is a title still being played on a competitive level at grand events, so our confidence in LawBreakers is sky high. We just know the competitive multiplayer community is going to embrace this with open arms.

Splatoon 2

Nintendo’s Splatoon came out of nowhere and blew everyone away for its creative take on competitive multiplayer. Like a painter’s worst nightmare, Splatoon involves players shooting one another with paint and literally painting the town red – or whatever is your team’s color.

There’s a twist, players can also turn into squids that can swim through their own paint color, even going as far as being able to swim up walls. The levels end up looking like an old paintball field with paint splattered everywhere.

The idea is to use your paint to damage the enemy team, earning points. Paint is fired and spread using all manner of weaponry that mimic real guns, and with melee items such as paint rollers and brushes. What at first looks like hilarious and simple fun, actually hides a deeper strategy, with teams already competing around the world of huge prize pools.

Oddly, the Nintendo Switch suffers from some odd communication choices. The Switch has no built-in chat function, instead it requires the use of a mobile-based app. While this is a peculiar way to do things, the success of Splatoon and its competitive multiplayer set an excellent foundation for Splatoon 2 to have its own esports league.

Call of Duty WW2

Call of Duty belongs on every single list regarding competitive multiplayer. The entire franchise is built around praising quick reflexes, decision making, and teamwork. Now that Call of Duty WW2 has been revealed, there’s a good chance it could be the title to take over from Infinite Warfare and its hold on the competitive multiplayer scene.

This return to the World War 2 era and its standard, non-modern weaponry, could create a massive shift in competitive multiplayer. The gamers who left the competitive scene when Call of Duty shifted to a more sci-fi orientation will likely return to embrace this new direction.

It will be interesting to see what happens to COD esports when Call of Duty WW2 launches on November 3rd 2017. But one thing’s for certain, it will likely going to result in some huge numbers tuning in to see their favorite teams compete!

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer interested in competitive multiplayer. Whether it’s the likes of ECS with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or MLG with Halo 5, now is the time to be into esports. The rest of the year is looking phenomenal as more games enter the arena to prove their worth!