GTA Online Game Tips: Beast vs Slasher and More
| Author: R* L
Jump in to GTA Online today for a special Halloween day Double GTA$ & RP Playlist of horror themed modes: Slasher, Beast vs. Slasher and Come Out to Play.
To help you get the most out of dominating that Playlist, check out some Beast vs. Slasher tips below (along with tips for two other oft-requested modes) and you can also catch up on game tips in previous articles for Slasher and Come Out to Play here at the Newswire.
Beast vs. Slasher
As the Slasher, use Thermal Vision to anticipate the Beast's movements between buildings.
Beast vs. Slasher sees a team of superhuman Beasts with domineering speed, outstanding jumping abilities and even temporary invisibility try to capture 15 Checkpoints before they can be taken down by a gang of Slashers eager for their capture.
The Slashers are split into three teams: Heavy, Demolition and Assault. Those on the Heavy team have an abundance of Minigun ammo which can be used to cut off the Beasts’ escape routes, allowing those in the team with less ammo to make more accurate shots. Be careful though, the Minigun ammo doesn’t restock after death! Coordinate with your team to use specialist weapons - like the Railgun - to stun the Beasts, and weapons like the Combat MG to quickly deal damage. You can regularly check for nearby Beasts using Thermal Vision (right on the d-pad), which can help you to quickly identify enemy Beasts in the immediate vicinity. Also, be sure to keep one eye on the Radar as the Beast becomes blipped whenever a Checkpoint is collected.
As a Beast you will certainly be powerful but that doesn’t give you a license to be careless. When you become low on Health you won’t be able to Super Jump or become invisible, so always be sure to heal up when injured. You’ll regain up to 75% health when standing still so making a mad dash for a Health pack may not be your best choice if a better hiding spot presents itself. It's best to strategically decide on which Checkpoints to collect first. Collecting the more exposed Checkpoints initially may open you up to taking damage but will benefit your team in the long run. Use invisibility to get yourself out of a tight spot, but remember, it won’t hide you from Thermal Vision!
Till Death Do Us Part
A couple that plays together, stays together - remain close to your partner to regenerate health faster.
In Till Death Do Us Part, you and your partner will be up against as many as three other couples in the ultimate group date from hell – where each pair is trying to knock off the others and there’s only one life to live between the two of you.
Just as with any aspect of a relationship, you'll want to work together as a team - pay attention to the needs of your better half as much as your own and communicate effectively. Be mindful of what your partner is doing rather than just acting alone - work on a plan of attack together. Don't completely abandon your partner out there as your lives are in each other's hands. In fact, remaining close to your partner will regenerate Health for you both. In some cases, it might be worth considering separating (as difficult as that may be) as a way to outflank your target. Sure, you will lose your regen bonus but while the enemy is distracted fighting off your partner, they may never see your attack coming. But don't stray too far as you don't have to die to seal your partner's fate - remember, defending your partner is just as important as defending yourself. Weapon pickups can offer a much needed advantage over your adversaries so keep an eye on the Radar for what's available (but be careful, as going for an exposed Weapon leaves you vulnerable). Speaking of which, you will show up on your opponents' Radars by standing still for too long, firing off your Weapon or being in their line of sight, so move quickly but with both caution and purpose.
When it comes down to actually making the move against your opponents, you have a couple of different options. Running straight up towards your opponent for a melee attack is a viable strategy. While it may not outright kill them, they will be knocked to the ground, making it impossible for them to do any damage to you. Take this valuable time to unload your clip while your opponent is vulnerable, but don’t forget to watch your back! If you opt for bullets over bludgeons, keep in mind headshots don't cause any extra damage in this mode. So rather than move your reticle up, keep your focus on body shots. While it will be very exciting to break up a team with a kill, stay on your toes and don't get too caught up in the celebration; if you die in the time it takes your victim's partner to off themselves, you won't win. Once you do break up a team, you and your lover will both get a third of your Health back. If you find yourselves in a Sudden Death situation keep on your toes, as all it takes is one hit to give your date a premature ending.
Use your Flare Gun to signal your Bodyguards for extraction but be wary of the Hit Squad.
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, the Target must live by his wits and communicate effectively with his Bodyguards to ensure that they find him before the opposing Hit Squad does.
As the Target, finding a hiding place as soon as possible is imperative. The Hit Squad will most likely start their search in the immediate area around the downed jet so staying in that area is not advisable. Your Flare Gun can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Using it will highlight your position to your Bodyguards but can of course be seen by the Hit Squad as well. As with many Adversary Modes, communication is the key to success. When communicating with your Bodyguards call out landmarks around you to guide them to your location and keep an eye out for the rescue chopper while keeping your head down.
If you find yourself on the Bodyguard team, consider the vehicle you select. A Helicopter may allow a fast extraction but is a visibly large target and can easily be taken out. Bikes are nimble and discreet but a Target can easily be picked off by enemy fire. Choosing a weaponized ground vehicle, such as the Insurgent Pick-Up, may be the slower option but will provide the best protection for your special cargo.
As a member of the Hit Squad, keep your eyes peeled for any indication of the opposing team in the form of Flares or Helicopters. If you spot a Bodyguard en route to their Executive, firing on them right away may not be the best course of action. Instead, stealthily following your enemy in hopes that they’ll lead you to the location of the Target may be your best bet, as an exploding vehicle containing the Target makes for a guaranteed fiery demise.