Into the Dead 2 is a follow-up to the first-person runner from PikPok that forgoes endlessness for levels and a story. It works well, too, thanks to the steady amount of progression and weapons upgrades. Gamezeboâ€™s Into the Dead 2 tips, cheats and strategies will (hopefully) keep you from ending up in a zombieâ€™s stomach.
- Up your arsenal. As you play youâ€™ll find weapon parts, which are necessary to either build a given weapon for the first time or to upgrade it. Try to stay on top of maintaining your arsenal, because itâ€™ll definitely make a difference as things get tougher.
- Pay attention to level goals, which can be seen before starting a level. The basic gist is to survive, but there are added challenges such as attaining a specific number of kills or interacting with specific objects. Completing more goals means earning more stars, and more stars means you can acquire fancy loot crates faster.
- You can check a levelâ€™s goals in the pause menu if you forget.
- Consider the Perks. Little by little youâ€™ll start to acquire Perks, which are temporary improvements you can â€śequipâ€ť before starting a level. These include things like faster reload times and often make things just a bit easier. Be aware that Perks are all one-time-use.
- Donâ€™t use Perks on the first attempt. If you havenâ€™t played a level before, try it at least once before using Perks. Better to know what youâ€™re up against and which Perks will help than to waste them needlessly.
- Replaying levels uses less stamina. For example, playing a level for the first time in the beginning chapter requires 3 stamina, but once you beat that level every subsequent playthrough only costs 1 stamina.
- Finish chapters to unlock new weapon types. Every time you complete a chapter youâ€™ll find a blueprint or two. Once these blueprints are in hand youâ€™ll be able to find parts for these new weapons in loot bags and crates.
- Play the Daily Trials. These special challenges task you with getting specific kill counts, with different rewards given out depending on the goals you meet. They donâ€™t cost stamina to play, you get to try out weapons you likely havenâ€™t unlocked yet, and theyâ€™re generally good practice for the regular levels as theyâ€™re quite tough. Plus the rewards are nice.
The Running Dead
- You donâ€™t have to kill everything. Some level goals do include kill counts, but survival is more important and sometimes you need to keep a few rounds in reserve for emergencies.
- Look for gaps. If you see a space between zombies thatâ€™s at least roughly 3-4 shoulder lengths wide, you should be able to sprint right through them safely.
- Be wary of large obstacles, hills, corn fields, and so on. Treat anything that could potentially obscure a zombie as a hazard and try to keep your distance. You never know when/if one of those bitey jerks might be waiting to catch you off guard. Itâ€™s rare, but they can even â€śhideâ€ť behind ammo drops.
- Keep an eye out for ammo crates. Youâ€™ll be able to spot them from a distance if you look for plumes of smoke, and when you get closer the brightly glowing green flare is a dead giveaway. These crates are the only way you can replenish ammo in the middle of a run, so donâ€™t ignore them.
- Your character will raise his gun when a zombie is in range. This is a very easy way to tell if youâ€™re actually going to hit whatâ€™s in front of you, but itâ€™s also a great way to get a heads-up when zombies are hiding behind something like a bush or an ammo crate.
- Mind your reloads. Your firearms have different clip sizes (so to speak), and once theyâ€™re empty theyâ€™ll automatically be reloaded if thereâ€™s still ammo available. This is handy, but be aware that youâ€™re basically defenseless while reloading. Try to steer for openings, switch to another gun, and otherwise pay attention you how many rounds you have remaining so you arenâ€™t left in the lurch. That, or you can spend one bullet on a zombie in the distance in order to reload sooner.
- Knives give you one more chance. You can find knives in loot bags and crates, and goodness are they literal life savers. Normally if you get too close to a zombie youâ€™re toast, but if you have a knife on hand youâ€™ll be able to fight them off and keep running.