Ever wanted to snipe and shoot at big game animals while not actually harming the creature? In a way, I can understand that. Sure, I’m a pacifist at heart but I enjoy virtually sniping at foes. That’s where Deer Hunter 2017 excels – giving you the opportunity to do exactly that without harming a thing.
Gamezebo’s Deer Hunter 2017 Tips, Cheats and Strategies is on hand to provide you with some great advice on how best to approach each target, and how to avoid being lured into too many pesky in-app purchases.
Know Your Weapon
- Each weapon requires a different approach. You need to bear (pun very much intended) this in mind at all times.
- Your rifle is a familiar tool to use while hunting but you can’t shoot as rapidly as with something like an assault rifle. Remember to line up your shots. Use the reticule on the left hand side to zoom in while moving around to aim. The infrared button will come in handy when you’re trying to aim for a specific organ within the animal’s body.
- Remember though – are you aiming for a lung or heart shot? You should have a rough idea of where to aim. In the case of the heart, zoom in as far as possible so you don’t clip the lungs by accident.
- When dealing with a shotgun, you can fire slightly more rapidly but you still need to be aware of things. Aim for body shots rather than anything too specific. Also, expect animals like moose to charge you if you merely injure them. Be ready to fire back quickly as they run at you.
- In all cases, a steady aim is vital. Practice with the controls. They’re intuitive but the slightest tweak can cause you an issue, especially when you need to aim for a particular area. Only tap the reticule on the left to zoom. Don’t fall into the early trap of thinking it’ll help you move around too.
- Certain situations prohibit the use of certain weapons. Always be ready to adapt.
Upgrading Your Weapon
- Deer Hunter 2017 likes to guide you in the right direction. Keep an eye on what it’s recommending or requiring you to upgrade in order to take part in future missions.
- You can choose to deviate from the recommended path, but expect to have to grind earlier stages to re-earn some cash. Ultimately, while grinding levels gives you a quick bonus, the big cash comes from following the main missions.
- Balanced weapons are key. Power might seem like it’s everything but that’s no use if your weapon has poor aim or stability.
Animals React Differently
- The easiest animals to shoot are placid deer. They typically stand still giving you plenty of time to aim your shot. Kill them in one otherwise they’re pretty fast and flighty.
- Moose like to fight back. Be ready to defend yourself.
- Sheep can easily be vanquished with a quick shotgun attack or two. Even better, they stick together often, meaning you can usually hit a couple at once.
Checking Out the Freebies
- Gold is the premium currency in Deer Hunter 2017. It often means you can buy weapon upgrades for ‘less’ than using the conventional currency. Free gold is earned through watching various videos or completing simple offers within the game. It’s tedious but it’s a fairly easy way of earning some currency and giving you the means in which to be better faster.
- Energy bonuses are available between 12-2pm. Enjoy those moments!