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How to Teledash to the Top of the Velocity 2X Leaderboards

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How to Teledash to the Top of the Velocity 2X Leaderboards
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Hi folks, James & Hussain here to intensify competition on the Velocity 2X leaderboards by revealing our expert tips!

Before we get to that, we just want to say on behalf of the whole team a big THANK YOU for all your amazing compliments over the last few days!

We also wanted to address all the requests for extra DLC by confirming that we are working hard on more DLC to satisfy your boosty-trigger-fingers! We’ll have an update on that soon, but for now, let’s get serious!

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Progress via competition

With a shared passion for highly competitive games like Street Fighter, many of Velocity 2X’ most refined gameplay features are the result of over 18 months of constant, thumb-blistering competition between the two of us! Hussain obviously thinks he’s the greatest, but I haven’t really shown my hand yet… [ EDIT: Oh really? Let’s see it then Mr. Marsden! – Hussain ]

Below you will find a bunch of tips that we’ve used to keep getting the edge over each other.

Retrigger the speed pads

Speed pads provide cumulative boosts to your speed, so if you drop a telepod just before a speed pad, you can rev the Quarp Jet to insane speeds by repeatedly teleporting back to the telepod.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

This trick can be seen at the start of the expert speed run video below:

ABT: Always Be Teledashing…

Although it makes no sense whatsoever, Kai will collect crystals even if she teledashes past them. So don’t be running or sprinting through those corridors, blast through them by hammering the Square button! You can even teledash away from a slope-slide and Kai won’t miss any crystals.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Instant restart menu

The secret to playing Velocity 2X like a demon is staying calm and letting your muscle memory develop. Anything you can do to minimise muscle effort is key, so we’ve included an instant restart menu. Simply tap L1 + R1 together to bring up the Instant Restart Menu. Much more streamlined!

You can find lots more tips like this one in Menu > Instructions > Tips.

Prep your jumping teledash

To get the maximum reach from your jumping teledashes, hold the Square button and roll your thumb onto the Cross button.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

When you’re ready, roll your thumb further to release the Square button whilst keeping the Cross button held. This way you get the maximum jump and range for your teledash.

Make more use of the map

To shave seconds off your time, use the map to jump around the level quickly. For example, once you’ve collected all the pickups in a platform section, instead of running back to the dock, bring up the interior map – which pauses the timer – and use the map to select the dock with the Directional Buttons.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

You can then either exit the dock immediately using the Cross Button, or show the external map using the Square Button. From there you can select and instantly teleport to a telepod that’s outside.

Drop telepods in cunning places and save yourself lots of time!

Jumping is slow

Kai has some powerful limbs for sure, but she’ll never be as fast as her teledash. There are several ways to improve your speed by cutting down on jumping:

Telehops
Kai will jump for as long as you hold the Cross Button, so if you tap and release quickly, she’ll perform a very small jump. Use these small jumps, combined with a teledash to cover small gaps much faster than a long graceful jump.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Slope Telehops
When you’re running up a slope, perform a telehop to dash up the slope much faster than running.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Teledash your jumps and falls

Even when there are no walls, hazards or Vokh to teledash through, you should be using teledash to improve the speed of jumping and falling.

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Telepod is faster than jumping
When you’re faced with a bunch of jumpable platforms, consider whether throwing a telepod to the top of them will save you time. Or indeed, whether they’re the correct distance apart to be able to teledash through quickly. It’s often possible to stick to one wall and perform vertical jumping teledashes between odd or even ledges, missing out half of them.

Predictive jump

Kai will remember if you pressed jump just before she lands, so make use of it. You can blast up through platforms spending absolutely no time at all on a platform by getting your button presses just right.

A speed-running leaderboard

In the speed-running community, it’s all about finding ways to shave off the milliseconds, and this is reflected in Velocity 2X’ leaderboards. If you really want to get to the top spots, you need to work out how many crystals, survivors and points you need just to pass the level, and then only be concerned about your time.

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

This is actually much more challenging than simply collecting everything the level has to offer; you need to look at the routes that give you just enough to pass, and then find cunning ways to skip everything else. Watch how Hussain chooses to skip some of the crystals in the video below:

It’s important to note that earning the perfect medal first will earn you an online score multiplier for that level, and you only need to achieve that perfect medal once. After that, the multiplier is awarded every time you try, so don’t worry about shooting for perfect medals every time on the leaderboards, just go for speed!

In this way, the game caters to completionists (all perfect medals) perfectionists (the platinum trophy) and the speed-runners (a leaderboard that respects their goals). Everyone gets a taste of satisfaction from putting the hours in! =)

Touch screen telepod throw

It’s way more efficient and intuitive to use the Vita touch screen to throw telepods, but don’t use your finger – use your thumb!

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Keep your hands firmly where they are, and just use your thumb on the bottom left or right of the screen to quickly aim and release a pod.

Sprint with the rifle

Once your rifle is unlocked, always use it for horizontal firing. Aiming with the 360 weapon is way too slow (and you can’t sprint and 360 fire at the same time).

Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

Dashcounting

If you really want to rise up the leaderboards, you’re going to have to memorise how many teledashes you can perform on each stretch of flat ground. Squeezing in as many teledashes as you can is the secret to insane speed runs.

So take these ideas, mix them with your own ways of playing and together we can give the term velocity a new meaning!

As we said above, we’re working on more DLC, but in the meantime you can try out these expert techniques in the main game and the first DLC pack: Critical Urgency, which is available right now for just $2.99 on PlayStation Store!

Velocity 2X is available now for $19.99 utilising cross-save and cross-buy for PS4 and PS Vita!

Or, y’know, it’s FREE on PlayStation Plus…

Come and say hello @FuturLab =)

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  • James Marsden
    James Marsden
    James Marsden

    Hey folks, James and Hussain here to answer your questions!

    Also, here’s how the leaderboards work in Velocity 2X.

    The leaderboard uses an Online Score, which is a combination of all achievements for a level combined together. It breaks down as follows:

    The online score is essentially 500 points per Survivor and Crystal collected in a level. This gets added to the Points you achieved for that level which are:

    Each Crystal = 5 points
    Each Survivor = 10 points
    Each Piece of Glass = 5 points
    Each Enemy Kill = 20 points
    Each Weapon Pickup = 100 points
    Each Killed Vokh = 500 points
    Each Destroyed Mine = 20 points

  • James Marsden
    James Marsden
    James Marsden

    This score is then multiplied by 5X, and then again by the amount of time left on the clock for the level. In other words, the faster you finish the level, the more time you have left on the clock and the higher the score.

    Finally you get a 2X multiplier on the final score if you have perfected the level!

    In essence, you should stick to the following in order to get high scores on the leaderboards:

    1) Perfecting a level at least once – To get the 2X multiplier
    2) Go as fast as possible – to get the 5X multiplier on how fast you finished relative to the total time for that level.
    3) Collect crystals and survivors – You get 500 points each
    4) As well as destroying glass, turrets and enemies, collect other collectables such as health packs, weapon upgrades and weapon charge packs.

  • Brink-2-Chaos

    i reached the peak of #4 Globally After a couple days off ive dropped to #30 global :(

    • Hussain Sheikh

      Yes, we’ve been seeing some amazing skills to be honest. There are some amazing players out there :D

  • Hussain Sheikh

    Hi peeps,

    My first comment on US blog. Yay! :D

    Hope you enjoyed those speed runs – As James mentioned, any questions on how to get higher on leaderboards or otherwise, we are here to answer :D

  • SlyCooperFan100

    I wanted to suggest that, on each level, our leaderboard position is displayed next to or below our online score. I appreciate seeing the score, but I would love to see my rank on that level without having to go to the Leaderboards section of the game and then back to the level itself.

    Thank you so much for all of these tips. Tons of stuff I didn’t know and will definitely come in handy. :D

    • James Marsden
      James Marsden

      That’s a good idea… Hussain? =D

    • Hussain Sheikh

      That is a good suggestion. Unfotunately, we don’t really know what your leaderboard rank is without going into Leaderboards, which makes it really hard to display that rank in the level-end screen. Also there is generally a 10min or so lag between the game posting the scores on network and the servers updating the ranks. But I will still investigate and see if there is anything that can be done :)

  • RudestBuddhist

    Thanks for the great tips and congrats on the game. A few months ago, I grabbed Velocity Ultra as part of PS+ and didn’t really play it too much. I decided to go for the platinum and I’m glad I did. Trying to get Perfects on all levels was like crack. When I saw Velocity 2x was free as well, I was overjoyed. These are fantastic games! Keep up the good work!

  • silverstag88

    Great tips! That one about using the telepod and speed pads is really sneaky and I would have never figured that out. Keep up the great work!

  • andresarriola

    Loved velocity ultra ( the minesweeper was an unexpected headache lol ) and reloved velocity 2x, you guys are awesome! I got the platinum trophys from both games and its not easy but wen you master the game its a really rewarding experience. Looking for your next game! And also love the soundtracks of the game!

    • James Marsden
      James Marsden

      Great! :D

    • Hussain Sheikh

      Absolutely, once you are good at it, it is really great fun just trying to do speed-runs and getting higher on leaderboards :D
      But takes practice!

  • Thanks for the tips, i’m stuck in level 30, getting PERFECTS of course.

    • Hussain Sheikh

      The first video on this blog, is actually speed run of level 30. So that should help :D

  • I’m probably never gonna top the leaderboards, but I’m having great fun playing. Thanks for making such an awesome game!! And with your tricks, maybe I can get the perfects I’ve been missing. Can’t wait to see more from you.

    • Hussain Sheikh

      Glad to hear that you are having fun with the game. Actually with a little practice, i am sure you can be in the run for leaderboards – have fun perfecting though :D

  • Didn’t know I could exit the dock using the map menu. This was so mind-blowing!

    Even though using the touch screen to throw a telepod seems more intuitive, it’s a mess with me, particularly because I play in the bus on my way home :P

    Guys, please, make more of those 2X levels!

    Thanks for this awesome game!

  • James Marsden
    James Marsden
    James Marsden

    Hussain is giving it all he’s got now: http://www.twitch.tv/futurlab

  • I’ve checked this game out on YouTube but I just don’t see anything appealing about it. :( To each their own, I suppose.

  • I’ll have to try & apply these tips to my gameplay & see where I come out.

  • This is so mush a GOTY winner title :) so full of love in every detail. And you are the best devs! Amazing comunication with us ans so much care about our opinons… You guys rock! The gaming industry needs more companies like yours :) you have my unconditional support! Keep it up guys and thank you for your efforts :) good luck! :)

    • Hussain Sheikh

      Thanks for your support. We do believe that if enough players enjoy it and think it deserves to be a GOTY, then it is a GOTY :D
      We love communicating with our players and their feedback, guess that is the only way for us to improve our titles. Thank you so much for your support and hopefully we will continue creating titles that are enjoyed by the gaming community :D

  • PrinceofXIII

    Looks like a fun game :)

    Already bought it, let’s go!

  • Sir-Marks-A-Lot

    I’m trying to figure out what I can possibly do to get a higher online score for the first level. I’m holding R the entire time, but my score is stuck at 810565. If that’s really all I can do, then I’d expect the first few thousand leaderboard rows to have the exact same score. Is there a missing item somewhere, or is it actually possible to go faster than just holding R without any boost pads?

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