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Surviving Evasion for PS VR: Tips For Your First Deployment

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Surviving Evasion for PS VR: Tips For Your First Deployment

Archiact shares survival tips and tactics for new players. Sci-fi shooter Evasion lands on PS VR October 9.

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Welcome to the Vanguard, recruit! Consider this your field guide to surviving the intense bullet-hell action of Evasion, which launches October 9 on PS VR.

Even if you are a grizzled FPS veteran, there’s plenty of challenge in store for you when you square off against the Optera. The development team assembled these tricks and tips to give you your best shot at survival. Good luck out there.

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Essential Tips For Surviving Your First Mission

  • Move or Die: Standing still in Evasion is a death sentence, especially as the game escalates in difficulty. We made sure there’s a locomotion option for every playstyle, so it’s worth going through the tutorial to find the one that suits you best.
  • Get to Cover: The Optera are relentless and will come at you from every direction, from both land and sky. Find cover early and take advantage of that crouch function.
  • Max out your Blaster’s Energy Level: Your blaster has three energy levels. You want to hoover up those power cores so you can be at max level as much as possible. Not only will your blaster pack more punch, but you will have access to powerful finishing moves called Surge Attacks that can wipe out swaths of Optera in one go.
  • Watch Your Health: Get in the habit of regularly checking your health, which is displayed on the top of your blaster, and the health of your teammate during major encounters. Perform Surge Attacks on enemies to increase your odds of extracting a health core, and when it activates, make sure you are standing inside the healing pool.
  • Turn It Up: In addition to getting to hear some fun banter and the game’s epic soundtrack, many enemies can be heard before they can be seen, which will give you a definitive tactical advantage.
  • Use That Tether: The tether can be used to heal teammates, as well as perform class-specific buffs. But it can also be used against Optera to perform a tether lash, which is a great way to finish off an enemy and guarantees a core drop. Review the class selection panel in the main hangar for a detailed description of each classes tether ability, then try them out in the shooting range to find the one that you like best.
  • Mix and Match: Find a friend and strategically pair your classes to make you into an unstoppable destructive force. The Surgeon and the Warden make a classic healer/tank duo, for example. The Striker and the Engineer are also an effective pair.
  • Unleash Surge Attacks: Each hero class packs a unique and devastating Surge Attack that can be activated once your energy level and health are maxed out. Boss encounters and digging the enemy out of entrenched fortifications are ideal times to deploy a Surge Attack; however, your weapon’s energy level will steadily deplete as you unleash an attack, so you want to use them strategically.
  • If you heed these tips, you will have a fighting chance (even in the Survival challenges!) when the Optera descend on October 9. We also highly recommend trying Evasion out with the AIM controller; holding the rifle in your hand really lets you feel the kickback from each shot.

    Evasion for PS VR

    Got a question about Evasion’s gameplay, classes or locomotion options? Drop us a comment in the space below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  • YouFromTheFuture

    Single player story mode? Online only? Dedicated servers? Aim and Move support?

    • Ian Rooke

      Good questions!

      – Story mode is single player and 2-player co-op. Simply select a mission and another player can join you.
      – The game works offline. You can play the whole game single player offline if you want.
      – There are no dedicated servers.
      – There is Aim and dual shock support, but no Move support.

    • four24twenty

      Good answers!

    • “Story mode is single player and 2-player co-op. Simply select a mission and another player can join you.”

      Any chance the 2nd player can be allowed to play with you even if they haven’t purchased the game? I mean like how online co-op worked for No Way Out where only one of the players needed to own copy of the game and then both could play.

      I am willing to get this game, but it takes more reviews and buzz for most of my friends to give a new game a chance. With non-VR games that support local co-op, I can let them sample the game via SharePlay, but with VR online is the only option.

      Or maybe you will have a demo for just the first level or so?

    • Ian Rooke

      Sorry, this feature is not supported. But thanks for the suggestion!

  • There will be a physical edition for Psvr?

  • narrowband56K

    Am I supposed to not stop moving or get behind cover?!?!?!

  • “You want to hoover up those power cores so you can be at max level as much as possible.”

    Probably means to say “You want to power up those power cores…”

  • i’m pleased there is a single-player campaign mode, but it appears it is meant to be played, co-op. i’m an older gamer. i miss single player campaign modes, and i get it… devs feel there needs to be a stronger commitment to online multiplayer, these days, for financial purposes, and now psvr is seemingly headed in the same direction. it’s all good.

  • robertpaul47

    Are there weak points in the larger bosses of land and air craft.

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