Encountering the enemies in The Evil Within 2 is not so much easy, you can die easily if you lose your focus. Here you will get the some general combat tips and things to keep in mind regardless of enemy or situation.
Monsters tend to hate people, and in Union, they really hate Sebastian. So, fights are inevitable. But aside from a few foes that you absolutely must fight in order to proceed, generally you can fight as much or as little as you want. It’s entirely possible to move stealthily through Union, sneaking past most enemies or eliminating them silently with Sneak Kills.
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Hiding is not cowardly. As they say, discretion is the better part of valor, and concealment is always advised when approaching a dangerous situation for assessment. It can make your traversal of Union much, much easier.
Union’s lovely Residential District features plenty of vegetation. Sebastian can move through foliage easily, and when his body is grayed out onscreen, it means he is fully concealed. Sometimes the growth blocks your view, but often you can tilt the camera view up or sideways to get a glimpse of what’s around you.
The game’s cover mechanics are simple. When you approach something that can function as cover, a small indicator arrow appears on it. Move toward it and hold/press the Cover button; Sebastian ducks behind the cover object and hugs it tight.
Depending on your controller scheme, the Cover button can be set for hold or toggle. If set for hold, just release the Cover button to return to regular movement status; if set for toggle, tap the Cover button a second time to exit cover mode. When in cover, you can hold your Aim control to target enemies, then just release to automatically duck back into the cover. Note that simply crouching behind stuff provides “cover” in that you can’t be seen, but you can’t use the neat Aim-and-return-to-cover move that Cover mode allows.
Aim For Head
Nearly every foe in Union suffers extra damage when you nail them with headshots. Even the bosses, which have other target areas that are weaker, still suffer enhanced damage when you shoot them in the head. Headshots can take out lower level enemies like the Lost with just two Handgun hits or a single Shotgun blast.
Select The Best Weapon
All of the shotguns available in the game have great short-range punch, inflicting much more damage in close than other weapons. Shotguns also have a spread effect, with pellets spreading outward as they travel away from the gun barrel. This can let you hit more than one enemy per blast, if foes are bunched together.
Once you find and repair the Sniper Rifle, you acquire a highly effective tool for engaging powerful foes such as the Hysteric, Lament and Harbinger without suffering lethal damage in return. The rifle’s powerful scope has two levels of magnification, letting you zero in for precise headshots. On lower difficulties, the Lament and Hysteric can be dropped with a single sniper shot, though on Nightmare and Classic upgrades are required to get this result. The masked Harbinger requires a few more shots to kill.
Use Melee Weapon
Hand Axes are powerful melee weapons that inflict one-hit kills on most enemies. This makes them great for countering the ambush situations you face regularly in Union. When a monster unexpectedly bursts through a door or slithers out from under a vehicle, you don’t always have time to aim and shoot before you get grabbed. But with a Hand Axe in your arsenal, a quick punch of the melee attack button decapitates your tormentor before it can inflict damage.
Hand Axe gives you one-hit kill ability, but the weapon also breaks after a single use. Although you can find a few loose Hand Axes wedged in trees or woodpiles or dead bodies, most available axes are in the hands of hostile Lost citizens. When you spot a Lost with an axe, make it your priority target; it drops its axe for pickup when killed. If you get swarmed by a Lost pack, target any axe-wielders first so you can scoop up their Hand Axe and swing it through other attackers as they converge on you.
if you swing an axe at two or even three foes lined up side by side, your single strike can behead all of them.
Red Spots On Bosses
When facing the big bosses; Watcher, Effigy, Matriarch be aware that their weak spots glow red. Target those red spots to bring down these great monsters.
The Bottle Break Skill
One of the most useful skills you can purchase in any upgrade tree is the awesome Bottle Break in the Stealth skill tree. Buy it as soon as possible. When you have Bottle Break, Sebastian automatically uses bottles from inventory to break free from most enemy grab attacks. When the foe makes its grab, Sebastian slams a bottle into its face, breaking its grip. Note that the Bottle Break skill is automatically given to the player on Casual difficulty, so there is no need to purchase it.
conserve ammo, employ the Sneak Kill maneuver on any foe that you can manage to sneak up behind. This stealth attack lets you inflict one-hit kills with your Survival Knife on Lost, Albedos, Disciples (though not when they’re flaming), and Gluttons (though not when they’re swollen).
You can execute the move on Laments, Hysterics and Harbingers too, but one Sneak Kill is not enough to kill them two usually does the trick.
Creeping up behind enemies for Sneak Kills can be frustrating. Your targets can hear you if you approach while walking upright, but your initial Sneak (crouch-walk) speed is quite slow foes will sometimes turn around and spot you before you can reach them. One solution is to spend some Green Gel on the Prowler 1 and 2 skills in the Stealth upgrade tree. These skills increase your crouching speed so you can move silently to targets from behind before they turn and spot you.
If you like straight-up combat, boost your Combat skills first, of course. But enhanced Recovery skills like Treatment and Quick Recovery are extremely valuable if you’re a fighter who regularly wades into combat situations. Second Chance is one of our favorite Recovery tree upgrades; when you suffer damage that would normally be fatal, Sebastian automatically uses a Medical Syringe instead of just dying.