Whether you decide to fight for Agatha’s blue or Mason’s red, there is no doubt that the world of Chivalry 2 is a brutal and ruthless war zone where one misstep can be the difference between life and death.
Fret not, as the B3 team has braved the battlefields to bring you some advice straight from the front that should help you survive the brutal conflict to come. So let’s get into it.
Don’t be too proud to turn and run. It seems obvious, but most players keep moving forward in Chivalry 2 after a first skirmish uses up most of their health. Even if your health only regenerates around 60%, many player skills such as the Trumpet or the Banner deployed by the Knight class will heal those nearby, allowing you to return to full health.
Communicate or better yet, party. Knowing what other players are doing, thinking and focusing is extremely useful, although players can block attacks from multiple enemies; they cannot block from behind. So, partying with a friendly player greatly increases your chances of survival.
Enemies of the funnel. Regardless of your skill, you will be at a great disadvantage when you encounter multiple enemies in Chivalry 2. So use the environment, lean against a wall to avoid back attacks, and use walls, alleys and rooms to your advantage. so that they must come at you either in a straight line or one at a time, which makes survival more likely.
Play on the strengths. When playing Chivalry 2, don’t jump into the fray as an archer, you’ll just give your life away. Instead, use your distance and patience to take out enemies, usually those who are preoccupied with another player if possible. Each class has specific strengths that you should be able to achieve quickly and focus on in your activity. This also goes for class variance, just because you’ve unlocked another playstyle doesn’t mean you have to quit a class you’re successful with. The crossbow for example; plays massively different from the initial archer class. It hits harder but reloads are much slower. Depending on your goal, the new class might be a step backwards for you.
The kick is awesome. While blocking and retaliating may seem like the way to go, most players forget about the kick. Dropping the boot after a few stuck swings mixes things up and leaves your opponent tottering long enough for a loose attack with the lighter weapons.
Tactical deployment. You can rack up some pretty quick kills with some of the AOE specials available in Chivalry 2, but just dropping one in midfield is wasted effort. Instead, look at either a bottleneck that the enemy has to go through or a door that the enemy has to go through. Dropping one on the walls where players need to land after climbing a ladder or siege tower is a great trick to maximizing your points.
Focus objective. In many modes of Chivalry 2, you will have to exhaust enemy tickets. On others, you can die as many times as you want while there is time. On these, even a single hit on a target like prison cages or doors can make a difference. Although you cannot rack up massive casualties; you will get a great bonus over your rank for a win.
Free ammunition. Having to run, risking your life and your physical integrity, to access an ammunition cache is quite difficult but a reality in the world of Chivalry II. Did you know, however, that you can pick up weapons and ammo from walls and floors after sending an enemy or miss them and hit the air. The prompt to pick them up also appears when arrows and weapons are passing you so that a savvy player can replenish their ammo from another player’s missed shots. Throwing weapons at fleeing players works the same, miss them and pick them up to throw them again or hit them and you can pick them up from their bodies – dead or alive. Finally, the corpses littering the levels can be hit to pry their heads off for a free throw – morbid but useful
Free kills. Most levels have torches, bags, or hanging bodies. Hitting the chain or rope with an arrow or a well-aimed weapon throw will usually loosen them. Gravity does the rest and it’s easy to rack up a few kills when a group gathers under them in the middle of a skirmish; just try to avoid killing your own troops.
Positioning advantage. While in general you aren’t supposed to scale certain areas, it’s actually possible to use the archer’s blaze to stand up and get the extra height required to scale some walls and buildings. It will be harder for some classes to reach you up there, but you might stand out like a sore thumb to another character from a distance.