Atomic Heart is an amazing game that can be quite grueling for most new players. Despite playing on lower difficulties, the game still presents a challenge. So, this guide will show you the 8 best Atomic Heart beginner tips so that you can have a good experience while playing the game.
I suggest that you play the game how you want. However, if you are having difficulties, following this guide will allow you to learn more about the game and have a different approach. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.
Scan the Area
The scanner is the first device that is given to you. Make sure that you use it everywhere and try to hold it for more than a moment. Keep scanning the area to find hidden loot and enemies that might ambush you later on. This is a useful tool that will help you find good items that will assist you in upgrading later on.
Plus, spotting enemies quickly can be crucial between life and death. If you quickly scan the area and let go of it, you will miss vital information. So, hold the scanner and look around carefully.
The auto-save feature in Atomic Heart is a bit unforgiving. If you do not manually save your game, you will have to fight the same enemies and go through the same stages all over again. The tricky part is that you cannot save the game by simply going into the menu.
You need to find the red telephones spread all across the map and interact with them. They are most commonly found in mushroom-style buildings that are generously scattered all over. However, if you are underground, look for rooms that have white signs outside. This indicates that you can save in that room.
Whenever you come across a moment to save, make sure that you do it. Otherwise, you’ll have a tough time and the game will quickly get tedious.
Use Your Abilities in Combat
Shok is one of the best abilities that you can frequently use during combat. While you might focus on melee or ranged combat, make sure that you use Shok whenever you can. It allows you to stun most enemies and deal tons of damage to them while they are immobile.
Once you get enough materials, you can upgrade this ability and make it even stronger.
Don’t Forget to Check Your Stash
While picking up loot, you will fill up your inventory. At that point, all the loot that you pick up will go to your stash that you can access by interacting with a vending machine in a safe room. If you find yourself running out of ammo, healing supplies, or other useful items, make sure that you check your stash.
Most of the time, you will have tons of spare items that you can put in your inventory and start exploring again.
This tip should go without saying but I’ve seen many players ignore it. Make sure that you upgrade your weapons and abilities whenever you get the chance. Find as much loot as possible while exploring and upgrading your guns to gain increased damage, ammo capacity, and various other effects.
Use Energy Weapons
Finding ammo for your shotgun or other weapons can be difficult in most cases. The game has a limited amount of ammo spread across the map. So, using it carelessly will leave you vulnerable with no ammo in your weapons.
The best thing to do is to use various energy weapons that make use of your character’s energy storage. You can recharge energy swiftly by engaging in melee combat. So, make sure that you use energy weapons, especially during the early stages of the game.
Watch Out For Enemy Repairs
This is an interesting yet annoying mechanic at the same time. When you clear an area, small flying robots will eventually come to all the things that you destroyed and repair them. While you can attack the repairing robots, it is an endless loop.
So, if you stay in one area for a prolonged duration, you will quickly get overwhelmed by enemies. The worst part is that you cannot loot the enemies that you already have killed once. There is no point in fighting them again, so, it’s better if you leave the area entirely.
Shok Cameras While Exploring
One thing that I don’t like about Atomic Heart is the number of enemies spread across the map. While the game encourages exploration, you will come across tons of robots and cameras that will stop you in your track. This can be extremely annoying especially if you are someone that loves to take your time.
One such enemy type that you will encounter in the wild are cameras. If they spot you, enemies will come to your location and start attacking you. It can get extremely overwhelming pretty quickly since tons of enemies will eventually come to your location.
So, the best thing to do is to use your ability – Shok – and disable the cameras for a while. You can also destroy them but they will get repaired like other robots. Little Pchelas are flying all across the map and will repair any enemy that you destroy – this includes cameras as well.
And there you have it; those are the 8 best Atomic Heart beginner tips and tricks that you can follow. Doing so will allow you to have an easier time and a better experience overall. However, I still suggest that you play the game how you want so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve.
What are your thoughts about the game so far? Do you find it to be more difficult than most other games? Let us know in the comments below!