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Turtle Rock’s Evolve Tips Series

February 6, 2015

Basic stuff, but good reminders spoken to real time game footage.  I am placing these in their own thread because embedded YouTubes slow down our Guide Page too much.


More after the jump.


  1. February 8, 2015 5:54 pm

    The Day One patch will be approximately 3GB, and it will include optimizations that “range from load times to improving matchmaking and network bandwidth optimizations”. As well as a bunch of other stuff including connectivity to the Mobile App.

  2. February 9, 2015 5:39 pm

    I played the mobile app until my eyes bled last night. Dang, it takes a LONG time to level up. Blanky must have spent a hundred hours on the thing to complete it as he did.

    I am very excited about the release later tonight (Tuesday morning here already). Hopefully, the launch will go smoothly. I plan on having some “me time” with the game, until I feel like I can play a couple of classes with some degree of weapon swapping, jet-pack mountain climbing competence. So, if I don’t immediately jump into your game party (I am always up for party chat), you know why.

    Game Informer is waiting on their review, but have posted a Test Chamber episode of their defense mode (my current favorite gametype of the game).

    EDIT. A new Tips video went up, this time focusing on how to use the Jetpack. It is simple stuff, but really useful and not immediately understood. In one of our rounds close to the end of the Beta, Grymmie mentioned a technique he had just discovered as the Medic – waiting for the Goliath to lunge at him, and then flying over top, and back and forth. A brilliant move, that is actually demonstrated in this video (without the back and forth). As the Assault, I was very close and Goliath kept running back and forth right in front of me, going in and out of my view – disorientating to say the least. I knew immediately that we would be able to create a fantastic coordinated attack next time we played. As the Assault, I would just need to stay back a bit more so that the Goliath would bounce left to right in front of me without ever going out of my view.

  3. February 9, 2015 10:35 pm

    The argument for Lazarus, and that you should eat the dead hunters if Lazarus is on the other team.

    And Monster Sneaking.

  4. Blankman permalink*
    February 10, 2015 6:16 pm

    Just a heads-up for those that want to know the conception & birth of Evolve. Absolutely outstanding article that must be checked out.

  5. FrenkoFrenik permalink
    February 10, 2015 8:25 pm

    Not sure how many bought the money grab dlc, but so far is worth it. The third tier is very useful most notably the Assault and Medic.

    The Medic is just awesome. It can speedboost which is very key in hunt at the beginning, more so than tranquilizer dart, because it helps a trapper get to the monster before stage two.

    It works well against Kraken splash damage because it splash heals.

    and the grenade launcher does good damage over time. The fire also helps the visibility of the monster.

    The Assault guy is my favorite. Rapid Fire with Rocket Launcher makes the damage class lethal at almost any range. Very useful for when they are trying to escape with low health.

    The Trapper is good in expert hands. I am still not map proficient to ditch Daisy, but when I do the tracer dart is going to be the go to weapon for hunt. It has great range, and just paints quicker than the supports dust cloud.

    For fighting Wraith, it’s a must.

    Support guy IMO is the best class for defense. Shooting theough targets, painting areas, etc. Just overall the best guy that can hold an area down and take down a cqc target.

  6. February 11, 2015 5:36 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up, Kenny!

    Good stuff, Frenik. I learned a TON last night about the game and the various classes and Hunters.

  7. Herandar permalink
    February 12, 2015 8:43 am

    Pro-tip: When playing with randoms with mics (well, anyone, really), don’t be afraid to dispense wisdom and advice. Last night I had to tell my medic how to heal herself and how to tranq dart, in addition to telling everyone how to spot ping. (Guess how my night went… Oi, was it rough.) It helps if you can do it politely and calmly.

    • February 12, 2015 6:23 pm

      Herandar, thank you takin’ one for the team and doing this because the community needs teachers, and not all of us have the patience to do, or desire to be, that. The game has a massive learning curve, and as smooth as the launch is going, a lot of gamers are going to quit before they get to the fun of the game. Ultimately, that would mean less community for us to play with in the future.

      Again, thank you.

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