In this A Plague Tale: Requiem tips guide you experience:
- Why you need to master the slingshot
- What you should pay attention to with knives and crossbows
- How to use your companion correctly
Amicia and Hugo are back for challenging puzzles, stealth, and combat in A Plague Tale: Requiem. So that you can survive all of them, we give you in this guide the most important tips and tricks to get you started.
Sneak Tricks: Only fight if you have to
Amicia clearly has in A Plague Tale: Requiem more skills and equipment than in the predecessor. As the game progresses, you will learn new techniques to defend yourself against attackers. You can also use alchemy to keep humans and rats at bay.
The new crossbow and the knife While they are deadly weapons, you can rarely use them. Blades and the bolts necessary for the crossbow are only sparsely distributed in the area. They also quickly attract the attention of other guards.
Therefore, relies mainly on sneaking and tries to avoid direct confrontations as much as possible. Despite her fighting experience, Amicia is still a young girl and physically inferior to most opponents. At the latest when you are dealing with several soldiers at the same time, your chances are almost zero – especially in the first hours of the game.
Picks up knives for locked workbenches
If Amicia carries a knife, she can use it Kill soldiers in melee combat. This works either as a last resort during a direct confrontation, or as a backstab if you’re sneaking up on them. As useful as this may be, use the knives with care.
They break off after one use. In addition, you will always find special workbenches that only opened with a knife can become. If you don’t have one with you, you’re missing an opportunity to upgrade your equipment. In addition, there are useful items in the locked workbenches, such as the pieces required for upgrades.
The slingshot is your most important weapon – master it
Despite the powerful new weapons and abilities, it is and will always be yours most important tool Amicia’s slingshot. In battle, you use it to take out long-distance archers and soldiers without headgear. You can also use the slingshot to blow up explosive barrels or distract enemies.
In addition to the unlimited stones available, you can also use the slingshot load with alchemy. The ignifer is particularly important. For example, you can set glowing coals or lanterns on fire and protect yourself from rats.
While accessing the loadout and ammo selection wheel, time slows down. Use this mechanic in sticky situations to come up with a tactic.
If you use the slingshot, make sure you use it not swirl for too long. The longer Amicia hurls her, the more inaccurate the shot becomes. On the other hand, if you hurl them too short, the hit will miss its effect.
Tall grass isn’t just for hiding
During the stealth interludes, tall grass offers you protection from the eyes of the patrols. However, grasses are not only there for your safety. Occasionally hiding in between secret or a passage to a hidden place. Load the slingshot with Ignifer and burn down the brush if you think there’s something useful behind it.
Tips on your companions’ abilities in A Plague Tale: Requiem
In some sections of A Plague Tale: Requiem you are not on your own. In addition to Amicia’s little brother and Lucas, who is known from part one, you have a few other companions at your side. Each of them has special skills and can save your life with it – use it.
Your companions are often worth their weight in gold even when it comes to puzzles. Many a gate or mechanism can be only in a team open or start. Send Hugo, Lucas and the others to crank or lever so that you have your hands free.
So you don’t miss any collectibles: beware of heavy doors
There are four types of collectibles in A Plague Tale: Requiem: Flowers, feathers and memories are listed as they are found in the Code. They are hidden in the quiet passages of the game. Keep an eye out for junctions, special stalls in the markets, or secret chambers.
Hidden chests however, are also distributed in areas where you have to fight against soldiers or rats. Therefore, always comb through these areas extensively.
They usually end with a heavy iron door that Amicia locks behind her. A return is not possible. Therefore, always think carefully about whether you have collected everything important before you open it.
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