Dead Effect 2 is the zombie smashing sequel to Dead Effect. In this informative guide, we’ll look at some strategies to take your DE2 play from beginner to advance without spoiling the experience. We’ll cover duel wielding along with its advantages and disadvantages, ultimate weapons, best armor and more.
How to duel wield
To dual wield, players must unlock the skill in their skill tree. The duel wield ability is a skill which you (the player) learn from Danette, the woman character introduced very early in the game. You need to have two preliminaries unlocked and dual welding unlocked.
Once those achievements are complete, the player can now be armed with two weapons at once.
To select that options:
- Press toggle menu
- Choose the weapons selection
- Choose one of weapons under the dual wielding option
Players can duel wield a variety of weapons in Dead Effect 2, in both the regular version as well as the VR version.
Some of the options are double pistol, dual swords, double shotgun plus a variety of different combinations.
Advantages of duel wielding
Wielding double pistols for instance allows the player to hit two separate targets at once instead of the single shot from just a single weapon.
Done correctly, wielding two pistols is as powerful as carrying one large primary weapon.
From a tactical standpoint, two pistols will weigh much less and allow much more maneuverability than one large machine gun.
Same is true for duel melee weapons. We can all agree that duel wielding is significantly better in that case, since we can land two attacks at once instead of the one attack, retract and attack again. Dual swords work especially well when playing with a VR headset.
Disadvantages of duel wielding
The disadvantages of duel wielding are not so apparent when using melee weapons. When using double fire arms however, there are some minor drawbacks. The main issue is when having to reload.
Because both hands are occupied, reloading becomes tricky. We must first holster one weapon, while reloading the other. After the first one is reloaded, it is then holstered in order to reload the second.
As you may have already guessed, its going to take much longer to reload two pistols as opposed to just one. The difference can be just a few seconds, but those few seconds matter when you are surrounded by angry zombies who wants nothing more than to eat your kidneys for lunch.
Upgrading your health
Players can boost their health by using custom made equipment. Players acquire the necessary components by playing side missions and completing the required tasks. For example, you can make a custom mythical armor or custom dawn of titans which may serve as a med kit to boost the player’s health.
Side objectives require certain materials to be completed. One you have completed the side quests, you will be given the option to craft custom armor and ultimate weapons.
Follow these steps to make custom armor:
- Go to the mission map
- Click on the side quests tab on the top left corner
- Select a side quest to complete
Use the various parts to craft the custom armor of your choice based on what benefit that suits your needs. Since we’re looking for a health boost, select the gear providing health increases.
Choosing the best armor
Choosing the best armor will greatly depend on the circumstance and player’s preference. Some of the factors involved are:
- Primary weapon being used
- Type mission being played
- Playing style of the player
- Current accessible parts
Players can customize their armor based on their immediate requirements. The following are some of the benefits players might look to gain through the construction of their armor:
- Shield strength
- Health increase
- Weapon damage
- Amo capacity
The choice of weapon in Dead Effect two can often be an arbitrary feat of survival. It can also be an insightful choice made within reason. The decision is very dependent on a players preference.
Given that we’re combating zombies who tend to hide around corners and wander slowly in small groups, the ideal weapon will be a close-range high disbursement weapon. For example, the shotgun, hi-tek machine pistol, and light machine guns:
- Hydra TAS10G
- Proteus STD / X6
- STIG P320
The best weapon in the game are the rare mythical ultimate weapons. They’re like the regular weapons but with a huge power boost and upgraded features. To unlock the ultimate weapons, you must complete the tasks from workshop and reach mastery level IV for any weapons category.
About Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Badfly Interactive available on Android as well as some other popular platforms. Dead Effect is a story driven survival horror with a lot blood and gore.
It is set on the ESS Meridian, an interstellar spaceship on its journey to a far away planet in order to establish a new human colony. All is going well until disaster strikes, when some questionable experiments conducted by onboard doctors and scientist goes totally haywire.