I keep getting to the final hive but always go down on it, I can handle the rhino, its the multitude of hunters with scorpions shooting me at the same time. Ive escaped with 5 relics with a group but can't do it solo.
magnum or full auto pistol
Anybody have ideas or methods they have used to pull off this feat?
Dang! Best I've done is hive 13. I tried with feral and with armor but never tried with vulture; I always run the sentries.
I feel that we deserve a better score than what we're getting even without the escape. Five relics on Solo is crazy hard and that is why I am obsessed with getting it done. I was proud when I first reached the cabin area on five relics.
I do sentries with a group but it's hard to do it solo since you have to protect it just so it can be useful. plus with the 3000 cap, you can only do one at a time, which makes it difficult. The reason I do vulture is it does watch your back plus the cryptids can't destroy it like they can with sentries. Using vultures is usually how I get all the way to the end. I suggest trying it and seeing if it helps you more or not, cause sentries are really good too.
Riot shield obviously helps watch your back too.
I do feral because of the faster moving and healing factors, which counteract the they cause more damage relic.
I do explosive just because of the "even if you miss a bit, it still hits, which helps with the accuracy challenges plus makes your damage a bit higher, counteracting the you cause less damage relic.
I do magnums dual wield because with explosive ammo, you can take down everything except rhinos out real quick, which helps with hunters mostly to keep them from getting in your face, but I do pistols sometimes just because of the significantly greater amount of ammo (magnum after the 50% more clip) caps at 162, as opposed to the normal 360ish pistol cap
After many trials, this is the loadout that gets me furthest, but I just cant seem to get that finishing blow on the last hive.
One time I even went down and the hive was destroyed right in front of me when it said mission failed. Literally seconds away.
wow, just getting there with the 5 relics is already amazing! you must be really great, congrats !
I have like nothing to advise since I could just never get that far with 5 relics, though, when i use the 5 relics in co op, i usually max out the riot when im in the cabin area, and put my back against a wall.
let me know how you pull this off some day ..
That's quite funny actually, I usually only do one point on the shield to get it from 10 hits to 15, but that's it.
But maybe I should do that instead of dual wielding pistols...I'll try it tonight.
What is your take on the Rhinos? They kill me more often than not.
I feel that I have no clue off killing them, more of a luck than anything else when i get him.
So frustrating; I almost always die when the rhino appears at the first hive in the Cabin area. Then I have to restart from the start only to work on my strategy in the last area. Then I get him again on top of the barn... the Rhino is not my friend
I only reached hive 13 once
When I first started trying 5 relic solo runs, he wasn't my friend either lol.
Til I figured this strategy, now he's "relatively easy" but still, it is a rhino...
Again, Vulture. best thing I do is save cash until he spawns, pop out a fully upgraded vulture, then run backwards shooting him till you get to the barn, and keep climbing ladders and then jumping down when he gets up there, just make sure the vulture can always see him. Doing this helps me because he doesn't attack you if he is climbing/jumping down himself and the vulture is helping you shoot him while doing so. Basically always keep moving and learn to dodge him when he charges you.
Another thing, I usually just outrun him until the hive is finished, then defeat him. Last thing you want is the drill being destroyed when you're focused on a Rhino. I like to wait in a spot that when he charges, he ends up going really far away, like way out by the barn or down the road you come from the city area from, then quickly go back to the drill to keep it alive. Keeping him away gives you 15-30 second windows to repair, restock, heal, whatever.
Iv'e only escaped 40 times but that's because I spend most of my time in solo trying to figure this solo method out.
But I'm currently lvl 26 10th prestige
You on PS3 or PS4? If so, add me, PSN: Brexican
I am on PS3, thanks for the tips, I'll definitely try the vulture again as it seems that it could be the trick to get the Rhinos when running 5 relics. I originally gave up on the vulture because I had it running non-stop or tried to do so and was always running out of money.
I usually do good with the sentries and can keep them up by having them protecting each other. They are just not very helpful for the rhinos
Thanks for making me reconsider the Vulture. It's a totally different game compared with using sentries.
I find it harder in the first two areas and never had much success with it before so I decided to try it using only two relics, Mortal and pistols only. I escaped; nothing amazing but I am happy with my score of 216,318
I needed a few games to adapt my play style but once I got to the Cabin area... WOW! what a difference the vulture makes.
I can hardly wait till the weekend to try Solo five relic runs.
I'm still trying for 5 solo too. You know this already but I always try to save a flare or two for the final hive and have a trophy or two. Timing and money management is everything. The game can change in an instant.
But I'm trying a new strategy as devised by the guy who's number 1 atm on solo PS4. He uses the gun turret in place of dual pistols. Very effective but requires a different kind of approach.