Just Starting..? - Guide for Mercenaries
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Hey. It's me again; this is just another one of my brief slightly helpful little tidbits... I thought Id to mercenaries 'cause it's kind of challenging to a newer player. 1- 6, type CTRL F to find what you're looking for. 1 Movement, 2 Entering Vehicles, 3 Firing, 4 Air Strikes, 5 C5, and 6 Drops. 1 Moving around: When you start off, you're in a plane. Left Analog stick moves your character, and right analog stick controls the camera movement. When in a vehicle, Left Analog stick controls turning, and right analog stick controls camera again. 2 Entering & Mounting etc.: You'll notice around the mercenaries world that there's a lot of objects that you can mount * Gun emplacements, vehicle weapons, etc.) And vehicles you can drive. Hitting the Triangle button, while near the driver side of the vehicle, enters that vehicle. Make sure you're in the little green circle. Also, mounting is the same. If a vehicle has a weapon that's fired from outside of the vehicle, there'll be another Green circle, usually towards the back. Press Triangle to enter or mount the weapon. Triangle also dismounts and leaves a vehicle. 3 Firing & Explosions: If you have a weapon, that has ammo of course, you may fire/shoot the weapon. *This goes with mounted weapons, too* The Default fire button is R1. Hold it, if you have an automatic weapon, to unleash a volley of fire, or tap it to unleash single or bust fire. If you have a weapon like the Chinese or South Korean TOW, after you fire the right analog stick controls the rockets path. Up goes up, Down is down, and you get the picture. 4 Calling in Air Strikes: Once you've started the game, the Allied mission has a surgical strike. Equip it * up and directional pad accesses inventory*, after neutralizing the enemy's in the area, and point the laser where you want the bomb to hit. There are several types of Air Support/Strikes. One: Laser, this is pretty accurate from a distance, as it reaches sometimes further then satellite. Two: Satellite, this is super accurate at close to medium range, but it doesn't go very far until it's out of range. Beacon: This is used for Artillery Strikes and airlifts. It isn't very accurate, so you should stay away from the area. Also make sure there's minimal or no losses to friendly nations or civilians. 5 C4: C4 plastic explosives are great to take out structures, like towers, alarms, and even lightly armored vehicles. To place these, head into your inventory and select C4. It will be in your hand, so go to the area where you wish to place it, and hit the Fire Button, R1. It takes a few moments to set it, so make sure you're not vulnerable to enemy fire. After you place it, you'll notice your weapon change from C4 to a trigger. Move to a safe distance away from the blast, and hit the fire button, R1. The C4 will detonate. 6 Drops: Drops, Supplies and Vehicles, are precious cargo. Make sure that all AA (Anti-Aircraft) guns and vehicles are taken out, or you may lose your cargo. Supply drops are usually fast, and safer. They drop the items and fly away, nice and effectively. But Vehicles are much slower. They have to lower it down slowly, which makes the helicopter vulnerable to fire. Even small arms fire, though rarely, may take out an aircraft. Make sure the enemy's in the area are neutralized, or scattered. Take out all AA guns and machine gun nests. If it's an emergency, you may be able to get some supplies in with AA fire, just position the supplies away from most of the action.