There are many different mechanics at play in the dynamic medieval battles of Chivalry 2. Mastering the basics will be important for your survival on the battlefield. In this beginner's guide for Chivalry 2, we'll give you the tips and tricks you need to know before you play. And even if you have already played some tricks that the tutorial does not necessarily go very well.
Beginner tips for chivalry 2
Chivalry 2 is pure medieval combat and it will heavily depend on the melee variety. While there are things like bow and arrow and crossbows, most of the action should be up close and personal. Bookmark this guide for anything you find useful. You can also find an archive of all of our guides for Chivalry 2 here.
The first thing to consider in Chivalry 2 is going to be the class you are using. You'll probably switch from one to the other until you find a good fit, but below is a detailed breakdown of our in-depth lesson guide for Chivalry 2.
Choose a faction
There are two factions in Chivalry 2: The Agatha Knights or The Mason Order. It's kind of a nice bad guy thing. However, it doesn't matter which one you choose. You basically choose red or blue and you will have that choice if the teams are balanced. For a more detailed look at choosing a faction and what that choice does, check out this guide.
Choose the right class
There are four classes in Chivalry 2 with a total of 12 subclasses. As a beginner in the game, you will have access to four classes with the ability to unlock the others as you play. The main classes are: Archer, Vanguard, Footman and Knight.
Archer deals with long-range attacks and consists of the following three subclasses:
- Longbowman – long range pest, but has poor melee.
- Crossbowman – medium range with good damage and can heal his team, but must stand still to reload.
- Skirmisher – short range (throwing weapons), but has access to a shield.
- Devastator – has access to the biggest weapons in Chivalry 2 and can use them with no movement speed penalty. Only has a knife as a secondary and low base health.
- Ambush – a melee/ranged hybrid that uses ranged weapons and speed to assassinate opponents.
- Raider – can carry two primary weapons and has a horn that heals allies.
- Poleman – long weapons with excellent range and can use the knight's tackle ability.
- Man-at-Arms – uses a smaller shield and weapon than the Guardian, but is actually more agile.
- Field Engineer – support subclass that sets traps and barricades. Heals 25% of their health when healing a teammate. Can't really hold his own in a fight.
- Officer – ideal melee/support/ranged hybrid for new players: uses solid melee weapons, has throwing knives and can heal with his horn.
- Guardian – the bulkier cousin of the Man-at-Arms who is effectively Chivalry 2's tank class. Stands back and takes a beating while teammates flank to finish off distracted enemies.
- Crusader – the knight version of the Devastator. Slower though due to movement speed penalty, but has access to more powerful two-handed weapons.
Now that you've got the class, it's time to hit the battlefield
The basics of combat
Chivalry 2's combat is slow and deliberate. Taking the time to learn all the nuances of the game will keep you alive no matter what platform you play on and whether you choose to play with a controller or a mouse. Your character has some basic abilities when using melee weapons in Chivalry 2. This includes blocking, counterattacking, and more. Taking the time to master these things will go a long way to winning duels in the game. It's not very often where you can take your time in a fight. You manage your stamina and health and there will usually be more than one enemy nearby.
The most useful feature is the ability to slide your attacks. This means that by dragging your mouse controller or sight to a specific side while swinging your weapon, you will be able to hit multiple enemies at once. For a detailed description of what drag is in Chivalry 2, check out this guide.
Blocking and Counter
Blocking is probably the most important skill to have in Chivalry 2. You're going to have to do it a lot, and it can really get you out of a pinch until the cavalry arrives. Blocking is quite easy to do as it does not require precision, just press a button. However, what comes after a block are counters, ripostes and feints. These moves can turn the tables on your opponent, hitting them back after a successful block.
- Depth Blocking Guide
- How to fake
- How to counter
Play the goal
The meat and potatoes of Chivalry 2 will be mostly objective gameplay. This means that you are going to want to work with your teammates to achieve certain goals. It can be accompanying a convoy, defending an area or simply shooting down all the enemies on the playing field. Always pay attention to the objective and you can do it at the very top of the screen, this which will show you the goal and the progress. At the bottom of the screen you will see how many players on each side are in the objective area.
You will definitely get a good idea of the teamwork needed in Chivalry 2 when playing the objectives and this teamwork will carry over into battles as well.
To stay together
You know what better weapon than a giant ax? Two giant axes. Stick with your friends and outnumber your opponents. One-on-one combat is a rarity in the world of chivalry. Stay too long in one place with a single person and you'll most likely be stopped by an archer or stabbed in the back by another player. Sticking with your teammates allows you to do the backstab and allows you to overwhelm your opponents. While it can be fun to go into battle alone, chances are you won't last long.
clean up garbage
While some might call it murder theft, we call it helping. Look for opponents who are currently engaged in combat and kill them while they are defenseless. It's the easiest way to rack up kills in Chivalry 2 and a very valid way to rank up and progress in the game. There's no honor in fighting one-on-one in this game, so go help your friends when you see they are engaged in a fight.
Finish enemies down
The action is frenetic in Chivalry 2, but you'll have to be careful whether an enemy dies completely or is simply downed. If they get downed, you need to give them the finishing blow to get them out of the game. If they haven't finished, they can be revived by their teammates, so don't let them crawl.
Revive your fallen teammates
If you see teammates crawling on the ground, you can revive them. Just walk up to them and look for the on-screen prompt to start the resuscitation process. It's fast and can help turn the tide of battle. All they need is a Band-Aid or Team Heal to get back into the fight.
You can take quite a bit of damage in Chivalry 2 and still fight the good fight. What you will need are bandages and you will start with at least one to start your life. You can get more bandages by heading to a supply cache found all over the map.
Not quite beginner stuff, but you're at the end of the article
One thing you will definitely need to be aware of is friendly fire. Whether you're an archer firing shots in a crowded space or a howling knight with a giant sword in traffic. You can hurt your teammates and make them easier to kill. It will be pretty obvious, there is either a yellowish hit marker for enemies and a red hit marker for friends. You're always going to hit your teammates whether you try or not, that's part of the game. Try not to kill your friends.
You can throw your weapons. You can throw your shields. You can throw a fish. You can throw anything you have equipped in Chivalry 2.
Most importantly, if you're new to the world of Chivalry 2, have fun with the game. While there's a lot to understand in terms of controls and systems, follow these battlefield beginner tips and you should be more than ready to compete and have a great time.
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