Superhot VR does not love you. It wants to hurt you, beat you, break you, and grind you down into the hardened combat veteran that you’ll need to embody to survive. With the hit VR combat game finally arriving on PlayStation VR (PSVR) this week, we thought it was about time to offer some helpful tips for the field. Because the best warriors don’t just move fast, they think fast too.
Don’t Pull The Trigger (Yet)
It’s true that in Superhot VR time moves only when you do, but when you fire a gun or throw an object things move a little faster than you might realize. Going on the offensive makes your enemies far more dangerous, so it’s essential that you stop and take a look before launching your attack. Is there’s a knife hovering in front of your eye? Then best dodge that before opening fire.
Learn To Multitask
If you’re moving only one body part at any time then, quite frankly, you’re doing it wrong. Superhot is an active game for both body and mind; you should always be thinking about where the next attack is coming from in conjunction from who to kill next or where your next weapon is located. You need to be doing your best limbo impressions as you reach for that gun on the chair, otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll be getting a bullet in your head in the next few seconds.
Some levels of Superhot VR are trial and error, simple as that. You won’t be able to beat every sequence without dying (unless you’re Neo), so memorize each fight and prepare for what’s coming. If the next area has a low wall to take cover then crouch before you grab the pyramid to proceed. You’ll save valuable time and get the drop on the enemy instead of waste space crouching when you first arrive.
Block Those Bullets
This one I can’t stress enough. Most objects in Superhot VR have the miraculous ability to stop bullets in their tracks and still not break. That goes for pretty much anything except bottles and glasses. The game expects you to use this mechanic often, but it’s also too easy to forget it’s there. A shuriken might be a pain to throw, but it works miracles as a shield. If you find a shotgun in your face don’t just duck; find something to take the brunt of the attack too.
Be A Hoarder
Following on from the last point, make sure not to discard any useful items as soon as you arrive in a new scene. It might be tempting to empty that crate of plates at the nearest bad guy, but it’s actually a much better idea to keep hold of them until you’re sure you can make a kill with them. The last thing you want is to end up empty handed in front of a swarm of baddies. Chances are at least one guy with a gun is running towards you, so use those items to block bullets until his weapon is in reach.
Superhot VR is available now on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.