Bulletstorm is a full throttle shooter that challenges you to kill enemies creatively while barraging you with a plethora of sexual innuendos, homo-eroticism, and bipolar augmented humans. But to get the most out of the game, both in enjoyment and skillshot-wise, I have put together a list of ten tips to help you navigate the hellish resort and kill with skill.
- Multipliers are your best friend. After you perform a skillshot for the first time you will receive points that are 5x their normal value (e.g. Mercy = Nutshot + Headshot will net you 500 points the first time and 100 thereafter). But, time your shots well, and you can obtain multipliers that will turn that 100 points into 1,600. An example of this uses the Carbine’s charge shot. Charge up the Carbine and slide towards four enemies in a line and let it rip. You will be greeted with an X-Ray skillshot that is normally worth 100 points. But, since you decimated four enemies with a single shot, a formula kicks in: (100 points x 4) = 400 points per kill. With 4 kills x 400 points = 1,600 points! That being said, tip #2 will help you corral those bastards so you can get those multipliers.
- Line ‘em up and knock ‘em down. Corral your foes into a corridor for a quick and easy way to line them up. Weapons such as the Carbine, Boneduster, Penetrator and Flail Gun are immensely useful in corridors. Their charge shot will happily mow through a long line of enemies netting lots of points through awesome multipliers.
- Check your skillshot catalog frequently. There are two general skillshot tabs that usually deal with using the environment to kill your enemies. Each weapon has a tab that outlines the different skillshots possible with each weapon. As you unlock and upgrade your weapons, new skillshots will show up. Check to see which ones are left for you to perform and do them. You would be surprised at how simple and easy some of them are.
- Exercise your right to party. Along your travels you will come across Nom juice (alcohol), hallucinogenic spores, and radioactive waste. All of these will change how your character sees the world and will change the mechanics. For instance, drinking Nom juice will give you double vision and make your movements sporadic. But, killing enemies will give you an extra 100 points for each kill. Leash someone into protruding rebar while drunk will net you 200 points with Voodoo Doll and Intoxicated skill shots.
- Time is on your side. There is no clock ticking down in the campaign which means you have plenty of time to line up shots and make them count. If you get close to dying run away, regain your health, and go at it again.
- Warning: Low Clearance. Low ceilings are prime locations to use the Thumper on enemies. The Flyswatter skillshot is easy to obtain and in a room full of enemies with low ceilings it is a fast and easy way to net a lot of points.
- Be Frugal. There are lots of environmental ways to kill the enemies in Bulletstorm. Stand behind protruding rebar and leash enemies into it for a quick, safe, and easy 100 points. Kick enemies over rails for a quick 50 points. While these don’t have as much appeal as high scoring skillshots, these are better than simply shooting the enemy (which is worth a measly 10 points, or 25 for a headshot). Plus, if you are low on ammo and points this is a great way to conserve it for the inevitable mini-boss around the corner.
- Not all mini-boss deaths are created equal. Mini-bosses are the uber fat guys with big guns. These guys are tough and take a lot of damage. But, there are quite a few ways to kill the mini-bosses and I’m going to give you two examples to illustrate my point. Stun him, kick his ass, and shoot him up the chocolate sleigh ride for 350 points. But, stun him, remove his helmet, stun him again and leash his head off and you get 500 points.
- Mainstream media sucks. Keep you ears open for advertisements that sound like they are on the radio. These come from Newsbots which can be used to kill enemies or just destroyed by themselves. Destroying these is a very easy way to obtain points as each one is worth 500 and there are 28 in the campaign. If you destroy them all you get an easy 14,000 points when you are finished.
- Headhunters on the prowl. The most useful and overpowered gun in the game is the Headhunter (sniper rifle). With its regular shooting mode you can guide a bullet to the target. This makes it extremely versatile as you can pick off enemies that are behind cover. The charge shot is even more useful as it not only allows you to guide an explosive bullet to the target, but once you hit them you can then move the target around like a ragdoll to their buddies and blow them up too. Very fun and satisfying. Also, the Headhunter is devastating to mini-bosses. When you come across a cannonballing mini-boss you can take them down in three shots.
- Shot 1 – guide the bullet to the pack on their back to destroy their armor.
- Shot 2 – shoot them in the head
- While stunned leash the helmet
- Shot 3 – Shoot them in the head for a kill or shoot them in the gut to stun
- If stunned, leash their head off.
Now that you have some tips up your sleeve, get back out there and destroy those dicktits! If you have any other tips to share, please leave them in the comment box down below.