Ubisoft Guard dogs: Legion recently added its online component, including the PvP Spiderbot Arena. While not the biggest focal point of the new content drop, the Spiderbot Arena serves as a creative battleground for players to compete against.
As it stands, the Spiderbot Arena offers a deathmatch mode. Players will take on the role of the game’s trusty Spiderbot, with an enhanced arsenal with which to wage war against other players. There are weapon upgrades and health packs found on maps that can be used. Obtaining kill streaks provides bonuses to aid you in your efforts to win. Overall, the mode is pretty straightforward at the moment, although it’s still pretty fun.
While the Spiderbot has a limited range, there are ways to hone your skills to rank up and earn rewards. We’ll cover some essential tips in the Guard dogs: Legion PVP mode.
Always be on the move
Although the number of players in the Spiderbot arena is limited to four players, it is still incredibly chaotic. While you might be enticed to sit in a corner and take snapshots of your opponents, it’s easy to gang up.
The Spiderbot has a very versatile movement. It is much more beneficial to run around the arena and try to pinch an unsuspecting opponent. The Spiderbot also features a double jump maneuver, allowing it to gain the advantage in the field.
From the start, it’s best to move around constantly to not only find the best positioning, but also to escape other players. Due to the layout of the two supported maps, bouncing between different elevation levels while looking for openings to deal damage is the best tactic.
On the factory and museum map, you can find an assortment of pickups to better assist you. At the start of each match, your Spiderbot will be equipped with a low powered SMG weapon. This may be enough to start with, but only does mediocre chip damage to opponents.
It is extremely important to always maneuver towards the floating yellow boxes marked with a question mark. There is a bit of RNG when it comes to weapon upgrades. For the most part, you will not know what you will be rewarded with. There are a total of nine other weapons that you can optionally earn. These range from Seeker missiles to heavy SMGs. However, the ammunition granted is limited. Therefore, you should not try to be strategic and not hesitate to switch from one pickup directly to another.
The other factor, which is just as important, is health. In the Spiderbot arena, health does not regenerate, so you can imagine how essential this can be. Like weapon upgrades, health can be found littered around the map and will reappear over time. Even if you don’t desperately need to get your health back, there’s a good chance an opponent will. Getting your health improved can be an offensive game as it leaves fewer options for other players.
Killstreaks unlocks additional perks
What’s a PvP mode without some killstreak bonuses? Well, the Spiderbot arena provides a few of them and they can be quite useful on your path to victory. In total, there are three that you can accumulate, and they are broken down as such:
- 2 victims – Reveal
- 4 kills – Supercharge
- 6 kills – Shield
We’ve already mentioned the RNG that goes into weapon upgrades. Once the Reveal ability is unlocked, your screen will display exactly what’s in each box. In addition, you will be able to see the location of each opponent on the map. Supercharge is exactly what it sounds like. Once granted, your weapons will receive a large buff, dealing additional damage. Finally, the killstreak Shield will provide a shield on your Spiderbot, making you temporarily immune to incoming damage.
These latest rounds of killings may appear to be under control. However, in reality, it is quite difficult to rack up the required wins consecutively without dying.
Use hacks to manipulate the map
Be a Watch dogs game, you should expect hacking features in all areas of Legion. In the Spiderbot arena, you can raise and lower barricades to help yourself or disturb other players.
As with the base game, you can raise or lower a barricade with the click of a button. This can be used to block incoming attacks and hide. Alternatively, you can use a barricade for a momentary reset and get a better offensive position. Of course, you can also use this mechanic to disrupt an opponent using a barricade. Lowering an opponent’s barricade can open it for a quick attack.
It will be interesting to see if Ubisoft expands Spiderbot Arena mode in the future to add new types of games or locations. We’ll be keeping an eye on it, so stay tuned to SQUAD for more. Guard dogs: Legion content.