For Hood: Outlaws & Legends players, this guide is intended for players who have not yet played the Hood: Outlaws & Legends game or have just started.
Be a sneaky Outlaw
The biggest is probably that you’ll be temporarily outlined in red, allowing enemy outlaws to see you from across the whole map.
You’ll also trigger a lockdown, causing portcullises to drop and potentially trap you.
Assassinate is awesome
This is always a great option for removing guards without attracting attention or using arrows/bolts. It also works on players, so watch those dark corners.
Throw rocks to distract guards
If a guard is looking your way, throw a rock behind them to make them turn around, then approach for the kill.
We wouldn’t recommend trying it on players however.
Work as a team
If one of you gets spotted by a guard, the other can go around and quickly assassinate them.
Many guards travel in pairs, moving together lets you take them both out simultaneously.
Tag your enemy
Explore your perks
These have a big impact on the strengths and weaknesses of your class.
Make sure you check these out as you progress. For example, Robin has two perks that increase his threat as a melee fighter.
When the enemy thinks they’ve caught you out by getting into close range, they won’t expect your incoming smack-down. As you can see however, this comes at the cost of your ranged ability.
Master your unique throwable
For example, Tooke has a poison gas grenade which saps stamina, but with a perk it becomes a healing grenade for allies.
John’s grenade can wipe out an entire cluster of enemies, if they’re not careful, and Marianne’s smoke is invaluable if used tactically.
These items are found in chests dotted around the map.
Shoot tangled ropes
Master your Ultimate Ability
Use Marianne’s invisibility to disappear from sight, allowing you to assassinate players in plain view. John’s ultimate gives him increased durability and infinite stamina, making him a powerhouse melee fighter.
When your ultimate is ready, the icon in the bottom middle of your screen will light up. It will also indicate how charged up your ultimate is.
Combat is all about timing
This often requires patience. Spamming the light attack won’t get you far.
As a melee-focused character, you have a parry, and as a ranged character, you have a dodge.
Keep in mind that parry defends against all ranged attacks, and a well-timed melee parry will stagger your opponent.
Locate and pickpocket the Sheriff
He’ll usually patrol around the main keep of a map, and is often followed by guards.
Make sure to distract or dispatch them, then approach the Sheriff from behind to grab the key.
Defend your chest carrier and winchers
John and Tooke carry the chest faster than their ranged counterparts.
A good way to protect your chest-carrier is to have one or two characters scouting ahead to remove any guards, and one or two sticking with the carrier in case of sudden trouble.
Once you’ve reached the extraction point, make sure to protect the two winchers, as they will be very vulnerable to enemy Outlaws. Shroud them in Marianne’s smoke, protect them from ranged attacks with your parry, and take the win!
Handle the portcullis with caution
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