Tips and Tricks
The character you choose is dependent upon two things: the type of weapons you wish to start the game with, and whether you prefer male or female. Gunnar Davis kicks off the campaign with a TAR-XR12 Assault Rifle and STIG-P320 Pistol, while counterpart Jane Frey slaughters zombies with a Velvet-23R Shotgun and W&W E81 Revolver. Both characters have access to bullet time, and you can purchase the other's weapons once you have enough credits.
Turn around once and a while. Zombies will often sneak up from behind.
A headshot results in an instant kill on most zombie types, so be sure to aim down the sights and target those suckers.
Always search for a medical pod. Stay inside until health is fully replenished.
Always spend credits to purchase new weapons and make upgrades between missions. This includes boosting a weapon's Damage, Magazine size, Reload Time and Accuracy. You can also pick up more ammo.
When you come across lockers, pick the locks by rapidly tapping the touchscreen. You'll often find valuable credits or ammo.
Keep in mind both bullet time and the shock weapon recharge after use
Complete hacking mini-games to earn credits. Match the highlighted symbol(s) before time runs out. Pay very close attention to the symbols. The developers will attempt to trick you with subtle differences.
It pays to play with the volume up. You'll often hear zombies before seeing them.
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