Soul Hackers 2 Cheats and Tips
Interact with every Demon
As your party enters a new dungeon, Ringo, who plays an integral part in recruiting new Soul Hackers 2 demons, will send some demons out to do Demon Recon. This scatters them across the map for you to find at random points.
Speak to every Demon you see. You’ll get items, can get healed for free, get some Yen, or most importantly – they can introduce you to a new Demon to forge a contract with. The Demon will likely ask you for something, and if you choose to give it to them, they will join your roster.
Increase party members’ Soul Level equally
Soul Level is a basic social strategy in Soul Hackers 2. You’ll need to reach certain levels with each character before you can open new areas within their Soul Matrix, but these start from level five.
Every so often, choices in conversations will matter as they can raise the Soul Level of a certain party member. You can also hang out with them at the local bar. We recommend raising everyone’s levels equally so that you can investigate their Matrixes at any time.
Equip the right Mystiques
One of the best Soul Hackers 2 tips we can give would be this: equip the right Mystiques.
Mystiques are a type of item that you can equip to each party member in Soul Hackers 2, offering to buff a skill or elemental attack type. Pay attention to which type of elemental attacks the Demons you want to use have, and equip a matching Mystique.
For instance, Ringo’s first Demon is Pixie, which has Zio, an electric-type attack. Equip Ringo with the Elec Augment I trait to increase Electricity skills by 10%, thus boosting Zio and other electric-type attacks automatically. Look out for these trait and skill combos, and make sure you’re not wasting any slots on traits that don’t affect the skills you have available.
Understand elements and target weaknesses
One of the most basic Soul Hackers 2 tips we can give relates to the all-too-familiar weakness chart from the series. We can’t stress enough how important this one is in battle. The game tells you, and we’re telling you too.
Each Demon and enemy has different weaknesses and strengths against certain elements or types of physical damage. To progress quickly and avoid endless battles, you’ll need to take these into account.
Unlike some previous Megami Tensei titles, Soul Hackers 2 shows you easily which types of attacks each Demon is weak to, so pay attention to it!