Steelrising Cheats and Tips
Barrels, Boxes, Crates, And More!
So this is one for the Souls fans. If you have been around for a while, you have probably started to learn that From doesn’t really care to hide things in barrels and the like. However, Steelrising’s developer (Spiders), does not feel the same. There is a lot of stuff hanging around in barrels and other destructible objects.
You are going to want to clear out every last one you encounter. While you don’t often find highly valuable items (most of those are in chests), there is a ton of oil refills, bombs, and other valuable consumables concealed by objects in the stage.
Roll Through, Not To The Side
So here is a tidbit that most Souls fans will be quite familiar with. Still, if you haven’t played one of these games before, you will likely be oblivious of: when you use your dodge, you are typically better off dodging in the direction of your opponent, as opposed to dodging to the side. Now, there are still instances in which a lateral dodge makes sense, especially when avoiding projectiles.
This isn’t an all-encompassing rule. However, more often than not, dodging through your opponents will get you to safety while also placing you in the perfect position to attack your opponents from behind. This actually seems to be even more applicable in Steelrising, as there does appear to be a little more tracking on some of the enemy attacks that will often clip you when you dodge to the side.
Don’t Be Afraid To Use Your Alchemical Capsules
Early on, you will almost certainly encounter skills and weapons that use Alchemical Capsules. These will act as the ammunition for your gun weapons, and all infusion abilities use them as well. While you shouldn’t use them without any consideration whatsoever, you will get more than enough of them to allow you to use them pretty liberally against the tougher enemies.
Nearly every Automat you kill will give you more of ’em, and you are unlikely to run out unless you are being truly reckless. Even if you do, you can buy more at a Vestal. So, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger on, well, pulling the trigger.
While we don’t want to discourage the use of them altogether, we will say that the traversal tools that unlock later in the game are pretty expensive when used in combat. While they can still be useful, leaning on them too much may actually cause you to run short on Alchemical Capsules.
Crank Up The Volume And Listen Closely
One of the best features of Steelrising is how incredible the sound design is. This is a game that loves to hide enemies. They’re up trees, they’re behind stacks of boxes, they’re positioned everywhere you aren’t looking.
This would feel cheap and unfun if the game didn’t give you such excellent audio cues. Thankfully, Steelrising does just that. There is a musical track that will pop up whenever an enemy is on you, so make sure to pay close attention to the music. It is going to be one of your primary means of detecting enemies.