Isonzo Cheats and Tips
How It All Works
Isonzo is your standard WW1 FPS in that you’ve got two large teams fighting over contested points that are staggered over extremely large crater-filled maps. There are also plenty of levels to run around on, they’re all extremely well detailed and if you’re making a custom match you can decide on what particular part you start on.
There are two sides, Attackers and Defenders. The factions you’ll get to play as are the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom Of Italy. Both sides have weapons accurate to the era and country. So Italy gets to use a bunch of old rifles like the Fucile Da Fanteria and the shorter Moshetoo Per Trupppe. Whilst Austria’s finest take pot shots with the Repetierstutzen and the iconic Reptiergewehr. They’ve all been rendered in surprisingly great detail, so if you’re a historical gun-nut you’re going to have a field day.
To keep things interesting there are multiple classes to choose from and they all have their own unique role that can help out the team as a whole. Some are more complicated than others and they have their own unique weapons, gear, and buffs that can substantially help their squads.
In total there are six classes, so there’s a fair amount of variety to suit a number of different playstyles. Here’s a brief rundown of each one and what they do:
|Officer||Squad Leader in charge of a group. Allows friendly spawning and can call in strikes.|
|Rifleman||Standard point-and-shoot soldier with a rifle.|
|Engineer||Support role that can build barricades and defenses.|
|Assault||Heavily armed shock troops with access to a bunch of explosives.|
|Mountaineer||The ultimate reconnaissance class. Also has a bugle unlock that boosts friendly fire rate and movement speed.|
The Levelling System
Worth mentioning is how the leveling in Isonzo works. It’s a little odd and for those looking to power through their class of choice to get those fun unlocks at later levels, there are going to be a few hurdles to jump over first. Instead of just leveling up and collecting new guns as you go, or unlocking new gear by playing a particular class over and over again, Isonzo does something different. In what’s quite a unique way of incentivizing you to learn and play a class a specific way, the developers use upgrades as rewards for hitting milestones and finishing challenges.
For example, a new piece of gear is made available after reaching a specific level and then performing an action such as killing a set number of enemies whilst crouched or capturing a point. They become more complicated as you go on, but they’re linked in a way that encourages and rewards you for learning a class and how they play. Like how the ability to fire grenades from rifles comes after getting hand-thrown grenades, but only after you kill a set number of enemies with these particular items first in an act that lets you learn how they work.
Don’t Wander Off
The player count in Isonzo is pretty big, there’s 24 on each side, so the battlefield can get pretty busy. With so many people running about it’s rare that you’ll be on your own for long, but venturing off into No Man’s Land on your own is generally something you should avoid.
The time to kill is pretty high and it’ll take just one or two well-placed rifle rounds from half the map away to put you down so death can come fast and out of nowhere. Sticking with your buddies gets you more manpower and with how slow rifles are to reload, you’ll always need someone to watch your back if you get ambushed or miss your first shot. So stay with the group.
Focus On One Class
If you’re looking to get better gear faster then it’s highly recommended that you focus on one particular class instead of bouncing between them all. Whilst you level up overall, your experience for roles comes with use and completing challenging milestones as we mentioned already.
In the beginning, these challenges are pretty easy, but as you go on it can take a lot longer than you would expect to get to higher levels. Even after a few hours with a Rifleman, you’ll barely have gotten them to level five, let alone their max cap of 20. So a good tip is to pick the one you like the most and stick with it, then rotate onto another role once that’s maxed out. It’s a much more efficient use of your time.