One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 is the comeback version of the original Road to Hero game by Oasis Games. After letting players experience the One Punch Man story on a mobile game RPG, they took all the feedback they can gather to give players an even better gaming experience for fans. As a result, One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 is a well-polished gem in mobile gaming. Both fans of RPGs and the anime will find this game worth their time, and will keep coming back to compete against other players from around the world.
Just like most modern mobile game RPGs, One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 features tons of content, including collectible characters from the anime. The series’ Japanese voice actors reprise their roles in this game, which adds a great touch of familiarity and authenticity to the game.
While collecting the game’s multitude of heroes and villains is its bread and butter, its RPG elements also add a lot of depth in terms of gameplay. Collecting all the heroes and villains while also building your party of characters will be the key to your success in this game.
With that being said, the actual road to becoming a hero won’t be easy. Just like Saitama, it takes a lot of training and hard work to become a top-tier hero. While everyone can try this game and have a good time, only the best of the best players can come out on top. We created this guide for beginners so they can be well-equipped when they start on the path to ultimate power!
While many other players already have a head start for starting earlier, this One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 beginner’s guide will help newbies catch up and climb the leaderboards as soon as possible. We also sprinkled in some tips and tricks to help intermediate players make better decisions in the game, like resource management and party formations, among others.
1. The Basics Of One Punch Man: Road To Hero 2.0
As a hero, your task is to protect the city and beat the baddies—pretty standard superhero stuff. This is an easy enough task at first. You will be accompanied by various heroes and even villains in defeating the most nefarious enemies that the anime has ever seen. You start fighting goons and minions in every stage, and work towards finding the big baddie at the end of the stage. You will have to strategize and train your characters before you can be ready to face the toughest opponents. To do that, we’ll first have to go over the basics.
One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 lets you bring a party of five heroes and villains of any combination in battles. Your opponents can have more than five characters at a time, but you’ll most likely not have a tough time fighting them. You also get to choose where your characters will be placed out of the nine tiles available on your side of the battlefield. We’ll talk about this in more detail later on.
Once you’ve placed your heroes and villains on your battlefield, you’re now ready to face the enemy. All the action will be automated, but you get to decide when your characters will use their super moves. For each time they attack or receive damage, they get their rage meter filled. Once full, they will be ready to unleash their special powers, and their portrait at the lower right of the screen will be highlighted. Tap on their image and watch as your character execute their devastating ultimate abilities!
There’s also an auto mode that you can switch on, found on the lower left side of the screen. With this turned on, your characters will automatically use their ultimate abilities as soon as their rage bars get full, without you having to click their photos.
The side with the last man standing wins, so make sure you bring your strongest team of heroes and villains so you beat all of the opponents!
2. Do Your Homework! Complete The Tutorials!
The path towards becoming a superhero isn’t always exciting. Just as how Saitama had to do 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers of running every day, you will also have to do some basic stuff to become stronger. Yes, we’re actually recommending you to play the tutorials before diving straight into the game’s main modes.
The tutorials are very informative, and that the knowledge you’ll get from doing the tutorial stages will help you for the rest of your journey. On top of that, the tutorial stages actually reward you with recruitment diamonds, which you’ll need to add more characters to your party.
Most of the lessons you’ll learn from here are super important in deciding how you should be building up your team. The very first lesson, for example, will teach you about the different types of characters in the game, and the rock-paper-scissors relationship they have with each other. It also talks about positioning, or which tile your characters are best placed.
For example, Genos is best placed on the same column as a whole line of enemies. His attacks allow him to blast through a whole column of baddies, so placing him there will let you clear multiple enemies at once.
Take lots of notes while doing the tutorials and apply those lessons to your battles. With these tips in mind, your opponents are toast!
3. Saving Up For The Best Shot
One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 is a hero-collector game. You don’t unlock characters as you normally would in a traditional video game. Instead, the game has a Hero Recruitment system, wherein you spend resources called tickets and diamonds to Recruit new heroes and villains. Recruiting heroes and villains will give you a random character, so collecting them all might take a while.
That being said, there are a lot of characters in the game that you can get from Hero Recruitment that you wouldn’t want to use. The most common characters only exist for you to recycle for resources. Meanwhile, some characters can easily carry your team to victory. Curious to know which of these characters are the best in the game? Then check out our One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 tier list.
Another difference One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 has with traditional RPGs is that your characters don’t gain experience in battle, and they don’t level up just by fighting. Instead, you’re rewarded with training materials from battle and from Genos’ and Saitama’s patrols.
These materials are needed for character training. When you train your characters, they will use up these training materials for each level they gain. While they gain stats for every level they receive, their skills will get upgraded only on specific levels.
For example, you unlock their third skill at Level 11, and you get to upgrade their normal attack on Level 21. Leveling up will not cost you too much resources except for these upgrade levels, wherein a huge chunk of your resources will be used up in return of a more powerful skill.
Therefore, it’s very important to plan out your characters’ training. You shouldn’t level up everyone you get to the max level – in fact, this is impossible to do. You only get limited resources to invest in your characters, so you should really only be training your best ones. Refer to the tier list we mentioned above, but a good rule of thumb is to just upgrade your purple elite characters. As for your Rares and your Commons, they’re best used as fodder for your stronger heroes’ and villains’ training.
4. Collect Shards And Duplicates For Stronger Heroes
While recruiting will not let you choose which heroes you’ll get, collecting a particular character’s shards will let you recruit them directly. You can get these character shards as you play along, and sometimes as rewards in events and promotions. The most direct way of getting them is by buying them in the mall in the city. However, the currency used for buying character shards can only be gotten by retiring common heroes.
Meanwhile, you can also get duplicate copies of the same character. For example, in my first day of playing the game, I was able to get two copies of Genos. I was excited, because Genos is a powerful character and a favorite of mine in the anime. I thought I would be able to use two copies of Genos in a single battle. But I was wrong – you can only bring one copy of a character at a time. If that’s the case, then what are the duplicate copies of characters used for?
You can use up duplicate heroes and villains in the game’s Hero Promotion system. Choose your original copy, which you probably would have trained by now, and then choose the duplicate copies of that character. By sacrificing the duplicate copies, you will be able to get an even stronger version of your original. This is an easy way to put some stats into your characters without having to spend a lot of resources training and leveling them up.
5. Do Your Dailies! Complete Missions! Go As Far As You Can In The Road To Be Strong And Extreme Trial!
Most of the game will require you to check in frequently to get rewards and materials for strengthening your team. If you’re serious about climbing the leaderboards, then there are some things you have to do regularly. Completing these tasks will give you a steady supply of resources that will allow you to breeze through story mode and start competing against other players in the game’s PvP and Guild systems.
Firstly, clearing your Daily, Weekly, and Milestone Objectives will easily net you lots of Recruitment diamonds and tickets. Use these to find the strongest heroes and villains in the game. You’ll also be able to get character shards and equipment from these objectives, so be sure to complete as many objectives as you can before they reset.
Meanwhile, Extreme Trial and Road to be Strong offer players challenging stages outside of story mode for them to test their parties against. In Extreme Trial, you take on multiple floors of enemies. Each battle is independent of each other, and you can challenge these battles with any characters as you wish.
The Extreme Trial has a Leaderboard system that keeps track of which players reached the highest floor. Don’t feel pressured if you see too many players ahead of you. Focus on beating your enemies, and training your team against them. When these stages become too challenging, you can watch match replays and see how other players solved that floor.
Finally, the Road to be Strong is like a dungeon puzzle. You can choose which stage you fight at a time, and you get rewards depending on how strong your opponents were. In this mode, you get rewarded with upgrade materials and supplies.
The upgrade materials, as mentioned earlier, can be used to strengthen your characters. Meanwhile, the supplies will help you in your current run of Road to be Strong. They can give boosts to your characters or weakens all your opponents, depending on the supplies chosen.
When choosing between which supplies to take, we recommend choosing those that fit your team the most. For example, pick supplies such as Machine Limbs if you have a lot of Hi-tech characters because it boosts your party’s attack by 8% for each Hi-tech character you have in your team.
Go as far as you possibly can in Road to be Strong and Extreme Trials, and reap rewards for your effort. These stages reset every two weeks, so you can redo them again for more rewards later on.
6. Your Road To Hero Starts Here
We hope that this guide can help you jumpstart your success in One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0. With these tips and tricks, you will see yourself climbing the leaderboards in no time. Don’t forget to add friends and to join guilds as soon as you can. Other people can tell you about their experiences in the game that we may have missed.
Most importantly, be sure to have fun with the game. Don’t think too much about getting to the top, just enjoy the ride! You’ll get there in no time, so you might as well enjoy your road to greatness.
There you have it! This ends our beginner’s guide for One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0. In case you are aware of any other tips or tricks, please let us know in the comment area!