When the world is at the mercy of alien invaders, all hope for survival rests in the hands of a few mercenaries. It’s up to you to take that last stand for the future of humanity. Shadowgun Legends is the latest addition to Madfinger Games’ Shadowgun series. This time around, you will take on the role of one of the legendary mercenaries that have been hired to protect the planet.
Available on Android and iOS, this exciting shooter game is just as action-packed as its predecessors. You can choose to play solo in story campaign mode or compete against other players in multiplayer mode. There is also a cooperative multiplayer mode for those who want to play alongside their friends.
Customize your own battle style with over 200 unique weapons and hundreds of armor pieces. There are no class restrictions, so you can mix and match the equipment as much as you want. Be sure to check out our compilation of Shadowgun Legends cheats, tips and hints in order to learn everything you need to know before the battle begins!
1. Claim Your Salary
You can’t call yourself a mercenary if you forget to get paid. When you start out, you will be asked to create your own character. Feel free to customize your looks as much as you want since it won’t have any impact on your gameplay. Also, make sure you think hard about what your name will be because you won’t be able to change it after you lock it in. Once you are done with character creation, you will enter the game as a new enlistee, and you will see your starting salary.
As far as salary goes, the only thing you should remember is to claim it every day. You are paid daily regardless if you play or not. Technically speaking, this is your login bonus. Just sign in every day even if you don’t have time to play.
2. Master The Controls
The first thing you should work on as soon as you enter Shadowgun Legends is your mastery of the controls. If you have played FPS games using an Xbox controller, you will be familiar with how this works. You drag around on the left side of the screen to move and drag around the right side to look around. It takes a while to get used to, and a lot of new players get confused, but the ability to check your surroundings while on the move is crucial in any shooter game.
3. Explore The Hub
The Hub is where you will begin your journey in the game. You won’t be able to explore freely until you complete your first mission, but as soon as you are able to, check out the different NPCs that will help you throughout your career. We have listed these persons of interest below in order to help you get to know them better.
It is pretty hard to miss this guy since he is in charge of Mission Control. He gives you both main missions and side quests, so you won’t be able to do much in the game unless you know who he is. Make sure you check the rewards you will get for each mission before accepting.
You know what the best defense is? A good set of armor. Big Red can help you in that department since she is in charge of the Armorama. You can buy and sell equipment from her. Don’t forget to read gear descriptions before buying or selling, though.
Nope, you are not seeing double. This Big Red lookalike is in charge of the Weapons Shop. Just as in the Armorama, you can buy and sell equipment here.
4. The First Mission Is Important
As you would expect, your first mission is the tutorial mission. You have no choice but to go through with it, but that does not mean you should rush to complete it. There are a lot of gameplay explanations that are packed into the first mission. Pay close attention to what you are being taught because the next missions will no longer have interactive instructions. You have this one chance to learn all the mechanics without the risk of annihilation, so make it count.
5. Start Out With Campaign Missions
The multiplayer missions, both competitive and cooperative, can be very unforgiving for new players. Unless you want to spend most of your game with your face on the floor, stick to the campaign missions until you hit level 10. PVP battles may sound exciting, but it won’t be much fun if you’re always dead. The earlier campaign missions are designed for new players. They help you get used to the battle system while giving you experience and equipment. Just play through the easy missions until you are ready to play with the big boys.
When you reach level 8, you can try to weave in a couple of multiplayer games into your routine. You might want to start with cooperative multiplayer, so you will have other people to support you. Continue playing mostly campaign missions since you need the easy experience to help you expand your skill tree. Once you are used to battle, and have a few skills and equipment in your arsenal, you are ready to take on other players.
6. Manage Your Inventory
If you ever decide to drop some real money into Shadowgun Legends, the best place to do it is in inventory expansion. The cheapest inventory upgrade will give you 80 inventory slots and eight extra backpack spaces. You will only appreciate that if you have been playing the game for a couple of days. With all the battles and missions you are completing, the default inventory space can be too restricting. You will find yourself faced with the dreaded “Inventory Full” message more often that you think.
Of course, you could choose to hold on to your money and just manage your inventory efficiently. You will need to make hard decisions if you want to keep slots open for future loot. Sell off anything that you won’t be using. The less items you hold on to, the better.
7. What To Bring To Missions
Shadowgun Legends gives you three slots for weapons during missions. You are free to bring whatever you want, but you may end up putting yourself at a disadvantage if you don’t put any thought into it. Just because you have three favorite weapons does not mean you should bring them all the time. Some missions are easier with certain weapons. Think about what your goal is and decide on what to bring accordingly.
For example, if you are playing PVP missions, a sniper rifle may be useful. There is little need for stealthy attacks on campaign missions, but it would come in handy if you are playing against other people. If you are going on solo campaign and you know you will be facing a beefy boss at the end, try bringing along something with more firepower, like a rocket launcher. It’s nearly useless against agile players but it can take down large bosses with ease.
Finally, do not be afraid to play around with special items. These are unlocked as you progress in the game, and the only way to figure out their usefulness is if you experiment with them. It ultimately depends on your playstyle, so try using the special items first to see if they work for you or not.
8. Aim For The Head
If you have experience with shooter games, you will know that headshots are the best when it comes to taking down opponents quickly. Try to aim for the head as much as you can, especially when you are playing campaign mode. Doing this will help you rack up the ranking points at the end of each battle. It also helps you get rid of enemies quickly.
When it comes to PVP battles, however, it is easier said than done. It takes a while to aim at the heads of real players since they will most likely be moving around a lot. Aim for headshots in PVP only when your enemy does not know where you are. Otherwise, you could end up dying from a rain of bullets before you could land a single headshot.
9. Chill At The Bar Of War
When you check out the left side of the screen, you will see the Bar of War. This is a place where you can hang out, buy food and drinks, and get free boosts. As of this writing, there is no clear indication of whether the food and drinks will help you with anything. They may be purely for roleplaying purposes. It might be better to hold on to your money until there is an update on their purpose.
The boosts, on the other hand, are available for free. You just need to wait for them to pop up on the top left corner of the screen. The effects are random, and there is no known way of influencing the type of boost you receive. Regardless of the effect, however, they are always helpful, so take advantage of them whenever you can.
10. Unlock Your Skills Wisely
Skills can make a huge difference in battle, so make sure you invest in them. You will need to unlock them using skill points and money. Since you have limited resources, make sure you carefully choose which ones to unlock. Most of the skills are passive, and you can only have two active skills at a time. There are dozens to choose from, so picking the right skills is one of the most important decisions you will make in this game.
A good skill to start with is Frag Grenades. Take a look at all the prerequisite skills for Frag Grenades and plan your progression accordingly. Try to go for passive skills as much as you can since they will all add up as you unlock them. Stick with Frag Grenades for your active skill until you can unlock AM Bomb or Rocket Man.
It’s time to put a stop to the alien invasion! Stick to our Shadowgun Legends strategy guide in order to ensure the survival of the human race!