A top ten tips guide to Battlezone: Combat Commander.
10 Key Strategies for Survival
1. Keep spending!
Letting the income of scrap come to a halt can be detrimental as the player is only able to hold so much before a cap is reached. Keeping a tab on your upgrades and having a constant flow of new units will allow the player to have, not just a fresh arsenal of vehicles, but also ones of the highest spec.
2. Extra firepower!
In order to get the upper hand in a potentially tense 1v1 battle, consider weapon linking in order to fire two weapons at the same time. The additional damage dealt could be the difference and ensure victory!
3. Save often!
Having committed to making an awesome base and an army to be proud of, the last thing a player needs is to lose it all having not saved! The auto save system you might be used to is not applicable for this 90's remake so make sure to save as often as possible to prevent table flipping!
4. Defending is key!
Making sure you base is fully fortified with any units upgraded as much as possible is recommended before considering taking on the enemy. Ensuring your Recycler is always deployed, and Scavengers set up over bio-metal pools for scrap acquisition, will allow for good defensive preparation with the eventual construction of defensive structures and units.
5. Repair and reload!
Keeping ones ammo well stocked and armour in good stead will ensure longevity on the battlezone. Service Pods deployed by Recyclers will provide a quick fix for single units whereas static Service Bays provide slow healing over time. For mobility Service Trucks provide healing for units and structures.
6. Know your units!
Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the units produced by your Factory can be hugely beneficial. Reliance of particular vehicles can lead to a quick demise so understanding good unit combinations can aid in the formation of a fearsome assault force.
7. Navigation Beacons!
When it is necessary to mobilise units and send them to specific locations it is vital to have Navigation Beacons set up. Their presence allows for speedy mobility to targeted areas of interest.
8. Consider a strategic approach!
Like other RS games you have the ability to overlook the battlefield and control them that way. By accessing the terminal in your Relay Bunker a top-down view of the battlefield will become available.
9. Customise your loadouts!
The terminal inside your Factory or Recycler allows for the customisation of your weapon loadout for many of the units at your disposal.
10. Multiple constructors!
Having more than one constructor in operation ultimately allows for the speedy construction of base units, as well as the ability to upgrade far off Extractors and set up gun towers at crucial locations.