Naraka: Bladepoint: Tips and tricks for beginners

Naraka: Bladepoint, Netease’s melee battle royal that sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide, has gone free-to-play, making this amazing and fresh new take on the genre available for everyone.

Since it isn’t a shooter, it’s naturally going to be very different from the battle royale games people are generally used to, so here are a few tips and tricks to help newcomers get started. 

The tutorial is helpful

Let’s face it, tutorials are boring and sometimes even annoying. Most of us would prefer that developers do away with them altogether. However, Naraka: Bladepoint’s tutorial, while not particularly unique, can be extremely useful before getting into matches with real people.

Furthermore, Naraka: Bladepoint is a very challenging game and it can be hard to learn the ins and outs of it while getting killed within minutes of spawning in the map. 

Keep an eye on your weapon’s durability

Nobody likes weapon durability, but it adds another layer to the gameplay. When your weapon’s durability reaches zero, you can still use the thing, however, use it too much and it will break completely.  

Always have a spare melee weapon 

While you may find this to be a waste of inventory space, it is a good idea to have a melee weapon on you at all times in Naraka: Bladepoint. Certain player attacks can knock off the weapon you are holding, which the spare weapon will save your rear. 

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Learn to use all weapons

It’s natural to have a preference towards a certain weapon(s). Still, you may not always find it, especially during the early parts of the matches.

So, it’s a good idea to get used to most if not all the weapons. Now, it is a tall order, but you should at least get used to the basic move sets of the weapons.

Don’t spam dodges

Getting into fights, especially if it’s your first few matches, can be overwhelming, and as such you might feel like dodging all the time in hopes of avoiding your opponent’s attacks.

This would be practical if it wasn’t for the fact that dodges in Naraka: Bladepoint aren’t limitless. After performing a series of dodges, they will have a short cooldown period which might seem unfair at first, but it essentially stops the game from turning into a dodge fest.

Learn to parry

Since the majority of combat in Naraka: Bladepoint revolves around melee, it naturally has a parry mechanic. When an enemy is charging at you and they are covered in a blue aura, you can perform the parry. While you cannot parry virtually everything like in For Honor, it is still an incredibly useful skill to have up your sleeve. 

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