If you have played Kill Shot Bravo, then you will love everything about Cover Fire. The stunning, almost console-quality visuals look amazing on your smartphone and tablet PC and the missions are pretty fast-paced. But if you are into top-down tactical shooters, then check out Squad Alpha.
Most missions will let you engage in close quarters combat, taking cover behind barricades and walls and shooting down enemies. However, there are also quite a few action-packed levels that let you move around in SUVs and choppers, hunting for bad guys in moving vehicles or attacking your team member.
Missions are broadly divided into assault, sniper and “vehicle”. The final mission in every campaign ends with confronting a tough opponent, and it may take a few retries before you can kill the boss.
With the the help of this walkthrough, tips and strategies, you will be able to choose a better team according to a mission type, know your characters and the skills they posses and find out how to win boss levels:
1. Select the Best Character Based on Mission Types
In campaign mode, you will come across different types of missions. There are 4 major mission types: Assault, Sniper, hacking and vehicle missions.
In Assault missions, you will be behind cover, shooting at enemies. In Sniper Missions, you will be protecting a friendly unit by killing enemies with your sniper rifle. In vehicle missions, you will be in a moving vehicle, attacking enemies.
When you tap the campaign screen, you will see various mission icons. Assault missions have a bullet symbol, sniper missions have a scope symbol and vehicle missions have the symbol of a land or air vehicle. Now that you know what those symbols are, you can change your team and have the best snipers or gunners in your team as per the type of mission:
Tap “Characters” in the “Customize Your Team” section and choose a character from your unlocked heroes. Select a character you think would be fit for that particular mission:
For example: If there’s a sniper mission ahead and you have unlocked a few snipers, choose someone with a skill that you feel will be a good choice against enemies. See the “Habilidades” section under each character to know his/her skills and compare those abilities with your current character.
Example: Sniper Liu Wong has two special skills: Bullet damage and Perforation Length, whereas Sniper Rose Kitty specializes on Reload. You can choose Liu if you feel the Bullet Damage skill would be a better option in that mission.
Also, make sure the skill has been upgraded. Some characters come with higher skill stats from the beginning, but their skills can be upgraded further. You will get 10 percent Reload and 5 percent cover if you choose Rose Kitty as your sniper character.
2. Know Your Character Skills
Each character has unique skills that play a big role in battle. You will need to upgrade their skills by collecting skill cards. When you upgrade a skill card, your character’s skill increases by a certain percentage.
With upgraded skills, your character becomes stronger in dealing with enemies. You can get these skill cards as mission rewards, daily rewards or from free crates.
Here’s a list of skills, their use in battle and the characters specializing in them:
1. Clip Size (Jack Miller, Assault): Increases your “Assault character’s” magazine capacity.
2. Bullet Damage (Liu Wong, Sniper. Kevin Jacob, Assault. West Walker, Assault. The Gentleman, Assault. Skull, Assault. Ninja, Assault. Forever Alone, Assault.): Upgrade this skill to increase the damage of each bullet
3. Reaction Time and Reactive Shield (Vladimir, Demolition. Brazzet, Demolition): Reaction Time increases the time to destroy hand grenades and other explosive devices. Reactive Shield increases
4. Critical Hit (Samantha Fox, Hacker. West Walker, Hacker. Ramboat, Assault. Skull. Ninja. Forever Alone. ): Chances of critical damage to enemies.
5. Camouflage (Samantha Fox, Hacker, Ramboat): With camouflage upgraded, enemies will take more time to trigger the alert. So you still have a chance to take down all of them before the alert goes off.
6. Reload (Kevin Jacob, Assault. Rose Kitty, Sniper. Brazzet, Demolition. The Gentleman, Assault): Faster Reloading
7. Cover (Rose Kitty, Steve Rex, Assault): Covers (barricades etc.) will be able to endure more damage
8. Health (Steve Rex, Assault): Improves health for each mission.
Each time you upgrade a skill after collecting the required number of cards, you also increase the combat level (orange shield icon). A higher combat level is a must if you want to unlock new missions/chapters and win them comfortably.
3. Decrease Skill Upgrade Time
So you have collected the required number of cards for a particular skill and are looking to upgrade it. Well, upgrading skills can take some time, and there are two ways to reduce the number of minutes it takes for a full upgrade.
The first method is a bit costly and requires players to spend gold bars. Players should try the second method, which involves watching a short video to reduce 25 percent of time.
Just head straight to the skills section and tap a skill which is being upgraded. You will notice a blue bar underneath the “complete now” bar. Tap it and watch a short clip to reduce 25% time. You can use this method multiple times if you want to keep reducing the time taken to fully upgrade a skill.
4. How to Deal with Mission Bosses
In boss battles, wait for the moment when the enemy stops firing and turns his back to you. The boss’s foot soldiers can be a nuisance and will attack you when firing. You can eliminate them one by one to proceed to the next area.
There will be a limited number of enemies, and you should kill them first until it’s just you and the boss. You can then take cover when he is firing and attack when he stops firing and moves away from you. Keep an eye on grenades and make sure you destroy them before they drop on the ground.
5. How to Destroy Moving Vehicles with RPG
If you are in a moving vehicle (chopper or jeep) and you have been tasked to attack moving vehicles, then the best way to take them down is to move the aim ahead of their vehicles and press the fire button.
Don’t move the aim directly on a moving vehicle. Episode 2, stage 9 is one example. In that mission you will have to destroy moving SUVs. You just have to move the aim ahead of an SUV and quickly tap the fire button to get an accurate hit.
6. Types of Crates and What Do You Get from Them
There are three types of crates: Classic, Rare and Epic. You can buy a classic crate with in-game cash, and a Rare/Epic crate with gold bars (premium currency). You also get free crates daily. The crate icon at the top-left will have a tiny yellow notification when all three free crates are available.
The Classic crate contains cash and skill cards. Rare crate usually contains skill cards. Chances of getting character cards are higher when you open the free Epic crate. You can also get tournament tickets from free crates.