Jurassic World: Primal Ops not only lets you rescue dinosaurs from mercenaries, evil scientists, and poachers, but also summon these prehistoric creatures when you are on a mission to save them from extinction. These dinosaur companions can be summoned when you are surrounded by enemies or when you just have to clear an area to proceed.
Dinosaurs can also be very effective against boss creatures. However, you will have to pay attention to the gauge on the right side of the mission screen. You can summon more than one creature when the gauge is full. It takes a few seconds for the gauge to recharge again, and you can summon a few again once the gauge is partially full. When creatures are summoned, they will charge, chomp, headbutt enemies, or scare the living daylights of them with their loud ROAR. Each creature has a unique ability that can be used against certain enemy types, such as melee, shield-equipped, and rifle-equipped enemies. Our beginner-level Jurassic World: Primal Ops guide will help know more about your dinosaur companions, their combat advantage against enemies, and their bonus damages.
When to Summon Dinosaur Companions
On your dinosaur rescue mission, rushing on enemies could be suicidal, especially when there are multiple poachers guarding a camp. Step back when you spot some enemies and pay attention to their weapons.
Melee enemies will charge at you and men equipped with rifles/machine guns will shoot from a distance. Poachers equipped with shields are hard to eliminate. Enemies may spot you from a distance so your best bet would be to hide behind wreckage, large crates, and rocks before making the next move.
Once you are in a safe position, away from the enemy’s field of view, summon your dino companions to attack them, and then move forward to shoot enemies. A preliminary strike using dinosaur companions will weaken enemies, making it easier for you to take them down and proceed to your objective.
Power (PWR) Determines a Dinosaur’s Strength Against Enemies
In Jurassic World: Primal Ops story missions, the mission screen shows an overview of the enemy types you will encounter, total enemy power, possible rewards you will receive at the end of a successful mission, and team selection.
The “Choose your team” section on the right side of the mission screen displays profiles of the “handler” (the main character) and three dinosaur companions who can be summoned during a mission. At the top is the total “Enemy PWR”.
To change your current team composition, tap a dinosaur under “choose your team”. Now tap any dinosaur on the right side of the screen to remove it. You will see an empty slot with a yellow “+” sign. To add a new dinosaur to the team, tap its portrait on the right side of the screen, and it will be added to the empty slot.
Tap the handler’s portrait on the right side. Now tap the new handler’s portrait on the left side to replace the current character. There are three handlers in this game – Mike Riley, Brodie T. Booker, and Adriana Santos. You will unlock them as you progress in story-based missions.
You will notice a score and words, such as “Strong”, “Even” and “Weak”, below each portrait in the choose your team screen.
The score below each portrait is the power or “pwr”. You can increase the power of your companion dinosaurs and handlers by leveling up your handler and dinosaurs.
The words “Even” “Strong” and “Weak” below scores are based on each dinosaur’s power vis-a-vis the total “Enemy Pwr”, which is displayed on the top of the mission screen.
A dinosaur’s or a handler’s power should be considerably higher than the enemies’ power to be stronger than them. An “Even” fight would happen when the handler’s or your companion dino’s score is the same as the enemy’s score or marginally higher.
Aim to increase the score of dino companions in your team to have an Even fight. You can do this by leveling them up. However, a “Strong” label below all dinosaur portraits would mean an easy victory over enemies. Try not to include dinos that have a weak pwr score against the enemy. You may want to level them up/rank up to increase their power.
Note: Some missions may require players to include a particular dino in the “choose your team” section of the mission screen. The empty slot would be reserved only for that dino and you can’t have any other dinosaur in that slot. The name and pic of the dino will be revealed below the reserved slot on such missions.
In the above screenshot, the fourth slot is reserved for only “Dracorex”. The tiny picture of Dracorex (marked by a white box on the screenshot) is displayed below the fourth slot. You can’t select any dinosaur other than Dracorex.
Know Your Enemies – Attack Styles
On the left side of the mission screen, you will notice certain symbols below the picture of enemies. These symbols are – raised fist, ranged weapon, and shield. These symbols on the mission screen suggest the enemy’s attack styles you will encounter in that mission.
Raised fist: Melee fighters
Ranged weapon: Machine gunners and enemies equipped with rifles.
Shield: Enemies equipped with shields.
Melee fighters charge at you and attack with rods when you come under their field of view.
Ranged weapons will shoot at a distance.
Enemies equipped with shields are hard to defeat as they will protect themselves and even charge and attack you with their shields.
These are common enemies. As you progress through story missions, you will unlock new enemies.
Certain dinosaurs can be very effective against the above enemies. For example, The Agujaceratops charges toward enemies, ignoring their shields and destroying anything breakable in their path. The Acrocanthosaurus chomps down enemies and can be unleashed against enemies armed with ranged weapons. With its “Munch” ability, the Suchomimus can attack/bite multiple enemies, including shields. In the next section, we will find out how to get more information, including stats about all dinosaurs.
Dinosaur Stats and Abilities
In Jurassic World: Primal Ops, there are over 45 dinosaurs. Each dinosaur has its own unique ability and also provides buffs against certain enemies.
To know a creature’s stats, abilities, and buffs, tap “Dinosaurs” on the lower-bottom corner of the home/map screen.
Tap on an unlocked dinosaur’s profile picture on the left. You will see the full image of the dino on the right. Tap “Stats” on the top-right corner.
The stats section displays the dinosaur’s ability (Chomp, Lunge, Stampede, etc.). The damage dealt is displayed below the ability. In the below example: Dracorex’s special ability is “Charge” as it rushes towards and headbutts to push them back. The charge ability deal 12 damage to the enemy. You can increase the damage dealt to enemies by leveling up Dracorex.
Dealing Bonus Damage to Enemies
Dinosaurs deal additional damage to certain enemy groups, such as “Fang Force” and “Koslov Expeditions”. You will also find damage bonuses/buffs on the stats page (Home > Dinosaurs). Let’s find out more about dinosaurs and their bonus damages with the help of this example:
Dracorex deals 100 percent more damage against “Koslov Expeditions”. Now “Koslov Expeditions” is the name of the poacher/enemy group you will be battling in the story missions. You will see a tiny icon beside the “100% damage bonus”. This icon is the gang symbol of that enemy group (in this example: Koslov Expeditions). The same gang symbol will be displayed on the mission page, behind the enemies’ profile picture, on the left side of the screen. Check the screenshots below:
You should select Dracorex on missions that have Koslov Expeditions as its main enemy since Dracorex deals 100 percent bonus damage against this enemy group. You can check the gang symbol on the mission page on the left side of the screen and choose those dinosaurs that inflict damage bonuses against that enemy group. As of writing this Jurassic World: Primal Ops guide, there are three main enemy groups: Fang Force, Koslov Expeditions, and Evozenith.
You can find damage bonus information for each dinosaur – just tap “Home” > “Dinosaurs”. Next, tap on a dinosaur profile pic on the left side > “Stats” on the top-right corner.