It's pretty safe to say that a game called Fall of Cybertron is not going to end all that well for Cybertron. But that doesn't mean things have to end badly for you!
The multiplayer mode in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron lets you team up with fellow Decepticons and Autobots to battle for your doomed corner of the planet. Your end goal, apart from saving Cybertron (at least temporarily) is to build up a more powerful Transformer by leveling up your character. Levels come from earned experience in multiplayer and the best way to earn experience is to stay alive for as long as possible. Matt Tieger of High Moon Studios is here to help give you an edge on the robo-competition with 10 tips to keep you in disguise.
1. Play the Class
Tieger: Each class has strengths and weaknesses. Play to the strengths and don't try and put yourself in positions where your class can't compete. Jets are fast but can't take much punishment, so don't use them to defend a node, they should be out racing across the sky taking control points or healing allies. Tanks make great defenders, but have trouble out in the open. Stay where you can control the battlefield. Cars are nimble. Never ever stand still. Trucks are the most adaptable and can fit into any situation, but don't think they can best another class at their area of strength.
2. Use the Abilities
Tieger: New players are often so focused on shooting and transforming that they completely forget about their abilities — don't! Those are game changers and they recharge quickly. If transformation is the first thing on your mind, abilities are a very close second.
3. Learn the Maps
Tieger: Sounds simple, but in a game with so many vehicles rocketing around it can get very fluid in there. Particularly learn the pick-up locations. Those are a real lifesaver.
4. Build Build Build
Tieger: As you level-up you will have a garage full of Transformers. Build different versions of each class so that you can adapt to any situation. Mix up the different weapons and skills so that you may have a scout for Team Deathmatch and a different scout for Headhunter.
5. Stick Together
Tieger: 2 on 1 or 3 on 1 is usually no contest, no matter what game mode you are playing. If your team moves together, then the enemies will fall quickly.
6. Two out of three ain't bad
Tieger: In Conquest, the teams that ping-pong between two nodes have a huge advantage over those that blindly race to all three. Remember each team is accumulating points based on the nodes that they hold. If you have two out of three then sooner or later the game is yours.
7. Play Guard Dog
Tieger: Not everyone is cut out to play defender, but in Conquest if someone does (Trucks are good choices for this) then their team will be putting more consistent points on the board. Obviously, you won't always successfully defend, but if you get good, they will need to overwhelm you. More people at your node means less everywhere else, and that translates to wins.
8. Protect your Buddy
Tieger: In the Headhunter game mode, you are running around collecting sparks. If you see a teammate with a lot of them, stick to them like glue. One of two things will happen: either you will be able to escort them to the drop off point or, if they go down, you can scoop up those sparks before the other team and cash in for yourself.
9. Play the Healer
Tieger: Balanced teams almost always dominate. Ideally you should be leveling up each and every class, even if you have a favorite. Personally, I love to play the supportive healer, but that isn't for everyone. Teams with good healers tend to do very well. If you team does not have one, try it. You might like it.
10. Transform or Die
Tieger: Sounds silly but the biggest thing that separates consistent winners from the rest is their use of transformation. Transformation should be the core principal at the center of every strategic decision that you make. When you innately think like a Transformer you will play better, you will win more matches, and you will gain more XP.