Crysis 2 multiplayer strategy – how to stop dying so damn much

The Gauss Juggernaut

Suggested Weapon
Any Weapon w/Gauss Attachment

Suggested Suit Modules
Armor Enhance

“The Gauss Juggernaut” is meant specifically to deal with other players using their Armor ability. The strategy centers mostly on the gauss attachment of your weapon, which equips you with six gauss rounds. These suckers can be fired from long range (like a sniper rifle). If the round doesn’t kill your enemy outright, he’ll at least be drained of all his energy, so you can switch back to primary fire and do cleanup. In a nutshell, you activate your armor and nail your targets with gauss rounds so they can’t use their armor. You win.

Above: Dammit, this game looks good

Use whatever modules you want for Stealth and Power. The only important Suit Module that you need is Armor Enhance. This module reduces the energy drain on being in Armor mode and improves how much punishment you can take.

Bait and Tackle

Suggested Weapon
Any Weapon w/Holographic Attachment

Suggested Suit Modules
Proximity Alarm
Stealth: Tracker
Power: Point Fire Enhance

This loadout will help you root out those players who like to camp in dark corners and shoot at all passersby. You’ll be relying heavily on your weapon’s hologram attachment to send out decoys that will bait any hidden players to reveal themselves in the most embarrassing way possible. The hologram can be used as often as you want and will run blindly to wherever you point it.

Above: “I seeee yoooou…”

The Proximity Alarm will give you the head’s up when you’re getting close to a room that may have a camper or two. We’ve honestly found this Armor module to be the best for this style of play. You really have to be doing something wrong if you walk into an ambush with this sucker equipped.

The Cloak Tracker Stealth module has the nifty ability of showing you exactly where an enemy player activated Cloak. While this won’t necessarily help you with someone who’s been running all over the damn place, it’s perfect for finding campers who like to stay rooted in one spot for the majority of the game.

While you can honestly pick whatever Power module you want for this build, we’d suggest using Point Fire Enhance. This module enhances your hip fire so that the bullets don’t spread out so much. Considering that you’ll most likely be engaging in a lot of close encounters, it’d be worth investing in.

Nanosuit Modules to Avoid

Weapon Pro
Power Module

Weapon Pro enables you to reload your weapons much faster than normal. This module is made entirely pointless by the fact that you can turn invisible to reload your weapon in complete safety. Pass.

Side Pack
Power Module

Side Pack equips you with an additional clip of ammunition for your primary weapon. If you’re capable of expending all of the ammo for your particular gun without dying and are unable to scavenge the bodies of those mere mortals who were unfortunate enough to cross your path, then we would like to shake your hand. And then smack you upside the head. Even so, a player that’s good enough to survive this long could make better use out of other modules.

Threat Tracer
Armor Module

Threat Tracer highlights all incoming enemy bullets with bright green tracers. The only problem with this perk is that enemy fire is already highlighted with bright white tracers that are just as easy to discern. If you have a particular fondness for neon green, then knock yourself out. Otherwise, just learn to have a keener eye.

Air Stomp
Armor Module

We hate putting Air Stomp on this list. It’s a badass power that enables you to fly through the air like an enraged sci-fi gorilla dragon only to come crashing down on to your hapless foes. The only problem with this is that online lag makes this ability finicky at best and almost useless at worst.

The ability is also catered to one very particular combat situation. Unless you spend the majority of your multiplayer matches on elevated terrain overlooking the enemy team, you won’t find much conventional use for this module. Still, the ability is fun as hell.

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  • nick-thompson - July 27, 2013 10:17 p.m.

    yo hit me up add xxnickxxlead ill challenge anywon to a BATTLE no little f#ck face kids allowed lol im to high
  • mcinjere - May 12, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    XBOX SUCKS! go pc and get lag free dedicated servers. and this was of no help if you hadn't figured out all the best perks @KYO reloading faster is very key...almost always you are attacked by enemy team and can't always just run and hide and cloak go with energy transfer - stealth enhance - weapon pro killing people replenishing your health so you can activate stealth mode a ton at a slower drain rate and able to reload your weapon fast enough to keep killing people
  • presc1ence - April 1, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    just gimme that shotgun and the cloak. I'll see y'all in the top 1000!
  • Gameguy94 - April 1, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    I haven't had much trouble with this game but some help is better than no help. And the cloaked reload is GENIUS! I would never have thought of that.
  • FVDub - March 31, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    @ElwoodFiore Everyone else is a noob as well. The game came out less than two weeks ago. Mention that during stealth kills and everything works great.
  • ElwoodFiore - March 31, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    @ET83phonehome Its outrageous, Im still trying to figure out why a level 15 is being put in a level 30-50 game room. Im sick of being called a noob for picking up there weapons and taking it to the front lines back at them lol That right there is just downright hatred
  • Kyo - March 31, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    I loved this lol I'm a gauss juggernaut myself. Only thing is I use Weapon Pro.. A Lot. Why? Because when you're using maximum armor(I love maximum armor) and you get into a fight with a dude, only to have his buddies come to his aid.. and try to kill you, reloading fast as hell helps alot. If you can't use cloak because you're almost out of energy, and you obviously can't run away to cover so you can reload in saftey, then reloading fast as hell will get them dead, instead of you. Just my opinion though lol
  • skynetiscoming - March 31, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    Lovin' me some Crysis 2 multiplayer. "Predator" class ftw.
  • Chevapravatdumrong - March 31, 2011 4:46 a.m.

    I love kicking cars at people, although being on the receiving end makes me realize how laggy it can be. The feline is the best weapon in the game, aside from the microwave gun that only jerks use.
  • ET83phonehome - March 31, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    @ElwoodFiore: I'm surprised you've encountered so many snipers. The sniping rifles don't seem as powerful here as in other games, and are often a bit less accurate. That and not many of the maps seem conducive to sniping, what with all the object density and vertical orientation. The players I usually see dominating Instant Action games are those who use some variation of the "Predator" class detailed above. I know that's what I use when I just want to dominate.
  • ET83phonehome - March 31, 2011 4:38 a.m.

    Great primer on some of the basics GamesRadar. I definitely recommend this game for anyone in need of a new FPS fix, both in terms of Single Player and Multiplayer. That being said, the MP component can take some getting used to if your only experience has been primarily with modern military FPS's such as the COD or Battlefield series (like myself). Once I started mixing my experience from the MP components of that series with some of what I gleaned with the Halo:Reach, MP became much more enjoyable. There are of course some bugs that need to be resolved (particularly with the PS3 version, which I have), but the game rewards those who effectively use every tool in their arsenal. In short, it's the most fun MP FPS experience I've had since BFBC2. @jayjay415: Those of us constantly playing are still trying to figure out the laser attachment, but the general consensus is that unless your constantly cloaked, it's like having a big "Here I am!" sign on your character.
  • jayajaya415 - March 31, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    Is there any use for that laser pointer attachment, or does it just give you away?
  • ElwoodFiore - March 31, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    Holy shit, I love you guys for doing this. Like seriously im going through the same problem, at first i thought it was the games host dominating the game, cause quite frankly when you see the end results of the game and usually whomever has the best connection (always green) is host and had obviously the best score every time. I was even host and dominated my fair host games. But this guide does help alot, Though it seems the Stealth-Sniper-Silencer Combo is potentially over used. Iv'e joined rooms with just about NOBODY walking around, turn on nano vision, there all sitting camping sniping. Silencer is a must in order to retain the camo from going away.
  • Brutalicus - March 31, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    Not dying so much in multiplayer? How'd you guess the exact thing that makes me so bad at Crysis 2?
  • zeetlock - March 31, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    OMG i hate typos! *and + triple post
  • zeetlock - March 31, 2011 1:39 a.m.

    *an amd also...FIRST!
  • zeetlock - March 31, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    I don't have this game... (sadface) might buy it if i get and xbox for my birthday.

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