How to Block in Injustice 2
Knowing how to block is essential to grasping victory in any fighting game and Injustice 2 is no exception. Whether you’re need to block a simple jab or you’re blocking an attempt at a super, it all counts and it counts a lot.
While NetherRealm’s other major successful fighting game, Mortal Kombat X, opts for using a block button, this wasn’t carried over into Injustice 2. Instead, this clash of DC heroes relies on the more traditional 2D fighter blocking mechanic—holding down and back. An important change to blocking to keep in mind for this game is that now you have the option of blocking certain environmental attacks as well. In the first title, you could do nothing about your opponent hurling debris at you from around the stage but the sequel changes that. Now, if you see a giant alligator being hurled your way you can still block it to spare yourself the damage and the embarrassment.
While blocking is key, it’s also just as important to mix up blocking with more evasive tactics to present an extremely solid defense. Injustice 2 introduces some incredibly helpful evasive moves that players should consistently take advantage of if they want to truly be a problem for any of their foes.
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