SoulCalibur VI is the latest entry in the prolific fighting game series. The core mechanics like weapon-based fighting and eight-way-run are all still perfectly intact from past entries, but there are a few new mechanics introduced, and the game functions like a soft reboot of the story and timeline. If you’re new to the series, or haven’t played a SoulCalibur game for a long time, there’s a lot to take in. We’ve got a few helpful tips and tricks for beginners to help you get started in SoulCalibur VI.
SoulCalibur VI Tips and Tricks For Beginners
Play Libra of Souls First
SoulCalibur VI has a lot of options available to you right when you start the game up. Two different story modes, online play, versus, arcade; it can be a lot to take in. The best place to start, however, is with Libra of Souls, the biggest story mode of SoulCalibur VI.
Libra of Souls has you creating your very own character, and using them to journey around the world of SoulCalibur, completing main quests, side quests, and more. Upon starting Libra of Souls you immediately get the option to play through a detailed tutorial, explaining the ins and outs of SoulCalibur VI’s combat. Even past this, however, Libra of Souls is perfect for learning the ins and outs of each character.
At the start of the mode you get to pick one weapon, but you’ll be able to obtain every kind of weapon, and therefore every character’s moveset, as you keep going. This gives you the chance to try out how each character plays, and Libra of Souls often introduces unique rules during battles that will require you to change strategies, like only low attacks doing normal damage, or only attacks while Soul Charged doing proper damage. In turn, this then leads to you having to try different moves and options in battle, furthering strengthening your understanding of each weapon. By no means do you have to solely play through all of Libra of Souls before doing anything else, but it’s a good idea to make it the place you start in SoulCalibur VI, at least.