Developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, Marvel’s Avengers is finally releasing on consoles and PC this week. Right off the bat, players will be able to play as fan-favorite characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk. There are quite a few different enemy types in the game, and you’ll need to know how to deal with each of them. Here’s how to break enemy shields in Avengers Game.
Breaking Enemy Shields in Avengers Game
Early on in the game, you’ll start encountering enemies with shields equipped. These guys can be tricky to deal with, as you won’t be able to simply mash the attack button to fight them head-on. Instead, you’ll need to approach them a little differently.
Every character has a powerful charge attack that you can use by holding down the triangle button. Whether you’re playing as Black Widow or Thor, when standing in front of an enemy equipped with a shield, hold down the triangle button on PS4 or Y button on Xbox One to unleash a charged heavy attack.
This will allow you to break enemy shields and leave them staggered for just a couple of seconds. This will also get rid of the shield permanently, and allow you to attack them like regular enemies.
You can also vault enemies by running towards them and holding the circle button on PS4 or the B button on Xbox One. This won’t break their shields, but will allow you to get behind them quickly to get in some attacks. Breaking shields is a little riskier as you’ll be leaving yourself open to attacks, but it at least allows you to get rid of the shield permanently, while vaulting is better for getting around enemies faster.
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