Psychonauts 2 has finally arrived after years and years of anticipation from fans wanting to see Raz’s adventure continue. The sequel is extremely faithful to the original and builds on lots of mechanics that the first game introduced. Of course, powers are back and you’ll find that you’ll need to change powers often to adapt to various combat and platforming challenges. In this guide, we’ll go over how to change powers in Psychonauts 2 so you can stay on top of everything going on in-game.
How to Change Powers in Psychonauts 2
Psychonauts 2 is a great game, but admittedly, one of its biggest flaws is the way that you have to swap powers. The icons are not super distinctive, you have to pause and open a menu to do it, and you need to do it often enough for it to be kind of annoying. It’s also a bit difficult to keep track of which power is on what button. It is what it is though, and fortunately, although annoying, it’s not bad enough to take away from the game.
To swap powers in Psychonauts 2, press Up on the d-pad at any time. This will open up a power wheel and pause the game for you.
While in this menu, you can reassign your powers by using the analog stick to highlight one of them in the radial. Press the button that you want to assign the power to (only the trigger buttons can be used) and it will now be hot-keyed to that button for quick use while in battle. You can change and reassign powers as often as you want at any time during Psychonauts 2.
Keep in mind, though, that you can only have four powers equipped at a time and you have a lot more than four powers. Try to keep the ones that you use the most assigned to one of the four trigger buttons; leave the other ones on the bench and just swap to them as needed.
That’s all you need to know for how to change and reassign powers in Psychonauts 2. For more tips, tricks, and FAQs answered check out our most recent Psychonauts 2 content right here.
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