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Can You Lock On in Spider-Man 2? Answered

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Building on the foundations of 2018’s Spider-Man and 2020’s Mile Morales, it’s fair to say that Insomniac Games’ sequel borrows heavily from its forebears. Due to the similarities in the moment-to-moment combat, some players out there may be curious whether you can lock onto enemies in Spider-Man 2. Don’t worry, as we’ll clue you in down below. Let’s get into it!

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Is It Possible to Lock on to Enemies in Spider-Man 2?

Unfortunately, no, you cannot lock on to enemies in Spider-Man 2. Despite some fans requesting for a lock on feature to be implemented in the first couple of games, there is currently no way to do so in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Thankfully, the issue isn’t too much of a big deal as the game’s combat has been widely praised by gaming press and players alike. In fact, there have been almost no complaints when it comes to the satisfying action at the heart of the game.

As a result, we’d say that its absence is nothing to worry about, and was probably left out for design reasons. Sometimes, small things like a lock on feature can occasionally have a knock on effect and impact balancing within other areas. From what we can gather, Insomniac Games likely made the decision to leave the mechanic out as it may have adversely affected the overall core gameplay.

Spider-Man 2 Combat Controls

For those who’re curious, here’s a breakdown of Spider-Man 2’s controls during combat:

  • Basic Attack – Square
  • Dodge – Circle
  • Basic Ground Combo – Square, Square, Square, Square
  • Heal – Down on the d-pad
  • Dodge Under – Square or Triangle, Circle
  • Long Dodge – Circle, X
  • Off the Wall Attack – Circle Towards a Wall, Square
  • Web Strike – Triangle
  • Web Strike Follow-Up – Triangle, Once You Hit an Enemy press Square
  • Web Yank – Hold Triangle
  • Web Throw – Hold Triangle, Push Left A, Analogue Stick in Any Direction
  • Parry – L1
  • Parry Follow-Up – L1, Square
  • Leap Off – Square, X
  • Throw – Hold Triangle Near Enemy
  • Throw Object – L1 + R1
  • Yank Down – Hold Triangle While Enemy is in the Air
  • Finisher – Triangle + Circle
  • Web-Shooter – Tap R1
  • Upshot – R1 + Triangle
  • Web Grabber – R1 + Square
  • Web Whip – Hold Triangle, R1

So, there you go. That’s everything we have on whether you can lock onto enemies in Spider-Man 2. For more, here’s how to get all the suits and all the voice actors in the game. Otherwise, feel free to browse our related coverage down below.


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