8 Ways to Hit the Ground Running in Rigs Mechanized Combat League

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8 Ways to Hit the Ground Running in Rigs Mechanized Combat League

Rigs Mechanized Combat League is out this week on PlayStation VR! Before you pick up your copy and strap yourself into a Rig, though, take a look at these tips from our development team. You’ll be off to a running start and rise to the top of the Mechanized Combat League in no time.

1.) Find the Settings That Work for You
Rigs Mechanized Combat League offers a comprehensive tutorial that is designed to slowly introduce you to the mechanics and controls before getting into your first match. The game also includes a VR Comfort Settings menu, which will let you choose between using Head Turning or Stick Turning, as well as toggling the dynamic Visor Mask. Lower screen brightness can also lead to a more comfortable play experience for some players. Experiment with the various options at your disposal and find the configuration you enjoy the most!

2.) Master the Power Modes
All Rigs come equipped with three distinct power modes — Turbo Mode, Repair Mode, and Impact Mode, for increased movement speed, rate of self-repair, and damage output respectively. Learning to switch between these modes as the situation dictates is the key to becoming a champion. Try switching to Impact Mode in a one-to-one fight, or increase speed with Turbo Mode when you’re the ball carrier in Endzone. If you need to take a breather, switch to Repair Mode, and try and hide yourself from active combat for a short while to maximize effect.

3.) Choose the Right Rigs for the Situation
It all comes down to personal preference, but make sure you have a defensive Rig (preferably with high health and stopping power), an offensive Rig (with a lot of damage output, or high rate of fire) and an extremely mobile Rig (high agility, or a Rig that can quickly maneuver). Typically the Sentinel can take a lot of damage, while the Hunter and Mirage are fast ones — with the advantage of height and maneuverability, respectively. You can also use the Tempest to hover and get a good overview of the map and the current match.

4.) Go for Glory
In Single-Player, the difficulty ramps up when you go head-to-head with the better teams in your league, or when you get promoted to higher leagues. Fear not, as Rigs Mechanized Combat League offers more than one way to win — there are standard league fixtures to play through, but also Tournament fixtures which can help you earn cups during your career, and even a Top Gun trophy that is reserved for the pilot with the highest aggregated personal points.

5.) Manage your Sponsors and Fame
Successfully completing trials and matches will earn you credits (V) and fame, which can be used to buy new Rigs and hire better AI pilots. Keep an eye out for top AI Pilots who come with their own Rigs to round out your team. Winning matches and finishing Trials will earn you Fame, which will draw the attention of sponsors, who can offer credits and unique pilot customization items in exchange for completing challenges.

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Once you begin to make a name for yourself in the Mechanized Combat League, you will amass followers who closely follow your career progress. The more followers you have, the more famous you become, which unlocks better sponsorships. Try and get enough credits to unlock Rigs early on, so you can get a sense of which style of Rig (chassis type or ability) you prefer in a given situation.

6.) Bring the Bling
Once you get the right sponsors, you can unlock customizations for your pilot. You can also buy specific customization items using the credits you earned. You can try on different suits, helmets, and even visor displays. There are also multiple podium celebrations you can choose from. Try and get the right set that lets you express yourself, so when you win, all eyes are on you!

7.) Communicate with Your Team
The key to winning multiplayer matches is to communicate and coordinate your actions. Remember — getting the most takedowns is less important than scoring the most points. In Endzone, make sure you know who is on defense and who is taking the ball forward, at all times. Try and make sure you call out opponent patterns and formations if you have a Rig chassis type that can get a better view. When you try and score in Powerslam, make sure to call for help if you need cover — being taken down right when you’re about to score that match-winning goal can be painful…

8.) Download the Patch
There is a Day One Patch available for download that enables Private one-on-one matches and Bot Substitutions in online play. There are many feedback and usability additions in the patch, so make sure you download it as it can improve your offline experience as well. If you have a friend who also has a copy of Rigs, it might be a good idea to play a 1v1 private match to get a feel for the pace and intensity of a match with human opponents before venturing into the full 3v3 Draft mode.

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  • Ok soo will this (and other vr games) be available for download on the PS store tomorrow.. because so far only EVE Valkyrie is? Id hate for retail to be the only way to get this game day one.

    Also the ingame graphics dont look even half as good as the previous trailers, and hopefully the single player mode takes little longer than 1-2 hours to beat.

    • Hello! Yes, RIGS will be made available for purchase on the PS Store on Thursday, October 13th. We hope you enjoy the game!

  • I plan on getting this tonight. So excited!

    • I PLANNED on getting this tonight… bt unless they update the PS store at midnight thens sucks to be me….

    • I am aiming more for physical copies. Doing a midnight release and getting this with a few other titles.

    • Im literally running out of space for physical games also even if i wasnt Im getting ALL my Vr games digitally as having to switch discs would ruin immersion

    • I like my physical copies too much. Besides if I do not take it off to at least switch the discs, I might forget the real world. (Joking on that part.)

      By the way noticed your PSN name. Are you also hoping this might help push for a Gundam VR game? I would really love it if they also made a cockpit style controller.

    • My last comment says awaiting moderation on the bottom. Not sure why.

  • Will there be new maps and DLC coming out later on?

  • The Playstation VR header is live on the web PS Store right now. Rigs is up and available. I just hit my cart max for “purchase value”. Gonna have to do multiple purchases to grab everything I want, apparently…

    • I grabbed the following:

      Batman: Arkham VR
      Battlezone
      Gunjack
      Here They Lie
      Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
      The Assembly
      Job Simulator
      Playstation VR Worlds
      RIGS MCL
      Super Stardust Ultra VR

      and the free Playroom VR and digital demo disc. Gonna be a busy week for me.

  • gonna see if i can squeeze VR in my life before Thanksgiving…

  • OK any help would be greatly appreciated. I’ve unlocked a few suits and visors but for the life of me cannot figure out how to equip them. I’ve tried in the headquarters and the other location. Can someone please help a fellow Gamer out??? By the way, I thought I would like this game but so far it has turned out to be my favorite on PlayStation VR.

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