Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide – Farming Gold, Dodge, Co-op, Hard Mode

Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide

The second game in the fun action packed Guacamelee! 2 is out and it packs all the insane fun and quirky controls from the first game along with some brand new features. If you are new to the franchise then we have curated this handy Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide for you in which we have detailed some tips and tricks for you that will help you get right on the track.

If you are just starting the franchise, you might need some time getting used to the controls and other game mechanics. It offers a fair amount of challenge so you need to be good at using the special powers along with normal moves of the game. Our tips and tricks will ensure that you do not end up failing simple fight sequences repeatedly.

Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide – Tips and Tricks

Our Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide details everything that you need to know about jumping in the action straight away in Guacamelee! 2.

Dodge for your Life

In Guacamelee! 2, combat is not forgiving. The game will really test your patience in certain situations. To make sure that you survive in these tight combat situations, we recommend that you use dodge as much as you can.  Dodging will allow you to evade enemy attacks and then give you a chance to hit your enemy while they recover after the attack.

This will make sure that you survive longer in combat situations and you get a chance of surviving against difficult enemies. If you do not use dodge during combat situations, then it will be very difficult for you to defeat bosses and other difficult enemies. You will also need to use dodge to get through thorny vines.

Dodging can be used in a number of ways to your advantage. It can cancel out super moves, make you move around the area quickly, avoid enemy hits and they even let you carry on combos for much longer. If you are on fire, dodging can help you put out the fire. Rolling on the ground also puts out fires on the ground.

Play the Game in Co-Op

Guacamelee! 2 introduces four player co-op where three other players can join you in action. This means that each player plays with a different character as well. There are four basic characters in the game now and you can pick anyone of them to play with. Playing with other players make the game very easy and everyone can now participate in the damage dealing.

Bored of your current character? Not a problem, reach a save point and you can easily change to any of the other characters. We recommend that you try all four characters and pick the right one for yourself. Exploration will sometimes grant you with bonus skins for your characters and the best part is that whenever you change your character, your unlocks carry on to the new character and no progress is lost.

Explore Complete Areas

If you have played the first game in the franchise, then you would know that each area in Guacamelee! has a lot of hidden areas and out of story paths that contain some really cool stuff. Guacamelee! 2 follows the same pattern and its maps are full of extra paths and areas where you will find some really cool stuff.

Some of the areas will only be accessible once you acquire some specific powers so always revisit the areas after you get a new power. You will be able to gain access to new areas and unlock more secrets. These hidden areas and paths hide different upgrades such as your health or stamina upgrades. It is up to you to explore the areas and find all these upgrades.

Each area has many challenges as well which are much easier after you unlock some late game powers. Visit these locations and attempt these challenges for more bonus goodies after you have acquired some advanced powers in the game.

Combat Moves serve as Additional Movement Moves

As you unlock more and more combat moves in Guacamelee! 2, you will notice that each combat move will assist Juan in moving in a certain direction very easily. This is your key to getting to some impossible looking area. As normal moves limit Juan in getting to difficult areas, these combat moves will assist Juan to reach those areas.

Moves such as uppercuts, big punches and ground slams are very good in reaching areas that were inaccessible before. If you unable to reach a high ledge by normal jumps, try doing a uppercut and then reach for the ledge. You will be able to reach that high ledge easily which seemed impossible with the normal jump.

Always use these advanced combat moves for your maneuverability. They will really help you getting around the wacky world of Guacamelee! 2.

Hard Mode Tips and Tricks

If you are the type of player who plays the hardest difficulty than Guacamelee! 2 will not disappoint you. In normal difficulty, the game can offer a decent amount of challenge so we do not recommend that you jump straight into the hard mode.

Playing on Normal is also recommended because when you play the game for the first time, you will unlock many skills that are very helpful in taking down enemies easily. Some of these skills will really change how you tackle situations in the hard mode thus making it easier for you to complete the game on hard mode.

While playing hard mode, do not delay attacking enemies too much. You are not there to get better; you are there to complete the game quickly. Land attacks in quick succession and try to keep juggling your enemies in the air. Do not give them a chance to come down so they can launch attacks on you.

The best skills that you need for hard mode are all skills under the Chamoya Fitness, skills that decrease stamina requirements, which mean nearly all of the Fury Fighting Skills and the special moves such as dash and uppercut. These skills are must have for hard mode and they will make Juan ready to tackle enemies of any difficulty easily.

If there are multiple enemies on the screen, try to bundle them up in a group and then keep them juggling. This will ensure that you keep dealing damage to them but they are not getting a chance to attack you. This will keep your health up easily as you hardly take any damage. While juggling, make use of traps and other on-screen obstacles to quickly take down the enemies.

For hard mode, your health is the key. Watch a close eye on your health and you should be fine. Mindful Meditation works well as well as you can regain some of your health whenever you get a short break. You can use it during boss battles as well. Simply land a few hits, get back quickly regain some health and then dive back in action.

Complete Chicken Challenges

The game has different Chicken Challenges that will test out your wit and skill. Complete these challenges to unlock rewards. However, these rewards are not the only bonus when you complete these Chicken Challenges. These Chicken Challenges are also linked to the Good Ending of the game.

You can turn into a chicken to fit through smaller areas in the game and now you also have some challenges waiting for you in the chicken form. Complete these gold temple challenges if you want to unlock the good ending of the game. You will need to use the speed and quickness of the chicken form if you want to discover the Chicken Illuminati.

Earning More Gold

Gold is everything in Guacamelee! 2. You can buy many skills in the game using gold. You earn gold by defeating enemies. Each enemy that you kill earn you certain number of gold that you can use in the skill tree to purchase a large number of useful skills.

If you want to make this easier, we recommend that you buy Peso Pesado Skill. This will allow you to win more gold when you defeat each enemy. This will really help when you head out to farm some gold. You will always return with double the amount the gold with this skill after each run. This will help you in buying the remaining skills in the game easily.

This concludes our Guacamelee! 2 Beginner’s Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.

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