ARC Squadron: Redux Cheats and Tips
Our guide to conquering the galaxy.
If you're a fan of classic shooters like StarFox and Silpheed, then you'll feel right at home with Psyonix's ARC Squadron: Redux. This is an improved version of the original game from last year, with better controls, more bosses, and tons of ships and weapons to unlock. The icing on the cake? It's also free to play.
To help get you started, we've got some useful hints and tips for the game.
How do I destroy enemies in ARC Squadron Redux?
It's pretty simple really. You move your ship around the screen using your finger, and if an enemy lines up in your sights, your guns automatically fire at them until they're destroyed.
How do I destroy tougher enemies in ARC Squadron Redux?
There are tougher enemies out there, but you can use your secondary weapons such as missiles or lasers, to eliminate them. Simply tap on your ship and your weapon will fire - though you will need to wait for it to recharge before you can use it again.
How do I dodge incoming shots and asteroids in ARC Squadron Redux?
To dodge incoming shots and asteroids, you can roll out of the way by swiping your finger to the left or to the right. It's an effective technique that'll keep you alive, especially when you're low on health.
How do I restore energy and health in ARC Squadron Redux?
Energy boosts appear after defeating a certain amount of enemies. Just keep on blasting to get a helpful top-up.
How do I get more money in ARC Squadron Redux?
You can chain together money-increasing combos in two ways. The first way is by collecting strings of cubes that link together throughout a level. Collect them in succession without missing a single one, and you'll get a bonus cube that's worth several ARC bucks. We suggest picking up as many of these as you can.
The other way is by chaining together enemy hits. Try to line up multiple foes in one shot and continue to shoot at them. The more you destroy in rapid succession, the more ARC bucks you'll earn, and the higher your combo will go.
What can I spend ARC bucks on in ARC Squadron: Redux?
With the ARC bucks you earn from chaining combos and completing missions, you can buy new ships. Some of these have greater firepower, as well as upgradable weapons, mods and skins. Skins only give your ship a different cosmetic appearance though, so spend your money wisely on upgrades first.
How do I defeat bosses in ARC Squadron: Redux?
You'll definitely want to upgrade your secondary weapons as much as possible. You'll increase their firing rate and power over time, which you'll need against bigger bosses in the game. Getting new ships is also key, although the starter ship works just fine for the opening missions. You'll need to upgrade sooner or later though.
The main thing to watch out for is a weak spot. You'll see this highlighted with a green targeting reticule, like with the junk boss at the start of the game. You'll have to chip away at parts of each boss - arms, for example - before finishing it off and eventually getting to its "heart." Target your main gun accordingly, and use your secondary weapon as often as possible. Don't forget to dodge incoming fire too or you're toast!
Do I have to spend any real money in Arc Squadron: Redux?
The option to purchase ship bundles or additional ARC bucks is available if you wish. ARC Squadron: Redux provides a good amount of bucks after each mission though, and you'll eventually be able to buy everything you want without spending a dime.