Injustice 2 was one of the most popular games from NetherRealm studios when it first launched and it’s no surprise that there is still a healthy player base still perfecting their favorite heroes to this day and there’s still plenty of room for newcomers that are keen on joining in on the fun.
But it’s no secret that fighting games aren’t for the faint of heart. It requires a lot more discipline than just learning how to shoot straight and can often be a deterrent for new players. So if you need some quick tips on how to get good and beat one of DC’s best video game outings, you’ve come to the right place.
I made it my mission to get the hang of fighting games and, after finally completing my initial journey, I learned more than a few tips and tricks that could help you get the most enjoyable experience out of your Injustice 2 playthrough. So, without further ado, here’s how to beat Injustice 2.
HOW TO BEAT
Start With The Campaign
The Injustice series is known for having one of the most gripping storylines in the DC universe as it portrays the Man of Steel’s fall from grace and I can confirm that all that narrative goodness is continued with even the final ending being put in the hands of the player.
Injustice 2 has a large roster of heroes and villains to choose from and the campaign also serves as an engaging way to get familiar with the vast majority. Even if you don’t get to use the character, just being able to play against them can give you a fair idea of what they’re capable of.
It’s the best way to get adjusted to the game’s mechanics as you’ll even cross through various stages and get to use a number of different interactable objects. Plus, it goes a long way towards learning what you like and how you want to play each match so you can eventually settle on a particular playstyle.
Throughout my time playing Injustice 2, one thing became abundantly clear, fighting games require a lot of patience. And I mean a ton of patience, especially if this is your first time playing a fighting game. It’s not like most action games that require you to just aim, shoot, and not get shot.
Each move is a complex sequence of movements so it’s bound to take some time getting used to pulling off all the flashy combos similar to what you see in professional tournaments and believe me, it does take a bit of time but once you’ve got it down, its only a matter of learning how to use it in battle.
As you go through the campaign and switch to a new hero, make sure you take a little time to look at the command list and memorize at least 2 combos and a special move, and that should put enough moves in your toolkit to stop button-mashing and making deliberate actions in the game.
Extension Is Better Than Super
Each hero and villain in Injustice 2 has its own unique Super Move that can be activated once you have four full bars of meter. As long as you land the initial blow, you’ll be able to do massive amounts of damage while also getting to watch a brilliant animation of your character kicking some serious a$.
As flashy as it might be to pull off, building up your super move can often bring down your potential to do damage, since there are many ways you can extend a combo using one or two bars of meter to do a good amount of damage as soon as possible or maybe even activate a Clash to get the upper hand on your opponent.
The meter also has a lot of defensive capabilities as well that can be a lot more valuable than a spectacular finishing move. One bar and you can activate a push block that creates some space between you and your opponent if they’re harassing you in the corner and it will even let you recover out of the air if you’ve got two extra bars to spare.
Find Your PlayStyle
Having such a diverse cast of characters on the roster means that every match in Injustice 2 can be played in a variety of different ways but getting good at a fighting game (or at least well enough to stop button-mashing and start making deliberate actions in-game) means identifying the playstyle that works best for you.
That’s again why playing through the campaign is a great way to start. You’ll be better acquainted with all the different character archetypes and it will give you a better understanding of your own personal strengths and weaknesses because playing as a character that you don’t mesh with can really give you a hard time.
If you like to get in people’s faces, there’s a character for that. And if you like to keep your distance and do damage from all the way across the screen, there’s a character for that too. It’s really up to you and your own personal preference so make sure you take the time to get your own way of doing things dialed in the right way.
At the end of the day, fighting games are a discipline all on their own. While it may be a bit tough trying to find your footing at first, there’s more than enough reason to push on through and take full advantage of the content that this game has to offer because there’s definitely a little something for everybody.
It’s no surprise that Injustice 2 is often referred to as one of the best superhero games around and, with it being free on Xbox Game Pass, there’s no better time to get in on the action. And with a healthy online community to go along with it, you’re sure to get more than a few weekends of gameplay out of it.
Have you played injustice 2? What are some tips and tricks that you’ve learned along the way? Let me know in the comments section below.