AvP Extinction Tips/Strategies
Posted by Darkness on September 24, 2003 (Updated: 24-Jan-2010)
AvP Extinction Predator Tips
Below you’ll find many tips and strategies the Predators.
Reinforcements & Upgrades
Predators can order extra units and upgrades by using their mobile shrine. If the shrine is destroyed in a battle, then there’s no other way to order more predators.
Honor Points (Credits)
You can earn credits in two ways. One is to kill enemies and the other is to collect skulls. Different enemies provide different rewards but generally the more dangerous the creature is, the more credits you get. Collecting skulls is usually worth more than kill. If you have a lot of expensive units on your team such as the Hydra or Blazer, you will get fewer credits than a team with cheap units.
Energy, Healing & Cloaks
A predator’s energy powers your cloaking device and cures damage and side-effects. Predators can recharge their energy by turning they cloak off and waiting for the bars to fill or by moving near a shrine which is much quicker. When healing, predators use up energy and use their medicomp to do it. Healing alien acid scarring can use a lot of energy so be warned. Regarding cloaking, most predator units can cloak but it dos use energy so you’ll lose it temporarily.
Some enemies have sensors to remove your cloaking which are Synthetics, Sentry Guns, Alien Spores and enemy Predators with the PredTech vision upgrade. A predator can also be detected in the following ways: while attacking a target, collecting skulls and healing. Marines may not be able to see you but they can take a shot.
By using vision modes, you can detect enemies beyond the field of view. There are three vision modes: Thermal to detect humans and wildlife, Electro to detect aliens and marine technology and PredTech to detect predators and their equipment.
The Shrine & PredGun
The Shrine and PredGun cannot cloak but are immune to all side-effects. They automatically heal when they are not being attacked and you don’t get credits for any kills made by these units.
- Predators are very strong, powerful species with tough weaponry.
- There is a variety of melee and ranged fighters to take out any target.
- You also have cloaking and the enhanced vision modes to sneak past humans.
- Units can be ordered quickly.
- There are fewer predators than humans and aliens.
- Opponents can stop you if they manage to destroy all shrines.
- The Shrine moves extremely slow.
- Ordering units can be quite expensive.
- Cloaking is not that effective because of Synthetics.