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Learn the basics of Melee Combat
While holding a melee weapon, press 'Tab' in close proximity to other players to lock onto them. This will give you an enhanced Melee mode enabling you to more effectively block incoming attacks, especially ranged weapons if you have a shield. In this mode, your shield when equipped and engaged, will automatically position itself in your opponents line of fire. When up against an opponent with a ranged weapon, having a shield handy and being melee locked can significantly improve your chance of survival.
When up against an opponent with a ranged weapon, having a shield handy and being melee locked can significantly improve your chance of survival.
When engaging in melee combat, it's important to know the basics between the various melee attacks and defensive moves.
You have 2 types of melee attacks: Heavy attacks & Fast attacks.
Heavy attacks are triggered at the end of a combo and knock your opponent back. Getting hit with a heavy attack and being 'knocked' leaves you vulnerable to another attack. It is important to block incoming melee attacks in-between striking for a successful outcome.