God of War Ascensions features some very fun and addictive multiplayer which is as brutally good as the single player. I have made this little guide for multiplayer for reference and I have covered as much as I think I can cover but if you would like to add anything yourself just post away below.
First things first, pledging an allegiance:
Upon entering the multiplayer mode you will need to pledge an allegiance to one of the mighty Gods of Olympus.
Warrior: dominant physical powers
Fire magic: Damage over time and disable enemy defences
Ares Items: Enhance melee combat
Should Magic: Drains vitality from opponents
Hades Items: Reduce cool-downs and increase mobility
Battle mage: Impressive elemental powers
Electric Magic: Stun opponents and disable enemy magic
Zeus Items: Improve defence and escape
Support: Resilient to damage
Water Magic: Decrease mobility and freeze opponents
Poseidon Items: Increase defence and increase team ability
As you can see each God provides different attributes which will affect your warrior combat. If you choose an allegiance here and later on decide you don’t want to have an allegiance with that God you can simply press triangle in the multiplayer menu and pledge another allegiance.
After pledging an allegiance you can play a tutorial to learn the combat, there are two tutorials, a basic and an advanced, these tutorials are re-playable and available in the multiplayer menu.
Learning the advanced combat techniques really does pay off in this game, as important it is brutally killing the enemy you also need to stay alive and learn how to evade and parry attacks. Below are the controls and some tips.
Quick attacks can counter heavy attacks.
Heavy attacks break block and parry
Block will always stop quick attacks from hitting
Successfully parrying an opponent will create an opening for a counter attack
A warrior can be grappled while evading an attack as long as the “Gold Halo” is over their head
Launch enemies: Hold
A warrior can be grappled after being knocked airborne, as long as the “Gold Halo” is over their head
Special quick attack: Hold press
Special attacks can not be used until the cool-down time has replenished in the top right of the screen.
Special Heavy Attack: Hold press
God items help escape combo attacks and give your warrior a temporary battle advantage, these also have a cool-down period
Blue fountains refill magic
Pick uo world weapons:
Use world weapon:
Drop world weapon: +
Warriors flash red when executing an un-blockable attack
Warriors flash white when they are invincible to attacks
Warriors flash blue when they are recovering from a special attack. This is an opening to attack.
Warriors are vunerable to attacks while recovering from a special attack or a parry
Basic combo: , ,
Weapon charge: Hold
Hold or fully charge weapon for an aout release.
Launcher grapple combo: Hold press
Rage mode: Press +
Rage mode, once active, increases your warrior’s attack power.
Rage mode attack: with rage mode activated
Rage mode special attack: +
White chests give you treasures of the gods, collect these to unlock weapons and armour.
Green fountains replenish health:
Blue fountains replenish magic:
Becoming a Champion (ranking up):
Ranking up in God of War Ascension not only increases your level but it also unlocks new weapons and abilities. Levelling up increase with the more favour (points) you earn. These items can also be ranked up the better you do with them which increases their overall stat. Viewing each item shows a description of what is needed to unlock said item, for example, the Battle Armour of Poseidon requires you to kill 100 opponents to unlock it.
Each item will affect your overall ability so you must choose wisely when equipping items. Your overall ability is the following:
Team Favour of the Gods
Capture altars, kill enemies and open chests to earn favour in a 4v4 competition.
Team Favour of the Gods
Match of Champions
Fight to the death where ever kill earns favour.
Free for all
Match of champions
Capture the flag
Steal flags from the enemy base while defending your own
Trial of the Gods
2 player co-op
A co-operative race against the hourglass of Olympus in an epic trial of endurance. Time earned for every kill.
Trial of the Gods
What do you think?
Cool stuff, don't really know much about the GoW games so can't really offer any tips!
I have just played GoW HD for about 30mins and my fingers are gonna drop off I think !!
Bash the circle button! I'm like you matt, first GoW game I've played - really enjoying it.