Redout: Space Assault is a high-octane action game where you fly powered spaceships through treacherous asteroid fields, flurries of lasers, and more! As Leon Barret, you will fight against space pirates and rebels as the colonization of Mars continues. The colony depends on you!
In our Redout: Space Assault tips and tricks guide, we will show you how to master the flight controls and how to be an ace pilot when it comes to the dogfights. Let’s get started with our Redout: Space Assault cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide to becoming an ace pilot!
Circle strafing is the key to survival!
In Redout: Space Assault, most of the dangerous projectiles that can harm your ship are very big and obvious. They are usually brightly colored, so you are not confused on what projectiles are yours and which ones are the enemy’s.
This may be a little obvious, but staying mobile is the key to staying alive. Do not just sit in one spot firing away at your enemies, as this a surefire way to get yourself killed. One of the easiest dodging maneuvers is to simply move around the screen in a big circle.
Most attacks have some sort of homing capability, so you will need to stay on the move. Circle strafing is a great way to evade projectiles and also throw their trajectories off, so make those movements big and wide.
Watch out for missiles!
A few missions in, you will come across turrets that can fire homing missiles. Missiles deal a great amount of damage to your shields and hull, so it is important to dodge them when you see them.
Sometimes it can be a little harder keeping track of a missile when its fire, so try to keep a lookout for the tell tale bright trails that they leave behind. Also, if you look closely, you will see the words EVADE next to your aiming reticle.
The word will look normal when a missile is en route to you, and it will gradually start flashing. The faster it is flashing, the closer the missile is to you, so get ready to barrel roll out of the way by swiping right or left on the screen! That was a close one!
Shield recharge very fast but have low capacity!
Until you get some upgrades in them, your shields are able to take a few hits before going down. It is not too much of a problem because your shields recharge very quickly as long as you do not take further damage, but just be careful – some side objectives require your hull to take no damage. Even the slightest dent will disqualify you from this objective!
Complete the side objectives!
Each mission has one main objective that is required to complete for you to beat the level. The other two objectives are side objectives that are not required, but you get bonus credits for every objective you complete. You need lots of credits to upgrade your ship quickly, so it is best to do as many as you can.
Boost and slow down for more control!
One side objective that you will see often is to beat the mission under a certain time. In order to do this, liberal use of your ship’s boosters is required. Swiping up on the screen will put your ship’s thrusters into overdrive for a few seconds. There is a short cooldown between boosts, but you can do it fairly often.
On the flip side, if you need to slow down to avoid an obstacle or explore, you can swipe down to turn on your brakes. Your ship will come to a slow crawl and you can maneuver around easily. You will do this mostly during the free flying missions where you can go wherever you want, as they help you explore easier.
Orange crystals have credits!
During many missions, you will come across orange crystals. These can be destroyed to earn some bonus credits. You can shoot them with your main weapon, or a single missile will also do the trick. It might not be much, but you need as many crystals as you can get!
Upgrade your ship!
You can spend credits to upgrade the four main components of your ship: hull, shields, weapons, and missiles. Each incremental upgrade provides a small boost to that respective component, and filling up an entire upgrade bar will level up that component.
When a main component levels up, you will receive a big boost. For example, when your missiles reach level 2, you will be able to fire four missiles and once instead of three. Spend ALL of your credits between missions, as there is nothing else to spend them on.
Choose your loot cards wisely!
After you successfully complete a mission, you will be presented with randomly selected loot cards. These cards add passive bonuses to your ship’s components – the percentage on the card is your running tally. Getting a new card will add 1% onto that component.
You will most likely see common cards for a while that add small boosts to your components, but every now and then you will come across a rare card that has bonus effects. You can read what the bonus effects are in the card’s info panel.
Some of these loot cards have pretty nifty side effects, so make sure you choose wisely. Even if you do not end up picking the card, you still get a lot of credits for selling rare cards. You will be able to make up for it with base upgrades to your ship components.
Boss battles strategies!
When you come across a boss enemy, the camera will lock onto them and you will enter a sort of lock-on mode where you can rotate you ship around the boss. You will fight many big enemies like this.
When fighting a boss, you have to take out multiple parts of their ship. Many bosses are juggernauts with multiple layers of armor that must be destroyed before you can damage the ship’s core. When your shots connect, pay attention: the part that you damage will flash, indicating where you can shoot next.
If you want, you can target specific parts of the boss to disable certain weaponry. For example, if the left plating has a cannon mounted on it, destroying it will destroy the cannon as well. If you target the right parts, you can make boss battles easier!
Be careful when you are circling around the boss. Many of the bosses are designed to fire ahead of you, meaning that if you continue strafing in the same direction, you will most likely run right into their fire. Change up your direction to shake the bosses’ targeting.
Missile barrages for maximum damage!
Your main weapon does decent damage on its own, but more often than not enemies will usually be outside your immediate range, so go ahead and give them some pepper with your missiles.
Your missiles are the key to everything! Many side objectives require you to take out a certain amount of enemies, and you do not have much time to do so. Your missiles recharge very fast and for good reason – you need to be constantly firing these things in order to take out the enemies fast enough.
Keep in mind that you can lock onto the same target to fire multiple missiles onto them for massive damage, a tactic that is useful for bosses. However, you can only do this if there are a few targets on screen. Fire away!
That is our guide on Redout: Space Assault for now. If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!