Metal: Hellsinger is one of the newest and most successful rhythm games released in recent years. Combining beautiful gunplay, intense combat, and an award-winning soundtrack with several ionic heavy metal bands, Hetal: Hellsinger is a fantastic game. If you are new to rhythm games and want to dive into Metal: Hellsinger, here are tips and tricks to help you stay on beat through the levels of hell.
1. Learn Every Song before Going for High Scores
Unlike many rhythm games, Metal: Hellsinger has shooting combat and movement, adding other layers of difficulty, but not everyone is perfect the first time. One of the many pressures baked into rhythm games is your score and how well you can stay on beat. Whether you are a pro at FPS games or rhythm games, give yourself some time to learn the song before feeling pressured by your score.
Learning every song can be challenging, especially when dodging, shooting, and killing to the beat. It takes time and practice to become a master at any song, and many experts will agree.
This Metal: Hellsinger tip isn’t uncommon, but it is necessary to remind you that your performance and high score in the game shouldn’t impact your first or second playthrough too much. Focus on having fun, and if you enjoy the game after beating it, then return for high scores!
2. Dodge to the Beat
Shooting and slashing aren’t the only elements of Metal: Hellsingers rhythm-based combat. Perfectly timing your dodges to the beat will continue your combo meter, and you will be rewarded with extra distance on each dodge if performed on the beat. You can dodge while shooting as well, so try to combine your movement with your shots.
3. Sprint out of Combat
Although pressing the dodge button on the beat is highly satisfying, when you are out of combat or focusing on maintaining your combos, activating the dodge key and holding it puts Unknown, the playable character, into a sprinting state. Utilizing this effectively will allow you to get around faster without giving your fingers Carpal Tunnel.
4. Don’t Over Rely on the Terminus in Metal: Hellsinger
The Terminus is the starting weapon granted at the start of the game. This deadly sword is a powerful weapon and makes quick work of lesser enemies, but if you’re going for high scores, don’t over-rely on this weapon.
The Terminus is great but cannot headshot enemies, thus giving you fewer points until they are slain or waiting until the final strike in the three-hit combo.
The Terminus is a monumentally fun weapon, but it isn’t the best for getting a lot of points, so only use this tip if you plan on climbing the leaderboards. Otherwise, hack and slash to your heart’s content.
5. Use Paz to Maintain Your Combo
There are small non-combat sections in even the most challenging Metal: Hellsinger levels, which offer small breaks, but in a rhythm game, this can prove challenging to keep your combo meter up. However, a solution exists to keep your momentum when traversing the level.
Your second unlocked weapon that you will almost always have access to is the talking skull, Paz. Paz isn’t a very deadly weapon, but they have many uses in and out of combat.
Here’s another great Metal Hellsinger tip: equip Paz and shoot to the beat whenever you’re out of combat or waiting for an enemy to become able to damage. Paz is the only weapon allowing you to build and maintain your combo instead of performing perfectly timed dodges.
Some levels also have short walking sections at the start, which gives you opportunities to start building your combo meter with Paz before you get into the first fight.
6. Glory Kills Grant Lots of Extra Points
Doom Eternal has coined the popular Glory Kill mechanic that many games like Metal: Hellsinger love to implement. As shown in the game’s tutorial, Glory Killing rewards you with points and health pick-ups so you can stay in the fight. However, did you know that performing an aerial Glory Kill rewards you with more Points?
Whenever the opportunity arises, try to jump before Glory, Killing an enemy to score even more points from your run. You can also chain Glory Kills together, giving you tons of points, health, and invulnerability frames which makes a drastic difference in your score.
7. Persephone Shreds
The shotgun gained later in Metal: Hellsinger is Persephone, and she’s deadly up close. This shotgun is brutal, and each blast can penetrate through multiple enemies. It’s great for dealing with bigger enemies and hordes of smaller foes, where the Terminus could be used. Ultimately, Persephone’s only weakness is long-range combat because she’s a shotgun.
8. Paz has Three Attacks
Unlike most weapons, Paz has two primary abilities and an ultimate. Newer players typically ignore Paz since their spammable primary fire deals low damage, but holding the fire button allows Paz to charge up three fireballs. If you find yourself struggling as a new player, you may want to also check out our Metal: Hellsinger Beginners Guide for more insights.
This charged attack does significantly more damage, but you must start the charge and release the attack on the beat, or else the damage will be underwhelming. Thus our quick pro Metal: Hellsinger tip here is to pay attention to that beat and your charge and release cycle.
9. Swap Weapons after Throwing Hellcrow
Hellcrow, the final weapon you unlock in the campaign, features two scythes that Unknown flings at enemies that fly back to you after a short duration. It is highly recommended to swap to another weapon to keep pressure on enemies after tossing Hellcrow at a foe.
Since Hellcrow cannot be used after you throw both scythes, swapping to another weapon allows you to maintain frontal assault. You don’t need to have Hellcrow in your hand to restock the scythes. Just wait until they fully return to you before swapping back. Swapping weapons is a free action just like movement, so don’t hesitate to do this.
10. Metal: Hellsinger Tip – Learn Your Weapon Ultimates
Each weapon in Metal: Hellsinger has an ultimate ability that slowly builds when using it. Each Ultimate is varied in their usefulness, but here are several Metal: Hellsinger tips for everything you need to know:
The sword’s ultimate temporality changes the music and allows for rapid attacks without having to stay in sync with the song. This ultimate is the best panic button, but it works exceptionally well against Marionettes and all non-boss enemies.
The talking magic skull called Paz calls down several lightning strikes on multiple enemies. These lightning bolts stun enemies and make them able to be one-shotted by any attack.
The shotgun’s Ultimate is firing out a large piercing shot that deals over 6000 damage, which can kill or put stronger enemies into the slaughter phase easily. The Ultimate attack can also be used after using the primary fire, but stay on beat, or else you will miss out on a lot of damage.
The dual revolvers named Cerberus and Orthrus have an Ultimate that spawns a clone of the Unknown with a copy of the revolvers. This clone will shoot all enemies on sight, even in the slaughter phase, but what makes this Ultimate incredibly strong is it persists even when using other weapons.
With The Hounds Ultimate, you can spawn a clone of yourself and switch to another weapon or stand side by side with your mirror image and pick off any foe at a distance.
The crossbow named Vulcan is also referred to as the soul breaker. This crossbow’s ultimate launches a black hole that sucks in most enemies and stuns them for the ability’s duration. This Ultimate combos exceptionally well with any weapon or the Persephone and Terminus Ultimates.
These boomerang weapons are also referred to as “The Traitor Sovereign,” which summons a herd of crows around the Unknown as its Ultimate ability. These crows are incredibly deadly and basically kill any enemies that enter their radius.
11. Complete Torment Challenges
Lastly, there are several extra yet gratifying challenges you can partake in called Torments. Completing Torments unlocks a dozen new passives and upgrades for the Unknown and her arsenal. These upgrades are almost vital for attempting harder difficulties or getting high on the leaderboards.
Torments add a lot of quality-of-life upgrades, such as the Streak Guardian Sigil, which allows you to take one to three hits before your hit streak resets. These Sigils are lifesavers, and we highly recommend obtaining as many of these upgrades as possible.
Wrap Up on our Metal: Hellsingers Tips and Tricks Guide
That’s our tips and tricks guide for Metal: Hellsinger. This beautifully brutal rhythm bullet hell is a blast to play and a pleasure to listen to. This has been one of our most anticipated games from the past year, and we are absolutely glad our expectations were met with such a short but amazing game. With such a fantastic soundtrack, this game will forever live in our heads and playlists for several years.
For another game that runs to the beat, check out our article on the hardest beat saber songs of all time.
For Now, Happy Slaying!