STAR WARS™: Squadrons | How To Dodge Missiles and Stop Lock-ons

STAR WARS™: Squadrons are all about aerial combat and mechanics. Two of the main aspects are Dodging Missiles and Preventing Lock-Ons. In this guide, we will take a look at how we can deal with both these aspects. These Tips will hopefully enable you to enjoy the game better. It will also enable you to be more efficient in aerial combat, so read on…


How to Dodge Missiles and Prevent Lock-Ons in STAR WARS™: Squadrons

HOW TO STOP/PREVENT LOCK-ONS

  • Before an enemy can fire a missile at you, they need to complete a lock.
  • To prevent them from completing the lock, you can make erratic movements to throw off their tracking, or use the environment such as placing asteroids or space stations between you and them.
  • Generally, if the enemy cannot see you, they cannot get a lock on you.
  • Also, there are components that you can apply to your starfighter that will prolong enemy lock on, like the Scrambler Shield and Dampener Hull.
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HOW TO EVADE OR DODGE MISSILES

  • Once a missile has been fired at you, it is possible to avoid it by taking evasive action.
  • Make quick sharp turns in different directions to maximize the chances that the missile will miss.
  • Set your throttle to half speed for better maneuverability and to further increase the odds in your favor.
  • Also, if you have a charge in your boost meter, you can outrun certain missiles.
  • If you have mastered the art of drifting, you can boost past an obstacle, drift, and turn, and boost again to duck behind cover.

HOW TO USE COUNTERMEASURES

  • If you’re in a position where taking evasive maneuvers isn’t feasible – like in a narrow tunnel or during an attack run – you can use your countermeasure.
  • There are four types of countermeasures that all perform the same root function: preventing the missile from hitting you.
  • Get familiar with the effective range of the countermeasure you’re using, and then activate it when the missile is within that range to save yourself.
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Follow these simple tips and tricks, and aerial combat will become quite easier for you. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and we will see you in the next one!

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