If you’ve ever found yourself amidst the fast-paced, miniature mayhem of the new-found toy world, you already know that becoming a top-tier player is no small feat. But fear not, for within the pages of this comprehensive guide, you will embark on a journey of mastery, delving deep into the advanced mechanics and honing the skills necessary to transform from a novice into a true MicroVolts powerhouse.
So, tighten your bolts, charge up your arsenal, and prepare to dive headfirst into the depths of “MicroVolts: Recharged.” Your journey to becoming an exceptional player begins here.
In this guide we will learn:
- The basics of item/weapon classes/tuning and situational usage.
- The main functions of the game, gacha features, and the non-p2w balancing changes
- Advanced mechanics such as wavestepping, swapping, etc.
- Tips and tricks to improve your gameplay, and additional tips on the best way to gain ingame currency, or EXP!
Roadmap for The Ultimate Guide
I’ve yet to finish writing about everything in regard to this game, but I figured I’d leave a bit of a roadmap for people to understand where the guide is at in its totality.
Things I need to finish:
- Maps, modes, and gameplay features.
- The gacha system for both free-to-play and paid features of this game.
- The upcoming competitive/ranked aspect of the game.
- Navigating the website and places to remember.
- Current and future coupon code list up-to-date with codes & expirations as well as an explanation on how to use them.
If you believe anything should be added to the roadmap to help new players feel free to comment below or add me and ask! I’m always looking for more ideas.
New RT / MP Balancing System: Incorporating a Fair Economy
We are going to remove all the P2W features, as much as we can. Hence, every in-game item is getting adjusted and modified so that it no longer affects the game balance. The cost of maintaining our game service will be mainly covered by the cosmetic or decorative items as well as the items for the player’s convenience that won’t affect the actual gameplay directly or indirectly.
Taken directly from the recent message sent by our developers to our wonderful community, which can be found here. In their game, every weapon you can acquire won’t provide any distinct advantage over what’s available to free players who earn MicroPoints (MP) in the game.
In essence, they’re shaping their game’s cosmetics to be much like those in popular titles such as CS:GO and Apex Legends. This means that the skins and items you earn or purchase with real money won’t grant any statistical advantage over players who decide not to spend money on the game. They’re committed to creating a level playing field and ensuring that the game remains enjoyable for everyone.
Furthermore, they’re actively seeking your valuable input on how they can improve and balance the game. Your opinions are essential to them, and they’re eager to hear your thoughts.
Currently, they’ve introduced capsule/gacha options for both Rock Tokens (RT) and MicroPoints (MP) within the game. This allows both their paid and free player communities to earn cosmetics through in-game play or other means.
To maintain fairness and transparency, they’ve made item probabilities within the capsule machine public, displaying rates of acquisition and other important details. They want you to have full visibility into the game’s monetization aspects, and they’re dedicated to being open and honest about it. You can find this information here, and it’s also available at the end of this guide under the “Useful Links” section.
Gameplay Basics & Fundamentals: Know Your Loadout
In MICROVOLTS: Recharged players have access to a diverse array of weaponry, each with its own unique characteristics and strategies. Here’s a brief introduction to the seven main weapon types in the MicroWorld:
- Melee: Get up close and personal with melee weapons, perfect for close-quarters combat. Slice, dice, and pummel your foes with an assortment of blades, hammers, and other hand-to-hand weapons.
- Rifle: Precision and versatility define rifles. These firearms offer accuracy and control, making them suitable for mid to close-range engagements. Nail your shots and eliminate targets efficiently.
- Shotgun: When sheer firepower and close-range devastation are required, shotguns are the answer. This weapon delivers a punishing spread of pellets, turning foes into spare parts at point-blank range.
- Sniper: For the patient and precise marksman, sniper rifles provide unmatched long, and close-range firepower. Traditionally, in MICROVOLTS you’ll be quick scoping due to the fast-paced nature of the game.
- Gatling Gun: The “newb” gun, with high damage and fire rate, and varying accuracy, you may be inclined to use this weapon, but later on in the guide we will detail why you should favor the other weapons in the game.
- Bazooka: When you need to bring out the big guns, look no further than the bazooka. These explosive launchers are designed to obliterate enemies and flush out hidden angles, as well as keeping your opponents off the ground!
- Grenade: Strategic thinkers will appreciate the tactical value of grenades. Lob these explosive devices to clear out tight spaces, control choke-points, and catch opponents off balance with devastating area-of-effect damage.
Each weapon type in the MicroWorld offers a unique playstyle and requires different skills to master. Choose your weapon wisely, adapt to the situation, and conquer your opponents as you explore the depths of MICROVOLTS warfare.
Advanced Mechanics: Meta of the Game
The base game of MICROVOLTS, although it may appear simple, has a high skill floor. This essentially means that from what the tutorial introduces to new players, the actual caliber of skill that the average player has or will acquire is much higher than where it leaves you off when you first enter the MicroWorld.
The purpose of this guide is to teach new and returning players how to properly play MICROVOLTS and compete with the veterans of the community, by explaining and teaching tactics such as “swapping” or “wave-stepping”.
The first mechanic we will discuss is called “swapping” by the community and involves the rapid switching between your melee and certain key weapons, such as the shotgun, grenade, or bazooka. The barebones concept of this mechanic is that every time you’ve swapped to your gun and fired, you will quickly switch back to your melee, and back to your gun again to reset the fire rate timer and negate any delay before firing another shot. The result of this is allowing the user to fire two or more shots consecutively at more than double the speed you would fire without swapping. This technique is imperative for the addition of wave-stepping which is covered later in this guide.
The second exciting mechanic we’ll explore is called wave-stepping. Wave-stepping lets you not only master the swapping mechanic but also harness the double-jump capabilities of your melee weapon. To pull off this move, we’ll build on what we’ve learned about swapping, adding a press of the spacebar as we switch to our melee weapon. After that, we smoothly switch back to our preferred gun and fire, then repeat the process. You can even throw in a directional movement key to keep your momentum going in that direction while wave-stepping. This technique is super important for keeping up with the fast-paced nature of the game and making yourself a tricky target to hit. It’s a surefire way to gain an edge over your opponent!
The Different Weapon Types: What Should I use?
You have the power to upgrade any purchased weapon, a feature unavailable for your starting loadout. Obtaining weapons to begin with and upgrading them promptly. This early investment will pay off in the long run.
Each weapon has multiple different types. Your weapon type directly influences its statistics and performance. These different types are inherently tied to the item and cannot be changed after purchase, so choose wisely! You should also upgrade each weapon type in their specific field, with a few exceptions. (For example, a speed-oriented melee should be further upgraded in speed!).
After engaging in insightful discussions with numerous seasoned community members, I’ve distilled the collective wisdom into a set of go-to weapon types, which I’ll share below.
The melee weapon you choose aligns with your preferred game mode. If you thrive in melee-only lobbies, prioritize power or range over speed, making the B or C-type melee your go-to options. However, in game modes featuring diverse weapons and larger maps, opt for the nimble A-Type melee to swiftly traverse the terrain. Your choice should cater to your gameplay style and the mode you’re diving into!
When it comes to rifles, most players agree that rifle types A or C shine as top choices. They strike a superb balance between accuracy and power, without compromising significantly in either aspect. For optimal performance, focus on upgrading or tuning them in the “power” category. These rifles are your ticket to a winning combination of accuracy and firepower!
The clear choice is undeniably the type-B. It perfectly complements the shotgun’s role, especially when combined with swapping mechanics. In this context, fire rate isn’t the primary concern, making the power category an ideal focus. With the right tuning in the power category, the B-type shotgun boasts enough punch to secure one-hit kills, making it your go-to option for devastating close-range firepower.
The prevailing consensus suggests specific tuning choices. For the A-type sniper, enhancing power is the way to go, ensuring your shots pack a mighty punch. As for the D-type sniper, consider fine-tuning it for quicker reloads or enhanced zoom speed, catering to different playstyles. It’s generally recommended to steer clear of the other variants, as these tuning choices can significantly elevate your sniping game!
This is mostly preference, as the weapon is extremely irrelevant to the meta.
For your Bazooka, targeting the B or C-type Bazookas and boosting their bullet speed is the key strategy. Bazookas inherently deliver substantial firepower, and the crucial factor here is getting that damage to your targets as swiftly as possible. Since swapping mechanics eliminate the importance of fire rate for this weapon, enhancing bullet speed becomes paramount in your quest to eliminate foes efficiently. Blast your way to victory with these tuned Bazookas!
The Grenade launcher shares a similar concept to the Bazooka, making the A or C-type grenade launcher your prime choice. When it comes to upgrades, it’s largely a matter of personal preference. Some opt to enhance the blast radius, like yourself, to cover a broader area with less precise placement. Others might prioritize power for more concentrated destruction. It all boils down to your playstyle – go with what suits you best and rain down explosive mayhem!