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Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 On PC

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Mobile Suit Gundam, here’s everything you need to know about Battle operation 2. There have been quite a few Gundam video game releases like SD Gundam Battle Alliance and Gundam evolution. However, Battle operation is a game that has been around for quite some time but it is only in recent times that gamers have picked it up. It is currently available on PS4 and PS5. For those of you currently playing Gundam Evolution, Battle operation 2 differs in many ways. The major difference is the speed of play. This one is faster paced taking cues from Overwatch whereas Battle operation 2 has a slower pace and is a bit more tactical. You can think of it like Counterstrike but with Gundams.

So let’s learn more about this entertaining game that’s here to stay.

Intro to Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2

The premise of this game is simple where two teams of varying numbers depending on what the map dictates. Its goal is to score as many points as possible over the enemy team before time runs out. To get points, players have to get skills on suits and or pilots taking beacons and destroying the enemy base. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, beneath its surface, Battle operation 2 has many nuances that make the game easy to pick up and difficult to master.

Let’s start with the main feature: The mobile suits

How do you get the mobile suits and which one is the best are perhaps one of the first questions that every new player has. Battle operation 2 is a gotcha game meaning you will do pulls for mobile suits. They introduce a new banner every week on Thursday at 1 am Easter, and Wednesday at 10 pm Pacific where you have the option to do an individual poll or a team poll with a bonus.

In the poll, you get things like weapons, and wearable accessories, which have no bearing on gameplay and are just there for the glam. In addition, there are very obvious mobile suits. There are other ways to get suits, weapons, and parts such as training, monthly login rewards, finding containers after a match, or using DP: the end-game currency you get just by playing.

They host matches on either ground or in space and usually have a cost attached to them. For example, a round of maps may have a ground city center match at five hundred costs meaning you could only bring units that cost between four hundred and five hundred. Cost is basically a value placed on a suit that associates power or general ability.

For the Gatcha in Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2

To do polls, you need tokens. When you start the game doing the training missions give you tokens as well as the simulator if beaten under three minutes. It also provides you with some daily, weekly, and monthly rewards which can be tokens as well. At certain times the game will give you free individual polls such as GBO days which happen near the beginning of every month, special banners, or seasonal events and celebrations. Furthermore, you can purchase tokens through PSN. An individual poll is three tokens while a full poll is thirty tokens.

The ten polls usually come with bonuses and certain banners are part of the steps for the pity system. Sometimes the first poll of the step will come at a discounted amount. For example, the first step will cost fifteen tokens then every step after that will be the normal price of thirty tokens. Now the suits themselves. There are three different types of mobile suits and they are:

  • General types
  • Raid types &
  • Support types

More about Mobile Suits for Gundam Battle Operation 2

GBL2 centers around a rock-paper-scissors mechanic that puts suits at advantage over one type and a disadvantage over the other. So general types have an advantage over raid types and raid types have an advantage over support types. Moreover, support types have an advantage over general types. What this means is that suits with advantages will deal higher damage and receive less damage. On the other hand, suits at disadvantage will deal less damage and receive higher damage.

Keep this in mind as there are over three hundred plus units in the game currently. So exactly do you know if you have an advantage or not? Imagine when your reticle is on an enemy unit it will do one of the three things, have the word advantage in Blue next to the reticle, have the word disadvantage in White exit reticle, or have no wording signaling your suits are the same type.

Every suit has different stats and skills that test them apart from other suits. So take the time to get to know a suit you want to use and be sure to check its weapons, stats, and skills. Additionally, you can purchase custom parts from the supply counter to augment certain stats. Thus, find a suit you like aesthetically or ability-wise and play with it a bit to get used to it.

What to do if you don’t have suits in Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2?

Suppose you’re just starting out and you don’t have a lot of suits. Thus, your selection is very limited or at certain costs, you may just have support or one role specifically. In this case look to the words of the wise John Tater Salad White,” If life gives you a lemon, you should make lemonade and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party”. What this means is that make do with what you have and play around your party. Eight times out of ten, someone in your party is going to have a suit. It’s probably better than yours stat-wise so play around with them.

You may only have a bunch of supports at a certain cost and someone on your team may have just pulled a beefy raid type fresh off the new banner. So as support does, support these things and keep those pesky generals off them as much as you can. Use what you got to get what you want which in this case is to win.

Understanding Cost Value

Let’s say you’re doing a six hundred-cost match and you decide to bring a five hundred and fifty Hazel custom which is a good choice. Bringing a five hundred and fifty does not mean the end of the world. You can actually have a healthy choice of actual six hundred cost units. But you can intentionally bring the five hundred and fifty as you will have a lot of fun after you gel with it and you have a chance of doing better than the actual six hundred units. Using an underpowered, under-cost unit is not the end of the world.

Another thing to mention is actual progression. Is there progression in this game? Yes, in two ways: rank and rating. Rank is actual game progression. Play the game, and earn XP towards higher ranks. Of course, getting more XP if you win higher ranks means more access to mobile suits, custom parts, and weapons in the DP store.

What do the ratings mean?

Rating is your gauge of skill. You have ratings for ground maps and space maps because they are two totally different arenas. The rating goes from a D minus to S. Everyone starts out at a D minus. If you win, you will get points toward direct, and then D plus, then C minus, then C plus, and so on and so forth. Conversely, if you lose, you will lose your rating. Thus, it’s possible to go from C minus to D plus and so on. Furthermore, the rating also determines who you queue within lobbies. So you will typically see players within your weight class so to speak.

As a beginner, you don’t have to worry too much about rating as it will go up if you play consistently for a bit more than a month. Learn the intricacies of the game and you will reach higher ratings in no time.

As far as learning the intricacies of the game goes, some players may have a headstart who already were into Gundam operation games before. For example, code fairy is a separate single-player experience that puts you on missions as an all-female Xeon unit during the events of the one-year war. It does a good job of teaching you the basics as its mechanics are based on the original battle operation. However, this is a sixty-dollar game for all episodes so a lot of you out there might not be down for a sixty-dollar introductory course. But if you do choose to go ahead with the investment, you will end up with some free suits, which is great in my opinion.

Conclusion

On the other hand, if you avoid the code fairy road, your learning curve might be a bit steeper but not too steep. We also need to mention the downsides of the game queuing can sometimes take a while especially at the lower ratings as well as with the higher ones. There will be times when you have to wait for a couple of minutes to ten minutes or more only to find a match. Moreover, sometimes it may even fail to matchmake and you have to be back in the queue again.

Seasonal players agree that the matchmaking system is not the best but it depends on players to weigh out the pros and the cons. GBO2 or Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 may not be as fast-paced as evolution, but it certainly is more satisfying tactically and puts emphasis on team play. One person can’t carry a match as together with a rock-solid team, you can win even in the last half of a second.

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