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Summary

Melee Smash is a PvP Gamemode similar to Free For All and Free Brawl, where there is an everyone-for-themselves fight, except that you can only use melee weapons.

Tips

Weapons

  • Only melee weapons are allowed in this mode.
    • Equipping a gun is a waste of a slot so don't bring them.
  • You can still use Punch and Kick if you do not have a melee.
    • The Frost Knuckles is also ideal to gain fast ground and surprise attack someone.
  • You can use Double Equip for interesting melee combos, such as the Karambit and the Axe.
  • The Axe and Chainsaw can instantaneously kill a player in one swing, making them incredibly viable options for quickly dispatching a player.
    • This doesn't mean other melee options are useless, however, as the stun can possibly turn around a fight if you can hit first.
      • For example, the Shovel has a massive range compared to other melees which can benefit you against a Rambo Knife user. It's also surprisingly deadly.
  • The Rambo Knife, the Christmas Spear and the Ice Sledge can all be thrown.
  • The Patriots Flag and the Grill are the only way to heal yourself in this gamemode.
  • The Ice Sledge is arguably the most overpowered melee in this gamemode, as one direct hit from a thrown hammer means certain death. Its blast radius will also freeze any nearby enemies, making it somewhat effective for crowd control.
    • However, bear in mind that the freezing time is below average compared to the Frost Knuckles and the Ice Staff, and the cooldown time is doubled compared other throwable melees after being thrown.
  • The Toy Sword is able to be used on mounts, such as the Mini Crab, giving a slight advantage to you.
  • The Toy Hammer's Super Smash ability is able to stun many players at once.
    • The Toy Hammer can also Super Smash players off a map, into environmental hazards or cause death by fall damage.

Strategy

  • Hiding behind cover and attempting to bait impatient people into an easy kill is a good strategy to pick some people off.
  • Don't play too aggressively — running out of stamina almost always means you will lose a fight.
  • Run away from someone, then turn around quickly and attack them to catch them off-guard.
  • When facing someone in a 1v1, try to feint and hit them right after they miss.
  • An Axe may seem intimidating but just take the chance to hit them as fast as possible. A stun melee is recommended.
  • Using the Give Command will not work in this game mode.
  • The Pumpkin Bot and M2 Tripod may not be very useful in terms of damaging anyone, but they can be useful for breaking windows without injuring yourself.
  • The Parasol and Duck (Mount) are useful in breaking falls on maps like Bouri Rig 71 or for reaching new levels like on Dead Plaza II not accessible by run-jumping.
    • The Duck (Mount) can also be equipped even if you are stunned by the Toy Hammer's Super Smash and can be used to fly back into the fighting area or to safety.
  • As of v1.3.9, glass can now be broken by punching. This is beneficial if you get stuck inside a certain area of Dead Plaza II or for getting out of a tight spot in any map with breakable glass.
    • Be aware that glass shards may hurt you significantly, if you touch them.

Trivia

  • You have 100 or 110 health depending if you are in the R2DA Community group or not.
  • If the last two players kill each other simultaneously, it will result in a game over and nobody will win the round.


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