In my already many hours of this game, there seems to still be a lot of confused players in Horde. Now before everyone starts going yea WTF is he talking about. I added the below SS to show that, well yea I know my stuff.!
Now, if you are going solo in pubs-Horde can be stressful.
Since all Power picked up in game goes to all Characters, many people start buying their own upgrades for their Character right away. Understandable, but remember this is a team game. In all honesty, other than Jack and Kait’s speed movement boost getting past one in the skills is really not needed until much later rounds. Also, if you have an Engineer playing, then don’t buy any Fortifications as they will cost more and you can’t upgrade them past Level one anyway.
So now, on with the basic breakdown.
Focus on the early game rounds to get as much power in the fabricator as possible. As the waves go on all those Personal upgrades you been buying wont count for much.
If Playing as the Engineer, do not buy Turrets early on. I see this happen all the time and is beyond frustrating. Only thing needed early is basic barriers, ammo lockers. In that order. By wave 6 or so you should go for the Forge. (If there is a Jack with you, then Forge becomes top priority). The amount of Ammo lockers Built is completely up to the player, but I recommend at least 5. That would be at least one for each player.
This I would say is around mid 20’s wave range to early 30’s.
Hopefully you have made it this far and can see how the game changes a bit. Enemies are tougher and you may be going down a lot , But this is where you have to change your mentality. This is where the, OMG I have to survive feeling comes from.
By this point hopefully you and the random team you have been assigned to kinda figured out who is doing what and what should you be doing. (For a Character by Character Guide, I will be doing this later down the line). If there was a forge built, then its a good Idea to try and run with one main weapon on you with another on the ammo locker. This will allow you in the very few quite moments to pick up enemy weapons and put them in the Forge for more power…Yey!
If there was no Forge Built, and you are just working with the Power Taps, then try and Defend at Least one or Two every wave, as they only level up when the power is taken from them-not when they are Captured. (Also, if the Tap gets Destroyed and there is only maybe one or two enemies left in the current round. Try and Capture it again before the wave ends as then you can get the power from it at the start of the next wave)
For those Engineer players, this is when you really start to focus on making your base a Castle. You may have noticed during the game so far, that each fortification you build after 5 separate fortifications-the price goes up on the initial cost. So it may be cheaper by this point to try and get as much stuff to level 3 as possible. Also this is when getting your turrets up and rolling is much more helpful.
Late Game/ End:
Okay you made it to Wave 40. Good on you, as a reward the game will now be even harder to finish.
So by this point you may have realized a few things. At the start of every new round past 10, there is a Mini Boss at every 5th wave. So wave 15, 25, 35, 45. There are currently 3 Different Mini Bosses that can spawn in at this point and they can sometimes spawn 5 or 6 of them during that wave. Below is the easy way to take them out:
Warden- Use a Tri Shot on these guys. Once they have it where you can hit them in the head, light up there face. They go down quick to this gun.
Stump- Stumps are really weak to Explosive damage weapons. So Boomshot or RL-4 them to pieces.
Sentinal- These guys are Hard. Best against them is the Cryo Cannon. Only hard part is getting close enough to use it on them.
Now to sum this up. All actual main bosses are pretty easy. Only the Matriarch, is the boss that you literally want to run away from. Also a good Idea to try and face him away from your base (if Possible) as they will destroy everything you own.
So hopefully this kinda answer some basic stuff. I am planning to do a Character by Character breakdown for more advanced team stuff. If any questions on this Topic, just post it. Good Luck Gears!