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Veteran Character Guide for Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2

You can spend a surprising amount of time at The Untold Stories of Lovecraft 2 with just the starting characters. Right off the bat, you have several paths you can take, and they’re all worth following, although some are significantly more challenging than others. Walk the beaten path, however, and you’ll quickly stumble upon the veteran.


Related: Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 – Detective Character Guide

The veteran wants to deal damage with powerful firearms, but this comes at the cost of his mobility. The veteran is one of the slowest characters in the game. It’s all the more interesting that he also has a mobility option that just doesn’t elevate him above snail status. Let’s check it out.

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How to Unlock Veteran

The veteran is a military expert who explores the jungle who likes to shoot big guns. It’s straight to the point, very easy to grip, and in the right situation it’s pretty decent. Unlocking it is quite simple too. He can be found outside the nurse possessed the boss arena in the Asylum.

You will need to walk to the Asylum as you cannot unlock the Veteran by visiting the Asylum through the Professor’s unique dungeon.

The Veteran’s Weapon

The veteran begins with a terribly bad Hunter rifle. His stats are:

Statistics Assess
DPS 70
Projectile Balls
Magazine 2
Reload 2
Dispersion 35
Interval 25
Type Firearm

Looking at the statistics, you see it’s not great. Its damage is decentbut with only two shots and one long reload, you’re going to have a hard time taking out large groups of enemies with it. Not only that, but each shot has a long aiming animation which slowly reduces the spread of the gun, making it annoying to start.

The one redeeming quality of this gun is the intervalbut Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 often ignores Range since the the vast majority of enemies want to fight you in melee. This gun is basically a terrible shotgun up close and a very temporary ranged response at the start of combat.

Related: Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 – Professor Character Guide

Veteran Abilities

If you’ve read any of our other character guides, you may be a little confused as to why we’re only listing two capacities for the veteran. The reason is that it only has two. Trap is her best ability, though as with Witch and Detective, it is entirely dependent on a consumable – in this case, pitfalls.

This ability deals with massive damage to any enemy that steps on it, and it can be used to kill tough enemies in a single shot. You can use it at blackhead range to deal damage in the blink of an eye as well, although it’s harder to predict which enemy will be hit in these situations.

His second ability, step backis terrible. We couldn’t find any situation where we used this ability and we were happy With the result. The veteran literally leaps back a short distance. This distance is way too shortand in most scenarios we found enemies (from the slot) that hit us even after use.

Combat strategy when using veteran

The veteran is by far the hardest character to use so far. It has more HP than most, which is a good idea, but in all other respects, the veteran is massively disappointing. He’s too slow to dodge damage, his mobility tool is a joke, and although he has an amazing powerful trap, it’s locked to some pretty expensive consumables that you have to craft (most).

We’d avoid using the veteran until you’ve managed to find better gear, as his starting gun is not good enough to complete the challenges the game gives you. A better gun would be a good start. From here try to pick up Artifacts that boost your mobility to try and overcome his crippling movement speed. Then find some armor. You will need to increase your tusks, resistors and immunities if you want to get out alive.

You will want to try to get immunity to Bleed and Acid as both of these ailments are quite common in the early game.

To finish, you will need to have a lot of traps, so find the necessary materials and visit all the vendors you can to stock up. This will allow you to lay down a staggering amount of bursts when you need them, and it plays into his overall playstyle as well.

The veteran should settle in an advantageous position whenever possibleand he must use his range and powerful weapons (when you find them…) to draw in enemies in small numbers. You can then focus them with focused fire before continuing. Setting traps is also a great plan, as is throwing them up close to kill problem enemies.

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