Welcome to part 2 of the Deer Hunter 2014 beginner’s guide! Click here to go back to part 1 of the guide.
There are many upgrades that you can put on your guns. Barrel upgrades will increase the power of your shot, while muzzle upgrades will increase the power and the stability of the gun. Stock will increase the stability, and sight will let you zoom in more. Infrared upgrades (which can only be done on a gun with an infrared-enabled scope) will increase the length of time that infrared lasts for on one battery charge. Capacity upgrades will increase the size of the clip, while ammo upgrades will greatly increase the power of each shot.
Initially, all of the upgrades can be done using Hunter Bucks, while later on, gold (the premium currency) will be added as an option. When you get to the point where each upgrade has to be imported, it takes five minutes or three gold to get the delivery done. Plus, later on and with enough currency, you can buy new guns with either hunter bucks or gold in the weapons shop.
Go to a hunt, and you will see a number of things. The mission objective is the first thing that will pop up. The scope button will be in the lower left corner, while in the upper right corner a caution sign will appear. At first it won’t be filled in, but it will gradually fill in, and once it fills in, the animal will either run away or attack you. Firing a shot and missing will cause the bar to fill up right away.
The infrared option will show up when you tap the scope. If you use it, you will be able to see the heat signature of all of the animals, and none of the surroundings, which will help when you need to pick dark animals out of dark surroundings. Once you use up the battery, hit the battery button to refill it. The sports drink option will cause every animal to run at half the speed, and the time to only fly half as fast. The hollowpoint power up will massively increase the power of each of your shots.
There are a ton of different missions, but the most frequent and most difficult of the missions will be to kill an animal with a heart or lung shot. Heart shots are very difficult; usually the heart is below and behind the lungs. The lungs are large – just aim at the middle of the animal’s chest and you should hit. Head and neck shots are also extra powerful – use the infrared to find an animal’s lungs, heart or brain easily.