Knowing how to deflect in High On Life will be useful to avoid an early demise. In this sci-fi comedic shooter by Justin Roiland and Squanch Games, you will face an alien cartel called G3. To save humanity from turning into drugs, you have to take on the role of an alien bounty hunter. On this journey, you will fight formidable bosses and grunts. So learning every battle mechanic is vital. Many players are having trouble blocking heavy strikes. This guide will teach you all about deflecting attacks.
How to Deflect in High On Life
To deflect heavy attacks like charged attacks, grenades, Gus’ disc, or missiles, all you have to do is press the melee button before it hits you. That’s the Right-Stick on Xbox and F key on PC. Note that you cannot parry all projectiles. This mechanic works only against heavy attacks. When you perform this action, that projectile will be thrown back to the enemy.
However, you cannot perform it from the start. To do so, you must acquire Gene Zaroothian’s blade, Knifey. Fortunately, you can get it in the early stage of the game. Here’s a simple walkthrough on how to get Knifey to deflect in High on Life:
- Find Gene and acquire his bounty suit.
- Accept the bounty to find 9-Torg through Bounty 5000.
- Head over to the Blim City slums and continue till you reach the Laundromat.
- There, you will meet two ants trying to sell Knifey.
- Now, you don’t have to buy it from them. Knifey will ask you to stab them and then the blade will be yours.
Then, you can use Knifey as a melee weapon. Moreover, you can also use its Swing ability to clear environmental obstacles. And lastly, you can use it to fend off heavy attacks. You will get the best opportunity to test this mechanic right away. While fighting 9-Torg, she will send supercharged attacks your way and you can hit them back using Knifey.