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The Basics

Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 Walkthrough and Guide

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The Basics

Experience System
The game also features an experience system which awards a player with a token that can be used to unlock passive skills, support skills for multiplayer games and of course, planes. Experience is earned by destroying targets, completing objectives and meeting challenges. You can check out these challenges in the game's main menu. See the P.E.C Challenges section of this guide for more details.

The good thing about this game is that you keep the experience you've earned if you reload a checkpoint after crashing, getting shot down or by reloading deliberately. This feature can be exploited to "farm" experience in a specific mission's phase. Just be reminded not to restart the game or all the accumulated exp points will be reverted back to zero.

Plane Mastery
Not only the player earns exp but the unlocked planes as well. Unlocked planes start with a default weapon loadout and skin. Using those planes in missions will allow it to earn experience as well which will unlock various additional bonuses like enhanced abilities, weapon packs, skins and the ability to customize its weapon pack. Every plane has their own set of mastery skills and all of them can only be raised up to LV6. These enhanced abilities can stack with the passive skills unlocked through P.E.C rewards. 

Customizing Weapon Packs
The ability to customize a plane's weapon loadout is one of the best perks you can get by mastering a plane. This will allow you to arm your plane with the weapons of your choice. You can attach up to 3 different weapons, as long as your plane's payload is capable of carrying them all.

When customizing weapon packs, you should consider taking weapons suited for the plane. Usually, heat seeking missiles (HSMs) should be part of every plane as it will allow you to deal with air targets. Just play with various combinations then test them in the field to find what fits your style.

OFF Mode
If you have played the previous installment of the game, then you're already familiar with this unique yet helpful system. OFF mode will remove the plane's limiter and unlock its full potential. You'll have full view of the plane and it will be capable of pulling off those impossibly tight manuevers, as well as increased weapons accuracy. It may take a bit of practice to master it but it is an invaluable tool against the enemy aces later in the game.  Activate/ Deactivate OFF mode by double-tapping RT or LT.

Off Mode

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Comments for The Basics

3 comments, latest first.
Mar 14th 2014 Guest
is the rewards for multiplayer or singleplayer campaign use?
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Feb 20th 2013 keithv708
do you have three weapon systems on that custom weapon pack?
If so at list for Xbox 360 push the up awry on the d-pad
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Dec 23rd 2012 Guest
Any one knows how i can access my third weapon? Because i cant..
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