The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game that features aerial dogfights and deep exploration of the mysterious open-world of The Great Ursee. Generations of poisonous decisions and treason swirl in the deep, as factions clash in a fight to preserve the past or flee its terrible consequences. You play the role of the Falconeer who soars through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee. The Falconeer is available on Xbox One, Xbox XS, and PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in the game.
Trying to hit moving targets in The Falconeer is not easy. The game does however provide a couple of indicators that will help you hit what you are aiming at. When you are locked onto a target there will be a red circle around the target, and a white circle leading in front of it. If you aim your crosshairs onto the white circle you will lead the target and score hits. If you are close enough to your target you will also benefit from aim assistance all the time you are aiming at the white circle. When aim assistance is engaged little blinkers will appear on the outside of the red circle. This aiming principle works with all weapons, including those that have a slower rate of fire such as the Magnetar Rifle.
In the Falconeer you can fast travel home by using the 'Fly Home' mechanic. This feature is accessed at the 'Pause' menu on your Xbox controller by pressing the 'Start' button, going to the third option in the menu, scrolling down, and tapping the A button. When you do this you will be immediately taken back to the island that acts as your home base for each chapter in The Falconeer. The 'Fly Home' mechanics is a fast and easy way to head home and start up the next main mission during your playthrough.
The main currency in The Falconeer is splinters and you will need to collect this resource in order to trade for items that will upgrade your bird. Splinters are earned by completing missions and side quests and they can be used to buy mutagens to improve your bird's stats, to acquire better weapons, and pots to refill your ammo. You can also purchase seachantress tokens from traders, which can net you special items at specific shopkeepers on the Ursee. It is recommended that you invest in a memorial token as soon as possible as it will enable you to rack up splinters faster for each mission or task you complete.
Resist the temptation of using your boost gauge to fly faster between waypoints and missions. It is not necessary to use boost and you will need to conserve as much of it as possible for combat. If you find yourself struggling to fill up your boost gauge before combat there are a couple of things you can do that will resolve the issue. The first is to simply let your bird be idle, after several seconds the bird will glide naturally and your boost meter will begin to refill. The other way to build up your boost meter is through updrafts which will require you paying attention to the weather on the map. Updrafts provide boost in and out of combat.
In the first chapter of The Falconeer you will be free to explore the open world. Make sure you go to the Maw, a supernatural canyon that is in the middle of the vast ocean which has temples and ancient shrines scattered along it's edges. The Maw can be found near the starting town of Dunkle and finding the temples and ancient shrines will reveal the mythical backstory of The Great Ursee or unlock Chants which are passive buffs you can equip to your bird to empower it in combat.
If you want to survive the early missions of The Falconeer you will need to invest in two key items. These are a regeneration mutagen which you can buy from traders at various outposts that will give your bird regeneration so that it allows you to disengage from combat long enough to get get enough health back to safely re-engage. The other is the Magnetar Rifle which will give you a higher damage output than your default Lightning caster. The higher damage output though comes at the cost of rate of fire but this during the early missions will be a good thing because you will want your shots to count.
The weapons you have in The Falconeer are imprecise at range which means in order to be effective you need to get close to your target. You will have no difficulty closing the gap as your bird is extremely fast and agile. Engage your lock when you get close by tapping X on your controller, this will activate aim assistance which will help you to hit the target consistantly while flying at breakneck speeds.
If you are playing The Falconeer on Xbox you will be using a controller but if you are playing on PC it is recommended that you get one as playing with a mouse and keyboard will make things extremely tough. Any dual stick controller will do the job but seeing as the game is really optimized for Xbox controllers you may want to consider getting a wired Xbox One controller for your PC, which you will be able to pick up relatively cheap.
The Falconeer takes place in a water-based world called the Ursee, where occasional small rock formations rise out of the water and are home to settlements, outposts, or ancient shrines. Finding an ancient shrine will unlock the map of the area, new lore and new abilities from the Sea Chantress. Listed below are the locations where you will find the ancient shrines in The Falconner.
In the Maw.
The Spine south-east large island.
In imperial hold, north section of Imperial Path.
Earthedge Wilds, east. Saladmount Woodmill single large island.
Between the two large islands in the far north-east of the map.
Mutagens in the Falconeer are items you can purchase that will upgrade your bird's speed, agility, and health regeneration. In order to be able to tackle the most difficult missions in the game effectively you will need to invest in mutagens. You will be able to buy mutagens from traders at various outposts, some vendors though will not sell them to you unless you have a permit which can be purcased from your home island or the Imperial Embassy. Mutagens are purchased with splinters, the main form of currency on the Ursee and their actual cost will depend on how powerful the mutagen is. There are three main types of mutagens you can buy in The Falconeer and they are listed below along with what they do.
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Two key maneuvers you need to be adept at in The Falconeer is braking and diving. Being able to brake effectively during combat scenarios is essential as is diving to pick up items such as lost goods and mines from the water. In order to make your bird brake suddenly in The Falconeer you need to tap the left trigger on your Xbox controller, when you do so your bird will come to a complete stop for a second which will allow you to quickly assess your options if you are engaged in combat. Being able to brake suddenly also comes in useful when you think you are about to overshoot a water-bound object or a perch to land on.
You will need to know how to brake to be able to dive into the water. To perform a dive you need to tap the left trigger to brake and then press it again so yo..