View Full Version : can someone help me beat xan?

29th Nov 1999, 07:02 PM
i have fought my way through the whole single-player ladder up to xan....and he is mopping the floor with me. does anyone have any tips on how to beat him, i.e. strategies, weaknesses, etc? thusfar i have been beating the game solidly, but xan is just killing me 15-2 or 15-3 every match. any help is greatly appreciated!

29th Nov 1999, 07:07 PM
Okay dont think you are gonna out quick Xan. You are not gonna win many toe to toe battles with him. Play defensively.

Also you must control the powerups, especially the shieldbelt and invisible. Xan has the respawn times of these down pat so try to beat him to the punch.

Dont be afraid to camp, and run away when things get hairy. In general I wouldnt go after him unless I have 100 health and 150 armor. He is ruthless with the flak. Also talk alot of trash, he gets frustrated easily if you know how to talk trash.

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29th Nov 1999, 10:16 PM
the only way i could beat him was to run a circuit and controll all the armour *yes i know i know .. overeating sucks -= hmm if thats a valid unreal term? .. means collecting armour weapons ammo even if you are full, foranyone who dosent know* i kept away from him and used the flak almost exclusively , and barely beat him *hope that dosent mean i totally suck ! laugh*

30th Nov 1999, 02:43 PM
Ditto what people have been saying about controlling the powerups and not fighting Xan in close quarters. One additional piece of advice:

Use Xan's extreme aggressiveness against him. I finally beat him by always luring him into the curved hallway, then running backwards and firing rockets or alt-firing the flak cannon at him. 90% of the time he will keep coming until he's dead (if you don't screw up and get nailed first). But be careful not to get stuck in the niche in the wall while running backwards or you're toast.

30th Nov 1999, 02:47 PM
He's also bad for 'killing his own dumb self'. When I played through, and got to him, I was actually surprised how many times he blasted himself with the RL. The more the merrier, I guess /~unreal/ubb/html/wink.gif

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30th Nov 1999, 09:59 PM
thanks all....the tips have really helped....i have done much better against him, but havent had time to give him a serious run b/c of the amount of work i've had recently....but tonight he should fall....thanks for all the help!