Spider-Man: Miles Morales is out, showcasing the full capabilities of PlayStation 5 gaming. Web-slinging your way into the game as a newbie? You may be wondering how you should allocate your ability points and what upgrades you should take. In our Spider-Man: Miles Morales upgrade guide, we will give you some recommendations for what abilities will help you out the most during the early stages of the game. Let’s get to work on your skill tree!
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Upgrades: Key Skills to Unlock
You’ll be able to allocate ability points to four different skill tree branches, one of which is the “Challenge Skills” branch. As you complete Spider-Trainer missions, you’ll be able to enjoy Challenge Skills unlocks.
One unlock under Challenge Skills that should help you out a lot is “Point Launch Boost.” When you pick this upgrade, you’ll be able to boost your swings by pressing “X.” This enhanced freedom of movement can help you out during combat, but it also can add to the joy of swinging through New York City.
A couple of useful combat upgrades to consider are Payback (which is a Challenge Skill) and Miles Smash! With Payback, you can follow up a dodge by pressing the triangle button. When you do, you’ll perform an instant takedown. As for Miles Smash!, it gives a radius boost to Venom Smash. Also think about grabbing Spread the Love when you are able. If an enemy with venom stun contacts another enemy, that enemy will also be hit by venom stun. When you are dealing with dense groups of enemies, that can be a big help.
Looking for useful stealth upgrades? When it comes to Silent Step and Patient Spider, sooner is better with claiming these upgrades. Patient Spider adds to Camouflage Energy, lengthening invisibility duration. Silent Step (another Challenge Skill) increases your stealth so you can evade enemies for longer. You also can get Never See It Coming, which increases the damage you do with Venom Punch when you are camouflaged.
Other Tips for Spider-Man: Miles Morales Beginners
With a lot of comic book news focusing on Spider-Man: Miles Morales, there is plenty of other great advice out there for newbies. Let’s talk about a few more recommendations for getting the most out of this game from the start.
Try and master perfect dodging as early as you can, and focus on using a lot of venom attacks. Having trouble with robotic arms or shields? Air Launcher and Dodge Under can come to your aid.
Early on in the game, obviously you should focus on completing Spider-training missions for unlocks. The sooner you do them, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the abilities you unlock.
Other than that, one of our best suggestions to you is simply to explore. The fast-paced action in Miles Morales can pull you along toward the end in the blink of an eye if you let it. But if you hurry through the story, you will miss out on a lot of cool stuff. This game is visually breathtaking, and it is worth seeing as much as you can of NYC. Plus, you’ll find numerous Easter eggs if you are on the lookout for them, including a memorial to Stan Lee.
Now you have some tips and tricks for starting out with Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Whether you are playing on PS4 or PS5, these recommendations should help you have the best experience of this amazing game.