In the initial phase of Meet Your Maker, players are merely equipped with a gun and a sword while raiding bases. However, these weapons can be upgraded or exchanged with new ones by using Cells and Synthite. One such unlockable weapon is Arc Barrier which can be considered a Weapon cum Shield. Even though the Arc Barrier is in handy even from the start of the game, managing it to use at the maximum output can make it a very lethal weapon.
Regardless of the strength, Arc Barrier is a defensive weapon with the ability of a magnetic shield that protects users from any harm for a short period of time. The active time for Arc Barrier is about 1.5 seconds. However, Meet Your Maker allows players to equip just two weapons, and equipping Arc Barrier will force the players to give up a melee weapon.
Meet Your Maker: How to Unlock Arc Barrier?
In order to unlock Arc Barrier, players need to visit Weapons Advisor at the player’s sanctuary i.e., Chrona. Scrolling down the list of weapons will give access to the Arc Barrier which costs 700 Cells and 675 Parts. Cells and Parts are among the core resources in Meet Your Maker, they can easily be obtained by raiding bases.
The official Stats of Arc Barrier:
- Type: Defensive
- Recharge Time: 8.5 seconds
- Active Time: 1.5 seconds
- Perfect Block Opportunity: 0.25 seconds
- Perfect Block: Increases shield duration by 0.5 seconds
- The initial upgrade will enhance Perfect Block Opportunity by 0.1 seconds, allowing raiders to use Grappling Hook while in the shield.
- The second upgrade will increase Perfect Block Opportunity by 0.15 seconds. It also allows using hardware within the shield along with the Grappling Hook.
Meet Your Maker: How to Use Arc Barrier?
Players can change their loadout at the very beginning of the raid. They need to swap and enclose Arc Barrier in the loadout. Using the special power of the weapon will protect players with a magnetic barrier. While the shield is active, players are unsusceptible to any damage type in the game. Even the traps are useless on this guard. Meanwhile, players are free to move, grapple, and attack.
Tips for Effective Use of Arc Barrier
Even though the use of Arc Barrier seems to be specific, it can still be used very effectively in various manners. For instance, Arc Barrier is the best medium to counter traps like Impalers and Claw Traps. In addition, if players find no room in hiding from bombs, using the given shield sounds reasonable. Another strategic way to utilize Arc Barrier is to time block within Perfect Block Opportunity. This will add an extra half-second to the barrier. This extra protective lifespan can even be used to penetrate corrosive cubes.
Behaviour Interactive developed and published Meet Your Maker, a first-person shooter video game that challenges players to construct and raid user-created bases stocked with security personnel and hazards. Available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, and Series S.