How do I take care of choppers?

#1 Posted by mordukai (7797 posts) -

So I started playing this game and I am enjoying immensly. The only thing is that every time when I do a mission if a chooper shows up I'm pretty much fucked. Iv'e been been to every weapon store in the game and none have any rocket launchers. I tried shooting the sniper on it but it doesn't seem I can kill him. Any advice?

Right now I am doing a mission called "Taking Over????" and the chopper keeps messing me up.


#2 Posted by pepperzz (166 posts) -

Drive a car into it, Bruce Willis style.

#3 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2660 posts) -

Shoot the sniper. That's how I delt with them before I got the rocket launcher. Either that or just keep shooting the chopper with anything till it blows up.

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4814 posts) -

Weird I don't remember ever having trouble with a chopper that made me have to shoot one down. I guess just drive away or something.

#5 Posted by darkvare (813 posts) -

upgrade your pistols to the point they get explosive ammo or upgrade your rocket launcher to the point it get homing rockets

#6 Posted by OldGuy (1591 posts) -

Hrmm... I don't recall having any trouble either... I'll have to fire up the brand spanking new PC version I have and see what's up (any excuse for mayhem!)...

#7 Posted by Stonyman65 (3014 posts) -

You can shoot the sniper as well as just shooting up the chopper until it dies. Assault rifles and dual upgraded pistols work great.

Also, use the default Shepherd pistols. Don't bother upgrading the Kobra ones you get from the cops. Once you you upgrade the Shepherds, they are pretty much unstoppable.

#8 Posted by _Zombie_ (1473 posts) -

The upgraded Krukov is thy friend.

#9 Posted by Talis12 (522 posts) -

shooting the snipers is the easiest.. otherwise dump a shitload of bullets into the chopper itself

#10 Posted by believer258 (12689 posts) -

Fully upgrade the starting pistol as soon as you can. It eventually gets explosive bullets which are pretty good for taking down helicopters and the weaker cars, though nothing is as good as a rocket launcher for doing those things.

#11 Posted by PenguinDust (12768 posts) -

Once you upgrade to dual submachine guns with fire (TEK Z-10 Level 4), everything is easy to kill. Until you reach that point, I'd suggest shooting the sniper with whatever you have or snipe the pilot.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Upgrade your pistols so you get explosive rounds and then have fun killing everything with them.

#13 Posted by Superkenon (1552 posts) -

I don't remember any missions forcing you to fight a helicopter before giving you the rocket launcher... hmm.

Well, the launcher and the sniper rifle are both good options, but those are given to you automatically during story progression, so I think it's safe to say you can't get them yet. Maybe you're supposed to avoid it for now?

If you've no other option, just keep in mind that choppers have HP like everything else, even if your weapons don't look like they're doing much. Hit it with everything you've got!!!!!!

#14 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@mordukai: It sounds like you're causing too much damage. Usually, especially in the beginning, I'd be able to finish a mission before the choppers and tanks got too crazy. The assault rifle helps a bunch, though as somebody else mentioned, the pistol upgrade that allows explosive rounds takes care of things really quick.

#15 Posted by Morrow (1870 posts) -

just keep shooting the chopper with anything till it blows up.

This :]

#16 Posted by Mnemoidian (1008 posts) -

Yeah, just keep playing - you'll eventually get the tools you need to take them out (re:everyone's suggestions in this thread)

I seem to remember my goto-weapon being the fully upgraded pistols. But end-game advice is pretty irrelevant to where you are at in the game, so far! :)

#17 Posted by Dauragon (571 posts) -

I might be going out on a limb here but you should probably shoot the chopper with a gun or something.

Seriously, everything in this game pretty much explodes after a clip and a half.

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