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Dinogen Arena Guide

Updated July 10 2018

Here you'll find everything you need to know about Dinogen Arena.

THE BASICS

About

Dinogen Arena is an arena-style shooter based on the original game.

Controls

Controls can be changed in the settings menu if desired.

KEY
 ACTION
Mouse
Fire weapon/attack
W or up arrow
Move up
A or left arrow
Move left
S or down arrow
Move down
D or right arrow
Move right
Q
Switch weapon
R
Reload
E
Interact
SPACE
Melee attack
SHIFT
Sprint
TAB
View scoreboard

Movement Types

You can change the movement type in the settings menu. This only applies when playing as a human.

Absolute - movement does not depend on where player is looking

Relative - movement depends on where player is looking

When playing as a dinosaur, the Relative movement type is used.

GAME MECHANICS

Settings

You can modify all game settings in the settings menu. It can be accessed from the main menu or in the pause menu by pressing ESC during gameplay. Disabling effects may improve performance for slower PCs.

Achievements

Dinogen Arena features bonus achievements. You can find them in the profile menu.

Health

Your health is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Avoid taking damage to regenerate your health. Some dinosaurs regenerate health at different speeds.

HUMANS

In most cases, you will play as a human. They have a wide a variety of weapons, equipment, and perks to choose from. As a human, you will fight other humans and dinosaurs.

Inventory

You can hold 2 items in your inventory. These items are displayed at the top right of the screen. Press Q to switch between them.

New items can picked up and swapped by pressing E to interact.

Weapons can be reloaded by pressing R.

Sprinting

Press and hold SHIFT to start sprinting. You can't fire your weapon while sprinting.

Melee

Press SPACE to use your knife attack. Very effective against close range enemies.

Weapons

There are many different weapon types featured in Dinogen Arena:

Pistols

SMGs

Rifles

Shotguns

Snipers

LMGs

Launchers

Heavier weapons, like snipers and LMGs, will slow your movement speed. Lightweight weapons, like pistols and SMGs, will allow you to be much more mobile.

Bows and crossbows do extra damage to dinosaurs. Their arrows are also reusable.

Perks

Perks modify your character's skills and abilities.

DINOSAURS

Some game modes allow you to play as a dinosaur. There are several different species each with their own unique abilities.

Compy

The Compy is small, quick, and mobile. Regenerates health very quickly.

Dilophosaurus

The Dilophosaurus spits toxic venom at enemies.

Raptor

The Raptor is a deadly hunter with good power and speed.

Needler

The Needler fires clusters of penetrating needles at enemies.

Allosaurus

The Allosaurus is a large but agile predator with a strong attack.

Spinosaurus

The Spinosaurus is slow but extremely powerful.

T Rex

King of the dinosaurs; the T Rex is the strongest dinosaur you'll find in Dinogen Arena.

RANKED MODE

Ranked mode allows you to progress through the ranks by earning XP and leveling up.

Game Modes

Ranked mode features several unique games modes, each with their own objectives. Each game mode can be customized, such as the time limit, number of players, score limit, and more.

XP

Earn XP by killing enemies, finishing game objectives, and completing challenges.

Leveling Up

Unlock new weapons, equipment, and perks by maxing XP to level up.

Loadouts

Loadouts are customized classes for human players. Each loadout supports:

Primary Weapon

Secondary Weapon

Player Perk

Weapon Perk

Unlock new weapons and perks by earning XP and leveling up.

Challenges

Earn bonus XP by completing challenges. Each challenge has several tiers, each with a larger XP reward. You can view challenges in the ranked menu or in the pause menu by pressing ESC during gameplay.

Prestige

The ability to prestige is unlocked at level 30. Prestiging resets your ranked progress while unlocking new game modes and maps. Difficulty is also increased.

Tips

Stick with your allies in team games.

Completing objectives, like capturing and returning the flag in Capture the Flag, will earn you XP.

When low on health, find cover or fall back so you can regenerate it.

Customize your loadouts for certain game situations. For example, you may want to have an anti-dinosaur class for game modes that put you against dinosaurs.

Adapt your play style to the map you choose. Some are better for snipers, while others are packed with intense close-quarter action.

For game modes that feature a dinosaur team, you can play as a dinosaur!

SURVIVAL MODE

Hold out as long as you can against the endless waves of dinosaurs. As you complete each wave, dinosaurs will become stronger, faster, and more difficult.

Submit your score at the end of the game to compete in the leaderboards!

Armory

Buy new weapons, reinforcements, air support, and perks from the armory.

Money

Earn money by killing enemies and completing waves. Kills earned by your teammates, helicopters, and auto turrets still earn you money.

Soldiers

Ally soldiers can be purchased from the armory. You can have up to 3 soldiers at any given time.

Air Support

There are multiple types of air support that can be purchased from the armory. Only 1 form of air support can be active at any given time.

Ammo Airdrop

Delivers 3 ammo crates

Cobra

Light assault helicopter

Apache

Heavy assault helicopter

Osprey Airdrop

Delivers 3 random weapon crates

Perks

Player and weapon perks can be purchased from the armory.

Auto Turrets

Your area can be fortified by an auto turret in each corner (4 total). Each auto turret can be upgraded to improve it's damage, accuracy, and rate of fire. Move up to the turret and press E to buy/upgrade.

Savage Dinosaurs

Savage dinosaurs are a rare form of enemy that are red in appearance and move very quickly. They have much higher health than normal enemies and drop extra money when killed. Any type of dinosaur has the chance to become a savage dinosaur.

Melee Kills

You earn 150% the money reward when you kill an enemy with your knife.

Survival Weapons

Survival mode features unique weapons not available in Ranked mode. They are the most expensive items in their class. For example, the Jackhammer shotgun is extremely effective against dinosaurs.

Tips

Earning the most amount of money should be your primary goal aside from simply surviving.

You can spend the first few waves knifing dinosaurs to rack up as much money as possible.

Consider buying the Osprey Airdrop instead of the more expensive weapons. Since you receive 3 random weapons, you might get them for a lot cheaper!

Think of your teammates, air support, and auto turrets as investments. They may cost a good amount of money to purchase, but you are rewarded money for each of their kills.

Your explosive weapons do not cause self damage in survival mode.