How to play
This page describes how to play GTFO.
Objectives[edit | edit source]
GTFO requires teamwork to solve puzzles but also to find items like keys. For example, the objective might be to reach Zone Z3 & retrieve a DNA sample from an HSU, but a security door is the only way into that zone.
Security doors can only be opened with a specific keycard, and the door will indicate the unique identity code of that key card. Players then have to pinpoint the keycard by "query" the key and it's ID number into a terminal, which the terminal will reply with which zone the keycard is in. This way the keycard can be retrieved quicker by checking the right zones.
Optional: Once you reach a terminal the key is in, you can "Ping" the key, e.g. "Ping Key_256" which will result in the terminal replying with which area of the zone the key is in e.g. Zone_49 Area_B.
Once you've retrieved the key, you can security door and unlock it, and hopefully be able to proceed to your objective and complete it.
Other examples of mission objectives can be found on the Objectives page.
Other Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Hacking: Some lockers can be hacked to retrieve whatever is inside, like key cards, ammo packs, medpacks, etc.
Combat: Sleepers will impede player progress to the next objective, but you should only kill them because they are in your way. The act of killing sleepers in itself is not rewarding in any way. Players should kill enemies in the most controlled way they can, such as a crouched, silent approach with a melee heavy attack.
The Terminal can be found throughout multiple locations throughout the Complex with various degrees of security clearance. It can be used to locate objects or pathways in the rundown.
Click to see the dedicated Terminal page for help on how to use it.
Progression[edit | edit source]
Confirmed not to have a leveling system, progression in GTFO is based on finding better weapons and tools during expeditions and upgrading your gear. The better gear a player acquires and the more a player upgrades, the further down into the Complex you can go.
Note: Progression is not implemented at the moment.
Positioning[edit | edit source]
- Choke points: Sleepers like to take the easiest way into a room.
- Fight in the light: The Complex has some beautiful lighted areas, presumably from spotlights powered by generators, so we can use the lighted areas to clear a Horde.
- Cover: One of the enemies fires ranged missiles. Take cover behind a crate, for example, to reduce damage taken. Cover might be useful against the Tentacle grabbers as well.
Tactics[edit | edit source]
- Syncing headshots: Dispatching enemies with coordinated headshots can be an effective way to clear specials quickly, like a Scout before it calls the Horde.
- Stealth: Although some of us might prefer to just barge in and slay the horrors guns blazing, it can be a tremendous waste of resources and there is no reward for this approach. Loud noises (like gunfire or explosions) and extended use of the Flashlight can also awaken “sleeping” enemies. If we assume ammo and health are limited, then triggering too many hordes will result in running dry and leaving us with only melee and low health. Therefore, quiet creeping is the preferred method of moving through the Complex.
- Prepare before the Horde: In a dev's own words, "detect the combat situation before it happens, prepare for it, and control the action." Because everyone knows the feeling of pushing too hard or too far and being overwhelmed in a bad spot. Set up your sentry gun with a wide arc, lay down some goop with the glue gun, and place your trip mines in doorways or to cover your backside.
Controls[edit | edit source]
|Select melee weapon||Alpha 1|
|Select standard weapon||Alpha 2|
|Select special weapon||Alpha 3|
|Select tool||Alpha 4|
|Select resource pack||Alpha 5|
|Select consumable||Alpha 6|
|Select hacking tool||Alpha 7|
|Open/send text chat||Return|
|Close text chat||Escape|
Tips[edit | edit source]
Do[edit | edit source]
- Be quiet
- Control your Flashlight
- Concentrate focused fire
- Prepare for the Horde
- Stay together, always. No panicking and fleeing. Hold your area and control the action.
Don't[edit | edit source]
- Don't waste time! Remember your mission: you are there to achieve something and gtfo, so make progress quickly. The longer you stay down there fighting, the more likely your team will wipe.
- Don't run off alone somewhere: You might want to explore or think you can handle yourself, but getting caught in a bad spot needing help or rescue adds an additional strain on your teammates.
- Don’t waste resources: Ammo and medpacks are very limited. Use wisely!