Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Walkthrough
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Mission 15: Hurricane
- The chase with Akula continues towards the heart of a massive hurricane. You can pick a Multirole aircraft, but don’t, you want something mobile. Grab a jet – the Raptor and the Berkut are always good choices.
- You won’t just have to fight Markov here, Illich is nearby and ready to pick a fight. Take off towards the terrible twosome. The goal here is to keep pace with their aircraft. Bandits will surround you and try to lock-on, trailing suddenly becomes very difficult.
- Evade as much as possible, and don’t spend time in DFM or chasing bandits – if you’re not following Markov and Illich, they’ll get away, resulting in a mission failure.
- The best you can manage without losing them is a 360 degree turn to evade incoming missiles and enemy assault circles. Hit the acceleration and don’t let go, while watching for new flights of bandits coming in from above or below.
- Follow Illich and Markov long enough, and you’ll leave the bandits behind. Nearing the edge of the combat area, Illich will break off and enter DFM with you. Counter maneuver and start dog-fighting with him, Markov will escape anyway and there’s nothing you can do at this point.
- With Markov gone, your only goal is to defeat Illich. He’s a tough opponent, and the hurricane force winds will make flying and following him even more difficult.
- Illich, like Markov, will use counter maneuvers against you. Practice countering this, remember that when the red triangle flashes, hit your shoulder buttons and press down on the MG.
- Follow him long enough, and he’s gone. The real challenge comes next.
- Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Pursued the enemy and shot down Major Illich.
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