South Park: The Fractured But Whole Guide - Beginner's Guide, Combat Tips, Crafting, Character Classes Explained, Coonstagram

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Guide - Beginner's Guide, Combat Tips, Crafting, Character Classes Explained, Coonstagram

Here's everything you need to make it through the chaotic town of South Park, including combat tips, mission walkthrough guides, character class guides, crafting, Coonstagram, and more - Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole follows in the footsteps of 2015's The Stick of Truth, pitting the regular South Park gang against the rest of the characters from the controversial TV series. There's a surprising amount of depth and detail in The Fractured But Whole's combat and classes, all of which we'll be breaking down for you right here in this South Park: The Fractured But Whole guide. We’ll also cover The Fractured But Whole crafting and the Phone Menu.

This South Park: The Fractured But Whole guide will cover all versions of the game, including South Park: The Fractured But Whole on Switch.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Guide

As we mentioned, there are a lot of core systems at work in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and chief of these is the combat. It might seem like a fairly straightforward case of turn-based combat on the surface, but there are a few fair tips and tricks you'll need to see yourself safely through battles with strippers, rednecks, and more.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Tips and Tricks

  • You can always find loot if you attack cracked objects, including mail boxes, bushes, and parking meters.
  • Always have one healer in your combat party, for example Kyle, or Jimmy.
  • Head back to the Coon Lair in Eric's house, and speak to him to change your class.
  • Use the vending machine in the Coon Lair if you need any specific items quickly.
  • Use every toilet you find in The Fractured But Whole, and try to master them all.
  • Always know the attack range of every combat party member, so you can better position your party around the battlefield.
  • If you ever get stuck while exploring, make sure to use Inspection mode by holding down the left trigger.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Combat Guide

For little kids, the gang in South Park: The Fractured But Whole sure do get into a lot of fights. Read on for our Fractured But Whole Combat guide, where we give you give you the key info on combat abilities, items and summons.

Firstly, before every battle begins, you'll have the chance to assemble your squad of four characters. The player character obviously counts as one, but then you'll have to choose three other characters, each of which have different abilities and tactics.

Character abilities are key in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and you can always survey the pool of characters if you press X/Square before a battle commences. Characters like Fastpass are great for moving around the battlefield quickly, while the Human Kite is excellent for protecting and healing teammates.

Elsewhere in the combat system of The Fractured But Whole, you can use various items by pressing up on the D-pad during any of your characters' turns. While using an item will take up their turn, you can use special items that will heal any teammates nearby, as well as using a special Summons.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Summons, as you can see just above, are used to aid your squad in the heat of battle. The Moses Summon, for example, which you can get by completing Father Maxi's quest at the church, will heal your entire team, regardless of where they are on the battlefield. You can find various Summons in the game through completing side quests like Father Maxi's, so you should always aim to undertake side quests whenever they pop up on the map.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Character Classes

As with most RPGs, The Fractured But Whole features numerous character classes, each with their own unique attributes and advantages for your team. Read on for our Fractured But Whole Character Class guide, so you can figure out who should be in your party.

Whereas other characters’ abilities are set in stone, you can choose your own abilities through selecting two different classes, from the variety presented to you in the screen just below. You'll start out with one class, but roughly an hour into The Fractured But Whole, you'll have the opportunity to combine abilities from a second class.

As you can see, we've gone with the Cyborg class here, and we've brought up a screen detailing all the special combat moves this class has, if we were to pick it. Bear in mind that you can actually change your class at any point in the game by heading to Eric's house, meaning that if you went with the Speedster class but don't like the abilities, you can always switch to another class whenever you want.

Now we'll detail every South Park: The Fractured But Whole character class type, including the areas they excel in, as well s their special moves.

  • Blaster - The Blaster class is great at dealing out ranged damage, sticking behind your front line of attacking characters, and pelting anyone with elemental damage.
  • Brutalist - This class deals the highest amount of damage out of any class in South Park, but you need to make sure you're up close and personal with enemies all the time, as the Brutalist doesn't have a ranged offensive.
  • Speedster - The Speedster class doesn't deal out an incredible amount of damage, but when can use the Double-Edge buff to give themselves two attacks in one turn, great if you're looking to end a fight quickly.
  • Cyborg - While somewhat lacking in damage output, the Cyborg is great for quickly repositioning characters, as well as Enraging or knocking back/pulling in multiple enemies.
  • Elementalist - As you might have guessed from the name, the Elementalist class deals out damage that harms your enemies over multiple turns, burning them or grossing them out. It's a solid support class, particularly when paired with a class like the Brutalist that focuses on damage.
  • Psychic - The Psychic class barely has any damage output whatsoever, and is instead there to heal and protect your team with shields, while also casting various debilitating effects onto your enemies.
  • Gadgeteer - This unique class has a variety of gadgets at its disposal, but mostly centers around dealing ranged-based damage, meaning you'll have to position yourself well on the field to take advantage of the Gadgeteer's abilities.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Phone Menu Guide

Speaking of the world of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, you can bring up the phone screen pictured just below by pressing the middle button on the Dualshock 4, or the select button on the Xbox One controller. Your phone has a variety of different menu systems buried within, including the map, crafting, costumes, quests, and abilities.

Firstly, you'll find the map screen within the phone menu, pictured just below. South Park: The Fractured But Whole has a 2.5D world, meaning that you'll walk sideways along the horizontal streets just below, and use the vertical streets to move up and down the map. You can see everything there is to do from the map screen, including different quests with their Might level requirements just above them. As you can see just below, we're a bit underleveled to be taking on Eric's quest.

So how should you go about improving your Might level? In the screen just below which can be reached through the phone menu, you can equip different items that boost the Might level of your character. The only way to obtain more powerful Might items is to either buy them from the vending machine in Eric's house, or to go out into the open world and take on anyone that's looking for a fight.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Coonstagram

Elsewhere on the phone menu, you can access Coonstagram, the social media feed of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. While you're roaming South Park, you can walk up to people a press the right shoulder button to take a selfie with them. This photo is then posted to Coonstagram, and your following will increase, allowing you to continue with certain story missions.

Early on, Eric tasks you with taking selfies with ten people before you can head into the next story mission, and so The Fractured But Whole definitely puts an emphasis on making you level up your Coonstagram following as much as possible. The whole plot of the game basically revolves around Eric wanting to find a cat for a $100 reward for his superhero group to increase their standing, so Coonstagram features a fair bit throughout The Fractured But Whole.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Crafting Guide

Another ability in The Fractured But Whole is to craft items for you to use. You'll unlock this when you eventually reach Morgan Freeman through doing story missions. Once you have the ability to craft items, you can put mundane items found around the world, like duct tape and glue, to good use. You can craft items that can be used in combat by pressing up on the D-pad, or you can craft Might items that will increase the overall level of your character.

You'll always want to make sure to scavenge around in the open world for items that look like they could be opened. For example, any bags that you see lying on the floor can always be looted for items, while you can punch items that are cracked to break them, looting any items you find within. In addition to this, if you ever see an item glowing in the environment, you can hold down the left trigger, bring the cursor over the object, and press X/Square to hit it with a projectile, dislodging it and knocking it to the ground for you to collect.

If you need to resupply on items, head to the shop in Eric's house.

This is everything we have right now on South Park: The Fractured But Whole tips and tricks, but make sure to check back on this guide in the near future, as we delve deeper into bowels of the game.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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