Uncharted 4: Chapter 5 - Hector Alcazar

Uncharted 4: Chapter 5 - Hector Alcazar

Learn the combat basics during Hector Alcazar.

This article will show players how to beat Chapter 5, titled Uncharted 4: Hector Alcazar, including how to use the cover and combat systems in the game.

Continue with Uncharted 4 by following Hector Alcazar as he leads you through the prison. After he executes one of the guards, take the gun from him and prepare for your first real combat of the game. Also take note of the controls, using L2 to aim and R2 to shoot. If you have automatic target acquisition on you might find the combat fairly easy. We used manual aim so that we didn’t cut any corners in our walkthrough. You’re welcome.

Players can use L2 to aim their weapon and R2 to fire it. You'll be doing a lot of that.

Continue moving with your crew, picking up ammunition as you go and making use of the cover system. If you can at all help it, try to score headshots on your enemies, as this will put them down much faster and ease the amount of incoming fire you have to deal with. One headshot will typically kill someone, while three to four body shots gets a similar result.

Most of Hector Alcazar is going to be a lot like this, so if you struggle with landing headshots, you might want to just focus on body shots and pump four quick bullets into each target. The idea is to spend less time popping out of cover and needlessly exposing yourself to incoming fire.

As you continue to follow Hector Alcazar out of the prison, you’ll eventually find new weapons that you can pick up and equip. Usually you’ll find yourself with one long gun and one sidearm, and players can switch between the two by using the Right D-Pad and Left D-Pad on the PS4 Dual Shock controller.

When your guide begins to run, follow along. You can often ignore incoming fire and just focus on keeping up with Hector Alcazar. There are exceptions to this, such as when you encounter a machine gun firing down on your position from a tower. In this case, focus on moving from cover to cover as you progress forward. If you stay in one place for too long, your cover will be destroyed, and you won’t be far behind.

Soon after this you’ll exit the prison and trigger a lengthy cinematic that ends the chapter. If you want to see a complete list of chapters in Uncharted 4, view our Uncharted 4 Walkthrough. If you’re done with Hector Alcazar and just want to move on, jump right into Uncharted 4: Chapter 6 - Once a Thief.

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