The engineer is the second class that can be unlocked in Killzone 2. He is great for those who want to take a defensive and supporting stance in the online multiplayer mode. The engineer can also be quite a powerful offensive class if unitize correctly under the right circumstances. This guide will help you become the ultimate engineer in Killzone 2.
Primary Badge: Lieutenant
You need 800 total points in order to gain the lieutenant badge and unlock the engineer class. If you were playing the medic class before, you should be able to rank up fairly quickly since he gets one point for every revival.
Main Weapons: LS13 Shotgun
While the engineer can only carry one weapon at the start, the shotgun is one of the best weapons in Killzone 2. This is because the weapon includes auto-aim assistance. The range of the LS13 Shotgun is also surprisingly long.
First Ability: Deployable Sentry Turret
To use turrets, you need to first equip it by pressing the left directional button. Only four turrets are allowed at one time per team. So you may need to wait for one to get destroyed before placing your own (or you can destroy your own team’s turrets yourself). In addition, there is a one minute recharge time in order to set another turret.
Secondary Badge: Defensive Specialist
In order to get the second ability of the engineer in Killzone 2, you need 8 Turret Specialist ribbons. You earn this ribbon by getting five kills with your turrets in one round. This can be a long and difficult process but you should be able to gain this ability if you placed your turrets right.
Secondary Ability: Repair and Hack
Repair and Hack is one of the most useful abilities in Killzone 2. This is because you can repair automated turrets, mounted guns and ammunition dispensers. Only your team can used your repaired objects. Press the right directional button in order to equip it. Unlike the engineer’s first ability, there is no recharge time for Repair and Hack. Furthermore, you will earn one point for every mounted guns and ammunition dispensers you repaired.
Combinable Secondary Badge: Field Mechanic
To combine the engineer class with another, 8 Repair Specialist ribbons are required. You simply have to repair five objects in one round to earn this ribbon in Killzone 2.
While having automatically turrets seems like a godsend, these automatic bots are quite weak. Thus, placement is important to becoming successful as an engineer in Killzone 2. You should place turrets on higher ground so that it can be more efficient at getting kills and headshots. You should also place turrets in areas where there is plenty of action as it will make it less likely for the enemy to target your automatic bot.
To use the Repair and Hack effectively, all you need to do is to repair any broken objects you see on the field. Since only your teammates can use your repaired objects, you have nothing to lose. Repaired mounted guns are especially deadly due to their high accuracy. So make sure to jump on one when you are done repairing it.
As an engineer, you should always try to look for alternate routes and sneak around, setting up turrets and repairing objects along the way. Being in the open area is a big disadvantage for the shotgun-wielding class.
The best strategy when dealing against an engineer in Killzone 2 is to become one. Only a set amount of objects can be repaired on the field. The enemy’s engineer will have to destroy your repaired objects first before he himself can repair it for his own team.
With the right philosophy, you can be a deadly engineer in Killzone 2.