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I am wondering if are there any benefits in making headshots in Orcs Must Die!? I mean except the fact that you can take down an orc faster.

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Isn't that actually the point? Kill them faster to finish the map faster? :p I mean spamming works but your aim goes way off, shooting concentrated bursts at their heads will work way better. – Lyrion Oct 11 '11 at 14:13
@Rafael I am not sure that total points only depends on how much time you take to complete the stage. – Drake Oct 11 '11 at 15:28
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There's no real benefit of headshots game play-wise, other than killing the enemies faster.

However, if you're looking to get a decent high score racked up, the headshots can be usable in a few ways:

  • Keeping the killstreak going between traps.
  • Getting a higher combo multiplier.

Note: Both of these points can be done without headshots, thus making it a lot harder. However, it does also require a lot of skill, to hit the headshots at the exact time you need to.

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