Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When shooting an Onos or any other Kharaa where should I aim?

Is there different location damage like on a marine?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

No, there is no locational damage in NS2, at least in the sense that different body parts take different amounts of damage. The damage is the same no matter what part of an enemy you are hitting.

However, the damage of some Alien melee abilities can vary depending on how accurate you are. If your crosshairs are directly centered on a Marine (or a structure), the attack will deal full damage. If your target is off-center, it will only 2/3 or 1/3 of normal damage.

This applies to the Skulk and Lerk's bite attack, and the Fade's swipe attack.

Full damage


2/3 damage


1/3 damage


share|improve this answer
No Way! I was very misinformed, i have been trying to land on people's heads. Thanks for the clarity. – Quinma Dec 11 '12 at 1:51

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.