If you are just starting out in Exoprimal, you are going to undergo a lot of challenges. The game is focused on player reaction time and knowledge. As such, you may not be at your best just starting out. So, that being said, as someone who has been playing since launch and has nearly sixty matches under my belt. I am here to offer you some help to do your best!
Do the “Training” Mission
After finishing your tutorial missions. You will find yourself in your hangar, from here, underneath the Dinosaur Survival option will be “Training”. This will take you to a firing range where you can try out every Exosuit, and practice with both hitting moving targets for both damage and healing. The reason I am recommending this is that you will need to try out every Exosuit a little bit. If not, you will go a whole match bringing your team down.
This is also where you can practice using “Dominators”. Dominators are given out sometimes in matches and will allow you to attack the enemy team as a big dinosaur. There are three different variants to use and you can practice with all three! So be sure to take advantage of this area.
Setup Every Exosuit Loadout in Exoprimal
Every Exosuit will have strengths and weaknesses you will need to plan for. The “Murasame” Exosuit is a great damage-based tank but lacks defensive capabilities. Going into his loadout and selecting the “Shield” rig for instance will ensure that if you pick Murasame, he will have something to take damage head-on. But it doesn’t end there, do not just set up Rigs for each loadout. If you have “Modules” unlocked, go into each Exosuit and slot some modules into them.
These will offer a variety of different boons for every Exosuit alongside the rigs until you start unlocking exosuit-specific modules. Additionally, in this same menu for the Exosuits, you can choose a “favorite”. The favorite Exosuit will be the one you always load into matches with!
Understand The Assignment
While the premise for the game is just shooting or chopping down dinosaurs. There are actually a lot of different objectives in the game you have to do. However, just participating is not going to net you a win. You will have to coordinate with your team and have to focus on the objectives. The game focuses on having both teams race against the clock to put themselves in an advantage for how much time they have against the enemy team.
So kill quickly, focus on objectives, and do not just go through the motions in each match. Time needs to be on your side to ensure victory.
Be What Your Team Lacks in Exoprimal
Similar to class-based games, like Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch 2, Exoprimal has all of the exosuits in a class-based system. The Vigilant Sniper and Zephyr melee exosuits fall under the damage class. While the Skywave falls under support, or Murasame falls under the tank classes. When loading into a match, go into the exosuit selection menu and see if your team is lacking support or a tank. You need both types on your team for healing and handling high-health dinosaurs, like a triceratops.
If you do not do so, you will most likely fail the match and will only have yourself to blame. Exoprimal is unforgiving for the extra time needed to revive teammates that could not get support or a higher frequency of deaths due to not being able to handle high-health dinosaurs. It may seem discouraging to not be able to play the class you want sometimes, but making sure you win is all that matters at the end of the day.
Learn to Play Together
While this does seem normal in online games. Exoprimal has a lot of moving parts to it that require perfect teamwork in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Such as communication via voice chat or paying attention to your teammates. If you are a support, do not wait for your teammates to say they need healing, do it while offering some damage against enemies. If you are a tank, take initiative and be at the front of every situation.
Also, if you are a damage exosuit, make sure to clean up enemies as much as possible. They can end up killing your support sometimes, so lend a helping hand. This is especially useful during matches in Exoprimal that feature 10-man raid bosses or Destiny 2 strike-like missions that can happen randomly.