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PSA: In SQ, you only need to do 2 paths each week per difficulty for exploration, not 4

Big thanks to Far_Bug_8850 who pointed this out on the MCOC subreddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ContestOfChampions/comments/19dchuq/psa_nodes_count_paths_dont_for_exploration/

Make sure you always take the ambush paths on your 2 runs and you can then ignore the single untravelled dashed path between two nodes when going for exploration. I've been playing MCOC since the beginning and still thought I needed to do 4 paths each week before seeing that comment

Comments

  • Sundance_2099Sundance_2099 Posts: 2,803 ★★★★★
    but, you can use the second route when you re-run the SQ to do the fights for the solo objectives.
  • smdam38smdam38 Posts: 844 ★★★
    Very hood PSA. Thank you.
  • ShiroiharaShiroihara Posts: 1,092 ★★★★
    To Kabam's credit, it was highlighted in bright orange on the in-game message they sent. Still, I'll keep advocating that information needs to be at point of use.
    I was thinking that perhaps they could colour the path blue, meaning that you don't need to worry about any of the remaining dotted sections. They already have red for paths you can't do.
  • phillgreenphillgreen Posts: 3,677 ★★★★★
    Haha. I didn't read the ingame message and have been spewing about that extra little bit.

    Why is it there?

  • laserjohn26laserjohn26 Posts: 1,466 ★★★★
    ahmynuts said:

    I mean. If you've played the game for any amount of time you should just know that. Exploration is based off of nodes on the map, not the dotted lines

    It is crazy that someone who has played since the first day has not picked up on the.
  • Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 1,334 ★★★★

    but, you can use the second route when you re-run the SQ to do the fights for the solo objectives.

    Why wouldn't you just do the objectives on the first run and save yourself the time? 🤣
  • BringPopcornBringPopcorn Posts: 2,662 ★★★★★
    Who in their right minds run it 4 times?
  • caprion said:

    Big thanks to Far_Bug_8850 who pointed this out on the MCOC subreddit.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ContestOfChampions/comments/19dchuq/psa_nodes_count_paths_dont_for_exploration/

    Make sure you always take the ambush paths on your 2 runs and you can then ignore the single untravelled dashed path between two nodes when going for exploration. I've been playing MCOC since the beginning and still thought I needed to do 4 paths each week before seeing that comment

    I guess thanks for keeping this in the minds of those up here who keep asking “do I need to run both paths”.
    But strange that Reddit post was only just yesterday, when Forums here have been saying that since day-2 (if not day-1) of Side Quests this month.

    And for


    Why wouldn't you just do the objectives on the first run and save yourself the time? 🤣

    Sundance is saying if you have ALREADY run it once, taking the shortcut, you can at least accomplish the Abmush Target Objective Fight while running it properly 2nd time. Instead of having to find that Target elsewhere in game to complete that solo Objective.
  • Sundance_2099Sundance_2099 Posts: 2,803 ★★★★★
    I was meaning if you need to fight someone for the fight X 3 times objectives, like Abs Man, take the short cut route to get to him instead of wasting energy - and time doing the ambush fight- when you go through a second or third time to do those fights. redoing the SQ routes where those characters are saves fkcing around looking for duel targets or hoping you fight someone in arenas.
  • altavistaaltavista Posts: 1,284 ★★★★
    Is the Ambush objective working for people?

    I started the day with BW and QS saying 2/3 complete, and despite running both paths once in TL5 and TL4, it still shows 2/3.
  • Doctorwho13Doctorwho13 Posts: 593 ★★★
    altavista said:

    Is the Ambush objective working for people?

    I started the day with BW and QS saying 2/3 complete, and despite running both paths once in TL5 and TL4, it still shows 2/3.

    Did you change your team? Im too lazy to check right now, but I got dinged my second fight on Howard the duck because I beat him with the wrong tagged champ. I can’t remember what the tags were for BW or QS, but it’s possible that could be it.
  • phil56201phil56201 Posts: 964 ★★★
    ahmynuts said:

    I mean. If you've played the game for any amount of time you should just know that. Exploration is based off of nodes on the map, not the dotted lines

    Based on situations like this...



    ..or SQ's like this...



    ...I think it's understandable why many players would assume they need to run this months SQ path a 2nd time. Hopefully this post will inform more players about how path exploration works.



  • johnlaw3742johnlaw3742 Posts: 164
    Thank you for posting this! I was dyslexic and
    thought it was the other way around!
  • Bigfoot33Bigfoot33 Posts: 146 ★★
    I was only doing the ambush paths. Just decided to wait until I did the final paths to see if I was missing 2% exploration.
  • ahmynutsahmynuts Posts: 5,918 ★★★★★
    phil56201 said:

    ahmynuts said:

    I mean. If you've played the game for any amount of time you should just know that. Exploration is based off of nodes on the map, not the dotted lines

    Based on situations like this...



    ..or SQ's like this...



    ...I think it's understandable why many players would assume they need to run this months SQ path a 2nd time. Hopefully this post will inform more players about how path exploration works.



    1 is a map fix and you quite literally circled a node. In 2 there are still nodes on every path there
  • G-Hun-GearG-Hun-Gear Posts: 1,442 ★★★★
    Is it intentional that today’s lower path has almost the exact same nodes as last week’s upper path?

    Got a light, clean slate, pleasure to burn + unblockable…

    Was annoyed by the last one… at least this week’s unblockable mechanic seems easier to handle…
  • Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 1,334 ★★★★

    I was meaning if you need to fight someone for the fight X 3 times objectives, like Abs Man, take the short cut route to get to him instead of wasting energy - and time doing the ambush fight- when you go through a second or third time to do those fights. redoing the SQ routes where those characters are saves fkcing around looking for duel targets or hoping you fight someone in arenas.

    You call doing 4 fights before that fight a shortcut? Just find him somewhere else in game, no? Arena, duel targets, etc..

    I dunno, man, I just do my objective runs eith whatever team/tag it calls for and if there's a 3rd fight you need to do, find a duel target and be done with it.

    To each their own though.
  • G-Hun-GearG-Hun-Gear Posts: 1,442 ★★★★

    I was meaning if you need to fight someone for the fight X 3 times objectives, like Abs Man, take the short cut route to get to him instead of wasting energy - and time doing the ambush fight- when you go through a second or third time to do those fights. redoing the SQ routes where those characters are saves fkcing around looking for duel targets or hoping you fight someone in arenas.

    You call doing 4 fights before that fight a shortcut? Just find him somewhere else in game, no? Arena, duel targets, etc..

    I dunno, man, I just do my objective runs eith whatever team/tag it calls for and if there's a 3rd fight you need to do, find a duel target and be done with it.

    To each their own though.
    I do 3 difficulties anyway (want that T1 dust from threat level 3), so that automatically completes the objective anyway....
  • Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 1,334 ★★★★

    I was meaning if you need to fight someone for the fight X 3 times objectives, like Abs Man, take the short cut route to get to him instead of wasting energy - and time doing the ambush fight- when you go through a second or third time to do those fights. redoing the SQ routes where those characters are saves fkcing around looking for duel targets or hoping you fight someone in arenas.

    You call doing 4 fights before that fight a shortcut? Just find him somewhere else in game, no? Arena, duel targets, etc..

    I dunno, man, I just do my objective runs eith whatever team/tag it calls for and if there's a 3rd fight you need to do, find a duel target and be done with it.

    To each their own though.
    I do 3 difficulties anyway (want that T1 dust from threat level 3), so that automatically completes the objective anyway....
    That works too, but that's not what he was saying at all.

    That does however explain how I got all 3 everytime so far, lol
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