Core Defense! Strategy

Compete In Our VR Omni Arena Competitions

Our VR Omni Arena offers competitions that pay cash prizes to winning teams. Your team can play any day for a chance to win up to $2,000 each month!
To help you win, we worked with the game developers to learn the best strategies for each competition.

And now, study these expert tips straight from the game developers:

Know your enemies! They are worth the following number of points:

  • Tank – 1000
  • Drone – 500
  • Grunt – 100


  • Don’t wait for enemies to come to you – the faster you kill them, the more points you’ll get! Don’t waste the special weapons, but don’t leave them unused either.
  • The best weapon for the drone is the plasma blaster, as it’s a one-hit kill. The drone’s weak point is the red flashing light in the middle, while for grunts it’s the head.
  • Tanks are tough, so use the flame launcher to create a circle of flames where they’re walking, then hit them with grenades while they burn. It helps to remotely detonate grenades with another press of the grip button.
  • Grenade or special weapon kills give you an ‘epic kill’ bonus of 100 points, but you can also get this with your pistol if your last shot hits the weak point, which for the tank is the bomb it’s carrying. Tanks explode when they die, damaging other enemies around them, so try to take them out at choke points – if they spread out, you’ll lose this advantage.
  • If the power core health drops from high to medium, you’ll score 2500 points less, so protect it!
  • Bonus stars are worth 2000 points and appear every 15 seconds, so make it someone’s job to listen for them. The location of the beeping tells you where to look. Be quick, they vanish after five seconds!
  • To save the power core from the boss, use the flame launcher at its feet when it stops moving or while it’s stunned, which happens when its health reaches 66% and again at 33%. Hit it with grenades and other special weapons the rest of the time!
  • In the last few seconds, try taking on enemies near the spawn points for some quick kills!

See the official game rules here: Remember that the minimum age to compete in tournaments is 13 and that each player must use a player account.