Edited by Kyla Painter
Taking on the infamous mutant alien chicken Peggy Sue in Vicious Circle is no small feat, but if you’re hopping into the closed beta with this goal in mind, or you’re preparing for Vicious Circle’s launch on August 13th, you’re going to want to bring the right mercenary into battle.
Read on below for our rankings of the best Vicious Circle mercenaries for taking on the notorious monster:
Trying to fight Peggy Sue as Zella is not wise, to say the least. Zella’s shotgun-like psionic burst deals high damage but has an abysmally low effective range. Players need to be right next to the monster, and thus right next to death, in order to dish out meaningful punishment.
While Zella’s ability to turn invisible can save her in a pinch, a fast-acting Peggy Sue can still deal fatal damage before Zella can run away, and so she finds herself here in fourth place.
3. CR45H & Burn
This two-in-one character that is the perfect video-game-representation of Michael and Lindsay Jones lands squarely at number three. CR45H’s launcher weapon deals solid damage and its area-of-effect means absolute precision is not required, but it travels over distances slowly and has a slower rate-of-fire.
Unlike Captain Boom’s and Blitz’s escape abilities, CR45H & Burn’s is only useful for just that, meaning that there’s no stay-and-fight for these mercenaries. They cannot battle the chicken in a straight one-on-one, but they’re survivable enough to come back and try again, thus earning them the third spot on our list.
This greaser space-dog mercenary’s pistol is built for one thing and one thing only – dealing damage to Peggy Sue and the Little Dippers. However, its slow rate-of-fire and the need for precise shooting make it unwieldy for the average player.
Blitz’s escape ability – an instant, single-use blink that will feel familiar to those who have played as Tracer in Overwatch – can be used for serious bamboozles and swift escapes. It is currently the only instant ability in Vicious Circle, however, so even the short cool-down can feel unforgiving if the player blinks the wrong way.
Because of Blitz’s high-damage weapon and unpredictable escape ability, he may well be the best-suited hero for taking on Peggy Sue head-to-head, but the risk involved with playing him and the skill required to do so land him in second place.
1. Captain Boom
Experienced players may find the high-risk, high-reward Blitz more suited for dealing lethal damage to Peggy Sue, but Captain Boom’s versatility easily lands him in spot number one.
Captain Boom’s auto-rifle is the strongest weapon in the game for long-range encounters against the fowl beast, as players can deal out steady damage over long sight-lines and then duck safely behind cover to avoid detection.
In addition, his invulnerability shield skill allows players enough time for short, close-range scraps and hasty getaways. Couple that with Vicious Circle’s forgiving skill recharge rate and Boom has the unique ability to deal damage and survive in direct combat, making him the best all-around mercenary for taking down Peggy Sue.
Unable to make it into the closed beta but still interested in checking out Vicious Circle? Tune in to Twitch.tv/BIGBITEmedia tonight from 5 pm to 8 pm CST as we host our own Editor-In-Chief Matthew “Copilot” VanDeZande as he dives head-first into the game!