The Agency Helicopter is the backbone of the Agency's new Air Division in Crackdown 2. Helicopters are used across Pacific City to deploy Peacekeepers, deliver vehicles, and attack Cell terrorists and Freaks.
There is only one base model but it is available in three different variants.
Unarmed: Variant used as a transport and for supply drops at Agency Landing Zones.
Twin Turret Machine Guns: Useful for avoiding collatoral damage.
Twin Turret Rocket Launcher: Blow the crap out of everything...use caution when providing fire support for other agents.
Located on a large circular landing pad that caps a short tower to left of the bridge to Hope Springs. The player can either jump from a higher point on the Agency Tower and use the Wingsuit (Agility Level 5) to maneuver to the landing pad, or make the long jump across from an adjacent building. There are two Twin Turret Machine Gun and two Twin Turret Rocket Variants.
In order to use these helicopters, Hope Tower Tactical Location must first be secured. One Helicopter can be found on the Tower's garden area at the building's middle, before it splits into an open semi-circle for the rest of its height. One more Helicopter can be found on the next main platform higher up. Both are unarmed variants.
Helicopters can be found and used by the player, but cannot be impounded and called for at Agency Landing Zones.
Helicopters have multiple uses. They can be piloted to some of Pacific City's higher buildings, and are helpful to scout out the city for elusive orbs. The player can obtain Hidden Orbs and Online Orbs while still in the Helicopter by touching them; however, this does not work with any other orb type.
Boost- Click and hold Left Thumstick, achieves a maximum of 80 Airspeed, or apx. 220 Groundspeed.
Capable of strafing left and right.
To land, approach a clear and level area and slowly lower the helicopter until the legs extend. While exiting the pilot seat the agent will bump the exterior causing a small amount of damage.
Useful for transporting multiple agents around the city, press "Y" when near the mid section to board the jump seats (pilot must first be aboard).
Useful for providing fire support for fellow agents during patrols or attacks on tactical locations, keep in mind when operating at low altitude the Agency Helicopter is vulnerable to grenade, rocket and especially homing launcher attacks.
A sound tactic for maximizing a combined air/ground attack on tactical locations is to do a high speed mid-altitude agent drop to draw ground fire away from the chopper. When hostile fire is focused on ground forces, have the chopper pilot circle back around and provide fire support at a distance.
Use caution when jumping near or bailing out of an active helicopter as the spinning rotor blades will kill the agent, to avoid this strafe left or right while exiting the vehicle in mid-air.
- If two players are playing cooperatively, they can "cheat" to get Stunt Markers. If one player flies the helicopter over a vehicle, the other player can use Mag grenades to stick the vehicle to the helicopter. Then the player on ground level gets inside the vehicle, and the helicopter pilot guides them through stunt rings.
- A Cell-repainted Helicopter is used by Catalina Thorne at the end of the game in a last-ditch effort to stop the Agency from activating Project Sunburst's final phase.
- Humorously. In KTTC mode. A rock or other certian type of vehicle can be attached using the mag grenades to create a 'demolition ball' to smash enemies by swinging it using the astounding strength of the Mag Grenade. Although this takes some practise.
|List of Vehicles in Crackdown 2|
|Agency Vehicles||ATV · Buggy · Cruiser · Helicopter · Supercar · SUV · SQUAD CHOPPER · Tank|
|Cell Vehicles||6-Wheel SUV · A-Bus · APC · Arctic Truck · Battle Bus · Cabriolet · Coupe · Delivery Van · Heavy Truck · J Car · Lowrider · Military Truck · Muscle Car · Pickup · Roadster · Saloon · SUV · Tow Truck · Van|
|Civilian Vehicles||Commuter 1 · Commuter 2 · Delivery Truck · Delivery Van 1 · Delivery Van 2 · Estate · Ramp Truck · Saloon|