How to Counter in Dead or Alive 6

Improve your matches by learning how to properly Counter in Dead or Alive 6.

Dead or Alive 6 is the latest installment in the popular fighting game franchise, bringing with it plenty of new things to test out, along with some of the more traditional gameplay mechanics. As expected, each and every match requires a degree of planning and precision.

Not only will you attack, but you’ll also need to learn how to Block and Counter. If you’re unfamiliar with Dead or Alive 6 and want to learn how to Counter, or simply need a refresher, we’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to Counter in Dead or Alive 6.

How to Counter in Dead or Alive 6

You can Counter Throw and Counter Hold in Dead or Alive 6.
You can Counter Throw, Counter Break, and Counter Hold in Dead or Alive 6.
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In Dead or Alive 6, players have the ability to Counter their opponent’s attacks. Keep in mind that Counters require proper timing, and that successful Counters only happen when you’re able to land an attack before your opponent can complete their attack animation. Learning to time your Counters can take a few matches to perfect, while the Counter method itself is relatively straightforward.

For example, you can Counter Throw by pressing A and X on Xbox One, and X and Square on PlayStation 4. By successfully using Counter Throw, you’ll be able to mitigate an opponent’s Throw attempt. To use Counter against your opponent’s kicks and punches, try a Counter Break. To Counter Break, simply attack before your opponent can complete their attack animation.

In doing so, you'll be able to continue to your attack your opponent while they're knocked down. When all else fails, you can also try a Counter Hold which is similar in nature to the Counter Break in that you'll need to use Counter Hold before your opponent completes their attack animation. To launch a Counter Hold, either press left on the d-pad and B on Xbox One, or left on the d-pad and Square on PlayStation 4.

It’s important to know which Counter to use depending on your opponent’s attack, and how to time your Counters. By using Counters such as Counter Throw, Counter Break, and Counter Hold in Dead or Alive 6, you’ll open up additional opportunities to attack and deal damage to your opponent. What’s more, your Counters also have the chance to cause a Critical Sun.

Dead or Alive 6 is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. For more on Dead or Alive 6, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to unlock costumes in Dead or Alive 6, how to earn Player Points fast in Dead or Alive 6, and our comprehensive Dead or Alive 6 tier list.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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