How to Block in Dead or Alive 6

Defend yourself against incoming damage by learning how to Block in Dead or Alive 6.

Dead or Alive 6 continues to push the series forward by offering a mix of new and traditional gameplay mechanics. What sets Dead or Alive 6 apart from other fighting games is the degree of skill and precision required to win matches. Not only will you need to perfect your offense, you’ll also need to take the time to familiarize yourself with defensive techniques including Counters and Blocks.

By learning to use the Block mechanic in Dead or Alive 6, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of damage you take. Struggling to master the art of the Block? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to Block in Dead or Alive 6.

How to Block in Dead or Alive 6

Reduce the amount of damage you take each match by learning how to Block in Dead or Alive 6.
Reduce the amount of damage you take each match by learning how to Block in Dead or Alive 6.
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In Dead or Alive 6, knowing how to Block is as important as knowing how to launch a barrage of attacks. Using the Block mechanic, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of damage you take during a match. Using Block in Dead or Alive 6 is relatively straightforward in that it can be done by holding the back direction, or using X on Xbox One and Square on PlayStation for in order to use a Guard.

Keep in mind that Guards are only efficient in response to mid and high directional attacks. For low attacks, you’ll need to press and hold down and back on your d-pad, or hold down and X on Xbox One and Square on PlayStation 4. By incorporating the “down” direction, you’ll be able to defend yourself against low attacks. In addition to Block, you can also incorporate Counters to deal with enemy attacks.

For more on how to Counter in Dead or Alive 6, be sure to check out our previous guide. While it can be tempting to focus all of your attention on attacks, having situational awareness in relation to when to use Blocks can help give you the edge you need to win a match. Dead or Alive 6 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

For more on Dead or Alive 6, be sure to check out some of our other guides including our full Dead or Alive tier list, how to earn Player Points fast in Dead or Alive 6, and how to unlock costumes in Dead or Alive 6.

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