How to Deflect in High On Life

Want to know how you can deflect in High On Life?

Since the trailer for High On Life was shown, many Rick and Morty fans have been excited for its release. For one, the game was created by the series’ co-creator, Justin Roiland. 

Finally, High On Life is out and many players are diving head-first into its whacky and insane world. Being developed by one of Rick and Morty’s creators, it is no surprise that the game shares the same humor with the popular show. 

Boasting a handful of talking guns, insane aliens, and a combat system comparable to Doom, it is easy to understand why High On Life is such a great hit. 

However, there’s a lot more to this game than meets the eye. One specific mechanic that gives players a hard time is the ability to deflect. This mechanic should help fans deal with chaos being thrown by alien enemies. 

To help you out, we’ve decided to make a guide on how to deflect on High On Life. 

Let’s dive right in!

Deflecting in High On Life

Before you can access this mechanic, there is a story element required that you need to finish or access. 

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Bosses and monsters in the game might throw buzz saws at you, or a normal enemy attempt to chuck you with grenades while you recover health behind cover. This is where the Deflect mechanic can be advantageous. 

Before we go deeper into this mechanic, we should tell you first where to acquire this ability. 

Obtaining Deflect Ability

Weapons in High On Life have secondary abilities that offer aid in combat and travel. In order to perform a deflect in the game, fans will have to collect the talking knife, Knifey. Fortunately, players can acquire this weapon early in the story. 

During the first bounty assigned to you where you need to hunt down 9-Torg, make your way through the Slums. 

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From there, you should come across a laundromat where Knifey is being held, wanting to be sold to a new owner. However, the sellers don’t have any idea what the potential buyer looks like. 

This gives you the opportunity to trick them into letting you in. Now, hold the knife and quickly stab the seller in the neck. 

Once you’ve obtained Knifey, you will be able to swing across some unexplorable areas, perform knife attacks, and deflect. 

Performing A Deflect

While fighting bosses and regular enemies, they will occasionally throw grenades at you. These blow up after a few seconds and will cause some notable damage. When a grenade is thrown at you or once it falls to the ground, you will receive a prompt. 

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Hit “F” if you are on a PC or click the right stick on the controller if you are using a console to perform a deflect. 

Keep in mind that some bosses can also shoot slow-moving projectiles at you, which can also be returned. Knowing how to perform deflects in High On Life can help you until the later stages when fighting bosses. 


How long is High On Life?

Depending on what you’re aiming to accomplish, High On Life’s gaming hours can vary. If you are just looking to complete the main story, it should take you around 8 ½ hours. For the main story + side quests, it should be 12 ½ hours. An average of 15 to 16 hours is required if you want to explore and discover everything in the game. 

Is Knifey a Gatlian? 

Yes. Talking weapons in High On Life are called Gatlians. These include four talking guns that fire various projectiles and a melee weapon called Knifey. 

Who is 9-Torg?

9-Torg is the first bug-eyed cartel boss that you will encounter in High On Life. As you take the shoes of a bounty hunter, 9-Torg will be the first hit assigned to you. He’s a notorious boss that seeks to turn the entire human race into a drug supply for an alien species. 

We hope that this guide gave you a better insight into how to deflect in High On Life. If you have suggestions and other concerns, please don’t hesitate to drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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