Saints Row Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Saints Row RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Saints Row: How to Get the Thrustbuster https://www.gameskinny.com/hbjgv/saints-row-how-to-get-the-thrustbuster https://www.gameskinny.com/hbjgv/saints-row-how-to-get-the-thrustbuster Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:43:28 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The Thrustbuster is perhaps the most unique weapon in the Saints Row reboot and one of the few that perfectly embodies the odd-ball shenanigans the franchise is most known for. Strange and completely chuckle-worthy, the weapon is a sticky metal football that attaches to enemies and uses thrusters to send them rocketing in random directions, resulting in a one-shot kill. 

Just as with the Hoverboard, it's possible to play through the entirety of Saints Row and never come across the Thrustbuster. It's a reward for completing one of the game's Criminal Ventures. This guide will tell you how to unlock the Thrustbuster and how to use it. 

How to Unlock the Thrustbuster

To get the Thurstbuster, you must first unlock the Empire Table in the Saints Church HQ. You'll do so after completing the 10th campaign quest, "Networking."

You'll next need to increase your Empire Tier Level to Tier Level 2 and unlock the Eurekabator! Criminal Venture. You'll raise your Empire Level automatically after completing the sidequest, "Drawing Heat," which becomes available after placing three Criminal Ventures and completing the 11th campaign mission, "Aggressive Recruiting."  

Complete the third mission in the Eurekabator! questline (after getting the Hoverboard and the Quantum Aperture). Simply follow the waypoints and complete the objectives, and you'll get the Thrustbuster at the end as a reward. 

Once unlocked, you can add the football of death to your weapon wheel by visiting any Friendly Fire location or accessing your Weapon Cache at Saints HQ. It can be found under the Special Weapons tab. 

The Thrustbuster has 8 "shots" and the Mass Transit signature ability, which pulls along more enemies caught in an enemy's path. Unlock it by making single enemies fly a total of 6,000 meters. 

  • Throw: Press R2 on PlayStation and RT on Xbox.
  • Fine Aim Throw: Hold L2 and press R2 on PlayStation; hold LT and press RT on Xbox. 

And that's it on the Thrustbuster in Saints Row. To learn how to unlock all the other weapons in the game, head to our complete weapons list here. Consider checking out our Saints Row guides hub for more tips on building your Criminal Empire and becoming your own Boss. 

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Saints Row: How to Get the Hoverboard https://www.gameskinny.com/zc6d7/saints-row-how-to-get-the-hoverboard https://www.gameskinny.com/zc6d7/saints-row-how-to-get-the-hoverboard Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:40:12 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The Saints Row reboot may not be as whacky and over-the-top as previous series entries, instead trying to find a balance between the serious and the absurd, but there are a few weapons, vehicles, and items that harken back to the third and fourth games in the franchise. The Hoverboard is one of those items, and while it's not the best vehicle to use when outrunning the law, Marshall, or any of Santo Ileso's gangs, it can be fun to use. 

This Saints Row guide will tell you how to get the Hoverboard and how to control it. If you don't know where to look for it, you could beat the game and never come across it. 

How to Unlock the Hoverboard

The first step to getting the Hoverboard is unlocking the Empire Table in the Saints Church HQ. You'll do so after completing the 10th campaign quest, "Networking."

The next step is increasing your Empire Tier Level to Tier Level 2 and unlocking the Eurekabator! Criminal Venture. You'll raise your Empire Level automatically after completing the sidequest, "Drawing Heat," which becomes available after placing three Criminal Ventures and completing the 11th campaign mission, "Aggressive Recruiting."  

Place the Eurekabator! Criminal Venture for $100,000 anywhere on the map found on the Empire Table, and speak with Chloe Morris, the NPC in the Eurekabator's garage, once you arrive at the location. She'll give you a quest to visit the field lab in Velasco Bay, Badlands North, which is found just north of Lakeshore North. Use the Bear Lake fast-travel location in Marina West to get there faster. 

Once you arrive, you'll need to test Prototype TRP 62-8S: the Hoverboard. Simply follow the waypoints and complete the objectives during this mission, and you'll get the Hoverboard as a reward at the end. 

You can find the Hoverboard in your Vehicle Garage either at Jim Rob's or Saints HQ under Prototype RTP 62-8S. You can also change its design presets and customize its paint styles. It has no body mods, alternate audio options, or a Signature Ability.

Hoverboard Controls

The Hoverboard is a versatile yet unwieldy vehicle. It moves fast and turns quickly, can be used on water or to jump over obstacles, and has a slam attack able to send enemies flying. However, it's also incredibly lightweight, making it prone to bouncing and ragdolling all over the environment, whether struck by another vehicle or an object. 

The initial Eurekbator! quest will show you how to control this futuristic prototype, but here are the controls if you need a refresher: 

  • Move forward/back: Press the left stick forward/back
  • Strafe left/right: Press the left stick left/right
  • Turn: Press the left stick left/right while pressing the right stick left/right.
  • Jump: X on PlayStation and A on Xbox. 
  • Slam: Jump, then press L2 on PlayStation and LT on Xbox. 
  • Get on/off: Triangle on PlayStation and Y on Xbox.  

Note the ~half-second delay on the slam animation, which stops all forward motion and attacks whatever is directly beneath you when the button is pressed. 

That's everything you need to know about getting the Hoverboard in Saints Row. There's a lot more to building a criminal empire than riding through the streets of Santo Ileso, like Marty McFly. Get more tips right here

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Saints Row Review: New Look, Same Old Problems https://www.gameskinny.com/7im54/saints-row-review-new-look-same-old-problems https://www.gameskinny.com/7im54/saints-row-review-new-look-same-old-problems Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:52:39 -0400 Michael Feghali