Should You Master a Division or Play Them All? Steel Division 2 (2023)


Should you focus on getting good with a few divisions or trying to play them all to improve fastest? We examine this question today in a quick discussion!

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We have a little discussion about whether you should try to be a jack of all divisions or a master of a few.

And what are the pros and cons of that, and what you should focus on as a newer player to try to improve the fastest and do you know, be the most successful when playing steel division 2.

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So this is just going to be a like a little discussion to kind of give you some thoughts.

I have about these two different, uh approaches to the game.

So at this point, we have 80 some divisions in the game or 70 something I don't know, a ton just just tons of divisions like there's, just so many and it's great.

Oh, I love it and there's more coming.

We got the new hungarian romanian thing coming on.

And you know, another nemesis, I hope they keep adding.

I, you know how I feel about this game.

This game is so great.

And I hope they keep supporting it like they have been.

I mean, take my money, sure go for it.

Take it.

All I love it, um, you know.

So 80 some divisions is a lot.

You know, when the game started, I think there were like 20, some maybe even less, um.

And it wasn't hard to master all the divisions, because there wasn't that much variety in the game.

Now there's a lot, you know and it's hard to you're.

Never gonna master all these.

You know, there's a couple of those really really great players that we all know and love who could pick up, basically any division and and just do amazing things with it.

But for the majority of us for for the normal people like you me, and you know, everyone I run into ladder.

Usually, you know, we're not going to get to a point where every single division sits in our hands and just wrecks people with it right? So, you know, you have two options here.

And a lot of people argue, you know, you talk to the high level players.

And I did this for a while, and they were like, you know, you got to play all the divisions.

This is how you get better.

You got to give yourself divisions that aren't as good, or you know that you you don't like as much, and this will help you improve.

The logic is there.

The logic is sound, right? You know, you play different divisions.

You get how you learn how the game works.

You learn how different units interact and all kinds of.

And that really does is important, right? You know, you get better at these things I'm, a music teacher, that's like what I do in my day job.

And I play a lot of instruments.

You know, I play about eight or nine instruments, well, and then many other instruments after that not very well.

And you know, after I learned the first one learning more of them, definitely made me feel like I improved at all of them in a general sense because I was improving as a musician in a general sense.

So you know, improving playing all the divisions would help you improve playing any specific division, of course, and and there's, definitely logic to that on the flip side on the counter argument to this by mastering a singular division or mastering just a couple divisions.

You really get to know that division you get to know how all those units specifically interact with everything else in the game.

And this improves you very rapidly at those few divisions.

And what that then does is you actually win, you know, you actually start to win a little bit more consistently, which is nice, you know, and it makes us feel better.

And it makes you more motivated to play the game, which I personally think is a really important factor, because every you know anything in this sort of vein is a grind right? You got to grind to get better.

You got to practice get good and just takes time.

And by getting really good at this a couple divisions, you then experience success faster, right instead of being hopping around to all these divisions.

So which should you consider doing it's hard to say, me, personally, I've come to the belief that I think it is better to actually master a couple different divisions and really drill down and get good at those divisions.

Um, you know, have four to six divisions that you play a lot and really learn and master.

And I feel like those skills actually transfer over really really well then to learning more divisions right? So, you know, those skills that you start to master, and you can actually start to get to higher levels of skill because you're not just fumbling around with different divisions.

All the time you're getting good.

You know, the units.

So that you're not worried about that like, you know, when things happen in game you're not thinking, oh, what should I call in here? You know, you know what your division has, you know, what answers you got? So instead of worrying about that you're worrying about micro you're worrying about overarching, large strategy, moves and things of that nature.

So like you're, not so held up in the decision, making of the division because you're confident in the units you have there.

And I think that's a big difference.

You know, when you keep trying all these new divisions you're, not actually getting comfortable with anyone you're constantly thinking crap.

What does this division have that can respond to an is-2? You know, what does that what division what does the division have to respond to really good infantry? In this case, you know, so like I think that drilling down with a couple really solid divisions is more effective at actually getting better at the game faster, okay and it.

And once you get good at that, once you master a couple divisions, and you actually start to get more confident your micro skills and your like general gaming skills of the game then use expand.

Then you start just trying out different divisions, putting yourself in more challenging positions to expand your knowledge and mastery of the game in a general sense, knowing all the divisions being able to pick up any division and actually like play it semi successfully with the skills you built, mastering a singular division that's.

The logic, I have kind of come to now.

One thing I definitely want to argue against is mastering only a single faction.

Now, I'm sure, if you watch the channel a lot, you know, I play more access.


And people are going to call me a variable, whatever I don't really care.

It has nothing to do with that.

I like the play style of the axis divisions.

I like the longer range infantry.

I like the higher penetration tanks.

I just like the way access divisions play generally speaking.

But when I've gone to master a couple divisions, get really good at a couple of divisions.

I made sure to actually include some allied divisions.

So that I get used to playing from that side and can use the different strengths of the allies to my advantage.

Now if you don't know, the strengths and weaknesses of the acts now, as you can watch my video, where I break down, what is, you know, which what do allies do really well? What do axes do really? Well? I forgot the video is called axes versus allies, or something which divisions what fraction is better, because each faction does have general strengths and weaknesses.

You know, certain divisions to buck the trend.

But overall axis is slower.

They have better long range power.

They have better longer range tanks things of that nature.

The allies are faster.

Their cqc infantry are way stronger than that when the axes are on the general sense, you know that their tanks are a little like more cqc get up and personal shorter range kind of stuff.

But you know, these are generalities, but by learning how to play on both sides, then you really are getting better and also gives you the variety to play on different maps.

Right? If you ever want to go competitive and play say league or a monthly tournament or something you got to be able to play different divisions like if you only play access divisions, and you've only mastered a couple panzer divisions.

The second you fall on a map like cell, you know, or even like orsia, north you're, not going to have the tools to win your divisions, just won't hold up very well there and you're going to have to pick a division you're not comfortable with.

So I would strongly suggest picking a variety of division, you know, pick up panzer division pick a tank division pick an infantry division pick.

You know, a swarmy division pick a higher quality division, whatever, you know and and mix it up and try to master visions that are applicable to many different situations, not just certain specific maps.


Just master 16th, panzer 20th, panzer, gren, 21st, panzer and third, guards tank or whatever, you know, like heavy tank division like that's, not the way to go also don't, just master the third vdv and rukhmarupana and unternehmen russell splung.

You know, like infantry, like no tank only kind of things like because the second you fall into slits or something you're going to have a hard time winning those matches, you know, try to pick a variety and try to break out of your favorite faction.

Okay, I I get that.

I I do.

I much prefer playing the axis division the actions divisions.

I like the way they play, but it's important to get over into that allied side experience that.

And if you're just now, I'd like to get over the exercise see what the strengths are.

So you know when you're playing against them, you know, what you're looking to take advantage of, you know what you need to put your guys in.

So my suggestion to you pick some divisions, you like pick a pick some divisions that kind of fit with your play style that you feel like you've had success with.

If you had success with none of them, go watch the best divisions tier list video and find what are the best ones and pick some of the best ones like you don't have to make this hard on yourself by picking garbage divisions.

I shouldn't even call them gar.

There's, really, not many garbage divisions, but picking lower tier missing things, more challenging divisions and grinding your way through those start with strong ones.

You know, start with ones that have a lot of tools.

Second, infantry, uh, 17th.

Ss, uh, 20th, panzer, grand 26th pa.

I did not sorry, 20th, panzer, 26th, panzer, um, you know any any of the ones that just have all the 44 strelky, um, 26, stroke, you know, any of these ones that have just all the tools you kind of need to do well.

These are the ones you want to be aiming for to start and then build up your skills with these divisions that have all the tools you need and then expand into the ones that are maybe missing things are not as strong in certain areas and learning those strengths and weaknesses.

I just think you're going to have a lot more success going that way.

So my suggestion to you find some good divisions master them and then apply those skills outwards from there to other divisions to expand your abilities.

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Steel Locations

You can get Steelfrom the True Sons Faction members you kill. These enemies can be easily identified since they wear vests, bandanas, or helmets. They are led by Antwon Ridgeway and you can find them in greater numbers around Capitol Hill. Some True Sons Faction gang members, also drop Carbon Fiber.

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Best Infantry Units

S.MG 42: This is a machine-gun unit with Schweres MG 42 considered to be the most important infantry unit in the game. The main strategy would be not to support other units with it, but to protect this unit from the assault. Jäger MG 42: This is an alternative to S.MG 42 unit with similar stats.

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