In the time-honored schoolyard sport of dodgeball, the trick to pegging an opponent is less about just hitting them with the ball, and more about getting them to drop their guard. After all, anyone with two functioning legs can dodge a ball, but you can’t dodge what you don’t see coming, and one of the best ways to misdirect attention is to fake a throw. Here’s how to Fake Throw in Knockout City.
When you throw a ball at someone in Knockout City, if they’re at attention and facing you, there’s a chance they can catch the ball out of the air. Not only does this immediately provide them with a weapon to use against you, it leaves you wide open to reprisal. To prevent this scenario from happening, you need to employ a bit of subterfuge; you need their guard to be up when it doesn’t need to be, and down when it does need to be.
How to Fake Throw in Knockout City
This is where Fake Throws come in. A Fake Throw, as I’m sure you can guess from the name, is when you prime your arm as though you’re about to throw the ball, but then you don’t actually throw it. It’s purposely difficult to discern a fake wind-up from a real wind-up, so if you’re lucky, your opponent will attempt to catch a ball that isn’t actually coming at them, giving you a window to peg them for real.
To perform a Fake Throw, all you need to do is pick up a ball and charge up a throw with the right trigger/left mouse button. Instead of letting the ball fly, though, press in the right stick button/the F key, and you’ll motion to throw without actually letting go of the ball.
Fake Throws are best utilized in close quarters against opponents who don’t already have a ball. If they’re too far away, they’ll have plenty of time to dodge even if you fake them out. You wanna get that one magic moment where they put up their guard too early and you can peg them immediately.