Radical Heights Guide: Cash is King – How to Get Cash, Where to Spend It
Radical Heights, a new battle royale game is finally playable for Steam users. Like other games in the battle royale genre, Radical Heights will be familiar in some ways, but different in others. To help you keep track of what’s different, I’ve thrown together this Radical Heights guide. Let’s get EXTREME. Note: This guide is for the Early Access version of Radical Heights. Things will change.
Cash is King
Unlike other battle royale games, Radical Heights places heavy emphasis on acquiring in game cash. This cash literally rules every aspect of the game and can be used to buy things like cosmetics and in game advantages (more on that later). Since cash collected during matches goes into your “Offshore Bank Account” there is more emphasis on constantly acquiring cash while you play. To highlight this, I’ll be looking at the role of cash in Radical Heights below.
Looting For Cash
The most simple and easiest way of acquiring cash in Radical Heights is by looting places. When you land in Radical Heights, you will run around looking for weapons, armor, healing items, and most importantly, cash. Cash in Radical Heights comes in many shapes and forms in the world. Let’s take a look at each form below:
- Wads of Cash: Floating wads of cash in different sizes scattered throughout the world.
- Breakable Objects: Things like cash registers, coin machines (in arcades), and so on can be broken with your fist or bullets to collect the cash inside. To know what objects are lootable, look for floating dollar signs above the objects.
- Prizes: Prizes are floating objects which have high cash value. Things like TVs, Cassette Players, and so on can be collected to increase cash on hand. Prizes come in different rarities, with more rare prizing being more valuable.
While running around looking for cash can net you a reasonable amount in short order, there are some ways of improving the amount of cash you can (possibly) collect. These ways are built into the game and can prove very beneficial to you.
Out in the world, you will come across closed doors with ??? and $$$ on them. These doors are called Mystery Doors and they require the player to stand in front of them (on the marked area) for 10+ seconds before they will open. Inside these little rooms the player will find a collection of random items and prizes.
Like the Mystery Doors, Prize Boxes can be found scattered around the arena of Radical Heights. Inside these boxes you will find random items and prizes. These boxes are quicker to open than the Mystery Doors, but have less stuff inside them.
Cash Drops occur randomly during matches in Radical Heights. These events literally involve cash raining from the sky onto players within certain areas. When a Cash Drop is available on the map, make it your priority to get there as soon as possible. Standing inside the Cash Drop will net you a serious amount of Cash (can be $4k+). This is easily one of the fastest ways to gain some serious cash.
While out in the world, you will stumble upon machines called Cash Back. These machines serve as an item grinder which rewards you with cash. All you need to do here is drop whatever items you want into the Cash Back machine and you will be showered with cash.
Now that we’ve looked at how to acquire cash in Radical Heights, let’s take a look at what you can use that cash for. Turns out there are a few things we can do by having a fatty bank account.
Combat for Cash
Since Radical Heights is a battle royale game, players can also attain cash through combat. Defeating other players causes a mini-loot explosion from which you can collect the defeated player’s items and a portion of the cash the had on them. If you are a good battle royale player, getting kills and looting bodies is a good way of increasing your bank size.
What to Do With Your Cash
If you’ve read up to this point, you are probably like, “okay we collect cash, but what can we do with it?” Since cash is the major driving force behind playing Radical Heights, there are a number of things to spend your hard earned cash on. Let’s take a look at them below.
Radical Heights features an interesting customization system. Unlike other games in the battle royale genre, Radical Heights requires you to unlock the items you want to buy. This may sound strange, but it actually makes a bit of sense. While you are playing the game, you will come across apparel items you can collect. These items range from common to rare and all are for character customization purposes only. Once you gather an item during a match it becomes unlocked in the store for purchase. You can purchase the items you discover with either in-game cash or game currency.
Besides purchasing customization pieces for your character, you can also spend money during matches on a variety of different services. These services will give you a leg up on the competition, but expose you to potential ambush. Let’s have a look at the various cash services in game.
ATM – Offshore Accounts
Littered throughout the Radical Heights map are a number of ATMs. These machines serve a couple of purposes. The first is using the machine to deposit money you’ve collected during the match. The second is to use the machine to withdraw money from you account for the current match. Both choices can serve strategic purposes for you, but also leave you exposed during the transaction.
Top Gunz – Gun Vending Machine
If you want to spend some cash during a match, you will find a number of vending machines which serve different purposes. The vending machine called Top Gunz sells weapons of various rarity and can often feature some orange weapons for sale.
Gear – Gear Vending Machine
Gear vending machines sell exactly what the name suggests. At these machines you are able to purchase body armor and helmets with your in-game cash money.
Urgent Care – Pay Cash For Health
The last vending machine you will find is the Urgent Care machine. Using this machine will allow you to pay cash for health. Each payment slightly heals you.
There you have it, a brief guide on how Cash works in Radical Heights. As you can see there are a number of things to do with cash, including buying customization and spending in-game. As the game changes, I will update this guide to reflect those changes.