How to play Cargo Run in Moonbreaker

This cargo isn't going to run itself.

Cargo Run is a roguelike mode where you choose your captain and receive a random set of units. You must go through five rounds and defeat the five boss units. Each round has a random boss, meaning you could face a different challenge each time. Throughout a round, random cargo boxes drop, giving you bonuses for your run. Below, we have compiled some tips and tricks for Moonbreaker's Cargo Run mode.

Cargo Run is a roguelike mode where you choose your captain and receive a random set of units. You must go through five rounds and defeat the five boss units. Each round has a random boss, meaning you could face a different challenge each time. Throughout a round, random cargo boxes drop, giving you bonuses for your run. Below, we have compiled some tips and tricks for Moonbreaker's Cargo Run mode.

Strategies for Cargo Run in Moonbreaker – Tips and Tricks

The main thing you want to do in Cargo Run is play it safe. This roguelike mode gives you a pool of units and a captain, depending on which one you choose. Your units carry over to the next stage, including damage and losing any that fell in battle. As such, you want to play careful and keep your crew in good health and alive.

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Throughout a Cargo Run match, small crates will drop. You want to prioritize collecting these by having your units get in melee contact with them. The best strategy is to drop your unit besides a crate when summoning them to avoid wasting a turn. These provide bonuses like increased damage, extra Cinder, free units, and more. We recommend using any cargo that buffs on your captain, as these bonuses carry over, and you can typically solo the boss by round five with your captain.

A way to cheese Cargo Run is to use Zax Jak'ar. The AI typically prioritizes attacking his mines rather than your units. This isn't guaranteed, but it can be helpful when trying to gain experience and grind your season track. That being said, still, play cautiously and avoid placing the AI in an instance where it can only attack your crew. Sacrificing mines is a great way to keep your army strong. His Gravity Disc is also great for collecting cargo.

You also want to choose Assists that benefit your captain and army. Synergize these with your unit and the captain's abilities to create big plays. Timing the use of Assists for the most opportune moment is a great way to avoid putting your army in danger. If you can combine powerful Assists with cargo that reduces the cost, this can let you do serious damage or farm for more cargo, especially the Assist that stuns a unit.

Cargo Run rewards in Moonbreaker

The only reward you receive from Cargo Run is the experience toward your season track. Cargo Run formerly gave Blanks as a reward, but the change to this mode removed that reward and gated it behind Cargo Run Contracts. With Moonbreaker in early access, we may see future changes to this as well.

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