> I won a multiplayer game yesterday as my opponent and I both saved up for scarabs and I managed to build one first.
> It was pretty close but I was dissapointed to see I only got 600+ points at the end of the game. My opponent even scored more than me placing me 2nd in the post game stats even though it said I was victorious.
> I’ve seen some opponents score 10,000+ points when they’ve beaten me before.
> How do you score points in Halo Wars multiplayer?
> I’m guessing destroying units and winning helps a lot, but does anyone have any more detail than this?
> You need 960,000 pts to reach General. That’s going to take me ages if I score so low all the time.
> Many thanks in advance for any information.
Points are awarded for units killed in the game, whether it be units, bases, neutral units or neutral bases.
The more upgraded a unit, the more points it is worth when it dies. For example, a marine with new blood is worth more than a normal marine, a power turret tank is worth more than a canister shell tank, a heavy supply pad is worth more than a normal supply pad, and so on. Points are awarded to the person who gets the last shot to kill the target unit/structure. If a enemy decides to recycle his own buildings, the points will be divided among you and your teammates, or all to you if you are alone.
The notes above explain how you get your base points score.
Your total score will be your base score X your multiplier. Your multiplier is determined by a ratio of units/buildings killed to units/buildings lost. Your multiplier can also be affected if you recycle or cancel a building being built (which also gives points to the other team as mentioned above).
In order to max your multiplier, make the most of your units. Put weaker tanks in the back protected by stronger tanks. Heal your units. Send hunters against tanks, and jackals against flamers, not the other way around. The easiest way to keep a good multiplier is to ask your self: how much did I spend on this unit? Whatever the answer is, do your best to take out an equal amount of resources spent by your enemy. For example, if your tank takes out another tank, you have broken even. Anything else your tank takes out means your tank has more than payed for itself and will increase your multiplier.
The notes above explain multiplier.
The fastest way to get points is to play deathmatch. You can clear neutral bases fast for more points, your enemies units are upgraded and thus worrth more points, and the games are fast and the fighting starts right away. All of this contributes to a fast point gain.