How To Pick Up And Throw People And Items In Gang Beasts

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Gang Beasts is a game that could really use a tutorial, honestly. I like being thrown into the action when I play games, don’t get me wrong, but Gang Beast’s controls can be a bit unconventional, and when combined with the squishy, blobby character and sometimes subtle animations, it’s tough to even figure out what any given button actually does. This can be very frustrating.


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But luckily, we have the answers. Gang Beasts might be a complex game, at least initially, but once you know what’s going on, you can begin to outpace your opponents. And one of the primary things you will want to do to your opponents is pick them up and throw them.

Updated July 18, 2023, by Sean Murray: You want to be a winner in Gang Beasts? Then it’s important to learn how to throw down, and also how to throw your opponents. That’s why we’ve updated this guide with improved formatting and a few breakout tips to make tossing your foes off a building that much easier.


How To Pick Up And Throw In Gang Beasts

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Gang Beasts often feels like a hybrid of Fall Guy and Super Smash Bros. – and just like those two games, you’ll want your opponents to fall while you sail ahead.

It’s actually pretty simple to grab someone in Gang Beasts, and you probably figured it out way before reading this guide. Lifting them over your head to throw them, however, is an entirely different matter.

First, in order to grab someone you will need to hold both Punch buttons (L1/LB on PS4/Xbox), which will grab with each hand. Next, you need to hold the Lift button (Triangle/Y on PS4/Xbox), and finally, release the two Punch buttons to throw your enemy. This is very simple when you get used to it, and picking up items should be no problem.

The throw range is pretty short, so you can also run and jump while throwing – if your fingers can stretch across enough of the buttons – to get more range.

When To Pick Up And Throw Enemies In Gang Beasts

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Enemies are feisty in Gang Beasts – if you grab them, they very well may grab you back – or just punch you in the face repeatedly. So you can’t just run up to foes, pick them up, and throw them instantly. At least, not unless they’ve disconnected somehow.

But you can knock foes down, and when they’re down, it’s not always so easy to get back up. You can “help them up” by grabbing them with both hands, and then lifting them over your head, and running over to the nearest steep ledge to drop them off.

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