Jump Force Beginners Guide – Combos, Strings, Movement Gauge, Dodge

If you are an Anime fanatic, Bandai Namco’s Jump Force is the brawler just for you! This crossover fighting game pits characters from your favorite franchises against each other.

This includes characters from Dragonball Z, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Hunter X Hunter, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and other mainstream Shonen franchises.

Jump Force Guide

Like Xenoverse and Storm, the controls are pretty basic brawler ones on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One:

  • LS: Character Movement
  • LB: Dash/Escape from Combo String
  • RT: Charge Meter + (X, Y or B for Super) (A for Ultimate)
  • RB: Block – Combine LS Leaning Left, Down, or Right + RB to Dodge
  • Y: Heavy Combo – Less Hits than the Light Combo but Greater Damage
  • X: Light Combo – Can be Multi–Hit or you can Combine it with a Super or Ultimate
  • LT: Assist/Character Switch – Hold to Call your Partner for Help/Tap to Switch Character

Mechanics

In Jump Force, two players face off in tag–teams of three Shonen characters. These are some of the mechanics featured in the gameplay:

Movement Gauge Circle
This is at the bottom left of the screen and will be consumed by dodging or escaping.

Dodging and Chasing
Pressing the Block Button (RB) and moving the LS in any direction will allow you to dodge in that direction. You can chase your opponent with RB + LS Up (or by simply pressing LB). This can be followed up with X or Y for an attack.

Escaping Combos and Counterattacking
Press LB while being attacked to escape a combo. This is visualized by a pink flashing outline that instantly warps you away from your opponent. However, this uses your entire gauge so use it wisely!

If you time it right (just before the opponent hits you), you can perform a counter–attack by pressing LB, X, or Y.

Combos List

  • X Combo – X (4-times)
  • Y Combo – Y (4-times)
  • X Combo > Y Combo
  • Y Combo > X Combo
  • X Combo > Super (X, X, X, RT + X/Y/B)
  • X Combo > Ultimate (X, X, X, RT + A)
  • Y Combo > Super (Y, Y, Y, RT + X/Y/B)
  • Y Combo > Ultimate (Y, Y, Y, RT + A)
  • X Combo > Y Combo > Super
  • X Combo > Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Y Combo > X Combo > Super
  • Y Combo > X Combo > Ultimate

Note: Pressing X 4 times instead of 3 will end your combo.

Harder Combos

There is a few key terms you should remember when learning these:

  • Knockback: You or your opponent being launched across the stage.
  • Knockdown: you or your opponent falling down on the same point you or thrown/grabbed.

List

  • X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Super
  • X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Ultimate
  • X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Super
  • X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Ultimate
  • Y Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Super
  • Y Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Ultimate
  • Y Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Super
  • Y Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Ultimate
  • X Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • X Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Y Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • Y Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate
  • X Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • X Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Y Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • Y Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Super
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Super
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super With Knockdown Instead Of Knockback > X Combo > Ultimate
  • Air Y > X Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • Air Y > X Combo > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Super
  • Air Y > X Combo > Super with Knockback > Change Character and Immediately X or Y Combo > Ultimate

This game may seem tricky at first but just try to enjoy it and you will slowly but naturally get a grasp on these mechanics.