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leafs43 Mar 21, 2013 @ 9:27pm
Can't beat the last quick time event
I get to the "mash" button part, yet I can't beat beat mathias


I have been on it for about an hour now. It seems the faster I mash, the faster I die. I have tried everything from switching keybinds to using a controller yet I can't mash good enough....

How do i beat this?
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Vergetta™ Mar 21, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
try lowing your resolution,,, that may help.....
leafs43 Mar 21, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
Originally posted by Vergetta:
try lowing your resolution,,, that may help.....



How does that help?
Big Boom Boom Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:10pm 
FPS may affect QTE, that is only if you are lagging. Also make sure you spam the correct button, sometimes the game doesn't make clear it's E or F you are supposed to mash.
Tuskan GA Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:37pm 
I played with a controller. On my setup, it was the Fire and Aim buttons I had to mash, basically the same buttons as you would if you were dual wielding pistols in most any other game.

I'd suspect, if it's the same general system on PC, that you'd press your Left and Right mouse buttons, NOT E or F.
AlfredoJr Mar 22, 2013 @ 6:14am 
It is probably a glitch, since this game is easy as hell. I didnt have this problem, but I heard about people that had to lower the graphics settings to finish this sequence.
Cremita Mar 23, 2013 @ 6:23am 
Originally posted by leafs43:
Originally posted by Vergetta:
try lowing your resolution,,, that may help.....



How does that help?

LOL

And, with controller the speed is not fast to hurt the arm, (Anyway I don't care, I played Incredible crisis, so then mash buttons is not problem) but I need to say that the Mathias Event, need more speed than other events in game.
Last edited by Cremita; Mar 23, 2013 @ 6:25am
sunseekers_ Mar 23, 2013 @ 8:05am 
I fout I actually beat him when I slowed down the rate of mashing, just kept it regular...
Turambar29 Jun 9, 2013 @ 7:38pm 
I had the same frustrating experience, and inexplicably sunseeker's advice worked, though it took a few tries. Probably the only real problem I've found in an otherwise excellent game.
Aurum262 Jun 12, 2013 @ 8:34am 
If you're playing on PC and you have an NVIDIA graphics card, try updating your graphics card driver. You can find it fairly easily if you Google NVIDIA drivers. It should be free and will significantly boost the game's performance overall.
Last edited by Aurum262; Jun 12, 2013 @ 8:40am
Virtus Tenebrae Jul 20, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
I switched the button from the E key over to Mouse1 (left click) and was able to do it. It's not really about how fast you mash it, but rather being able to keep it at a steady rate. The E key is just at such an awkward area on a keyboard.
wufai.sc Dec 14, 2013 @ 8:57pm 
Originally posted by Turambar29:
I had the same frustrating experience, and inexplicably sunseeker's advice worked, though it took a few tries. Probably the only real problem I've found in an otherwise excellent game.

Yep, same. Just slow and steady, well moderate (that's what she said).
Solid Gamer Dec 14, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
I played whole game with keyboard, maybe you can try to play this sequence with keyboard, and like Vergetta said try to low down resolution and graphics options for smoother Frames per second, please tell me if its work dude.
Smucka Dec 15, 2013 @ 11:13am 
I had the same problem, then I tried lowering my resolution from 1920x1080 to 1650x1050 and it worked flawlessly. Weird glitch.
axebyte Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:11pm 
"The E key is just at such an awkward area on a keyboard."
not sure what keyboard your playing on but my e is directly next to the W since most PC games and standard keybaords use WASD to move.. the E is about as close as you can get.
BronzyIsland85 Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
this game.........sucks!
Didn't crystal dynamics learn from all of the complaints that were lodged against them from the QTE of TR: Legend that people DO NOT want QTE in Tomb Raider?

If it isn't bad enough that this game is afflicted with QTE , whats worse is that the QTE have some terrible strict timing to it.

ugh.
what a pain in the ♥♥♥.
how boring.
how annoying.
This is the worst Tomb Raider ever.
This game makes me appreciate just how good Underworld and Anniversary are.
aweful.
1000x worse than Legend.
Last edited by BronzyIsland85; Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:02pm
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