Abilities And Skill Upgrades And How Much They Cost – The Evil Within 2

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In The Evil Within 2 you can upgrade your abilities by paying through the in-game currency a Green Gel. This gel can be obtained by killing enemies, you have to gather them every time you encounter anyone in your path. These upgrades are very important as you progress and fight with bosses. Killing enemies around and harvesting the gel is the safest and easiest way. You can later use them to upgrade the abilities and make your character stronger. Below you can find details about various upgrades you can try it on in the game and what boost you will get along with its cost.

The Evil Within 2 Abilities And Skill Upgrades

For upgrading the abilities in the game you have to visit the Safe House, where you will find a mirror and it will take you to Sebastian’s Room. You have to walk towards the wheelchair at the end side of the hallway that will take you to a psychiatric hospital where you will see NPC Tatiana Gutierrez. This is where your upgrades begin. So once you gather enough Green Gel do visit the safe room for upgrades. Some upgrades are locked that can be unlocked by using Red Gel or Crimson Gunk. Both are rare items.

Upgrades for Health:

Upgrades to increase Health Gauge, Recovery and Pain Threshold Capacity.

Life Gauge Upgrades:

  • Toughness 1: Increase Life Gauge from 100% to 125%. It will cost 1500 Green Gel.
  • Toughness 2: Increase Life Gauge from 125% to 150%. It will cost 3000 Green Gel.
  • Toughness 3: Increase Life Gauge from 150% to 175%. It will cost 7500 Green Gel.
  • Toughness 4: Increase Life Gauge from 175% to 200%. It will cost 12000 Green Gel.

Health Recovery from Near-Death Status:

  • Vitality 1: Health recovery increased from 100% to 115%. It will cost 4000 Green Gel.
  • Vitality 2: Health recovery increased from 110% to 125%. It will cost 8000 Green Gel.
  • Defiance 1: After an attack enough to kill you, you will remain alive with a small amount of health. It will cost 4000 Green Gel.
  • Defiance 2: Raise Pain Threshold, Survive from attacks enough to kill you. It will cost 8000 Green Gel.

Upgrades for Athleticism:

Boost Stamina Gauge and recovery speed. Increases chances of dodging attacks, but certain attacks cannot be dodged.

Endurance Upgrades:

  • Endurance 1: Increase Stamina Gauge from 100% to 120%. It will cost 1500 Green Gel.
  • Endurance 2: Increase Stamina Gauge from 120% to 130%. It will cost 3000 Green Gel.
  • Endurance 3: Increase Stamina Gauge from 130% to 150%. It will cost 7500 Green Gel.
  • Endurance 4: Increase Stamina Gauge from 150% to 170%. It will cost 12000 Green Gel.

Stamina Recovery Speed Upgrades:

  • Bounce Back 1: Stamina Recovery Speed increase from 100% to 130%. It will cost 4000 Green Gel.
  • Bounce Back 2: Stamina Recovery Speed increase from 130% to 170%. It will cost 12000 Green Gel.

Dodge Attacks Upgrades:

  • Reflexes 1: Increase chances of automatically avoiding attack from 0% to 20%. It will cost 5000 Green Gel.
  • Reflexes 2: Increase probability of automatically dodging an attack from 20% to 30%. It will cost 10000 Green Gel.

Upgrades for Recovery:

Upgrades for boosting Health Recovery by using healing items, medical syringes usage, and recovery speed when you reach near-death status.

Health Recovering via Healing Items:

  • Treatment 1: Recover Health Increased from 100% to 110%. It will cost 1500 Green Gel.
  • Treatment 2: Recover Health Increased from 110% to 120%. It will cost 4000 Green Gel.
  • Treatment 3: Recover Health Increased from 120% to 130%. It will cost 7000 Green Gel.

Automatically Use Syringe while taking Fatal Damage:

  • Second Chance: Enable automatic use of syringe from this upgrade, it will cost 5000 Green Gel. Does not work for all attacks.

Health Recovery from near-death Status Upgrades:

  • Quick Recovery 1: Increase recovery from 100% to 150%. It will cost 3000 Green Gel.
  • Quick Recovery 2: Increase recovery from 150% to 200%. It will cost 8000 Green Gel.

Upgrades for Stealth:

You can quietly sneak from behind the enemy and kill them or cause damage to stronger ones. You can get upgrades for produce less footstep noise, automatically break bottles for distractions, perform ambush from cover, move faster while crouch and get quickly close to an enemy for stealth kills.

Reduce Footstep Noise:

  • Low Profile 1: Produce Less Footsteps Noise, make enemies slower to investigate. It will cost 1500 Green Gel.
  • Low Profile 2: Produce even Lesser Footsteps Noise, make enemies even slower to investigate. It will cost 3500 Green Gel.
  • Low Profile 3: Produce much less Footsteps Noise, make enemies much slower to investigate. It will cost 7000 Green Gel.

Bottle Break Distraction & Ambush:

  • Bottle Break: With this upgrade at 5000 Green Gel, bottles in your inventory will break free on some enemies grab attacks.
  • Ambush: By paying 3000 Green Gel, you can enable ambush, this will perform a sneak kills when you are in a cover.

Increase moving speed while crouched:

  • Prowler 1: Move speed while crouch increase from 100% to 120%. It will cost 4000 Green Gel.
  • Prowler 2: Move speed while crouch increase from 120% to 130%. It will cost 8000 Green Gel.

Predator:

  • By paying 12000 Green Gel, you can enable this special ability that will allow you to quickly get close to an enemy for the sneak kill.

Upgrades for Combat:

You can find upgrades for a steady hand, less kickback after firing, melee attacks, and similar combat upgrades here.

Reticle Sway: This is more like Recoil, the force you see when you fire.

  • Steady Hands 1: Reduce reticle sway for 1000 Green Gel.
  • Steady Hands 2: Further reduce reticle sway for 3000 Green Gel.
  • Steady Hands 3: Greatly reduce reticle sway for 7500 Green Gel.

Reduce Kickback:

  • Firing Stance 1: Reduce kickback when the weapon is fired. It will cost 3000 Green Gel.
  • Firing Stance 2: Even less kickback when the weapon is fired. It will cost 6000 Green Gel.

Increase Damage In Melee: Increase damage with weapons like knives and axes including melee.

  • Brawler 1: Increase damage from 100% to 150% at 3000 Green Gel.
  • Brawler 1: Increase damage from 150% to 200% at 6000 Green Gel.

Push Kick:

  • Unlock this ability for 5000 Green Gel, it will let you to kick stunned enemies away from you. Does not work for certain types of enemies.

Bullet Cascade:

  • Pretty costly ability, it will increase your shooting damage with each consecutive shot for a limited period of time or on the basis of ammunition you have. The ability cost 20000 Green Gel.

Synaptic Focus:

  • This is more costly, it cost 75000 Green Gel. Enable slow down time ability while aiming at an enemy. This skill will eat stamina till it is active.

These are the abilities upgrades you can go for in The Evil Within 2, you can pick up the best one among these, and some of them are very helpful like the Health and Recovery part. You can also go for bottle break that can give you a good damage when you are grabbed by an enemy. Ambush kill is another good one, it will save some for your time in killing enemies who are chasing you. You can also read out The Evil Within 3 Wiki guide for more tips and updates.