How to use an enemy as a meatbag?

I’ve tried everything (I think) and searched and searched, but I can’t seem to figure out how to hold an enemy as meatbag when the red coats (or other enemies) start firing at me.

The simple on screen tutorial-text asked me to hold A in the beginning (I think) – this came up only for a few seconds and I was distracted at that time, I barley started to read the line when it disappeared and I didn’t think much of it.. though, it’s coming back to haunt me now.

I’m in the middle of a combat, making short work of my enemies – until a bunch of them decide to shoot me from afar. I’ve tried tapping A, pressing and holding it, double tapping it, pressing it with other buttons etc.. but I just stand there and get hit by the bullets. The only way to escape once I get hit is by running away.. Sometimes I hide behind people or trees but most times that doesn’t work.

So – How do I meatbag my enemies please?

Answer

The only way I’ve noticed it works for me is when I have a enemy that you can usually counter with B, and then hit X to do an assassination kill.

When the other guards are about to fire, and you are near one of the easy guards that I described above, look at the HUD on the bottom right, at certain times you will see the A button show different text for you to grab someone for a shield.

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Source : Link , Question Author : iamserious , Answer Author : leety

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