Here is a collection of hints for the Sanctum Sprint activity, I hope you find them helpful.
- There are two types of powerups, offensive and defensive ones.
The defensive powerups are in the taller bags and these are the ones you
want to get right after the start. The offensive ones dont bring you
much advantage on first part of the track, because others players wont
fall down if you hit them. The defensive powerups are "grounded", which
is nice to have to counter the attacks of other players, and "aspect
master" which is a HUGE advantage on the first part of the track. Aim
for the defensive powerups until you get aspect master, and use aspect
master + ability 2 on the long straights to get to the front. http://i.imgur.com/F3qXaY6.jpg.
- Once you're in front you will only get "grounded" from defensive
powerups or "fake powerup" from offensive powerups, the other ones are
deactivated for you as long as you are in first. If you use these right,
you have a good chance to win the race.
If you see the lightning over your head, use "grounded" to avoid the
stun. Fake powerups can be very effective in keeping others far behind
you, if you place them right. Place them on tight parts of the track http://i.imgur.com/3e0luLO.jpg or even better on tight parts of the track where opponents will fall down and cant avoid them like here http://i.imgur.com/Z4ktaQS.jpg or here http://i.imgur.com/3i0BlBm.jpg.
- When you approach the wooden gate in the middle part of the
track, dont use ability 2 after you get around the corner. The time it
takes to run from the corner to the gate is exactly the time interval
until the gate turns again. So if you see it closed like here http://i.imgur.com/Cns9pzj.jpg
just keep running towards it and itll open right in front of you. If
its open as you come around the corner, stick to the left side and
prepare to jump over it with ability 1.
- At this point of the track http://i.imgur.com/Ci9t8pI.jpg
i recommend the way on the right, if you use the one on the left, you
will have to perform two jumps which are a bit tricky / sometimes bugged
and you dont save much time on this route.
- Close to the finish line is a little shortcut which can save you a
few seconds and lets you avoid running into fake powerups on the last
meters. Coming from the bridge you collect the blue crystal which lets
you jump higher http://i.imgur.com/KrqDhny.jpg. Then you jump up here http://i.imgur.com/aNR67vZ.jpg and approach the finish line from the back.