You begin the game playing in Stick of Truth's fantasy genre, when The Coon interrupts and announces that the kids are now playing superheroes. You have to break into The Coon's lair
and talk to him. After initially refusing to let you play, he tells you to take a seat and walks you through your backstory (the tutorial element of the game). Once accomplished, he tells you to go out, and get some COONstagram followers.
Your first duty is to create your character. Like in The Stick of Truth, you begin as "The New Kid". There are no gender options (for now), but you can make your character look like a boy or a girl with the different options.
NOTE: You can choose your skin color as well, and even though Cartman says, "Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat, just every other aspect of your life", if you slide to the darker side of the scale, it doesn’t actually change anything in the game at all (other than dialog).
Once you’ve created your character, you’ll find yourself on a toilet.
Follow the prompts of the mini game to complete your poop. You'll want to use all Toilets in the game for XP and a special achievement.
You'll notice some cabinets, doors, and other containers are marked with yellow handles or knobs. This means you can open them. For example, there’s a bottle of itch-b-gone in the cabinet on the left. Keep this in mind for the rest of the game and loot everything colored yellow.
While still inside your house, you have the opportunity to become familiar with the controls as well.
Press (Y/F) to unleash an AOE fart. This will stun enemies and gross them out before battle.
Press (X/G) to punch, which can stun people or clear obstacles. Look for objects with cracks in them, as this marks them as breakable.
Press (RT) to perform a Lil’ Toot.
Hold (A/_) to move objects. This is most useful for step stools, ladders, and obstacles blocking your path.
Once outside of the bathroom, you'll walk in on your parents arguing. Look through the keyhole to your parent’s room to see your father eat what’s presumably a pot brownie. Make sure to loot everything up here, like the table in the hallway, and everything in your room, before heading downstairs.
Check out the kitchen once you go downstairs, as there is a ton of food items free for the taking. Like delicious Lactose Free Milk. Now head outside.
Open the fridge to find Coon Cakes and the rest of the cabinets for other goods. There’s a door locked by a keycode in the next room. The password is Fuck-You-Mom, but you have to find it legitimately, head upstairs and enter the first door to find Cartman's room.
In Cartman's room, break the lamp to the right of his bed to find his very obscene journal, which has the code inside: Fuck-You-Mom.
Continue exploring the upstairs rooms to find more items. There's a toilet that can be used in the bathroom up here. Then head back downstairs, and enter the code: Fuck-You-Mom.
Coon and Friends will be deep in discussion when you enter. Afterwards, approach Cartman. He’ll ask you to bring him the Stafernisy Device.
Here, you'll learn to use (LT) to activate Inspection Mode. Head to the bottom left of the scene to find the Device (the blue exclamation point while in Inspection Mode) then bring it back to Cartman.
Now you have to choose your superhero class.
NOTE: You can always change your class by talking to The Coon, so don't feel like you're locked in to your decision!
Selecting a class will show you the range of each of the special attacks unique to that class. When you’ve made your choice, Cartman will narrate your origin story. Follow his instructions. In combat, be aware of the quick time events that occur with each attack made and hit taken, as they affect the damage you deal and suffer from.
Once you've completed reliving your tragic origin story, you'll be given your first mission, and it has to do with Coonstagram.