Most of the things going to be discussed here are common for any tactical multiplayer shooting game.
I am going to emphasize more on the team strategy approach which isn’t pretty obvious to know.
I’ll site examples from the game Counter Strike, which is one of the most popular first person shooters out there. And I’ll be referring to people using carbines as carbiners and to dragunov for any telescoping guns.
The Team Work
When there are two or more teams pitting against each other, then the team needs to figure out a few things first.
This includes identifying the right mix of players to compliment each other.
A simple example would be a mix of sharp shooters and a carbiners. Where the former can take out targets in one shot and the later can provide cover from moving targets. But this is again an example, for closed/indoor maps all carbiners would not be necessary.
The last man standing strategy
Many a time one will be left alone and the opposite team is well stocked up (healthy and with ammo), then one could take up different strategy
If the win is dependent on you, that is when a task is left to be completed then it’s very important to check if the perimeter is clear and to identify the right spot (in case an explosive needs to be planted). Then hiding and keeping a watch such that the bomb can’t be defused in time is very important.
For example, if you are a sharp shooter using a dragunov – then planting in an open area is always advised, such that a long shot can be taken. And if you are a carbiner then hiding close to the bomb is the best way to convert the game into a win.
If this is a team death match then taking cover and confronting from the sides is advised. Giving up the position is the worst mistake people normally do. Some professional players play real patient here. They wait till they can see all the remaining players and the position themselves and their shots accordingly.
To draw :
In this case people generally fall back/camp. I would never suggest this as it’s fun to always be active in the game. But this is a good idea if playing as a part of a professional championship.
The accuracy, shooting skills
Attaining proficiency in using at least one primary weapon is very much required.
Carbiners:These are for those who prefer to be on the move. And would love to attack in bulk. Telescopic shooting: these guns requires a lot of patience to practice. You’ve got one shot. If u miss that then the return fire may get u. So it’s very important to get it right the first time.
Neither ? Then what’s right for me?
The choice of guns vary. Much depend on the maps. And the comfort level. I personally prefer telescopic guns as it gives me a single shot single kill power. I admire the power of a dragunov sniper.
I learnt all this, now where do I start ?
The best place to start practicing is on public servers. Get yourself an original copy of the game as it makes online play legal and easy. Remember not to camp while you are learning, it’ll only result in abuses from co team mates too.
Boring but very important ethics.
I want more tips, give me more !
I already know all this, what’s the big deal ?
Frankly, nothing. I’d like to hear from you professional gamers out there on more gaming tactics.
I’d like to write on these concepts in detail, with video demos – how many of you gamers would like this ?
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