When it came to
discussing Call of Duty, I turned to AVMiller08, who is a huge fan of the game
and has been playing for quite some time. I asked her for some tips on how to survive the game, and in our chat,
these are the first things that came up off the top of her head.
5. Keep Moving!
target is easy to hit. This is simple
common sense. Therefore, moving around
makes you more difficult to hit or pursue.
Stay moving, and stay on your toes.
Be ready to get out of the way when grenades and other burst damage
attacks come at you. But the best way to
avoid even those is to keep moving, keep moving, keep moving.
4. Be Quicker Than the Other Guy
necessarily mean moving faster than the other guy. Sometimes just spotting him first is
beneficial to survival. To those ends,
there is a boost in the controls that makes the camera super-fast. It takes some getting used to but youfll
spot others who donft use the option.
There are also speed boosts and other ways to evade an enemy. All of them involve thinking on your
feet. You need to think fast to react
quickly in any given gaming situation, but the intense action of Call of Duty
makes this even more important. You need
to think reflexively, and be able to perform actions automatically.
3. Manage Your Assets Wisely
If you keep your
assets managed and organized, you can easily prevail. For example, if you get a spy plane (a reward
for three kills in a row) and there's one already up, then save yours until the
other runs out so you don't waste yours.??Or if you get a care package (a
random reward for kills), be careful when calling for it and be smart with the
timing and the placement. You don't want
to die before you can get that reward.??Be smart with your perks and extra gear
(grenades, flash grenades, claymores, etc.).??Finally, watch your time, and if
you still have a spy plane available, or a care package you need to call at the
last second, use it for those extra points at the end.
4. Don't Get Tunnel-vision
Pay attention to
everything on the map. If you zone in on
one part of the map, or one dot (another player) you'll lose track of other
things happening aorund you, and will surely be killed. This is called tunnel-vision, and it happens
in so many games that I have an article forthcoming discussing only that. In Call of Duty, enemies are all around you,
and you need to keep as much of an eye out for them as for your comrades. You may have killed the one you can see but
that doesnft mean there arenft three more hiding right in plain sight.
5. Watch Out for Spy Planes
This is the best
piece of advice out there. Players get
killed all the time because they get spotted by those damn spy planes. It's all about paying attention. A spy plane can see enemy troops on the
ground for a certain amount of time, allowing the enemy team to swoop in on you
for wholesale slaughter. Sure, there's a
perk that makes it impossible for the plane to see an individual, but you can't
depend on that when you've got friendlies near you that might draw fire. If one of them isnft aware of the plane,
you're still sunk.
Call of Duty is a
fun team game that brings together some of the best qualities of first person
shooters. It is action-packed and a lot
can be going on around you at any given time.
But these five tips that AV was nice enough to share should be enough to
keep even the noobiest beginner alive, if they pay attention and keep an eye on