Beginner’s Guide – 8 Tips to Excel in First-Person Shooter Game

Just like in any new game that you start learning to play, it’s expected that your first few days will be spent in a steep learning curve. You will have your fair share of accidentally friendly fire, embarrassing kill-cam footage and catastrophic misclicks.

The expected learning curve is not an excuse though to just slack off and accept that you will have the worst first-shooter game experience on your beginner days. You would still have to do your part – and that means researching about the game and collecting tips that can help you have an edge against your fellow rookie competitors.

Below are some proven tips from first shooter experts to ace that learning curve.

  1. You Need to Know the Map

In whatever course that we’re taking, we need to know which direction we are going. Not having a compass or knowing the map will make you wander aimlessly.

Same thing applies to first-person shooter games. Being familiar with the map of the game is critical. In fact, map knowledge is one of the most important factors in playing the game. Map familiarization gives you the location of where all your power ups are, your ammunition for supply and health packs for regeneration. If you’re playing Battlefield or Call of Duty franchises, knowing the map will help you keep an eye on your teammates and identify the enemy spawn point.

  1. Find a Weapon that you’re Comfortable With

Finding a weapon that you’re most comfortable with is another way to have an enjoyable and productive game.

The first thing that you need to do is find a weapon that you can reliably use. Don’t base the gun of your preference solely on its appearance. It may look fancy and flashy but it’s helpless if it’s not compatible to you. Find a gun that you like, use it continuously until you master it. Avoid changing guns like how often you change your clothes. You won’t be able to know if you’re fully compatible if you’re constantly changing your weapon.

Spend about playing a class, loadout or using one type of weapon. The first week should be allocated to getting used to the play style while second week is spent to refine your techniques.

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  1. Turn Your Volume Way Up When You Come Up to a Blind Spot

Coming into a blind spot, like a corner, can put you on a vulnerable situation. Since your view is limited, it’s important that you rely solely on your sense of hearing. Turning on your hearing antenna can make you prepare if there’s an approaching enemy.

When you’re near a door, window, corner or other blind spot, make a pause and listen to the surrounding sounds. Listen intently if someone is approaching you or is moving because they have heard you.

  1. From There, Go All In

Being on the blind spot give you the initial shock and surprise. Try to get over this initial reaction and go all in. Aim down at the target in front of you and pie that corner.

Remember that this is a game after all. You don’t have to overthink everything and be overly cautious. Give out all that you can and go all in.

  1. To Frag or Not to Frag? 

Frag is an action to deliberately injures or kills someone using a fragmentation grenade.

Of course, you have to cautiously use frag. You have to know when the perfect time to throw a grenade is. So when exactly is the perfect time?

The first rule in using a frag is that you throw a grenade when you know that your team is behind you. Next, throw a grenade only when you are sure that you are going to get a kill. The kill should ideally more than one, say you have the aim to two or three enemies gathering in the room with few windows or doorways for escape. Once you have your target, toss the grenade and hope that none of your teammate would unexpectedly dive into the room and get burned together with your opponents.

  1. Move Cautiously When Scouting a Map

Giving up a good position to go scouting is the last thing that you want to do. There’s no room for impatience in this game. Scout a map cautiously and always communicate with your team.

If you don’t have communication with your team, see if you can get a look on where your team is spawning. This way, you can zero in on the position of your enemies and move forward from there.

Having a headset is much better. You can hear the sounds around you clearer and can easily talk to your teammates. If you don’t have a good view of the map, simply ask your teammates where the enemies are.

  1. Target Whoever That Is Facing You First

When it comes to picking your target, it does not necessarily mean that you’ll do it to the closest person. It’s better if you aim your target first to whomever that is facing you as they offer more threat. Once you’ve killed them down, move on to whoever that is closest to you. Try lining up your target, especially if you have limited view. Once your first target has dropped, you can move on to the next one without doing much readjustment.

  1. Headshots Are Not Everything

We often have this perception that accurate shooters are great at headshots.  Even on action films, you would always see the lead actor killing down the villains with a single shot on the head.

When you’re shooting for accuracy, it’s better if you go for center mass. Start at the sternum and work your way up.

A lot of players go for headshots if they are looking for a quick kill. Though it’s immensely satisfying, aiming for headshots miss 80% of the time. You’re up for a more successful kill if you aim at the chest and let your recoil carry your shots upward.

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