The player count has really picked up during lockdown due to the coronavirus, which means there’s a whole lot more people gaming. This means it’s more competitive than ever before in the world of Call of Duty. For the more casual player, this means it can quickly turn into a disaster, as those that put a couple of hours a day into it will usually trump the more casual gamer, leading to infuriating sessions where you’ll just want to quit altogether. Yet, most people come back. Primarily because it’s just so fun. You can really tune your play up with tips.
Of course, experience is the best teacher, but sometimes advice can work just as well. Especially when you’re not getting anywhere by simply playing. These tips can help set you on the right path, especially if you’re new to the game. However, you’ll likely find something there even if you’ve got a chunk of experience. Good luck!
Pick Your Platform
Some players flit between console, PC, and console. This isn’t the way to go about it. Primarily because each one plays a little different and the control scheme changes wildly. This is why you should pick one and run with it. This might be influenced by what your friends have decided to play on, and even then it might be tough to choose. For example, here are some of the Best Smartphones for Mobile Gaming. PC’s gaming is just as dense. Console is fairly easy, with a pick between the PS4 or Xbox. Once you know what you’re going to use you can get used to the control scheme and settle in without having to chop and change as necessary. If you’re still worried, read a couple of reviews to help you out.
Check The Map
Unless you’re in an actual firefight, you should be checking the minimap as much as the main screen. You can find where other enemies are in certain situations and it can help you mark where you want to go. As a hint, change the map from a circle to a square in your settings. This allows the map to cover a wider area and as such, you can spot threats further out a bit faster. Get in the habit of checking it regularly.
Pick Your Sensitivity
Getting the sensitivity right is important no matter what console you’re using. Essentially it means how much response you’re getting on screen compared to the touch on the physical controller. Some people like it really sensitive, and there’s a plus in this that you’ll seem to move a bit faster. However, there’s a learning curve to this. You can’t go straight from 4 or 5 (the defaults) to 10 without it impacting your performance on the screen. It’ll take a while to get around this so have some patience, it’s really worth it in the long run though when everything feels a lot sharper.
Find Your Go-To Weapon
It’s important to customize something so that it sits right when you use it. The first goal is to get the loadout, meaning your own custom weapon. SMG’s are great for smaller engagements where you’re close to your enemies, assault rifles are good for short to medium, and sniper rifles for long. You can also use LMG’s, which have recently surged in popularity for users in Warzone. It might take a while but you’ll soon gravitate towards a certain weapon. You can then customize it. If you’re new to the game you can check online to see which are the best loadouts for your gun and try them out. Remember, attachments are unlocked over time so you might not be able to put it all together right away. Unlock them by using the weapon. If you play Warzone exclusively, you might be able to unlock attachments faster by doing contracts or by coming out of warzone for a short while and using it in casual multiplayer modes like team deathmatch.
An amateur mistake is going into a fight with your magazine only half full. This happens when you’ve just been fighting and forget to reload. Get into the habit of relocating as often as you can. As soon as an opportunity presents itself make sure you reload. Even if you’re only one bullet short of a full clip, it always makes a difference. The one difference here is if you’re using an LMG. No point reloading if you’ve got 99/100. That’s one of the biggest transitions to get over if you’re moving from assault rifle to LMG.
Use The Ping Function
No matter what console version you’re using you can always ping. It’s extremely useful, especially if you aren’t on a headset with the team you’re with. Essentially pinging is a way of pointing things out on the map. You might be indicating a location you’re moving towards. Or, more importantly, you could be pinging an enemy. Pinging an enemy is almost as important as shooting them. This is because it tells your team exactly where they are. If you’re the only one who knows you could run into trouble quite quickly when your team gets flanked or hit in the back. Get used to using the ping function as its one of the most vital aspects of the game.
Watch The Rotations
The gas will periodically come in, forcing the players closer and closer together until the end of the game. You need to keep an eye on this. No point holding out a house or building if it’s outside the zone and will soon be flooded with gas. Instead you need to move into the new zone as soon as it is revealed. That means you need to keep a second eye on what’s going on, namely on where the circles are and how they move. If you get this right you’ll always be in the right position. Getting into a position early and positioning in general is a must if you’re playing to win as a pose to playing for fun.