How to Be Smarter Than Other Players in Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer
(Here are some tips for smarter running and gunning for those interested – By xBKSlashx – Click here to subscribe)
That doesn’t mean MW3 multiplayer is a dumb game. In fact, it is recommended that you do use the contents of your skull a bit! Now, you don’t have to use advanced strategies, or pull off complex maneuvers. Merely light usage of brain power and some easy tricks will get you far. In fact, they will get you further than most players!
How to Stand Out
Don’t fall in love with a tactic. Never be static. Do not insist on using just a few tactics.
Experiment – Try new stuff. Drop things that don’t work. Try to be unpredictable. Vary your moves.
For example: Try to vary your routes from point A to point B.
Good players will notice if you keep taking the same path from one point to another. They will anticipate your actions, and that means you will be an easier target for them to kill.
Control your opponent’s attention (it is possible to some extent). You can use your weapons, explosives, or various grenades to perform diversions.
For example, what if you need to get past a group of opponents without engaging them directly?
You could throw a grenade in the opposite direction of where you are heading. This will draw attention away from the part of the map you are planning to cross.
Use Your Eyes and Ears
Get a good headset. The sound in Call of Duty games is very good. By using a headset, you can use the power of your ears to hear the movement of opponents, estimate their location and foil their plans.
This video explains the the benefits of using a headset when you are playing (by YeouschReloaded – Click here to subscribe).
The most obvious tool you can use for detecting opponents is of course the mini- map.
But there are also other ways to spot an opponent:
When the character of one of your teammates is killed, it will be marked with a symbol (like a skull) on the actual map. This skull is, in other words, a rough estimate of the location of the opponent who killed your teammate!
Go towards the skull and probe the area to see if you can find and kill him – be careful though.
Incoming care packages can be good indicators of where your opponents are hiding. Try to figure out the approximate landing spot for the care package. If you are close enough, try to throw a grenade in the direction of where the package landed.
If you are moving towards a house – do this:
- Throw a flash grenade into the house.
- If an opponent is inside and close to the explosion, your reticle will expand.
This video gives you important information about the different grenades in Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer (by TmarTn – Click here to subscribe).
Use your eyes while you play. Many players just run around the maps looking one way only – forward. However, you can do better than that.
Take a look at the sides every now and then. Do you see some enemy characters?
Move on then!
It is wise to make 180 degree turns every now and then as well. This way you can discover opponents who are trying to sneak up on you from behind.
Always Be Ready For More
They often come in pairs (or more). Be careful when you’ve just killed an opponent’s character. Often there are one or two others coming right behind the one you just killed.
Be ready to fire again. Consider waiting to reload your weapon until you are quite sure that no other enemy character is nearby to make life miserable for you.