While playing most first person shooter games online there is usually one strategy that can almost guarantee better results in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch – working the perimeter.
As you will see in the corresponding video, there are a few different matches that will exhibit the best aspects of working the perimeter in Modern Warfare 3.
The first thing you must do is make the conscious decision to actually work the perimeter. Cast away all desire to run out into the middle of the battleground and take out everyone. You are now ready to move on with step two.
Silenced weapons are the second necessity you must focus on. The idea of this is simple – you don’t want to give away your position on the map for enemies. Also, make sure it is your weapon of choice because it is vital for you to find comfort in your weapons as well as the strategy. My weapon of choice is the silenced MP7 with kick reduction for more effective middle and long-range attacks as well as its fast rate of fire.
The third step is using cover effectively. You must plan out your movements in order to stay alive for the longest possible time while still being an effective player. This means determining whether the cover you use can be shot through (certain metals, woods, etc.) or penetrated from above (predator missile or other kill streaks that come from the air). While having cover is a necessity, you must also stay mobile in case you must backtrack if outnumbered or outmaneuvered.
By the time you figure out how to best navigate the perimeter of each map you will become a much more effective player in this regard. While there are always going to be exceptions to this strategy it remains highly effective.