One of the most under-appreciated perks in MW3 is one of the most valuable for everyone to master!
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.
I noticed during my 5th season in Franchise Mode with the Browns that I could move down in the draft one spot and gain a first round pick in the next draft. While I don’t really enjoy making videos or posting blogs about Madden and some of the flaws therein, I must admit that the more I play this game and pay close attention to the trades and what I can do from a front office perspective in Franchise Mode – the more I notice exploits and flaws like this.
Both of these take some time to learn, but you will be glad you did.
When you play Battlefield 3 the first thing you will notice is that it is a fairly realistic game for the most part. While it isn’t ARMA 2 – it is still a great game for some more ‘paced’ action than Call of Duty’s high octane, ADD/Arcade shooter modes.
The next thing most people notice is the presence of vehicles in Battlefield 3. The vehicles are awesome and if you can master them you will be amazing at this game. However, if you are driving a jeep or anything with open windows or ‘open air’ available to be shot through – you are a target. Not only are you a target…
You are MY TARGET. I love the recon class and DICE (the creator of Battlefield’s Online Mode) understand that snipers aren’t front lines warriors; they are laying low and taking sure shots that no one else really could. In this case you see me as a recon class with an SV98 Sniper Rifle…
The video will walk you through how to snipe a jeep jockey and make what is difficult a little easier and more enjoyable… For snipers anyway.
Admit it, you have done it before.
Rage quitters are everywhere online. Sometimes they are sitting next to you playing split-screen Modern Warfare 3 or Madden and that can sometimes make for an awkward night around some Hot-N-Ready and Crazy Bread from Little Caeser’s. It is ok to admit it – you know who you are.
Why do I bring this up?
As a teacher I have some fortunate scheduling during the year; and it is with that that I have had plenty of time to devote to this website and all the videos/updates/random issues. In the past I used to rage quite a lot. Now I am somewhat more patient (those of you that know me know that this is only slightly true) and haven’t rage quit nearly as much as I did in Modern Warfare 2 or Halo. That was until the last couple of days anyway.
Whether it was the fact that I have been gaming entirely too much (which you will rarely get me to admit) or some gamers just don’t understand how to WIN a match of Domination in Modern Warfare 3… or something else entirely. By the way – to WIN at Domination you simply have to control at least two of three flag points on the map in order to gain points every few seconds and get those points to 200. It doesn’t mean you run around and blindly get kills or camp away from the actual goals of the match. [/rant]
As you can tell, I am easily annoyed when it comes to losing – especially when it is because of incompetent
people kids that shouldn’t have the game anyway. [/rant(really)]
Today I come to you a humbled gamer that rage quit three times in Modern Warfare 3 and once in Battlefield 3 in 24 hours.
I have made it through the darkness and found the light in the fact that I belong in Team Deathmatch where there is no teamwork and you are left to carry your team like Michael Jordan every match. That is where the true rage quitters migrate to anyway.
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A few weeks ago we talked about the concept of quick-scoping and the whole idea behind the ‘great mystery’. Today we have released some videos that cover exactly how to do it and also a bit of feedback on why it isn’t the best strategy to use if you want to win matches in Call of Duty. The first video is a walkthrough of the concepts behind quick-scoping (including aim-assist) in Call of Duty.
The second video is a brief montage (without awesome music). It is followed by an explanation of how and why quick-scoping isn’t effective for much more than making a show. While montages are pretty awesome (we have our own here, and will continue to make them), there is also the goal of ‘winning’ when you play a game and that should supersede any sort of desire to look cool when your KDR is less than 1.00.
It has already gotten to a point with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 that people are starting to get fed up with quick-scoping. Not that they weren’t already pre-pissed off about the idea of one of the most over-hyped and sensationalized playstyles in the Call of Duty world (quick-scoping has been around since the game’s inception).
For those of us that played Call of Duty 2 on the 360 (oh, the good ol’ days before leaderboards) sniping was the only real weapon to use. Why? Simply because it was one shot = one kill… and that was great, to a point.
Now we are experiencing something in Modern Warfare games especially annoying. Quick-Scoping has taken the hearts and minds of silly teenagers all over the YouTube Universe. While I will be the first to admit that I find these videos of people quick-scoping to be kind of entertaining; I must also digress that it isn’t difficult to do (with a little bit of practice and the right ‘perk’ settings).
Just Tell Me How To Do It!
Okay! Fine, you want to know how to quick-scope? You first have to make changes to your Custom Sniper Class. This revolves around your ‘perks’ and will be focused on your weapon quickness rather than your character quickness.
Perk 1 = Sleight Of Hand – Reload faster + Faster weapon swapping
Perk 2 = Quickdraw – Faster aim down sights + Faster animation of using equipment and throwing grenade
Perk 3 = Marksman – ID target from range + Longer hold breath on scoped weapons
Perk 3 = Steady Aim – Increased hip fire accuracy + Faster aim down sight while sprinting
The Action of Quick Scoping
If you are looking this up and reading the article, chances a re good that you have seen the basic fundamentals in action. The real ‘trick’ to this silly strategy is using the AIM ASSIST. MW3, by default has aim-assist turned on. This means that if an enemy goes past your cross-hair it will automatically move (very slightly) towards that enemy. This is where these ‘pro’ snipers get their not so impressive help.
3 Simple Steps
1 – See and ‘center’ the enemy on your screen
2 – Pull the left trigger quickly to get more zoomed in and trigger aim assist
3 – Shoot your weapon with the right trigger quickly BEFORE you have completely zoomed in. (This is the most important step, because it actually gives you that ability to catch the cross hairs directly on the enemy as aim-assist is also trying to help you.)
In The Future
Our next few videos are going to have a focus on some of the things that happen in Modern Warfare 3 and how to do them or avoid them at your own risk or peril. For you noobs out there, this site and YouTube Channel have been dedicated to you from day one. If you have questions, please comment on our entries here shoot us a tweet! Always here to help and we know you are reading! So, please do the manly thing and ask for some gaming direction.