Many players continue to love and try to achieve high ranks and ranks in online shooters like CS:GO, Tarkov, and even invest in services like Skycoach to get a boost and boost, but how to develop your personal skill and do it in such a way as to progress on your own, we will analyze in this guide.
The main criteria for a good shooter
- Ability to escape fire
- Finding weapons
- Shooting control
You must be able to quickly and efficiently aim at the enemy and know and understand where and why you will shoot.
A headshot will most likely end your opponent’s life, but it’s not always tactically advantageous from the position you’re in.
If we are talking about more arcade games like CS:GO or Apex Legends, then feel free to shoot at the head from any position – this will deactivate the enemy, or cause him huge damage and all that remains is to finish him off.
In games like Escape from Tarkov, or ARMA 3, you can also shoot at the legs to disable the enemy’s mobility, or at the body as a whole, which will provide damage to the enemy with a greater chance than hitting such a small object as a head at a distance, especially if the target is moving.
In general, everything depends on the situation, but the priority is always, except for individual cases – the head, body, back, legs, arms.
Always train your reaction – this is the ability to react in time and attack an enemy who is trying to take you by surprise, or is also at a loss.
I think you have seen professional esports matches more than once, where a player starts attacking the enemy in the back, but he turns around sharply and puts an impressive headshot – this is the result of training when you know how to shoot at heads and in a split second you understand where the fire is coming from with the help of sensors and quickly make a key decision.
The reaction is trained simply – point the sight a little to the left of your target and quickly move the mouse and shoot in one movement, and then return the front sight to its original position.
Ability to escape fire
Sometimes a fight needs to be not only accepted in a timely manner, or unleashed on the reaction, but also quickly get out of it.
A good shooter is also marked by ingenuity, which allows you to quickly and correctly react and escape from the shelling in order to take the fight on more favorable terms, or restore health while the enemy is getting close to your shelter, but beware of grenades. It is better to suppress the enemy with fire, or end the fight if possible, and only then take care of your health.
In games like PUBG, or Apex Legends, or Call of Duty Wazone, or Escape from Tarkov, the player who knows how to find good weapons and ammo for them gets a strong advantage – this will help to accumulate equipment and, in fact, fight with any enemy on your way.
Look for weapons not in the most obvious places and large cities, because there, most likely, an ambush awaits you, or another player, where the outcome of the meeting will be decided by chance.
Choose small houses and ruins where you can approach with minimal detection and loot for your hero. If possible, move closed positions and avoid full-length movement.
During the battle, always control the shooting – this will help to avoid panic at the sight of the enemy, reduce the consumption of ammo and increase the likelihood of a safe exit from the battle with a victory for your character.
There are three ways to shoot:
- Single – one click, one shot. This is a targeted type of fire for long-range attacks. It must be remembered that if you attack first, then you have a maximum of three shots until the enemy determines your location and opens fire back. If you don’t hit, change position. It is ideal to kill the enemy with one, maximum two shots.
- Bursts are three-round shooting, which works well at close range. This type of fire helps to inflict significant damage even if two bullets miss the target, and if all of them hit, then the enemy will most likely die even with a good body armor. Usually this type of fire is used indoors, or at close range.
- Automatic fire is primarily a means of suppressing the enemy during the offensive and defense. Most inefficient due to ammo consumption and terrain. It can also be used in close combat if it is not possible to shoot bursts in cold blood.
Movement tactics is another feature and difference between an experienced shooter and a beginner.
Everyone runs the same way, but some use cover and crouching for difficult detection and frequent stops to assess the terrain, and some just run until they get a bullet.
Use strafes in firefights – these are micro-moves that allow you to get a chance to get out of sight of the enemy at the moment of the shot and avoid a hit that can become fatal.
Move not too abruptly, otherwise it will no longer be a strafe, but a lateral retreat.
The difference is in your combat ability – when strafing, you maintain accuracy, but get a chance to dodge enemy bullets, and when retreating, you simply run away from the enemy and neither he nor you can shoot normally, but the enemy still has more chances due to reaction and acceptance speed solutions.
Practice microsteps right and left and adapt them to your playing style. Such maneuvers are effective at medium and close range.
Look for shelters and take up defense at any convenient moment. If you notice the enemy, and he doesn’t see you yet, don’t rush to pull the trigger, take an advantageous position to remove the random factor when the enemy turns around and kills you with one bullet on some kind of adrenaline.
Look for rocks, houses, and other places that can withstand hits from automatic weapons without self-destructing. Avoid wooden and glass shelters.
Do not expose most of the body from shelters. Use peeking and firing for personal safety, but do not do it rhythmically, otherwise the enemy will catch you. Hold the initiative and impose your own pace, rather than tying the enemy to the idea that you are looking out every three seconds.
The frag grenade will help when cleaning the premises and knocking the enemy out of cover, or to retreat – for example, throw a grenade towards the enemy and retreat sharply, or vice versa, start crushing him while he is looking for shelter.
Smokes are only used for getting away, but be careful not to get shot through the smoke for good luck.