32 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2014 6:11 PM by ExoticCr4sh RSS

how can i get better? need advice

themercilous

im the type of person that puts everything on hard especially video games, im addicted to ghosts and love the competition, only problem is i really suck lol...i refuse to quit as i was told by a couple of people im a gamer but this is the worst ive ever been at video games...need sum advice, sum schooling, tips whatever helps

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    Run_N_Gunning_Camper

    Analyze your gameplay and put some thought why you got killed. That's how I started to get get good in this game. If you need help then let us know how you play and your weaknesses. I can't just give you a good loadout and expect you to go beast with it. Tell us your favorite game mode and how you play it.

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    nicedrewishfela

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.

     

    Try a few things... I would recommend playing some Private matches against the Bots at Recruit level. Get to know the Maps, try out some setups and streaks and see what you are comfortable with.  AS you improve, bump up the difficulty or switch to Squads Modes. Familarity with the maps, weapons, equipment, and streaks will make you better and better.

     

    Also, think about what modes you are playing. Perhaps you need to start elsewhere, get comfortable with the game, and work your way to that mode.

     

    Lastly... learn from other players, especially skilled players... but find your own play style. When you develop a comfort level with how YOU play, you will see improvement.

     

    Just have fun with it. If you remember it is a game and about having fun, you will take some pressure off and allow yourself to play well without unrealistic expectations.

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    Sledgehammer23248

    I Used to be awful... A .50 maybe less, I'm not great but my kdr is now up to 1.5 and my winning us up to 50%.... I started to watch kill cams to see how the good players would move around, especially the rushers and snipers since as a beginner, I could camp but you need to be able to do all types, rush, camp and snipe. Rush to take objectives, camp and snipe to defend... Some other tips:

     

    - Learn maps, stay towards the edge and not the middle.

    - When rounding a corner be ready to aim and stay close to edges.

    - Some perks: off grid, sleight of hand, quick aim, set rip. There are others but these are some good ones to use.

    - don't use marathon and run around like a maniac.

    - I set my speed of the game and movement under settings to the lowest and would play a game. If after the game, it was too sliw, I would move it up... I would continue up till I reached a good speed.

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      IAmQueenIsis

      Excellent advice!  I went from a .75 K/D on my first CoD to a 1.83 on Ghosts.  While camping is good for a person to get their footings, I would recommend mobile camping.  Hold down a tight area for maybe a minute.  When you see your team arrows on your HUD moving, you move as well.  Never stay in one place for too long.

       

      WATCH YOUR KILLCAMS!!  They are there to give you and heads up for your next respawn.  Where was the enemy?  What direction were they facing? 

       

      I use an IED to cover my back in small entrances and doorways.  It keeps my flank covered if I am away from my team.  Even if the explosion doesn't kill them, I at least received a hit marker, letting me know someone is in my vicinity.  They are usually weak from the blast, so one shot can finish them off.

       

      I know this sounds cheesy, but put yourself in your avatar's shoes.  You are on the battlefield.  What do you do?  Do you rush the middle of the map, hoping to make it?  Heck no.  You use perimeters to move out of sight, use cover to keep yourself out of the enemy team's field of vision.

       

      I'm no pro, but I have improved on my own.  All the advice here is excellent!  Happy gaming =]

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    Vorsaire

    Never stop moving, except for a FEW seconds. Run and gun like a psycho. It's what I do, and I usually get 20+ kills per game. You just have to get used to it. Try the Honey Badger, Vector, Maverick, or Ripper with Ready Up, Sleight of Hand, Stalker, Quickdraw and Sitrep as your perks. No grenades or equipment necessary, it just distracts anyway. Try it and let me know how it does for you.

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      socalsound

      I don't know man even 20 is not that good. =p I see guys getting 40 or sometimes 80

      and I'm like fuuuuuu!!!!

       

      Definitely stay along the walls and get good at aiming for headshots.  Practice aiming in a private match with recruit bots. I know some people think its dumb, but jumping occasionally around corners and be ready to fire -- that can throw people off.

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    zingaa

    I would suggest playing objective base games, it will help you memorize the maps. Just hang in there you'll get better, just have fun and don't worry about your k/d, it doesn't get you chicks trust me..

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    ArchangelEnyart

    the best way I saw how to get better was getting on youtube and watching competitive gamers play I watching there best class setups, also I bought turtle beaches which improved my overall kills to death ratio

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    ExoticCr4sh

    put on deadsilence and focus and you won't be so damn easy to kill

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    tinytaio

    I just started playing Ghosts a few weeks ago after playing black ops 2 for a whole year.  It is MUCH different because you die faster, which fits my play style.

    I suggest going to TheXclusiveAce on YouTube and check out his videos.  He sets up games vs. Bots to improve accuracy, reflex, map knowledge, etc.  Practice may not make perfect, will it will make you a hell of a lot better.

    Since watching his videos, I have raised my kd to a 2.3.  Watch him!   

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    Sinseer7

    One big one for me: Listen.  Using earphones instead of speakers (unless you have a kick-ass surround sound system and no one to complain about volume) will allow you to hear footsteps a lot easier, and will give you at least a general idea about which direction to look in.  You can tell when someone is on sand/snow or inside a building or on a hard/solid surface just by the different footstep sounds, this combined with knowing the map will tell you where to find a bad guy without having to take your eyes away from the crosshairs.  It can also let you know if you're up against more than one bad guy.

    On the flip side: know when to crouch - especially in ghosts vice previous CODs,  since a player with amplify can hear dead-silence players.  Crouching makes you silent, even to those with amplify.

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    phxs72

    I'll add a bit here.  Since you have HC as a tag for this post then I'll give you some HC advice.  In HC you are going to find two types of players.  The corner campers and the rushers.  Once you know where the corner campers are, they are not hard to kill.  But to be an effective HC rusher, you have to know where the corner campers are.  You also need to stay out of long lines of sight and you need to turn your corners very tightly.  The key to rushing in HC is you want to catch your enemy unprepared.  So pop corners quickly but you also need to be aiming where you think your enemy will be hiding.  Guess wrong and you're dead.  For perks, I'd suggest blast shield and amplify.  Amplify won't help you with the campers but it will often alert you to where your enemy is spawning and you can catch them off guard while they run back to the action.  I'd also recommend a high fire rate weapon like the Honey Badger and I'd recommend carrying a frag grenade for those room campers.

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      Slopat

      Wierd, but in HCTDM I rarely come across those two extremes. Most players I play with/against seem to try for a mix of picking their spot and then moving on. If anyhting I see more rushers, but the successful ones do it intelligently, not à la BO2 headless chicken style. Corenr campers are pretty rare in the games I join, and they generally are unsuccessful.

       

      I don't tend to recommend perks, as they are too dependent on playstyleand personal preference, but my two go tos are DS and SitRep. I never use BS or Amp... Goes to show.

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        nicedrewishfela

        It's a fool's mission to make sweeping statements either way, to be honest.

         

        HC TDM is just like Core TDM. You are going to get a mix of play styles. One thing I love about it is that I am rarely in lobbies where the same thing happens game after game. Corner Campers? Yep, will get those. Rushers? Yep, will get those too. Tactical Players? Check. Head Glitchers? Check. The list goes on and on.

         

        The key, therefore, is to be prepared for ANYTHING. Make classes to deal with any situation you are going to face, and then adapt to the flow of each lobby/match. You do this and you are going to be successful

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        phxs72

        I probably could have couched my words a little better.  I do find more people moving around whether rushing or tactical than I do find them corner camping but the biggest complaint that I hear from new HC players during clan wars is that they are getting killed by some guy thats just sitting there.  The truth of the matter is that sure there are those guys but more often than not the complainer made bad choices in their map movement which left them too exposed.  That's what got them killed and then in their frustration, they just kept doing it and getting the same results.  HC just doesn't play like Core or more to the point some of the habits that you can get away with in Core just don't work in HC.  Getting new HC players to realize the subtle differences needed to rush effectively in HC sometimes takes some doing because they just don't see it right away.  But once they do I find that a lot of them grow to really like HC.

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    gypsyfrogking

    i was like you a few months ago, i was new to the game and it can be a bit off putting when your playing against people that no the maps are good at the game, what i did was play squads until i got to know the maps and figured out what guns and perks worked for me, and what parts of the map were easiest to control, another good way to get to know the maps is by playing infected its basically on line hide and seek with guns and throwing knives, it doesnt take long to get your skill levels up and before you know it youll be flying, im only playing on line now a few months and i tend to stick to tdm but i find that most games i play i normally end up in the top 3 scores, i started off in a negative kd for a while but have got it up to a 1.6, my best advice is find what works for you and go for it and once you see improvement start trying different weapons, try earning patches etc because it takes a different skill to get most so it good practice while your trying, and lastly just enjoy the game and dont worry what others may think.

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    chejose

    Learn to traverse the map, also connection speeds, lag ect has a lot to do with it (and luck).

     

    Try to flank your opposition, if you know your team are on one side of the map, you will know the enemy are spawning on the other. Its never a good idea to try and take 2 or 3 enemies on a one on one gun fight.

     

    In most matches you will start to see patterns begin to form, I've found that its easier to play when you catch onto this subtle changes, eg. was playing Bay view yesterday, the other team was full of rushers, i managed to get 30 and 10 just by flaking them from behind.

     

    Also i used Kontrol Freeks i have found at long distances its helped with my aiming heaps.

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    Spandmannnd

    Try FPSFreeks

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    reaperwarchild

    The Best advice is find decent people who will take some time to game with you point out your flaws and help you work through them . at the end of the day advice on weapons or loadouts is subjective to your style of play be it sniper, camper, R & G its finding what works for you

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    SilentGhostTnSg

    It's hard for me to give any good advice when I have never personally seen you play lol But if you'd like you can click on my name and send me your gamtertag and we can set up a time to get online together a play a few games. I'm not the best player in the world but I consider myself to be pretty good lolol.I'm sure I can at least give you some good pointers after I see you play.

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    houlihan293

    the best weapons in ghosts are the ar's so try them out unless you are a more you close player I would suggest the mtar, bulldog or the k7. If you find it diffcult to get killstreaks try support hope this helped.

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      idyb

      You don't need to use a specific weapon to do well. That's a very cheesey way of telling someone how to play the game. Also, no matter what weapon you use it won't help if you don't have the setup to go with it.

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        ExoticCr4sh

        using the right guns will help.  There are many guns that are severely outclassed, and part of being a good player is knowing which guns to use.

         

        AR:  Remington, honeybadger, ak12

        SMG:  Ripper, mtar, vector, also don't use stalker with an SMG

         

        These are the guns worth using in this game.  Anything else puts you at a disadvantage.

         

        Required perks on every class:  Deadsilence, Focus, and either Quickdraw or Stalker but not both.

         

        Don't use tacticals or lethals, they are a 1 time use per life and cannot be scavenged as in previous CoDs.

        Don't use a secondary, all secondaries are bad and not worth using in any situation.  They only take up perk slots.

         

        Knowing this can only help someone get better.  Setting a class up correctly won't make you instantly good but it helps.

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          idyb

          Yet I have a 4 kd with the Maverick A-2 and L115 sniper rifles and get 15-20 kills and about 3-5 deaths every game I play with them running default support. I'm sorry, but your arguments are invalid. Using weapons effectively comes down to map knowledge and gun skill far more than what weapon they are using.

           

          My worst account has a 5.6 kd and I got the dog patch for the 200 kills with akimbo pistols on that account. In fact my KD was only like ~1.3 through that challenge, but I used it to learn all the parts of the maps I didn't understand.

           

          There are certain weapons I would avoid: SA-805, CBJ SMG, Lynx, and MSBS. The magnum and P226 are very good sidearms and will out dual all ARs in close range. Pistols are only necessary if you are using a sniper, but otherwise I agree that you can better use the extra perk slot. Any other weapon is fine to use so long as you know what you are doing. The Bulldog and Tac 12 are not outclassed and neither are most of the snipers. It is the weakness of the players using them that make them feel underpowered. I have no trouble leading lobbies with any weapon in this game. I see kids every day with sub 1 kd that have the Remington or AK-12 as their favorite weapon. If someone were strictly going for a high KD then the M27 would be the most overpowered weapon.

           

          There are uses for lethals and tacticals, but I would run them in a backup class. I would rather the OP give us his setups and then explain how to use them more properly or make minor tweaks. If you recommend smgs then you should put on steady aim. It's better than using quickdraw for most instances especially since they already outclass ARs in ADS speed.

           

          No offense, but players who clearly are not that good at Ghosts should not be giving tips. If you can only use a handful of weapons and think the rest are underpowered then you don't have enough skills to offer tips.

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            ExoticCr4sh

            You missed the point completely.  He's not good at the game, so he should at the very least set up his class optimally. I didn't say you can't do well with other guns, just don't pretend the guns I listed aren't overpowered.

             

            Don't tell me I'm not good at the game either bud, 3.5 k/d playing on easily 100+ ping, dropping kems every day and I use specialist almost exclusively.  If I wanted to go to 5 k/d I could just abuse the assault streak snowball in this game but it's not as fun to me.  I could easily lead any lobby in this game with any underpowered gun too, because most people in this game are bad and can't even go positive.  I've tried all the weapons, and I use what I feel are the strongest.

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              Slopat

              Wow! I dunno about others, but I am very impressed. You pwn this game dude!

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              idyb

              Your argument does not make sense because the best gun in the game is not the same for every player. I have a friend with a 5 kd that uses almost entirely the FAD and he struggles when using the Remington. My lowest kd account has a 5.6 kd (that one is now silver) and I still use all the weapons. Two of my snipers have a 4 kd....higher than your overall KD. The most important tips a player should give is based on what the player is using right now. Adapt his classes from what he uses right now. Change from there and teach him how to understand map flow. Map flow and positioning is far superior to using a gun that has a slight advantage over another in certain instances. Specialist does not make the game more challenging so touting your stats with that is incorrect. Specialist + objective games makes KEMs very easy. I get KEMs in TDM running assault and I get messaged after games because of my ability to do well. I understand what is most important in Ghosts and that is understanding the maps. Giving a player a gun does nothing if he doesn't know how to use it.

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                ExoticCr4sh

                Alright well first of all I only play TDM and FFA.  Second, I was giving him advice on what I think are the best guns in the game, in my opinion.  Don't you think a new player is going to have a harder time playing with an ARX or CBJ than an ak12 or mtar?  Don't you think running randomized perks with no synergy is going to make the game harder?  Knowing how to set up a class properly is the very first step in getting better at the game and the easiest thing to improve.  I see too many players not using deadsilence and giving themselves away, or losing gunfights because they don't use focus and using nonsensical attachments.  Also, please stop passively aggressively saying my advice is worthless like a 3.5 k/d is bad, especially when I don't make new accounts to reflect my current k/d.

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    SixthStrobe

    hey man im pretty new to ghosts put have been playing cod for a while if you want we can play together and get better together as a team share tips and tricks and stuff my gamer tag is SixthStrobe