24 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2014 8:12 AM by Satakyn RSS

    Some Pretty Cool Tips You Might Not Have Known.

      • The holograph sight has an orange meter on the left side of it. A lot of people think that this is a range finder but are wrong. It actually is a damage reader. While aiming down the sight with the holograph, aiming at something or someone close will give a reading of 100 meaning that you will do more damage at that range. But aiming at something further away, you may get a reading of 75 to 50 meaning you will do less damage and will need to hit them more than just once. Finally, at a very far range you will get a reading of 0 which means you just shouldn't go for that shot.
      • The USR and the L115 have a Recoil Compensator mounted on the top of them. Once you get a kill with one of these guns a skull will appear on the small screen. Rack up four kills in a row, where there are four skulls on the screen, the recoil for the following shots is significantly reduced. I believe that the recoil goes down a little after each consecutive shot, but if it is it's a small amount. After four consecutive shots the recoil is greatly reduced.
      • If you run a squadmate as one of your killstreaks, placing an ammo crate in front of him will make him go to the ammo crate and replace his pistol with a better gun from the ammo crate. Sometimes they will pull out the special weapon and run around with a minigun.
      • Placing one SAT-COM down is pretty much useless. One SAT-COM only shows enemies that other members of your team have seen. Placing two SAT-COMs down at one time gives you a full map sweep and shows enemies regardless of if your teammates have laid eyes on them.
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            Good stuff there, thanks.

           

             Not sure about the satcom thing though, as they work in ffa and ksrs dont usually change what they do from one mode to another.  I was under the impression it was only area it covered that changed.

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            Cheers for the tips Bud...

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              one sat com is eyes on mode meaning someone has seen the player

              2 or more develops a sweep

              as more are placed 3 or 4 you get a faster sweep and the dots will change to triangles

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                iHattoriHanzo0

                I've heard about the recoil compensation on snipers but never noticed the skulls. i'll be looking the next time I play. Well done.

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                  ErUPtiON

                  Ive done the squad mate/amo crate thing several times. All he picks up is a rocket launcher....rendering him useless.

                  Is this the norm? Because i quickly stopped using that combo.

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                    thaesino

                    I brought one of these up in my other post, but here are some more:

                     

                    • Place a Trophy System and attach an IED to the spinning mechanism. It will blend in and no one will notice. The trophy system will deflect as usual, while the IED will serve to protect it from someone that may come up to it to knife it. The effect is a Sword-and-Shield combo, and if you add the Danger Close perk, it will be even better. (This is a great combo to use in Domination from a hidden point. The enemy will notice the usual C4 they threw was blown up and go check on the Trophy system, then BOOM!)
                    • Get into the habit of throwing your IEDs UP rather than forward. It is often easy to notice an IED from faraway without even the beeping if it is on the wall or on the ground or even "inside some boxes", because it flashes. If you attach it onto a ceiling, however, the enemy will not see it. The well-known rule, "people seldom look up," applies fairly well here, since many levels have buildings.
                    • Due to the "being able to use equipment while fully hiding behind a shield" thing, do not walk directly AT an enemy holding a shield. Chances are he is not going up to you to try and bash you, but rather, he is going up to you to throw either a knife or a C4 in mid-air explosion mode.
                    • If you come across a few campers, do not knife either. Instead, shoot them, even though it will reveal your position. The knifing animation has made it impossible to quickly knife people in this game unless you have a pistol with Melee Knife as an attachment. You will, more likely than not, be killed by one of the other guys, and lose your chance at a good 2 or 3 kill ambush without having to reload. (Also, you cannot trust the game is showing you in which direction the guys are ACTUALLY looking at the moment you arrive. There are connection compensation issues all the time.)

                     

                    That's all for now. Thanks for reading. This is a great discussion.

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                        Satakyn

                        In reference to not knifing campers, if you do a tactical slide and knife, you do the oldschool Modern Warfare knife swipe, which can also happen when someone is at a different level than you. It is possible you've seen someone knife swipe you while you were on stairs or while someone was standing on a raised/lowered level or some sort of climbable object. Attempting to knife prone players while you are standing/squatting will also use the swipe animation instead of the normal attaching knife animation.

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                        tobiasrr

                        these tips aren't great at all unless you clearly don't pay attention to the game you get tips at the bottom of the screen when you load up a public match telling you about the sat coms one activates eyes on and 2 give you full radar sweep 4 gives you blackbird. the sniper rifles clearly state that they have recoil compensators on them reduced with every kill the skull thing you wouldn't of noticed if you don't have very good attention to detail. the only thing that some people may not know is about ammo crate giving squad members better guns as people use the ammo crate before you get your squad member as its 5 kills away by then if you've put it down before you get the squad member the ammo crate would of been fully used by that point. one tip I know not many people know is you can 2 squad members at the same time as well as a vulture and dog simply by calling your first squad member before you get your second one racked up and then switching class to one with the above assault streaks on.

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                          idyb

                          I knew all but the holographic sight one. Good read. I like threads like this.


                          Oh also, I don't agree with the sat com thing. It's based on players who are not off the grid and has nothing to do with if players have seen them.

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                              maccabi

                              idyb wrote:

                               

                              I knew all but the holographic sight one. Good read. I like threads like this.


                              Oh also, I don't agree with the sat com thing. It's based on players who are not off the grid and has nothing to do with if players have seen them.

                              1 satcom - enemies only show up if they are line of sight to one of your team mates

                              2 satcoms acts as a normal UAV but with a slower sweep

                              3 satcoms normal UAV

                              4 satcoms acts as a blackbird/Auav

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                              Out of curioosity I put the satcom thing to a test in a private match, me vs 9 bots. I'm still not quite sure how it works.

                               

                                 Eyes on ..... yes. There were times where I heard footsteps so I watched the minimap as a tracked them down. As soon as they came into view a red dot showed up.

                               

                                 The problem was they showed up other times as well.  It seems maybe the dog activates it, and possibly "eyes on" counts the field of view of the satcom as well.

                               

                                  I also noticed if I'd die, the enemies I saw just before I died remained as red dots for a significant amount of time after I respawned.

                               

                                 Other times I couldnt really find any explaination why they were showing up. Its definitely limited to something, and eyes on is definitely a factor. But there seems to be more to it.

                               

                                   It was 1 vs 9 tdm, I made sure there was only one satcom out at a time, and took gunfire into consideration.

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                                jjsailor

                                This is pretty sweet, Ill use this tactics to my adv now. Thanks Man! This will help alot!!

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                                  if you run ammo crate, ballistic vest, and squad mate call in the squad mate first then throw your vest and crates towards him so he can get a new gun and vest making him way over powered if he stacks the vest. good luck

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                                    Just found out today that a Squad Member streak gets a new weapon from the Ammo crate, and was surprisingly happy to find that the Squad member was donning a Bulldog shotgun, racking up my score nicely.

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                                      Satakyn

                                      The only tips I can think to provide at this time is a suggestion for playing eSports rules. If you don't know the restrictions, start up a Local or Private match and turn on the restrictions before making a class to see what you can and cannot use. Alternatively, Google "Ghosts eSports restrictions".

                                       

                                      Basically, all my classes on my eSports character use Hardline, Dead Silence, and all but two use Focus. Then, I run all the one point perks up to my specialist bonus. Literally all my classes have Ready Up (1 kill), Resilience (3 kills), and Takedown (5 kills) followed by different bonus setups per class at 7 kills. Every odd numbered kill after garners you 200 points for getting your successive specialist bonus again. Once you set up your classes with this basic start you'll notice some cool nuances when building the classes, but if you stick to using those three one point perks as your specialist killstreaks up to your bonus, you'll start to notice that the Clan vs Clan playlist is a lot of fun to play. You will especially like not having to deal with IEDs, C4, Marksman rifles, tracker sights, dogs, support squadmates, IMSs, and every other killstreak as Assault and Support are restricted.

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                                          Satakyn

                                          Also, it is good to note that while Armor Piercing does help penetration through objects, it does not actually increase basic damage done and is mostly worthless in eSports unless you like shooting through objects a lot, however I personally find extended mags to be more useful than AP. The amount of help it provides when shooting through objects is minimal as your bullets are still less powerful shooting through objects than when not, but still slightly stronger shooting through objects than if you had not taken AP.

                                           

                                          Perks that are useless even though they are not restricted: Blind Eye, Off the Grid, Wiretap, and Sitrep, though the latter will help you see trophy systems and thrown equipment. Incog is still useful because it hides you from callouts and thermal sights as well as removing your name and red crosshairs. Also, almost all my specialist bonuses include Scavenger as I usually don't need ammo until I'm on my seventh kill. I NEVER use fully loaded since scavenger is the same cost. If Fully Loaded was 1 point I would consider it over Scavenger, but if you can't get around to using that extra ammo, what's the point of ever having it in the first place? That's my logic since if you need ammo, you can just find it with Scavenger.