22 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2014 2:06 PM by slyd0g55 RSS

    Point Blank Kills?

    TackyTaco

      They take forever to get and sometimes doesn't register. Sometimes if the enemy is prone or crouch, it doesn't count and usually you have to be really close, and you still don't get it??

       

      If you have a better tactic of getting them, please post them below. Trying to get the MTAR-X and the SC2010 gold but it's a pain in the ass.

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          phxs72

          They happen for me somewhat naturally.  In fact, that's one of the first camoes that I tend to unlock and I don't even try for them.  Just remember to side step while shooting that guy that popped out of nowhere.  If you win the fight then you've got a good chance of getting a point blank kill.  And of course if you find yourself lucky enough to sneak up behind someone, well that's an easy one.

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            Izjar11

            TackyTaco wrote:

             

            They take forever to get and sometimes doesn't register. Sometimes if the enemy is prone or crouch, it doesn't count and usually you have to be really close, and you still don't get it??

             

            If you have a better tactic of getting them, please post them below. Trying to get the MTAR-X and the SC2010 gold but it's a pain in the ass.

            they arent easy to get, I am convinced you cant get them from behind but only frontal and you have to be very very close to get it, again not easy.

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              off the grid, dead silence, agility , marathon, and rapid fire if available for that particular weapon.

               

                 Prefire around corners and if you see someone from behind, run them down before shooting

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                newm8n

                i play hc so i just rush corners with marathon lightweight and steady aim, i just hip fire and use the assault rifle like a shot gun. i got the sc2010 fairly easy working on my 6 assault rifle at the moment.

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                  Helo-Pilot

                  TackyTaco wrote:

                   

                  They take forever to get and sometimes doesn't register. Sometimes if the enemy is prone or crouch, it doesn't count and usually you have to be really close, and you still don't get it??

                   

                  If you have a better tactic of getting them, please post them below. Trying to get the MTAR-X and the SC2010 gold but it's a pain in the ass.

                  You mean like point blank even?  J/k

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                    admunday

                    I'm having great fun trying to get these with the SVU marksman rifle......

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                            Those ought to be interesting. I'd definitely jump in some hc matches for that.

                         

                            I had been thinking about starting a thread about some  interesting weapon challenges ...... things like rescue kills with the riot shield, assists with the tac 12 and lean kills with the chainsaw.

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                        ChronoZombie

                        They are a bit of a pain for ARs, LMGs and SMGs, but not impossible if you just focus on getting them.  Requiring Point Blank kills for Marksman rifles was a huge mistake.

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                          nuttin2say

                          At first, this is not going to seem relevant ... but trust me, it will quickly enough.

                           

                          Back in MW2, for the first time ever, I learned how to use Steady Aim. Yes. I know. I did not get it and had a lot of trouble with the challenge for that perk. But I figured it out.

                           

                          You have to train yourself to hip-fire. Trust me, guys. I know it doesn't make sense at first, but it will. You see, raised with firearms and having been around firearms half my life, I had always been taught to not "fire blindly." That meant taking the time to aim down sight and make sure you know what you are shooting at. So that logic seemed pretty fair in a "virtual" video game that involved not merely accidentally killing a family pet, but avoiding killing a teammate. Granted, in Core modes, you didn't really have to worry about that ... but my tendency to ADS was so ingrained, that even if it had mattered in Core, I would have had nothing to worry about. Besides that, back then I played a lot more HC and, so, yeah, it did matter if I was on target.

                           

                          So anyway, the point is ... you gotta break your fear of hip firing first. I had to break the habit of ADS first and then shooting in order to complete the Steady Aim challenges in MW2.

                           

                          I know. Still doesn't make sense, does it?

                           

                          Okay, now it will.

                           

                          You see, if you can get comfortable hip firing, you can train yourself to pull the trigger first ... and then ADS.

                           

                          If you do that, the "Point Blank" challenges will become much easier. Much easier.

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                              Voods

                              I wouldn't say many 20+ year old players need to train hipfiring, games like socom, Counterstrike, and Unreal Tournament had no ADS unless you meant a scope and then it was just instant Vignette zoom. In those days instead of ADS you crouched to improve accuracy.

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                              Voods

                              Point Blank = Close enough to feel the muzzle burn and they ALWAYS register if you're actually within the hitbox. Keep in mind this is the internet just because you seem to be that close doesn't mean you actually are, the host(server or otherwise) gets data @ a more realtime than what you do as a return value. As such this means sometimes people look like they fire 1 shot and kill you but the killcam shows 15 shots etc. To make matters worse for Xbox 360 and Ps3 players the older gen consoles have severe lag compensation.

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                                  nuttin2say

                                  Exactly what Voods said.

                                   

                                  That's why you need to get comfortable with hip-firing. In my experiences, most point blank kills happen when you round a corner and come face to face with an opponent. Just pull the trigger. If you're moving around a lot, this is inevitable and makes achieving the challenge inevitable.

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                                  For point blank kills with ARs and LMGs you should try the under barrel shotgun. It makes those face to face situations easier to win, and the point blanks earned from the shotgun will count towards the challenge.

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                                    SGR-HoMiCiDe

                                    Equip steady aim and marathon to a class, try to play bigger maps as well. You'd be amazed at how many point blank kills I can get in 1 game of domination on Stonehaven. Gotta love stationary players.

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                                      XIllicitSniperx

                                      To get the most point blank kills completely depends on your play style and your game mode. I needed 37 pb kills for a honey badger, I got it in about 6 hours of playing, but had to completely alter my play style and sacrifice my kd a little. Basically I was a rusher, no matter what weapon I use, I rush, so I had to change to still rushing, but slowing it down a LOT, pay more attention to sounds, use amplify if you can, so you can hear where they are, you want to sneak up behind people, so this is how my setup was: Objective mode: Domination Weapon: W/e you're trying to get gold-with only a silencer and or rds (because you want to be stealthy, and if you have a better sight you will be doing long range instead of cqc    Secondary: None, you will be too tempted to use it        Lethal:semtex            Tactical: Trophy system (because ptfo or gtfo right?)      Perks:Ready up(for when you use the next perk) Agility(move quicker) Blind eye(invis to killstreaks, mainly oracle) Dead silence preferably, (although I used scavenger for my massive killstreaks since it was dom) Focus ( to win your gunfights).   When you are trying to get the kill, try to come up BEHIND people, to make it a bit easier for the kill, and walk into them and shoot. For the killstreaks it is really up to you, I used: guard dog trinity/sentry and a battle hind, though in dom sometimes air superiority from support is a big help, or specialist killstreaks, to help you have more of an advantage.   I hope this helps you, point blanks are still slow, but gets up to 3-10 a game at least if you do this right and on the right map (war hawk was easiest)

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                                        toby_jugs

                                        i get mine mainly from sneaking up behind campers and get the hip fire at the same time

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                                          slyd0g55

                                          TackyTaco wrote:

                                           

                                          but it's a pain in the ass.

                                           

                                          Ouch bro , Play Domination.... seriously , while they capping best opportunity for the close kills ,works well in Strike Zone , or maps where you can come around a corner with the flag point right there.