Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is back with a bang, and it has already restored the franchise to is former glory. Not only is it packed with an amazing story campaign, everything you love about the action-packed multiplayer is there too. The game has a ton of content, and you’ll have to play a lot of it to unlock it, so here’s a handy guide for those who are just getting started with the game for the best beginner experience.
Increase Mouse Sensitivity
First things first, unlike most FPS games where you use a lower sensitivity, CoD requires you to up that a little bit because it’s just a way more fast paced title. There is going to be a lot of running, gunning and sliding, so having a higher mouse sensitivity will be very helpful when you need to aim quickly or turn around in case you find yourself in an ambush.
Use Weapons that you can control
Now you need to pick weapons that you can control because that’s how you’ll get a better feel of the game. At the start, it’s important to get your aim down and using weapons that you can control and then exploring from there.
Learn Weapon Recoil
This brings us to our next point, learn the recoils. While you don’t have to learn the exact pattern like in CS:GO, you’ll need to learn the rough idea of how the recoil pattern is. Most engagements are quick affairs so most of the time you won’t get to use that recoil control a lot.
Don’t try to hold sprays for too long
And speaking of fast engagements, holding down the spray for too long isn’t the best idea. If you don’t get the kill, stop the spray, reposition and look around because chances are you might just get flanked by someone else because of the fast-paced nature of the game.
Try not to spray and pray
Another important aspect is picking your fights. Don’t start shooting at the first enemy that you spot because a lot of times they’re far away or moving too quickly to get a proper shot on. This leads to missed shots as well as your position is exposed. Take the shot when you’re confident you can get the kill
Mount your gun when you get the chance
A great way to reduce recoil and get a better controller of your gun is by mounting the gun which can be done at the click of a button and is very quick. This allows you to hold angles without being exposed and also allows you to spray a bit more.
Aiming Down Sights is a must
Now if you’re not mounting your gun, try to Aim Down Sight whenever you shoot, which gives you better accuracy as compared to just hip firing. While you can use hip-fire efficiently, those are only viable with certain weapon load-outs. Otherwise, in most cases, ADS is the best way to shoot.
Run and Gun but Use Cover and Plan your movement
Running and Gunning is a part of the game but what’s important is picking where you run. If you just go into the center out in the open, chances are that you’ll get killed by someone who isn’t even in your field of view. This happens extremely often and can lead to a lot of frustration. So to stop that from happening, pick your routes properly so that you’re at least covered on one side and don’t have 100s of angles to cover when moving.
Now that you’ve gotten the hang of the game, you will want to gain more XP so that you can unlock loadouts, weapons, and attachments. So here’s how you can quickly gain exp.
Play 20 Player TDM. Don’t play Cyber Attack
The game mode that is the best to get XP is the 20 Player Team Death Match. It allows you to get plenty of kills and the main objective in this mode is to get kills so it’s a win-win. The worst game mode to play to get XP is Cyber Attack. It takes too long and you don’t get a lot of kills in it.
Play the objective but try to get kills and stay alive
Kills are very important in this game as that’s the best way to get XP. Even though you should always play the objective, getting kills and staying alive is always great to farm XP, especially when you can use your killstreaks.
Destroy kill streaks whenever possible
And while you’re at it, another good way to get XP in matches is to destroy the enemy’s killstreaks. This means shooting UAVs and VTOLs.
Another way to get XP in the game is by completing challenges. These are some really easy ways to get XP and also allow you to experiment with your playstyle. Daily Challenges refresh every day so try to make sure to get them all to make the best out of it.
You also have mission challenges that can get you up to 10,000 XP and each mission has about 5 objectives that you can complete.
Now you should be set to start your journey into Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s action-packed multiplayer and not feel left out or frustrated. If you want to read tips, tricks and guides for your favorite games you can download the GamingMonk app from the Google Play Store.
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