9 Ways to Improve Call of Duty Skills

Call of Duty is one of the most popular first-person shooter games. At any given moment, there are more than a half million people worldwide playing on Xbox Live alone. That number doesn’t include the PC, Mac, Playstation or Wii online gaming systems.

Here are a few tips to improve your skills on Call of Duty multiplayer version.

Begin aiming before you go around a corner
As you come up to a blind corner, aim down your sites. As you come around the corner, if anyone is standing there, you will have a significant advantage over them because you are ready to fire.

Don’t run and gun
Take your time moving around the map. When you are sprinting, it takes longer to shoot your weapon than if you were walking or standing still.

Feather the trigger when you shoot
When you have an enemy in your sights, feather the trigger instead of holding it down. This will reduce the amount of recoil, making you more accurate.

Aim for the head/chest
It takes fewer hits to score a kill with a head shot or chest shot than hits to the legs and arms. In fact, a single shot to the head will put an enemy down, versus 2-3 hits to the arms/legs, depending on the weapon.

Don’t camp
Camping is a term used on people who stay in one place and fire at the enemy. A camper will find a place easily fortified with a claymore and a good view of a travel corridor and pick off the enemy as they run out. If this were real combat, this is a good strategy. However, this is online game play and it annoys people. If you stay in one place and kill several enemies, you will be targeted – period – end of sentence. The other players will call out your position and they will come after you. If you find a great spot with the attributes described above, kill a couple enemies then move. You can always come back in a few minutes.

Watch youtube videos
Youtube is a great resource for tips. Many skilled players record their gameplay. During playback, they will comment on what they are doing and why.

Find a game mode you like and stick with it
Each game mode has a specific set of rules and a set of strategies to be successful. The more you play a specific game mode, the better you will become.

Set up classes for different gameplay
Set up a few classes for different maps and game modes. If you plan on making long shots, put a scope on your rifle. If you enjoy close quarters gaming, a shotgun works well. Experiment with what works best for you on different maps and game modes.

Practice
This might be classified under “obvious,” but it doesn’t make it any less true. The more you practice, the better you will get.

Most of the tips to improve skills are provided for beginners or people who have basic skills. The majority of the tips involved are designed to decrease your reaction time. All things being equal, if you are the first to fire the bullets down range, you are more likely to win a shootout.