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How to Be Better at a First Person Shooter Game

If you find yourself the first one killed each time you play your favorite first person shooter game, these tips will help improve your score.


  • Step 1: Test every weapon Test every weapon your game offers to decide which one is the best for you and to discover the strengths and weaknesses of each firearm.
  • Step 2: Adjust control sensitivity Adjust the game's control sensitivity and hot keys to conform to your style using the "options" menu.
  • TIP: Hot keys allow you to quickly perform a task such as reloading or changing weapons with just the push of a button.
  • Step 3: Know your environment Know your environment and become familiar with each level. Pay close attention to any traps and locate the best places to hide in a firefight.
  • Step 4: Move quickly and often Move quickly and often. A moving target is harder to hit than one that is standing still.
  • TIP: When hit, most games will show you the direction of your attacker using red arrows. Use this to get away quickly and return fire.
  • Step 5: Shoot in bursts Shoot in quick bursts. Not only will this conserve ammunition, but it will also improve your accuracy.
  • Step 6: Focus on one enemy Focus on one enemy at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed and making mistakes.
  • Step 7: Repress mercy instincts Repress your mercy instincts and go for the jugular. Remember that this is a video game and not real life.
  • FACT: Did you know? In 2006, first person shooters accounted for more than $400 million in game sales.

You Will Need

  • Good eye-to-hand coordination
  • Dexterity
  • Quick reflexes
  • Basic computer knowledge

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