Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer boot camp

Call of Duty is back, but can it dethrone the multiplayer power of SOCOM, Gears 2, and Resistance? Well, nobody wants to be the chump at the bottom of the rankings when the matches are over, so here are GamePro's 9 best tips on how to come out on top when you join the online war.

Lesson 1: Battlefield Scavenger

So you just started out, and you're determined to get some kills with one of the entry-level weapons so you can unlock, say, a bayonet or sniper scope. Well, don't let that keep you from swapping that pea-shooting pistol for whatever your fallen foes leave behind. Early in your career, what you find on the ground will almost always be better than what you can equip from the start, so scoop that gear up whenever you get a chance, even if just to get a feel for what upgrades you really want to work towards.

Lesson 2: Close Quarters

Want to own the game when things get tight? It takes some work to pimp out that M1897 shotgun with a bayonet as soon as possible, but you'll have a melee reach advantage if you miss, which could well save you from taking it in the neck if you get caught reloading. Once you hit level 29 and unlock the double-barreled beast, you should be practiced enough to unlock those add-ons faster.

207867-2

Lesson 3: The Long Ranger

Generally speaking, you should always tailor your custom classes for a specific strength, and play those classes only on maps suited to them. For maps with clear views to distant terrain, that means outfitting a sniper with two important perks. Deep impact will let you take out goons that hide behind flimsy surfaces to reload, while stopping power will let you focus on center of mass if you've yet to master the art of the headshot.

Lesson 4: Hit or Miss

Some people are natural marksmen. For the rest of us, thoughtful selection of perks and weapon attachments can make all the difference. Load up an MP40 with dual magazines, and you can fire for a good long time before reloading. Add in the stopping power and steady aim perks, and a blind man could do some serious damage.

207867-6

Lesson 5: ...and Stay Dead!

Sometimes you'll do enough damage to drop a guy, but not actually kill him. Get into the habit of pumping a couple rounds into bodies when they fall, and you'll find you don't get surprised by a bullet to the face quite as often. This goes double for any mode that involves capturing flags or control points, since even a crippled opponent can continue to capture a resource until properly wasted.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags games

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

GamePro staff

GamePro (online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?