How To Game Better - 7 Ways To Improve Your Skill As A Gamer
Tired of getting smashed, eliminated, wiped or just straight up dominated in the online gaming world? The good news is that you can always get better at gaming. We are going to go over some tips to help you become a better gamer. Maybe even make you a pro gamer, who knows?
You gain more experience from losing than you do from winning. If you are beating noobs all day, you will learn nothing. If you are a noob and then play against professionals all day and even if you get destroyed, you will still become better from the experience.
So next time you are getting destroyed and think about rage quitting, just take it as a learning experience. A lot of people just rage quit as soon as online play gets hard and then they learn nothing from it. They will continue to leave games until they get an easy match up. Everyone loves winning, that's easy. You won't become a better player like that though.
The more you experience you gain, the better prepared you will be for next time. You learn a lot from good players, because they show you your flaws and hopefully how to not get beaten for next time.
If your entire team is just getting spawn trapped on Nuke Town then yeah, rage quit is fair in that circumstance. We've all been there, let's be real.
This one is probably the most obvious, but a lot of people take it for granted. In this digital age, a lot of people spend more time editing montages rather than actually playing the game in the hopes that their clip will go viral.
You need to practice at something to get good at it. A lot of people play a few games and then get smashed and wonder why the other person beat them so easily. The other person has probably put in 10x the amount of time in the game than you have.
A lot of professionals spend a large amount of time per day honing in on their skills, which is why they are so good at it. While keeping that in mind, it is very important to have a healthy balance of gaming and life. Make sure you are eating right, exercising and spending time with family and friends.
Learn the map! Can't stress this enough. There is nothing worse than having a teammate who can't read the map.
Being aware of your map and your surroundings is a huge advantage. For example if someone is hunting you, you would know how to quickly maneuver yourself in a more favorable position.
If you don't know the map very well the best way to learn it would be to go into a private game on your own and just explore it as much as you can.
We touched on this before to help with map awareness. It would also be very beneficial if the game you play allows you to play against bots.
You can set the difficulty of the bots in most games. Start a on a low difficulty and each time you win, increase it until it becomes a challenge.
This is also the best way to practice sniping, since we know a lot of you guys froth out over snipers in games. This way you don't feel bad if you miss an online player 14 times. The bot isn't going to laugh at you. Once you feel comfortable with your weapon, take it to online and test out what you've learnt.
Playing With A Team
The absolute most important aspect when playing as a team is communication. A team with good communication will beat a team with random skilled players. If anyone tells you otherwise, they don't know what they're talking about.
Being able to communicate to your team about the exact location of an enemy's whereabouts will make the difference of your team getting wiped or not.
For example in games like Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite they all have a compass at the top and a lot of them allow you to ping an enemy or location. As soon as you see an enemy, ping them and call out the location eg "Sniper at 353" or "Sniper North".
Keep the airwaves on the microphone free of any non-gaming talk. Make sure your surroundings are quiet and same goes with your teammates. There is nothing worse than trying to listen for footsteps and your teammate has all their family, extended family, friends, math teachers and local pet shop owners break dancing in the background.
DON'T BE TOXIC
That one is important. As soon as one teammate starts getting abusive then all teamwork is lost for the entire session. Instead of yelling at someone or telling them off, kindly let them know what they did wrong and how they can improve for next time.
Not everyone is a professional, but with good teamwork and communication any team can achieve victory. You really do need good team chemistry. If you are in a team that you feel is toxic, just leave them and find others. There's no shortage of gamers out there.
Watch Professional Gamers
Whatever game you play, there is always going to be top tier gamers streaming on Twitch or Mixer. Even if you don't like the person, they are still at the top of their game. So watch what they do and learn from it.
Learn from both their wins and their losses. They might show you a cool way to get from one place to another. They might show you an easy way to beat someone. They would have played the game a lot more than you, so learn from them.
We are not saying to copy them, but just to learn bits and pieces and adapt it to your own game play.
Ask For Advice
Reach out to other good players that you think are better than you and ask them for tips. Ask them if they could coach you or just to let you know what you're doing wrong. You could send them a clip of your game play so they could analyze it.
Do this in a non-self-promoting way obviously. Nothing worse than the "AWESOME CONTENT MAN I TOO HAVE VIDEOS CHECK ME OUT TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK" lol, they are the worst comments to ever see. We report every single one of those comments as spam on all of our social media. That's why you never see any of those comments on our posts.
Hopefully this has been helpful for you to improve as a gamer.
Practice, experience, learn, evolve, improvise, adapt and overcome.