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How to Get Better at Call of Duty: Ghosts

Updated on December 27, 2013

Call of Duty Ghosts and Next Gen Consoles.

The first thing that you need to appreciate regarding this guide, is that it is considering all of the consoles that this game is available on (old and next gen). Call of Duty Ghosts whilst mostly played on the next generation of consoles, is still very much an old generation tailored game. Hence, you should see no major difference in your ability to play based on which console you decide to play on. However, everyone has their own unique preferences, and therefore feel free to use any console that you feel most confident with. (Do bear in mind that it has been confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has been experiencing some performance issues with Call of Duty Ghosts, which may make it harder to do well in game.)

1. Develop a Strategy

Most Call of Duty: Ghosts players have a strategy, yet fail to recognise whether it is hindering how well they can play. For many players the "Run and Gun" style of gameplay is the most fun as they can get a couple of kills, die and then start all over again. Although, if you are looking to dominate the leader board you may want to take a different approach. Instead of running around the map like a headless chicken, you should instead try to play carefully and chose your movements wisely. This means that you plan out where you are moving towards and know where your team-mates are in accordance to where you are on the map.

A great way to do this would be to pretend that you are in the military, and if you get shot even once it is game over. This will help you to become more aware of what you are doing and how it is going to affect your chances of survival.

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2. Use a good loadout.

The issue with load-outs is that what may work for me may not work for you, and therefore I cannot recommend what you should use and how you should use it.However, I can recommend that you try as many different load-outs as you can in order to see what works for you, and what hinders your performance. Also make sure to try the load-outs on different maps, to evaluate which load-outs correspond best with a certain map, and which ones should not be used at all.

Call of Duty: Ghosts offers players a lot in the way of load-out customisation, and you should utilise this variety by experimenting with as much as possible. Whatever you do, make sure that you do not just use the same weapon over and over again, as this will ultimately become tedious and that's not what this game is meant to be.

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3. Take your time.

There is no rush in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Take your time. I have already mentioned that you should not feel inclined to run and gun in this game, but it is essential that you also progress at your own pace. Each game of Call of Duty: Ghosts tends to last around 10-15 minutes, and in that time you have a lot of opportunities to get kills, and take advantage of your situation. Just because your team-mates are flying around the map and getting negative K/Ds doesn't mean that you have to join them. Be different, always take your time and see how much your game improves.

4. Have fun!

There is some evidence to suggest that we only really do our best when we are actively having fun in the process. Remember, Call of Duty: Ghosts is a game at heart, and therefore should not be taken so seriously. Consider hooking up with some friends over a skype chat, relax, wind down and pick up your controllers. More often than not you will find that by having fun with your friends, your mood will be significantly better and hence so will your ability to play well.

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Learn from your mistakes.

The final part to becoming better at anything is to try to learn from your mistakes. Call of Duty: Ghosts is just the same. Whenever you die or find yourself on a death-streak, consider what you are doing right, what you are doing wrong and make an effort to improve. This way you will continuously become a better player, and you will notice that many of the things that you would previously do wrong in the game that would cause you to get killed, you can now avoid.

A further thing to consider is potentially using whatever caused you to die in the game so often to your own advantage. Instead of simply avoiding it all together you could begin using a particular spot to pick off easy targets that you were previously being killed from, and start using guns that you find kill you the most frequently. This game is all about learning the best things to use, when to use them and how you should use them. You should not continue to make the same mistakes on Call of Duty: Ghosts, as this is a guaranteed track to failure and you will not become better at the game.

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