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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Tips to increase your competitive play

8 Jan , 2018  

Written by: Jon Scarr
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite packs quite a punch, and though it may seem daunting to play—I am here to offer some advice and tips to increase your competitive play. One of the hardest aspects of “getting good” at a fighting game to play competitively is knowing where to start. Check out these Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Tips to increase your competitive play.
Here are some tips that are sure to increase your competitive play in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.

Know your character’s moves and combos inside and out

Ensure that you have combos in your arsenal for every possible situation that you could be put in. My rule of thumb is this, practice each of your combos until you can do them 10 times each successfully in succession. When you in the middle of a match, it is going to be quite a bit harder to pull of a combo if you’ve just learned it.
It all comes down to muscle memory, the more muscle memory you have, the easier it’s going to be to instantly pull off those important combos. Here is a neat little strategy I use when I continuously get beat by my opponent. In the training mode, I choose the character whom I am having trouble against. I then play the same way as my opponent did with the particular character. Whatever the winning strategy might be, your best chance to figure it out is in training mode.

Play against people with varying skills levels

It’s fine and dandy to play against the computer to help build your game. However, the only way you are going to increase your competitive play is by facing other human players. It’s important that at least some of these people are better than you.
There’s not much that you can learn from players at your own level of play, and if you continually play people worse or equal to yourself, you’ll find your taken by surprise when you encounter someone out of your league with techniques you haven’t had exposure to before. It’s true, in the beginning you’ll probably get beat a lot—but that’s part of the process. The key is not to get discouraged, just focus on one aspect of your game and keep plugging away.
Although there have been great breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, there is nothing like playing against the cunning and ingenuity of a human opponent. If you want to increase your competitive play, it’s important that you learn how to adapt your gameplay to each individual character within the roster. Don’t play against an opponent who only plays as one character. If your opponent plays that particular character well, then it’s great that you get the opportunity to gain an understanding of that particular matchup.
However, you need to cover all of the games matchups in order to perform as a well rounded player. You can look at this one of two ways. Either that playing against other human opponents is too fierce and you are going to get beat quite a lot. Or, by playing in such an environment that will force you and others to improve. For myself, I adopt the later mindset and way of thinking. By playing against others, you are going to improve far faster than playing against the computer.

Find your opponent’s weaknesses and exploit them

Most people don’t realize that learning combos and special attacks isn’t the hardest thing when playing fighting games such as Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. When you are first starting out, its easy to get caught up in it all. Believe me when I tell you, learning these moves and combos aren’t the biggest obstacle in your path to greatness.
It goes without saying, you should master your character of choice, inside and out, if you are serious about winning. However, to be really competitive, you need to be able to focus on your opponent and figure out their weaknesses. Let’s say you have figured about a combo that can deal out damage to your opponent.
It’s all fine an dandy, but you need to find an opportunity to unleash it on your opponent. You see, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is similar to a game of chess—it’s a cat and mouse game. Regardless if you are noticing that your opponent has an over-reliance on a certain special attack, or you notice their tendency to block high rather then low—knowing and understanding your opponent is key to increasing your competitive play.  Focus on your opponent, find their weaknesses and exploit them. You’ll be surprised at just how fast you start racking up those W’s in the win column.

About the Author: Jon Scarr

Based in Toronto, Jon is a proud Canadian who loves all things gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been in love with technology and gaming for over 20 years. Come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Twitter.


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