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WGN STRATEGY ACADEMY: Tips to Snipe and Quickscope better in COD WWII

7 Jun , 2018  


Written by: Jon Scarr
Being able to snipe and quickscope in Call of Duty WWII is one of the more useful skills to have in competitive play. Not only do you have to worry about weapon sway, but you’ll have to decide which attachments you should use on your weapons in order to be successful. Check out these Tips to Snipe and Quickscope better in COD WWII.

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I’ve put together five tips to help you snip and quick scope better in Call of Duty WWII. So without further ado lets get to the tips.

Warm up by creating a private match

Create a custom Team Death Match game where it’s only you against bots via the local play setting at the title screen. You can setup infinite time and score, along with approximately nine bots on the other team. Select a map that is wide open and one you feel comfortable with. Gustav Cannon is a great map that is wide open and perfect to practice on.
Next pick a sniper class that you feel comfortable with and put all the attachments you want on it. To really focus on using the sniper riffle and getting better at sniping and quickscoping, don’t add a secondary weapon.

Gameplay and Controller settings

The first thing you will want to do after you have created your private match is to adjust your horizontal and vertical sensitivity. I recommend starting out with either 6 or 7 for both sensitivity settings. You want to have a sensitivity that is more controllable and one that you are comfortable with. The more you become accustomed with the game and the better you get the higher you can adjust these settings.
Another setting I recommend changing is the controller vibration. I like to disable this because when you get shot in this game, you flinch quite a bit. The last thing you need is your controller vibrating every time you get shot, making you more nervous and anxious.

Centering your shot is vital

It’s important that you centre your shots and not drag your shots. What I mean by this is, when you are shooting at someone you shouldn’t be dragging your scope over your target. In previous games in the series such as Modern Warfare, when you drag your scope over an enemy it would catch on to them. This was because there was an aim assist that would drag your scope toward your enemy.
COD WWII does not have this aim assist, so now you have to aim where you think your enemy will be. You have to lead your shot and aim right in the centre where you think your enemy will be. While you can still drag your shots on occasion, you will have much more success if you centre your shots. It will take quite a bit of practice, but if you keep doing it over and over again you will eventually train yourself.

Keep still while shooting

When you are sniping in COD WWII, it is very important that you do not move. This is a really bad habit that many people have. When you are moving when you snipe, the bullet will not go where you want it to go. This will result in a miss, and the possibility of you dying multiple times.
You don’t want to stand completely still, or you will get picked off or killed every single time. Right before you shot, stop so that you have that perfect aim. As soon as you have fired the shot, then move so you don’t die. It’s all about getting the movement down, the more you learn how to stop then shot then move, the deadlier you will be on the battlefield.

Have confidence in yourself

Last, but certainly not least, have confidence in yourself. When it comes to sniping on a new game, eventually you are going to get pretty frustrated at the game. Inevitably at the begging, you will miss a lot of shots and people will be shotgunning your and rushing you for the kill. So, it’s important to have confidence in yourself and your shot.

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What I mean by this is, don’t focus on missing every time or getting tense when you see an enemy to take out. In the long run, it doesn’t matter if you miss or not—its all fun in the end. The more games you play the more confident you will be, and the better you will get. There will be days when you feel like you are getting worse than better, and that’s fine. Keep positive, stay confident, keep practicing, and do not rage.

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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