I’m sure everybody would like to know how to get Xbox One games for free – and I’m not talking about the games you get with gold every month. I’m talking about the games that people actually care about.
However, most would dismiss the idea of getting free Xbox One games, as it just seems unrealistic. If you’re one of these people, I wouldn’t blame you, because I thought the same some time ago.
But… What if I told you that you can actually get some Xbox One games for free! In fact, some of the BEST Xbox One games – FOR FREE! So throughout the rest of this guide, I’ll go through the different ways you can start getting some great games in your library without losing any money at all. Be sure to read option #3, as this….
One option to get Xbox One games for free is by game sharing. This is a feature which allows you to share all of the digital games you have on your Xbox with a friend and vice versa. Let’s say you have Black Ops 3 and the Division digitally downloaded and your friend had Rainbow Six Siege and Dark Souls 3 digitally downloaded, both of you would get all of these games.
Before I explain exactly how you can game share, I am going to emphasize something: only game share with someone that you can COMPLETELY TRUST.
Afterwards, you and your friend can change your Xbox Live passwords for security purposes if you want to. Game sharing can be very beneficial, but also risky. Only ever do it with someone you trust, if it all. DO NOT do it with some random geezer on the internet. Learn more about game sharing here.
Believe it or not, there are several websites and apps out there that will pay you to complete free offers, such as completing surveys or downloading an app. You can then use the money that you earn on these sites to redeem Xbox gift cards or Amazon gift cards that you can use to buy the games you want.
The payouts of these offers can be as little as $0.10, but can be as high as $10. However, payouts around the $0.50 mark are pretty average, but they can really start to stack up! Furthermore, many of these sites have raffles that you can enter which give you even more opportunities to earn.
Some other good websites are:
Did you know that there is a way to get all of the games on EA Access for free? And what if I told you that this wasn’t through game sharing or anything illegal?
There is a big loophole in EA Access’ system which allows you to download all of the games in the vault without actually paying anything in the end. However, in order to keep this loophole under the radar so that it doesn’t get fixed, you will have to complete an ‘offer’ to unlock the premium guide.
This simply involves completing a 2 minute survey or something along those lines – getting all of the games in EA Access for free in exchange for 2 minutes of your time doesn’t sound bad to me!
Also, feel free to check out our guide on the cheapest place to buy Xbox Live.
There is a glitch which allows you to get all of the EA Access games for free and in this premium guide, I’m going to tell you exactly how you can do it. Simply follow all of the steps below and you can start downloading your favorite EA games within minutes.
Head onto the Xbox App store and download the EA Access hub.
Before you start panicking about how this step isn’t free, just read through until the end of the guide and you’ll understand! Open up the EA Access app and purchase a single month of EA Access.
On the EA Access Hub, head into ‘Vault Games’ and download all of the games you want.
Now here’s where you’ll see how it’s ‘free’. If you cancel your EA Access within a week of having it, you will get a complete refund and even more than that, you’ll actually get to keep the games that you downloaded!
In order to cancel your EA Access, head to xbox.com and sign in. Go to your Microsoft account and head onto ‘memberships and subscriptions’. There you’ll be able to see your EA Access subscription and all you have to do it press cancel and claim back your money. The refund may take up to a few days, however in the end, you’ll be getting it for completely free!
That is all you have to do! Thanks for completing the offer on this page – you’ve earned this!
If you’ve been hesitant to upgrade to a next-gen console, I bet you’re wondering will Battlefield 1 be on Xbox 360/PS3. I doubt you’ll have had high hopes anyway.
Battlefield 1 will not be featuring on last-gen consoles and don’t expect any shooters coming out in the future to be on last-gen consoles either; their days are gone. Battlefield Hardline may have been on last-gen, but Hardline wasn’t really an ambitious game in general and there wasn’t really a graphical revolution of any kind.
However, Battlefield 1 is definitely going to set some new standards in the series; such standards that the likes of the Xbox 360 and PS3 wouldn’t be able to handle. If you’re still serious about gaming, now is the time to upgrade to a next-gen console, or else you’ll simply be left behind. I mean, who would want to miss out on BF1? (It’s gonna be a hell of a game)
In this post, I’ll be discussing is DOOM worth it by explaining exactly what the game offers and whether it’s worthy of a place on your shopping list.
DOOM is pretty much a first-person shooter based on fighting demons in space after you face an invasion from hell. The plot really is as simple as that, and even though the first Doom game was all the way back in 1993, you really shouldn’t have any trouble picking the plot up. However, if you do want to read a bit about the previous games, you can read the Doom story here.
Doom is one of the most violent games out there, with gore and horror being two of the main highlights of the game. However, with DOOM 2016, there is a whole lot more being brought to the table than in the previous games.
Check out the launch trailer here:
Pretty bad-ass, right? So it looks cool, there’s no question of that, but I’m sure you’re interested to know everything that the game has in it, besides the campaign, so let’s get into it!
I’m definitely more of a multiplayer guy myself, so a game has to have a great multiplayer to suit my taste. Thankfully, DOOM didn’t let me down – after playing the multiplayer beta, I was sold. It has highly intense, fast-paced gameplay, which will always have you on the edge of your seat. DOOM has a very competitive multiplayer and the word ‘casual’ is the complete opposite as to how I would describe it, so be prepared to go try-hard if you want to give this game a shot.
The gameplay is comparable to Halo in terms of the HP of the characters, the mechanics of the guns and how special weapons and abilities spawn around the map, yet it still has a very unique feel to it. Throughout the game, you can use ‘hack modules’, which are essentially power ups, such as starting your life with extra armour. You also have a small boost jump, which is very simple and is mainly used just to get around the map and to add some more diversity to the game.
Also, during some stages in a game, ‘demon runes’ will spawn on the map, which make you transform into the demon of which you choose at the start of the match. These are absolute killing machines, with very high health and powerful weapons, so the demon runes are definitely something to get your hands on.
Furthermore, DOOM features a total of 6 multiplayer game modes that make the game all the more intense. Here is a quick breakdown of them:
Some of the biggest criticisms of DOOM are related to the movement system, in the sense that it feels quite stiff, as it’s quite simple. However, I quite like the fact that there aren’t any special slide or dash movements; I’m pretty sick to death of that kind of stuff after Black Ops 3.
To be honest, I was expecting DOOM to be quite limited in terms of customization. Although there aren’t that many weapons in the game, the customization offered to your character is fantastic! There are over 300 differences pieces of armor and 90 colors you can use to give your marine the look that you’ve been dreaming of.
However, the appearance of your character isn’t as far as customization goes in DOOM – you can also select from 125 taunts to use when you finish within the top 3 players in a game to show off to everyone else!
DOOM SnapMaps allow you to create your own maps and even edit game logic, so you can create entirely new game modes! This isn’t just a matter of putting a few boxes on the floor – you create every part of the map yourself! You can build floors, walls, ceilings, rooms, hallways, explosives, demons… The list goes on!
In my opinion, this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest feature within DOOM as your creativity is the only limitation. Getting bored of a game too quickly is always a big concern to players, but SnapMaps provide endless opportunities, so getting bored any time soon is out of the equation.
You can have 4 players on a SnapMap, and whether you’re on the same team or against each other, is entirely the creators choice! Feel free to check out this video to see some of the kinds of maps people have made:
One of the set-backs of the game is that you can’t play co-op campaign. With the ability to create your own maps and being able to step into a breath-taking multiplayer, you wouldn’t have thought a co-op campaign would have been beyond the developers’ capabilities, but unfortunately we’re just gonna have to deal with it.
As long as you’re happy with DOOM’s movement system, then there are very few reasons why you shouldn’t get it. It provides some of the most intense FPS action out there and I fully expect it to perform well in the competitive scene.
It has content to please all types of players: a campaign, a multiplayer and the ability to create your very own maps and game modes. DOOM will provide you with hours upon hours of fun and is especially enjoyable to play with friends, as it is definitely a team-based shooter.
It’s something different beside your typical shooter and is probably a type of game that a lot of you haven’t touched; however, if you like the look at it and like the features of the game that I have described in this article, then I would fully encourage you to get it.
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If you’re wondering how to play with friends on The Division, I’ll show you exactly how you can do so in this short guide, following 3 simple steps.
Alternatively, you can join their group by pressing ‘join group’ instead.
You can play with up to 3 other friends on the Division, which is highly advisable, especially if you’re playing in the dark zone, as you’ll have a big advantage over other players.
Let me know in the comments section below if you’re having any trouble with this!
Elgato Game Capture Review – The Elgato Game Capture is a recording device that allows gamers to record their gameplay so that they can share videos with their friends or create a youtube channel… Whatever they want!
However, I’m sure most of you already know that and what you really want to know is whether the Elgato Game Capture is worth getting. I went through exactly the same thought process at one point and hopefully, this review will clarify whether the Elgato Game Capture is for you!
Product: Elgato Game Capture
Price: $140 (roughly)
Cheapest Place to Buy From: Amazon
Compatible With: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, PC and Mac
My Rating: 9.4
One of the many great things about the Elgato Game Capture is that it works with nearly any gaming console. It works with all of the consoles that I listed above, including the PC and even the Mac! Most capture cards don’t work with the Mac for recording gameplay or using it as well as the console you’re recording gameplay on, so if you’re a Mac gamer the Elgato is the best for you.
If you want to view further information on which consoles are compatible with the Elgato Game Capture, you can click here to see how Elgato put it themselves.
The Elgato Game Capture is small and very light, having roughly the same circumference as an iPhone, with twice the thickness. You could probably fit it in your pocket, making it very easy to carry around with you, which is useful if you want to go to your friend’s house or want to record gameplay at an event.
It is very easy and quick to set up, as only three or four cables are needed, depending on the device you are recording gameplay on.
The Elgato comes with instructions on how to set it up with various consoles, as they do differ very slightly. However, one thing that is always the same, is that you will need a PC or Mac, as well as your console.
If it is the PC or Mac that you want to record gameplay on, then you will only need one, and the instructions will tell you how to set it up!
As you can see on the image to the right, there is a USB IN slot. You will need to use the USB cable that comes with the Elgato and connect it to that slot, as well as to your PC or Mac. All the other steps will depend on which platform you are using, so you can simply read the instructions to learn how to do that.
After you have set it all up, you just need to download the software and then you can start recording.
Due to how advanced the Elgato is, it requires for your PC or Mac to meet with certain requirements. Make sure you pay close attention to this part, because I didn’t, and I had to get a new laptop as a result of doing so.
The image below displays the requirements for both the PC and Mac, so be sure to have a read through of it:
Make sure to confirm that you meet all of those requirements before making a purchase because otherwise, it won’t work. If you want to look at the requirements for yourself, you can click here.
One of the biggest selling points of the Elgato Game Capture is its amazing capture quality. Videos can be recorded in as high as 1080p HD, which is very high for those of you that don’t know. This can all be done without any lag whatsoever if your PC or Mac matches all of the requirements that I listed above.
If your internet speed is really poor, or you don’t have the time to upload videos in 1080p, there is no need to worry. You can also record your gameplay in 720p HD or standard definition, as well being able to record with various different screen sizes so that you can record gameplay in the most appropriate way for you.
Trust me, the quality of video on your PC or Mac with the Elgato will probably look better than it does on your TV if you have in on 1080p. Even so, it still looks great in 720p!
All of this can be edited within the settings of the Elgato Game Capture editing software.
As I mentioned earlier, you can download the Elgato Game Capture editing software for free after you have set up your Elgato with everything else.
It contains some great features, making your editing and recording life much easier.
A great feature of the Elgato Game Capture editing software is called flashback recording.
Instead of having to press the big red button to record and stop recording all of the time, or if you forget to do so, flashback recording has your back.
Whenever you have the editing software open, it is already secretly recording. All you have to do in order to get the footage that has been secretly recording, is to scroll backwards on the bar you can see on the picture to the point you want to start recording and then all you have to do it press the big red button and you will have the gameplay ready in the ‘edit’ section.
The software also allows you to do live commentaries with any mic that you have connected to your PC or Mac – as you would expect from Elgato, both the gameplay and commentary are perfectly synchronized, making the Elgato perfect for live commentaries!
Furthermore, another cool feature is ‘Stream Command’, which is for if you want to live stream to Youtube or Twitch.
Commentary and live streaming can be activated by simply pressing the buttons as shown.
The final feature of the editing software that I’ll show you, although there are many more which you can check out for yourself if you do decide to purchase the Elgato Game Capture, is editing section.
Similarly to all editing software, you can trim bits and pieces from the clip that you have recorded to make the file as small as possible for when you export it to your main editing software, such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. You can also take screenshots which I think is a pretty handy feature.
Below is a screenshot of an example of myself editing some footage on my screen:
Before you make the decision on whether the Elgato Game Capture is really for you, I’m sure that you’ll want to know how the Elgato competes with other capture cards, and whether there are any other better ones.
Firstly I’d like to say I didn’t rate the Elgato 9.4 out of 10 for no reason. The reason I rated it so highly was that because it is by quite some distance the best capture card around and it destroys its competition.
Here is the Elgato’s main competition:
First of all, the Roxio Game Capture HD can only record at a maximum of 720p and has a basic editing software. There are no flashback recording or live commentary options. It only comes with the power cable, meaning that you will have to supply your own HDMI cables, and any other cables you may need. The best thing about this capture card is that it is the cheapest out of the four by about $40, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 is the second most expensive capture card out of the lot and can record at 1080p, but has a limited editing software. Also, you cannot use it with the Mac – you can use it with PC only! It’s not very easy to carry around with you, as it is over 3 times as large as the Elgato. The Elgato Game Capture is a better product and is also cheaper, so it is definitely the better option.
Finally, the AVerMedia Extremecap U3 is the most expensive out of the lot (in the US) and is relatively similar to the Elgato, although the editing software isn’t quite as advanced. Also, Live Streaming doesn’t work as well, so overall, the Elgato is still your best! However, that is not to say that the AVerMedia Extremecap U3 isn’t a good capture card, because it is, but it’s a little overpriced. (In the US)
Despite the Elgato Game Capture being the second cheapest out of the four, it has the best editing software, compatibility, supplement of cables and equally as good video quality. If this isn’t destroying your competition, what is?
If you want to start a Youtube gaming channel or want to live stream on Twitch, the Elgato is definitely your best option. If you don’t have the budget of $140, there is always the Roxio Game Capture for around $100,
but I would only recommend using that for sharing videos with friends. In fact, no, don’t waste your money!
I would highly advise to save up for the Elgato Game Capture if you are looking to get a capture card, as it is the best for it price and quality.
Considering that the Elgato includes a great editing software, as well as the device itself, I would personally say that it is well worth the money if you are looking to take Youtube seriously. In fact, I would call it more of a bargain!
Evil Controllers Review – The use of modded controllers in the gaming society is becoming much more common, and as a result, there are many more providers.
Today, I will be reviewing a certain brand called “Evil Controllers” and letting you guys know if they’re legal to use, as well as sharing my opinion of whether you should consider purchasing them.
Evil Controllers is an online retailer that makes modded and pro controllers for gaming, as well as all sorts of accessories to go with them. They’re mainly used for shooter games, such as Call of Duty, Battlefield etc.
Some of the most popular mods consist of: rapid fire, drop shot, auto drop and many many more. I bet lots of you are thinking that this is just cheating, but surprisingly it isn’t, as Evil Controllers have actually been approved by Microsoft and Sony, so therefore how can it be cheating?
Evil Controllers are all about giving you that slight advantage over your opponents whilst sticking to the rules!
I’ll say that one more time, just to make it clear to you – Evil Controllers are COMPLETELY legal.
Furthermore, Evil provide Pro Controllers as well, which have features such as sensitive buttons and triggers, as well as re-mapable buttons on the back of your controller! Evil Pro Controllers are completely approved for MLG and I will discuss them more further on in this review.
As you can see in the image below, there are at least 25 mods that Evil Controllers are offering on this page alone, but there are over 100 controller mods across the site. You may be wondering what things like “auto chainsaw” may be, as you may not be able to use a chainsaw on any of the games you play. This is because certain mods are only for certain games – if you click on the mod, it tells you what game it is compatible with.
For example, the chainsaw mod is for Gears of War: 3 and Gears of War: Judgment only – make sure to look into them before buying them!
The disadvantage over purchasing the types of mods as shown above, is that they are only compatible with certain games and therefore you may have to purchase the mod again if you want to have it for newer games!
I would recommend buying these mods if you are going to stick with games that had already been released since you got the mods, or if you really want to dominate your competition in a new game, getting a mod compatible with it can be VERY effective, but most likely won’t be compatible with games after it.
Therefore this can turn out to be quite expensive – but if you do want a legal modded controller, there is no better place to do it than at Evil Controllers.
Evil Pro Controllers are optimized for competitive play, such as for MLG tournaments or just for stepping-up your game in general. Therefore, they do not have any of the mods available that I mentioned earlier, because these are not eligible for competitive tournaments.
However, instead they have awesome features such as sensitive triggers and buttons, which causes the input on your controller to be registered faster, which will increase your reaction time on-screen. However, my favorite feature about Evil Pro Controllers, (which is probably my favorite feature of Evil Controllers as a whole) is the remappable buttons.
These are buttons on the back of your controllers which can be assigned to be any button you want. You can either have 2 or 4 of these buttons on your controller, depending on your preference. These are essential for drop-shotting, as you won’t ever have to take you fingers of the control sticks.
They are quite similar to ‘paddles’ on Scuf controllers, but I find them easier to press. On the scuf controller, it’s hard to actually put your fingers on the back of the controller for grip without pressing one of the paddles, whereas with the buttons on Evil Controllers, this issue isn’t really present, as the buttons cover a much smaller area. It really comes down to personal preference!
One of the best things about Evil Controllers in my opinion, is that YOU can customize every single feature of your controller! If the modded controllers that are on offer don’t entirely fit your play style, you can customize your own with the “Controller Creator” page, where you will be walked through numerous steps, allowing you to choose everything you want!
I noticed that the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers are significantly cheaper than the Xbox One and PS4 controllers, but I guess that’s what you would expect, considering they’re the next generation. There is a great offer called ‘master mod‘ allowing you to get every single mod for a very much so discounted price, so make sure to take advantage of that if you’re looking to get one of these controllers.
You can select all of the colors on the controller, as well as the type of battery pack, battery cover, thumbsticks, D-pads, buttons, and triggers… You name it! Evil Controllers offer a greater freedom of customization than any other modded controller company.
Unfortunately, modded controllers are not cheap – but would you really expect them to be with the huge advantage they provide? If these were to be like $50, then nearly everyone would have one and they wouldn’t be that special.
At Evil Controllers, (you won’t find them much cheaper anywhere else) you can buy a controller from as low as $69.99 – you’re probably thinking that you can get a standard controller for MUCH cheaper than this, which you can, but the reason the initial cost is high, is just to compensate for the mods you buy, which seem cheaper.
Basically, it is promoting you to buy as many accessories for your controller as you can so that you can get the best value. It is simply a marketing technique, so there’s no need to panic.
On the other hand, if you just want to buy mods and accessories without the controller, then the initial price will be $19.99, as well as the mods and accessories you by with it.
Personally, I would recommend getting a controller too, as you get better value for your money, and it is very likely that it will be much better than the controller you currently have.
If you want to customize your controller and go full out, purchasing all the mods with most of the other stuff, you can probably expect the cost to be around $150-200, which can save you quite a bit of money if you were to do that than buy a ready made product. However, some of the very special controllers can go up to near enough $400, but I doubt you’ll want to go anywhere near there.
Some of you will be frowning at the cost of the controllers, and I still do today, but if you ever get your hands on one of these controllers, I bet that you won’t regret a thing.
Evil Controllers provide some of the best legal modded controllers on the market, which will make a HUGE difference to your game.
If you are very much so into your shooter gaming and really want to take your game to the next level, then personally I don’t think you can make a better investment anywhere else. Provided that you’re very enthusiastic about gaming and want to play more competitively, then I would say that Evil Controllers are definitely worth the money.
If you only have a budget under $100 dollars, then I would recommend saving up a bit so that you can get the most value for your money, unless of course you just want a cool, customized controller, which Evil Controllers also do a very good job of.
However, if you don’t have a decent gaming headset yet, then I would probably recommend getting one of those too. You can check out my review of the Astro A40’s here, which I think are one of the best headsets on the market.
To summarize, Evil Controllers is a respected retailer of modded controllers, which are 100% legal and provide great advantages over your opponents.
You can choose a ready made product, or you can customize your own controller to suit your style of gameplay in the best way possible.
I would personally rate Evil Controllers as the best, most trusted and reliable retailer of modded controllers out there, and would recommend their products to any of you that are seriously looking to up your game and take competitive gaming to a whole new level.
The customer and critic feedback about Evil Controllers is great – don’t believe me? You can look for yourself here.
And as always, feel free to leave a comment and I will be more than happy to help you!
With this guide, I will share with you my best tips for how to improve your aim and accuracy in CoD, as I’m sure you all know, it is a vital aspect of the game and often makes the difference between life and death.
Being accurate will make you win so many more gun fights and will make a massive change to your game, so if you think this is an area of which you need to improve upon, I would definitely recommend following and practicing these tips! They really helped me out, so hopefully they’ll hep you too.
By default on CoD, your controller will vibrate when you shoot, get shot, and even sometimes when you move. This allows you to feel virtually everything your character does and I’m sure most of you will agree with me that it feels cool. However, because it feels so nice and as you continue to play more and more with it, you end up not being able to play without it.
If you are someone that uses vibration, yes, it feels cool and the feedback from your controller when you’re shooting and getting hit markers can be handy, but in all honesty, you DON’T actually need it!
Personally, I have also gone through the stage of controller vibration addiction and it was only recently when I decided that I was going to try my best to play without it. After getting used to it, I noticed that I was doing much better every game and those gun fights that I wouldn’t normally stand a chance in were becoming much easier.
So if you are yet to stop playing with vibration, I would highly recommend doing so, because although it is only such a minor change, it makes a big difference to your game. Of course it’s not the end of the world if you just can’t play without it, but it’s something worth giving a go.
If you haven’t heard of them already, KontrolFreeks are extension thumbsticks that sit on top of your analog sticks. Why would you want this? Well since they are taller than the regular thumbsticks, it means that you don’t have to move your thumbs as much while aiming.
This allows you to make much more precise movements, thus making it easier to play at higher sensitivities which we’ll come onto next. They are used by pretty much every single pro player and that’s for a reason.
They are one of the most well known companies in the gaming accessory industry and have a great reputation – not only is it because the quality of the products are great, but also because they’re really cheap. A pair of KontrolFreeks will only cost you somewhere from $10-20, so they’re definitely worth trying out.
In the very rare case that you don’t like them, they do offer a 30-day money back guarantee, so there’s really no risk at all.
There is no such thing as ‘the best sensitivity level’ at all. Some players play on 3 sensitivity, others on 20, but as long as you feel comfortable playing on these levels and you are being the most accurate you can be at the quickest pace possible, then it honestly doesn’t matter.
On the other hand, I cannot express enough how important it is to find the best sensitivity level for you. If you’re playing on a level which is way to fast or slow for you, regardless of the other tips, you’re not going to be accurate. This is probably the most important factor of being accurate, (except from your personal input) and therefore is very important to get right.
In all honesty, there is no easier way to do it than just start at a low level and keep on working your way up until you feel comfortable enough.
I wouldn’t recommend going any lower than the medium default sensitivity level, as this gets to the point where you just become sluggish. These levels are there for players that are very new to CoD and are struggling a lot to be accurate, but even so, playing on medium sensitivity would be better.
Depending on which CoD you play, there are different ways to find the best sensitivity for you, so I’ll list a few. Take Advanced Warfare for example – there is a firing range which is essentially target practice and this is a great way to test your aim. You’re going to want to play on the quickest sensitivity that you can be very accurate on, as this will allow you to play at the quickest pace and be as accurate as you can.
There are also bots that you can play against, which are also on other Call of Duty’s, such as Ghosts, Black Ops and so on. Definitely use these to your advantage and practice on them until you find your preferred sensitivity, as this won’t ruin your online stats!
On Modern Warfare 3, I used to play on a 2 sensitivity, which most of you will think is extremely slow. It was the first CoD I bought, so it worked for me until I started to get better, and then I pressed up to a 3, but I will never play on a higher level than that, because then I can’t be accurate. On games that have 20 sensitivity levels, I like to play around 5.
At the enemies, duh… That’s the answer most of us would give, however, it really does matter where about at the enemy you shoot, because it often makes the difference in gun fights against players of a similar skill to yourself.
Some of you may say that aiming for the head is the best, and if you’re the most accurate player on CoD, it is, but for most of us this is a target we are going to struggle to hit, particularly at longer ranges with SMG’s and Shotguns, but it’s hard with all weapons really!
If you aim at the head each time you fire at an enemy, it is likely that you will miss your first shots, and if they are shooting at you too, it is likely that you will be dead already. Also, if they hit you when you are firing at their head, it will cause you to flinch and your aim will be shifted upwards. What will you be aiming at then? The sky most likely!
Therefore I would highly recommend always aiming for the torso if possible, as it is a much easier target, kills enemies faster than if you were shooting at their legs, and if you flinch, it is likely that your bullets will hit there head as a result of that. I would recommend aiming in this area for ALL weapons.
Hell yes there are. Depending on which CoD you play, there are different names for these perks and attachments, so I’ll briefly go through their known names, but I really think you’ll get what I’m talking about anyway.
Firstly there is the ‘grip’ attachment, a.k.a. fore-grip, kick proficiency and so on. I’m you’ll know that the effect of this attachment is that it reduces the recoil of the weapon that it is used on, and I’m not gonna lie, I use it A LOT.
They are particularly useful with SMG’s, LMG’s and Assault Rifles, as all of these types of weapons tend to have a fair amount of recoil, and being able to leverage this, makes it so much easier to aim more accurately.
Especially on games such as Advanced Warfare where you can use 3 attachments on a weapon without much cost, it is very rare that I don’t use a ‘grip’ when I can. If a weapon doesn’t have much recoil, you don’t have to use it as there will probably be other attachments that will be more useful, but you could still use one and essentially you’d have a laser beam, as the gun would be so accurate.
Also known as the ‘focus’ perk or proficiency, toughness reduces flinch when you are shot. This is one of my favorite perks of all time and I honestly cannot use an SMG or Assault Rifle without it, as it makes that much of a difference! It allows me to win twice as many as the gun fights I would win without it, as it allows me to keep on accurately shooting at the enemy, even whilst being shot myself.
**NOT APPLICABLE ON BLACK OPS 3**
Certainly at least on Black Ops 2 and Ghosts, this perk became so overpowered that you were instantly at a disadvantage if you weren’t using it, unless you were using a shotgun. It isn’t as essential on Advanced Warfare, but I still love it and highly recommend that you use it!
Due to the recoil of fully automatic guns, even with attachments like the grip and perks like toughness, spraying and praying at long distances simply won’t work.
You will need to fire short bursts of 3-4 bullets as accurately as you can and you should be just fine. However, if engaging in a long range firefight against a sniper or someone with a longer ranged weapon than you, I would advise to take cover and try and take a sneaky route to get closer to them where you will have the advantage.
If you are going to take CoD more seriously, then you’re going to be left behind if you’re still playing with the standard controller for your console. All of the best players have some slick additions to their controllers, which enhance your standard of play amazingly. They help your accuracy A LOT and can have all sorts of other attachments.
Now you may be wondering if these modded controllers are actually legal. Not all of them are. However, my personal favourites are Evil Controllers which are 100% legal and approved by all consoles!
The usual downside with modded controllers is that you don’t get to completely make them your own by choosing every feature about them, which would really be awesome, as then it can match your play style perfectly!
Another reason why I think Evil Controllers are awesome is because you CAN actually customise EVERY feature about them! Evil Controllers actually have a page where you can add any attachments to it you want! You can check that out here if you’re interested.
Sure, they’re not cheap, but they are great fun to play with and really do up your game incredibly in terms of accuracy and many other fields! If this seems like something you may be interested in getting, then trust me and go with Evil Controllers, as they are a trusted company that produce great products.
Once you apply all of these tips that I have talked about today, by all means your accuracy will have improved incredibly. However, something that you need to bear in mind is that when you’re concentrating on being accurate, you’ll often find that you’re being rather static and that you’re not moving much when engaged in a firefight.
Who are the easiest opponents to take out? Those that are stood still. That also applies to you. In order to make yourself a tougher target for your opponent you’ll need to do something called ‘strafing’ which is the process of moving side to side when shooting. This will force the enemy to follow you with their weapon instead of having the concentrate their fire in a single line.
This increases the chances that they will miss and is very helpful. An attachment called ‘stock’ or otherwise known as a perk called ‘stalker’ allows you to move faster whilst aiming, which is probably my favourite attachment. Although I only use it on Assault Rifles and LMG’s, as you can strafe fast enough with SMG’s anyway, it really helps you to win many more gun fights.
You may argue that this will make you less accurate, which it will in fact, but it is a worthy sacrifice and it shouldn’t affect your aim much!
To conclude my ‘how to improve your aim and accuracy on CoD’ guide, I will quickly mention the main points that I have covered in this guide:
Thanks a lot for reading my guide and as always please feel free to leave a comment down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
Dead Island 2 Preview – Luckily, I have some pretty exciting Dead Island 2 news and information to share with you guys! Although the exact release date isn’t yet known, Dead Island 2 is expected to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC during Spring 2015!
Personally, I absolutely love that trailer! I must have watched it near enough 10 times now and although I wasn’t too keen on the first Dead Island, this trailer certainly intrigues me into getting the second one! The fact that how the guy doesn’t give a crap about what’s going on amuses me and how he decides to spend his final minutes running, before he transforms (rather disgustingly) into a zombie.
Despite that being the cinematic trailer, I think we can assume that the actual game-play is going to be focused around killing zombies in the funniest ways possible, because of the funny music, the way in which people were dying and of course because it’s Dead Island!
I remember how the trailer for the very first Dead Island was very sad and showed a story of how a little girl was taken by the zombies… However, the actual game portrayed things very differently and it was viewed as more of a comedy game than a serious as the trailer promoted and so Dead Island has continued in that manor.
Therefore, I’m sure the developers will bring all sorts of new killing machines to the game to make sure all of their blood-thirsty fans can’t resist the gory action in Dead Island 2!
For those of you that didn’t guess from the trailer, the game is set in California! The developers intentionally chose this destination because people imagine it as an area of beauty and the scenery is amazing. It is a place players will actually WANT to be. Nothing like a nice scenery to accompany you whilst massacring zombies, eh?
You can actually see the Hollywood sign in the game, which I think is pretty cool. The developers had to pay a fair sum of money to have it included, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
You can also play across Venice Beach, San Francisco, LA golf course and LA beach – developers said that it will take around 10 minutes to get from Hollywood to Venice Beach in a car, so I think we can expect the map to be pretty massive!
After watching a load of game-play trailers, I didn’t come across any zombies of which I haven’t seen in Dead Island before… Instead I saw the same ones from the previous games, such as walkers, runner, suicides and thugs. I wouldn’t take this too seriously though, because it is likely that there are some new zombies further within the game. Besides, what much more can you want from a zombie?
However, with “Yager” being added to the development team, do you really expect this game to be complete joke and the same as last time in terms of zombies? Developers quoted that at some points in the game there can be hordes of over 50 zombies at once, so I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t find that too funny, haha!
Ok. The graphics on previous Dead Island games were never amazing and had more of a cartoony look, decreasing the sense of realism in the game. However, the reason Dead Island 2 is only coming to next-gen consoles is because it’s stepping up the quality of graphics big time, so the Xbox One and PS4 will be the only consoles that will be able to deal with its high resolution.
I think that is great news for Dead Island fans, because what is the main thing they love? Gore. With better graphics, the gore will only get better, (so maybe it’s not for the more squirmy of you.) The zombies will also hopefully look more realistic and you’ll be able to see bleed to death in such high quality, that it may even put of some of the most blood-thirsty players among you!
There will be a more advanced combat system, too, so that you can find more ways to tackle some of the bigger enemies, like thugs and fights will become more intense. I think that the wide variety of weapons will add very nice to this, as on the game-play trailer, I saw stun, shock, freeze, fire and all sorts of different kinds of messed up weapons.
I’m sure that these will have different effects on the enemies, so you can find the most efficient methods to finish zombies of quicker! Personally, I’m really interested to see if the combat in Dead Island 2 will be predominantly melee again, or whether guns will play a bigger role.
Although the developers haven’t revealed who all 4 of the characters will be yet, those that played Dead Island 2 at Gamescom found some information out about them: One character is called Ryan, who is slow, but can take a lot of damage and is very powerful. He reminds me a lot of Sam B from the first Dead Island.
Secondly, another character is called Dani, who is weaker in head-on-head situations, but is quick and is great at maneuvering. Those were the only two characters that were revealed in the demo, but already we can tell that they’re going to have very different attributes and therefore will be more effective in different circumstances, suggesting that teamwork will be key.
Yes, you heard me! On Dead Island you could play co-op with up to 3 other people. On Dead Island 2, you can play co-op with up to 8 people! This means that Dead Island 2 will be awesome for playing with friends, as you can go around as a group and massacre anything that stands in your way, (or at least that’s what you hope.)
There will also be competitions between the players on your server to see who can gather the most resources, who can get supply drops first and so on… You can’t kill other players though, as this would ruin the fun and promote a different style of play of which Dead Island 2 isn’t about.
Game director Bernd Diemer put is like this: “We didn’t want to make a competitive game where it’s about killing other players and racking up a kill count, because that’s not Dead Island. It’s mostly about having fun and playing with other people.”
If you prefer to play by yourself, don’t let this put you off, as you only join other people’s servers if you enable matchmaking. I would recommend doing this occasionally as it is good fun, but on the first Dead Island I must admit that I preferred to play on my own. However, I think the 8 player co-op will change this.
Overall, I think Dead Island 2 seems like a massive improvement from Dead Island. Everything seems better, as a whole. I think that the enhanced graphics are really interesting and I am excited about the 8 player co-op and the way the combat system will turn out.
If you played the sequels to this game and enjoyed them, I think you’ll LOVE this. Even if you haven’t played them, you will struggle not to have fun on this game, if you enjoy killing zombies. If I hear any more news or information regarding Dead Island 2, I’ll keep you guys informed!
However, in order to be a success on the market, it will need to do better than it’s main competitor in 2015, Dying Light, which is also a zombie game, but instead it taking a more serious approach. Click here to view my Dying Light preview.
If you are looking for a more laid-back and funny zombie game, Dead Island 2 is definitely what you want to go for. However, if you prefer to kill zombies in a more serious manner where it is a challenge to survive, you may be better suited to Dying Light.
You can pre-order Dead Island 2 from Amazon by Clicking Here – remember, it’s a next-gen console only game!