Day of Defeat: Source
Everybody Get Down!
Unlike other vanilla Half-Life mods, in Day Of Defeat you have the ability to lay down in a prone position. As you can imagine, this drastically increases your accuracy -especially if you're hauling a machine gun around - and also makes you considerably harder to pick off. However, with the prone position's constricted mobility considered, we advise picking your camping spots carefully before flopping to the floor.
The sprint button can be handy in plenty of situations, not least when you're trying to shovel someone who's busy shooting at your Jimmy Carr spray tag. Sprinting between cover is best timed in conjunction with a crafty grenade; smoke is obviously the preferred flavour, but the standard, exploding kind of grenade can also dazzle machine gunners long enough for you to dash behind the nearest column or wheelie-bin.
As we like to repeat in every How To guide, one of the most important parts of mastering the online FPS is scouting out the maps and arenas you'll be fighting in. After all, it's no good becoming a trained killer if you don't know where your enemy's going to come from. Practice makes perfect when you're playing online, try to remember the main traffic areas and sneaky camping spots your enemy has used and then use them for yourself.
The recoil system in DOD:S tends to drive your weapon upward as it's fired, especially with powerful weapons like the Ml Garand or K98K. In close quarters, the easiest approach to managing weapon recoil is to aim at your target's feet and let the gun gracefully slide up for a cheeky headshot. But you won't always get away with this lazy man's approach to aiming, so start learning how to burst fire as soon as possible.
Snipe Snipe Baby
Once you've mustered a working knowledge of the game's maps, you should know a few camping spots to scrape your way through the sniper profession. Try to keep back from windows and openings as far as possible, and keep your movement to a minimum - even if it means using the non-scoped view. Be on the lookout for enemy snipers, especially in areas you would set up camp. In the battle of snipers, whoever sees first usually wins.
Single file, please
Sticking to groups is generally a good idea; not only will you stand a better chance in a firefight with a team-mate in tow, but you'll also have someone to get shot and reveal the enemy's position. However, as any budding sniper will tell you, groups are a far juicier target than just a single player - spread yourself out to avoid embarrassing grenade kills and spot enemies easier when they attack.
Ready To Throw
Not many people realise you can let grenades 'cook' before lobbing them. Standard grenades have five seconds before they explode, so if you hold on to them for a bit before throwing, you can give your target virtually no chance. Also commonly ignored is the 'pick up grenade' key. Bind it somewhere - killing someone with their own grenade is the highest state of iiber-ness known to man.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP