Call of Duty is a pretty competitive game. Most players strive to become the best digital warrior they can by racking up kills, unleashing hell via powerful scorestreaks, and maintaining a high kill-to-death ratio. That is, however, easier said than done. Today, we’re going to dish out some great tips, tricks, and strategies that will help you achieve your gameplay goals in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Infinite Warfare Tips
Find yourself going negative in more matches than you care to admit? Can’t quite get into a good enough rhythm to get the kills you need to call in your Warden, T.H.O.R., or AP-3X? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many gamers are struggling to stay alive and get their score high enough to activate these top-tier killstreaks, but we’re here to help.
Below we’ve outlined some tips and recommendations that can help you develop a better class setup, go on longer killing sprees, and yes, get those stronger streaks rolling.
Fine Tune Your Class
Probably the best thing you can do to improve your performance in Infinite Warfare is to develop a great class that consists of a decent weapon, perks that fit your personal play style, and equipment that is useful for the game type and map you’re playing on. Picking a suitable combat rig is also an important decision.
This is something that will take you a bit of time to master simply because it can take a while to unlock all of the guns in the game, get access to the attachments you need to improve each weapon, unlock all of the payloads and traits for rigs, and so on.
If you’re looking for class setup ideas, be sure to keep an eye on our site where we regularly post about loadouts that work well for us.
Know Thy Weapon
Every weapon in Infinite Warfare has strengths and weaknesses. Some excel in close range combat, while others are tailored to perform best in long distance engagements. Even guns within the same weapon category (SMG, assault rifle, sniper rifle) vary greatly in terms of damage output, accuracy, ADS time, recoil, and so on.
This is why it’s important to practice a good bit with all of the guns (either in public matchmaking or custom matches with friends) to get a feel for how each one operates and which scenarios they are most effective in.
Knowing the ins and outs of every gun will help you create better loadouts for yourself as well as be able to identify when you’ll have an upper-hand or a disadvantage in gunfights you get into during online matches. Once you know guns like the back of your hand you’ll find it much easier to stay alive longer and rack up even more kills in every single match.
Be Aggressive, But Not Stupid
Obviously, in order to get a ton of kills and points that are necessary to unleash the higher-tier killstreaks you’re going to need to play a little aggressive. But every skilled player knows that there’s a time to go hard and a time to hold back.
Rushing into every enemy-infested area with the hopes of wiping out the entire team isn’t a strategy – it’s idiocy. Running in with no backup and no idea what you’re getting into is a recipe for disaster and will likely reset your killing spree.
It’s important that you play aggressively without playing stupid. In Infinite Warfare your health depletes quickly and it regenerates at a very slow rate. So even if you do manage to survive an intense engagement, you’ll be left weakened enough that even a terrible player can just turn the corner and finish you off in heartbeat.
If you find that your health is low – take cover. Don’t try taking on multiple enemies at once if they’ve already got eyes on you. And don’t rush into objective zones without having your teammates with you or a UAV in the air to help you spot potential threats.
Use these Infinite Warfare tips to your advantage – they’ll help you get better at the game.
One thing that will get you killed in a flash is attempting to challenge a player that has activated his rig without proceeding with caution. Certain combat rig payloads, such as Warfighter’s fearsome Claw, FTL’s scary Eraser, or Synaptic’s Equalizer machine guns can wipe you out in a matter of a second without giving you a chance to retaliate.
If you spot a player rolling with these weapons (and, yes, it is possible since each one has a rather unique appearance) your best bet is keep out of sight unless you’ve got a good amount of distance between you and your opponent, you’re a highly accurate sniper, or your enemy hasn’t sighted you yet.
Learning to respect rigs for what they are – powerful killing machines that are deadly in the hands of even the least skilled players – will net you a longer lifespan and a more impressive kill count.
Utilize Rigs Effectively
We’ve seen so many times where players completely waste their Combat Rig’s special weapon or ability simply because they’re popping it in desperation with hopes of surviving a seemingly unwinnable battle. This is NOT the appropriate strategy to use with your rig.
If your rig’s payload is charged up – wait until a prime opportunity presents itself to activate it. Don’t immediately pop it and run around hoping to eliminate a ton of enemies at random. In most cases this will end with you getting maybe 1 to 2 kills or even getting wiped out before you have a chance to use your payload.
Instead, wait until your team has a UAV, or better yet an Advanced UAV, up and you have the chance to flank your opponents. This will allow you to have a greater chance of getting several kills with your payload weapon by making it possible to sneak up on your enemies and hit them hard before they even know what happened.
It’s also important that you understand the weaknesses associated with the payload you’ve selected. Synaptic’s Reaper mode, for example, is effective in close-quarters situations in small rooms and tight hallways. At longer distances, however, you’re very susceptible to sniper and assault rifle fire. In this case you’d want to try to activate Reaper in a short range engagement. Activating it from afar and attempting to run over to your enemies can result in a quick and senseless death – thus wasting your payload.
All of the offensive payload options have weaknesses. Get to know them well so you don’t wind up wasting your payload or under-utilizing it every time you get it.
That’s it for our Infinite Warfare tips – for now. We’ll come back with more later!