Before we even start – this is a guide for anyone playing the multiplayer. That’s really the only reason most of us buy these games anyways.
One of the best things about the CoD series is that if you’ve played one you’ve really played them all. There isn’t a lot of variety in gameplay which means if you’re familiar with any of the previous installments then you’ll be able to take to this like a duck to water. Unfortunately, this also means that anyone familiar with the franchise’s origins in 2003 will have about 8 years of experience going into this, but don’t worry. We’re here to help.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have a fast and Clear internet connection going into this. The last thing you want is for the service to hiccup when you’re about to move in for the kill.
The CoD games have a pretty decent matchmaking service which often pits you against players who are about your skill level, but you do run into the occasional ace, but don’t let that discourage you. Part of getting good at CoD is exposure. Also, never underestimate the option you have to fire from the hip. Lots of players like to take the time to line up a shot in the iron sights of their gun, leaving them wide open for a split-second where they can either be shot or stabbed.
Also, no lone wolf heroics. Much like the real armed forces, victories are won by teams; not commandos. Most importantly, have fun. Don’t obsess and don’t get angry.