How to Be the Best Sniper in Counter Strike


Sniping in Counter Strike is one of the toughest and most challenging aspects of the game, but it can also be the most rewarding. There's nothing else quite as satisfying as scoring a headshot on a multiplayer enemy. This wikiHow article will teach you how to increase your sniping skills and be a great sniper in Counter Strike. Happy Sniping!

Steps

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    Choose your rifle. Different snipers have different preferences, but the most widely preferred sniper rifle is the AWP (Arctic Warfare Police) for its high power which results in a one-shot kill almost every time but remember that it is very hard to shoot when the enemy is near to you. Alternatively, you can choose the semi-automatic sniper rifle, which boasts increased fire rate at the cost of power.
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    Explore all the maps in Counter Strike to find sniping spots. Each map has its own set of vantage points and sniping locations. Choose a location that provides good cover, but a wide view of the battlefield.
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    Stick with your team and stay back. Your team provides good suppressed fire, so utilize it. While your enemies try to kill your teammates, you can snipe them from far behind. Remember to stay behind, as snipers tend to get killed quickly in the heat of battle.
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    Equip your sidearm while running to your sniping spot. After you spawn, equip your side arm to reach your camping position faster as most sniper rifles tend to slow you down considerably. Ideally, you should choose a sidearm with good movement rate and damage.
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    Build your eye-hand coordination to minimize aiming time. The more time you take to aim, the higher the chance of your opponent killing you.
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    Switch to your sidearm if your opponents get close. Ideally, you should try to escape to a vantage point, but if there's none nearby, try to get to your closest team member. When you are far enough, snipe your enemy.
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    Avoid panicking on seeing an enemy. As a sniper, every second is precious. If you waste time panicking, your enemies will most likely spot you and kill you.
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    Get out of their line-of-sight. Most sniper rifles in Counter Strike take time to reload, being bolt-action. Immediately get to cover after you shoot.
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    Travel from place to place. Don't stay in one place too long! This gives your enemies time to organize a strike to take you out.
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    Keep practicing. Hone your skills offline by playing against bots of increasing difficulty.
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    Listen to some music while playing to keep your mind from getting tensed.
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    Communicate with your team with the quick radio keys (c and x).
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    Be Patient. A sniper isn't a soldier who runs or jumps into a battlefield. In fact, you have to try to stay out of the battlefield as much as you can. Your rifle gives you the advantage of shooting from a distance. So don't get too close to the enemy. Wait until someone walks by, and shoot. It's not exciting, but you can get a lot of kills without dying.

Tips

  • Different maps favor different groups. Choose your weapon and strategize wisely.
  • If an enemy appears right in front of you, don't be afraid to no-scope (shoot without scoping).
  • Stick with your team. Teams can give a you a heads up about nearby enemies. Don't leave the pack.
  • If you haven't been spotted by the enemy, try to go for the head-shot.
  • Have a loyal team-mate to protect you from nearby enemies and ambushes.
  • The most effective weapon against a sniper is the smoke bomb and flash bomb. Be aware of those dangerous little things.
    • For a flash bomb just turn around
    • For a smoke bomb, throw a grenade.
  • Being a sniper can be pretty boring. If you are not one of the people who have patience, Sorry but sniping is not for you.
  • Avoid being spotted. A spotted sniper is a dead sniper.
  • If for some reason the heat of the enemy restricts you to stay in their line of sight, make sure you have good cover.
  • Remember, you can shoot through weak structures like boxes and crates.
  • A good song to listen to is Oh camper, camper by Britney spears.
  • Always stay back and away from the enemies as in sniping if an enemy gets close then there would be a good problem.

Warnings

  • Never stay in the same camping spot for the entire round because enemies change their strategies often.

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