One of the
most dangerous players you will ever come up against on the field will be
another sniper. He has trained himself to follow the same regiment that you
follow. He knows what to look for in the bush, and where to hide for the perfect
ambush. The same camouflage, same shooting discipline, same everything. He is
your worst nightmare.
vs. sniper game has been likened to that of a game of chicken. First one to
blink has to take the long walk back to the dead zone. Maybe with these few
tips, you can stack the odds that you won't be the one wearing your opponents
need to make sure that there is actually a sniper operating in the area. This
will help you to determine what kind of approach you should make in eliminating
the threat. Lets look at the
obvious clues first.
Shot Eliminations - This is the best giveaway. If there are players walking
off the field complaining that they never saw where the shot came from, chances
are there is a sniper working on your turf. Man I hate it when that happens.....
Points - Take some time to watch the enemy insertion points. Every player
that is in the game has to pass through that area some time or another. Look for
the guys in the ghillie suits. Keep track of how many there are, and if they are
attached with a certain team. Most snipers are part of a team and will travel
with them on the field. Find the team, and you will more than likely be in the
same area of the sniper.
we know that there is a sniper operating in the are, what are we going to do
about taking him out? The hardest part about eliminating him will be putting him
into a situation that will allow you to have shooting superiority. Setting traps
in a scenario game is an almost impossible task. So we must do our homework and
be very, very aware of our surroundings.
the vicinity of an enemy sniper can be a short lived experience. You will need a
break in order to get a fix on the sniper's position. You may only get once
chance, so you have to be focused and listen. Pay attention to each shot that is
being fired on the field. Single shots should stand out as odd. Chances are that
single shot is where your target is. Track him from there. See if he hit anyone,
look at the are from which they were hit from. Ask yourself
" Were they behind a bunker? Where was the only angle that the shot
could have come from? Where is the best hide from that direction, knowing the
range of the average marker? " You are now able to begin your hunt.
your opponent head on. If there is a target rich environment, chances are your
opponent is going to hang out for a while and rack up as many kills as they can.
It takes a very disciplined player to move from a good hide after 3 shots. You
have to set up behind your pesky sniper and eliminate him from the back. He has
the advantage of a watchful eye. You need to make sure that you are not in the
view of that eye. Take the most difficult path that you need to get behind the
bad guy. This will keep you away from the stinging end of his barrel and put you
as close as you can get to victory.
are set up, you have a few choices. We need to make the sniper blink. Any
movement at all will help you pinpoint his position and allow you to eliminate
him with ease. Lets look at a few ideas on how to make that happen.
Support - If you normally run with a team, radio to them and have them begin
to probe the area that you suspect the sniper to be in. This may flush out
snipers with a lesser constitution than most.
Shot - If your sniper is
one that can keep a level head under fire, it means you will have to do the job
yourself. Fire a single shot from behind the snipers location. This will raise suspicion.
He will either get nervous that there is a player behind him, or get greedy and
want to get one more elimination. The movement is what you need to watch for.
You must be very attentive to the slightest changes in the scenery. As you know,
snipers operate in very slow and calculated movements. The movement that the
sniper makes may not be easily detected. Keep your eyes peeled.
So now we
have the sniper right where we want them. The rest is up to you. Keep your cool,
remember to breathe, and do not get nervous. The major advantage that you have
over them is the fact that they do not know that they are being tracked. Last
but not least, remember that you are shooting at another sniper. Ghillie suits
are notorious for catching balls. Unless there is a bounce-elimination rule at
the field you are playing on, you will have to put your ball onto a hard surface
to ensure a break. Aim for a boot, gun, pack, or even the mask.
on your counter-sniper activities, this is truly a difficult test of your