Five Tips for More League Play Wins
1. Learn the Maps and Modes. Within League Play, you’ll be playing Search & Destroy – AKA S&D – Hardpoint, and Control on a specific map set. Knowing where the objectives are on each map, where teams will initially spawn in, and the various paths and sightlines around each map are a big part of winning games before gun skill comes into play. You’ll learn them over time as you play, but if you want a more casual way of practicing, try loading up a Private Match with friends or bots (A.I.) with these settings.
2. Know Your Role. Usually, the pros fall into either an “AR” role with the Krig 6, or an “SMG” role with the AK-74u. Knowing not only which weapon you’re better with, but also that particular weapon’s strengths and weaknesses (which we cover in our Gunsmith Weapon Blueprints of the Week section), will help you avoid engagements that can easily turn into losing battles.
3. Play Your Life. In modes where your lives aren’t unlimited – S&D and Control – it can be easy for a squad to lose a round via the numbers game; there is a reason why we love when the underdog wins a 1v4 situation, as most often, the solo player gets overwhelmed and falls. So, as the pros say, “Play Your Life;” when your squad has no more respawns in Control or it’s just you and a single squadmate in S&D, patient play could pay more dividends than reckless attacks. With that said, always keep your mind on the objective, as the Operator who sits and waits for a fight away from it is just asking for a “ninja defuse” – when the defending team in S&D sneakily defuses the bomb without the attacking team even noticing.
4. Listen-In and Communicate Often. Hitting your shots and knowing your routes are two key skills for being the best competitive player in the world, but none of that matters if you can’t be the best competitive squadmate in the world. Call of Duty League pros live and die by “comms,” communicating with their squadmates on where their enemies are and how much health they have (e.g. “he’s one-shot,” when this may or may not be true.
5. Watch the Pros. Yes, this tip really helps – by watching the Call of Duty League, you’re essentially learning about these maps from the best of the best. Whether it’s being reminded of the previous four tips by seeing them in action or learning about new power positions or routes to objectives, you’re getting a masterclass in high-level Call of Duty. Watch, learn, and maybe become a fan in the process.
Gunsmith Weapon Blueprints of the Week
Rather than modify these awesome new “Pro Issue” Blueprints, let’s talk about what each one does in the competitive meta.
Even without these Weapon Blueprints, these three weapons and the attachments shown are considered the foundations for a pro-level League Play loadout. Here’s how you can use them effectively in League Play and Multiplayer: