Winning in a paintballing game isn’t as easy as rolling a dice. A simple thumb rule of any game says that you must keep practicing to improve your game. To become a shooting expert, you must improve from your previous performance.
Apart from that, you can challenge yourself. You can’t begin to fathom the results of the ‘challenge yourself’ tactic. If you’re a rookie, paintballing is my favorite sport, and I’ve played it for years now.
My memory is flooded with tactics and tricks to master the paintballing game. Can’t believe it, right? Don’t worry, go through this article if you want to know how to be at paintball.
How to Be Good at Paintball?
Do you know why a person is called an ‘expert’ on a certain subject? Well, an expert is a person who is thorough with the subject. The same is the case with the paintballing game also.
If you want to be good at something, first make sure that you know everything there is to know about the game; the equipment required, cost of the game, etc. Next, you should learn from the basics. If you want to become a good paintballer, you should begin learning marksmanship.
Try to aim and shoot at specific points, maybe in your garden. Slowly and steadily, your target would improve with every practice session.
According to your budget, you can buy the required equipment; a gun, mask, air, etc. Whatever equipment you buy, put them to the best use. Once you improve your shooting, you should try running and shooting altogether. As you already know, there are various aspects involved in shooting, and one of them is running and shooting at the same time.
Once you achieve good results in running and shooting, start practicing the art of hiding yourself. When you’re fighting in teams, you ought to hide behind a wall or get inside a bunker to save yourself from getting shot. This is not something that anyone can master. But, if you want to be good at paintballing, you have to master all the above-said things.
Optimal Usage of Your Equipment
Knowing about your equipment, i.e., its quality, weight, and how to use it, is essential. It’s evident that if you’re buying an excellent quality paintballing kit, the functioning would be great.
You should be aware of the fact that your equipment shouldn’t be too heavy or bulky. There is a significant disadvantage for heavy equipment as you will be uncomfortable operating with a heavy weighing gun.
Pump, mechanical, and electronic guns are the most popular paintball guns. You can choose either one of them, depending upon your comfort level and how well you can handle the gun’s weight.
From Basic to An Expert’s Level
There’s no chance you can master a game if you do not focus on the basics and improving your game at first. Learning from scratch means that you must be a good shooter.
For this, you should start practicing shooting, maybe in your garden, from a stable position. Then, you should start running and shooting simultaneously. Start practicing by getting your paintballing attire, as you’d have to play with all those gears on in the actual game.
You’ll know when you’re ready to go into the actual field. Just keep improving your shots while running because being best at shooting matters a lot in paintballing.
Getting Used to The Field
Shooting and running are okay, but there’s much more to it than just shooting when it comes to playing in the field. In the field where many teams are in play, your job is not just to shoot the other players. You have to protect yourself from getting shot.
For that, you should be a master in hiding yourself behind a wall or inside a bunker/tube. This is not something that you can learn at home. The art of hiding and shooting comes to you when you actually play in the field. With every game, you will learn new tactics on how to improve your game.
The Spirit of Teamwork
Paintballing is fun when played in teams. Now, teams require coordination and excellent communication in this type of game. In certain situations, you may have to yell to your teammate, ‘Cover me!’.
But if you speak too loudly, you’re giving other teams a chance to anticipate your move. So, you will have to coordinate with your teammates well throughout the game. Always keep your finger on the trigger and then move around.
You may also need to reload during the game, and you wouldn’t want other teams to take advantage of the situation. So, you have to manage reloading within the game itself without indicating it to the opponents.
Keep All Your Senses On
Rookies find it a bit difficult to cope with the gunfights. They usually end up getting their heads down when fired upon or end up blowing their cover. To know how to be good at paintball, first, you should know about the field you’re stepping into.
Manage your hideout spots, keep the air-filled, and have enough paintballs with you. Apart from that, you should make the best use of your eyes, ears, and mouth.
That’s it! Once you master these small things, you’ll achieve the larger target at hand. That is to be good at paintball. I hope now you don’t have the question of ‘How to be good at paintball’ anywhere near your thoughts. Keep practicing until you’re good enough to step on the field.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Are there any rules or paintballing?
Yes, definitely, there are some ground rules. You must wear your mask during the game as there are chances that you can get hurt. You cannot drink and play and cannot fire blindly. You have to allow another team/player to surrender.
2. Should I play aggressively or usually?
Well, that depends on the type of game and the players you’re playing with. You don’t need to be too aggressive with rookies. But, if you want to win the game, go for the attack mode. You can win with this technique.