Top 10 Tips for Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Veterans of the first person shooter genre all agree, this is the greatest time of year to play your favorite FPS. No, they aren't just excited about the prospect of getting their hands on that next-gen console. For anyone who's been playing Call of Duty: Ghosts since day one, this is the time of year that they say hello to the holiday noobs. Of course, we here at Prima Games are here for veterans and new players alike. Whether you've been playing since launch day or just got your hands on the game, our tips will help you climb to the top of the scoreboard.

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10.) Get the Agility Perk

This perk can be found in the Speed category and is a must for all players. It will set you back a modest two points towards your allotted perk total, but the increased movement speed will allow you to react quickly to any situation. Try one game with it, and then one game without it. You'll never play another game without it.

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9.) Try Different Game Modes

Map knowledge is absolutely essential to success in Ghosts. Over time, with enough experience, map knowledge will develop naturally. However, if you want to get a jump on the competition, try games like Search and Destroy or Domination. The objective based gameplay will force you to move around and get to know the terrain.

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8.) No Camping Allowed

Our previous tip has you out and about, trying new game modes to learn the maps. Of course, that is only effective if you actually move around the map. Almost every game, without fail, we're killed by a player, laying in a random corner of the map waiting for someone to pass by. Of course, a quick check of the scoreboard shows that they're doing terribly. If you want to improve, get up, move around and get in the action. You'll be glad you did.

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7.) Stick to the Perimeter

Like a moth to a flame, players love to run directly towards the center of the map where all the action is. Well, here's a little secret, the map design in Ghosts allows you to stay clear of the center, but still take down those who hang out there. Stick to the perimeter of the map, working your way around in either a clockwise or counter clockwise direction. This will allow you to use the map boundary as cover, keeping the angles you can be attacked from to a minimum.

6.) No Running in the Halls

The fact that this is the fourth straight tip involving either map knowledge or tactics is not a coincidence. The more you sprint, the worse off you are. Of course, there is time to sprint, but too many people tend to do it without regard for their surroundings. Do not sprint around corners, that's just asking for it. Feel free to sprint from cover to cover, but for the most part, move slowly, keep your weapon raised and the kills will come. You have our permission to enjoy a small chuckle each time an unsuspecting enemy runs around a corner, directly into your line of fire.

5.) Lose Your Secondary Weapon

We're not going to lie, this tip comes straight from our good friend and Call of Duty veteran, Kr4hu. If you don't know him, you should. If you're running and gunning, chances are you are going to be using your primary weapon almost 100 percent of the time. Losing your Secondary Weapon will allow you to use another point on perks, a far more worthwhile investment. To make sure you don't run out of ammo for that Primary Weapon, think about the Scavenger perk from the Awareness category.

4.) Experiment with New Guns

When we loaded up Ghosts for the first time, we used the default Honey Badger and thought, "Wow, this is a great gun." Of course then we decided to try the Vector CRB from the Sub-Machine Gun category -- with the Agility Perk -- and we were sold. It's that line of thinking that helps good players become elite. Try every single gun in the game. This is the same concept as map knowledge. The more you know, the better off you are.

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3.) Go Knife Only

A few hours into a play session of any game, things can get a little bit stale. Of course, it might still be better than returning to that family caroling session. If you need to freshen things up and bust out of a losing skid, try going knife only. This approach forces you to get your head in the game. After a couple of games doing this, running and gunning will seem like a breeze. Of course, if you've never gone knife only, you should definitely check out these tips.

2.) Master the Random I.E.D.

The I.E.D. is not only a fantastic way to cover the entrance to a camper's secret hideout, it's also a great way to greet the camper as they arrive at said hideout. One of our favorite strategies is to drop an I.E.D. at the doorway to popular camping spots on any map. Doing this will almost guarantee at least another kill or two per game. Think about that, one simple adjustment and you just went from 10 kills per game on average to 12. Remember, only you can prevent camping!

1.) Get a Guard Dog

There's simply no way to over emphasize the importance of this kill streak. The Guard Dog, part of the Assault strike package, is unlocked at five kills. It will stay with you -- even if you die -- until he is killed or the game ends. He'll stay on your six, protecting you from behind attacks. Not only that, he'll growl, warning you of any enemies nearby. Perhaps the best bang for your buck when it comes to kill streaks in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
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