Modern Combat Versus is the latest shooter to hit iOS and Android, and it’s seeking to live up to the name of other first-person shooters that have come before -- think Call of Duty. That’s a lofty goal, but the game, in an amazing twist, lives up to it. It’s a slick, speedy shooter that can stand with the best, all in a convenient mobile package.
Like all shooters, though, there is a bit of a learning curve as you study up on new maps and get used to new abilities. We’re here to walk you through the early moments of the game with a few helpful tips to get you all set up to compete with your friends.
The key to most twitchy shooters is to keep moving, especially when you’re on the offensive. Strafe left and right to make it harder for your opponents to hit you. It’ll give you the advantage in exposed areas, and help you get more kills.
Use your sights
All agents get a secondary action, which, with the exception of a few agents, lets you aim down your weapon’s sights. If you’re shooting someone at range, always use this ability. You can access it by double tapping the right side of the screen or tapping the icon if you have the option set. It’s especially helpful in auto mode, as your weapon will fire automatically when your sights land on an opponent. Even in manual, though, it’s a better way to ensure accuracy, especially when you’re aiming for those oh-so-important headshots.
Don’t hesitate to use your abilities
Each character has a unique skill that they can use with a recharge timer. These abilities are tailored to each agent’s individual class. Your ability will earn new “Core Charges”, the units you need to use an ability, over time. You’ll get a Core Charge automatically every six seconds, but you can earn additional charges by killing enemies. Your Core Charge Meter fills pretty quickly, so don’t be shy about using your ability. Your special skill gives you an added advantage in combat that can help you beat your opponents.
Experiment with the different agents
Modern Combat Versus has over 10 agents at the moment, each with their own distinct secondary abilities, special abilities, weapons, and stats. It’s a good idea to try each different agent to get a feel for their role in the game. Even if you have a preference for a different agent, it’s helpful to try all of them to give you a better understanding of how strategy plays out across all agents. This will ultimately help you perform better when playing the agent of your choice.
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