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Published on December 22nd, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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Are You a N00b in Gears of War? Here's a few tips…

Gears Of War

It’s always good to welcome new players into the fold – especially when you’ve been playing a game for over a month before they got it. Some of us still remember the noob days of Gears of War and have come up with a nice introductory list on the basic strategies of Epic’s latest classic.

  • Teamwork is key: Stick together, and use voice-chat to update teammates as to which weapons you have, and where you see enemies. Dont be a hero and run off by yourself or you will quickly get killed, and your teammates will be mad at you.
  • Initial dash: Most matches start off with a mad-dash to the weapons. During this time, plant your strategy whos getting which weapon, what routes will you attack, etc If you dont know the maps, tell your teammates that, and follow someone else until you learn them
  • Learn to retreat: If you are in a bad situation, get out. Use the Roadie-Run “A” button, and steer while running to get back to your teammates or cover. You will usually lose a fight if its 2-on-1
  • Animations: While someone is chainsawing or being chainsawed they are invincible to most weapons head-shot via sniper rifle seems to still work, if they are chainsawing your pal, and you have the lancer, rev your chainsaw and stand behind them – as soon as their animation is done, you will kill them.
  • When to revive/execute: If you and a pal are fighting 2 enemies up-close, and they kill your buddy, your first instinct is to revive him – dont. Wait until its safe, or they will simply kill you both.

That’s pretty good knowledge to drop on a newbie, but the best knowledge I can think of giving someone that’s considering playing online:

Play at least enough of the campaign to get the controls down. There’s nothing worse than joining a game full of battle-hardened Gears that know all the tricks in the book, and finding out that the last person to join your team hasn’t even tried to complete the tutorial yet.

If you’ve never been in that situation, you don’t know what I mean, but those who’ve been playing since launch know the feeling, i’m sure of it.

Thanks to GamerScore Blog for the awesome list – here’s hoping the add the most important rule ;).

Getting Gears of War Soon? Newbies Listen Up [via Gamerscore Blog]


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • Double D

    My advice is to simply not die and don’t suck so much :).

  • Double D

    My advice is to simply not die and don’t suck so much :).

  • http://www.gamerscoreblog.com Chris Paladino

    Good “6th tip”. 😉

  • http://www.gamerscoreblog.com Chris Paladino

    Good “6th tip”. 😉

  • satanic mouse foo

    Heres my tip don’t fag tag as your only way to get kills and stay the eff out of my sniper scope if your on my team. If you aren’t on my team don’t fag tag and stay in my sniper scope…or ill just find you anyway with it.

    😉

  • satanic mouse foo

    Heres my tip don’t fag tag as your only way to get kills and stay the eff out of my sniper scope if your on my team. If you aren’t on my team don’t fag tag and stay in my sniper scope…or ill just find you anyway with it.

    😉

  • Raging Moose

    1. In online play, doing the same thing twice is a big risk.
    2. Learn when to aim with the shotgun, and when to blind fire
    3. Jump, jump a lot
    4. Dont jump forward when being sniped at, people are good, theyll blow your head off.
    5. Pistols shoot as fast as your index finger will pull the trigger, aim for the head.
    6. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Perfect your active reload skills and you will dominate.
    7. If you jam your gun, for the love of god do not run in to pistol wip until your gun is in use again.
    8. Dont be an ass and hide while your team gets killed, if you suck die with everyone else, you wont gain any respect from anyone by getting 3 or 4 draws, no one likes that

  • Raging Moose

    1. In online play, doing the same thing twice is a big risk.
    2. Learn when to aim with the shotgun, and when to blind fire
    3. Jump, jump a lot
    4. Dont jump forward when being sniped at, people are good, theyll blow your head off.
    5. Pistols shoot as fast as your index finger will pull the trigger, aim for the head.
    6. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Perfect your active reload skills and you will dominate.
    7. If you jam your gun, for the love of god do not run in to pistol wip until your gun is in use again.
    8. Dont be an ass and hide while your team gets killed, if you suck die with everyone else, you wont gain any respect from anyone by getting 3 or 4 draws, no one likes that

  • Raging Moose

    9. If you hear something kind of like “beep….beeep…” and then a loud noise, you’re about to be killed, jump out of the way
    10. When sniping, an active reload shot can down an enemy
    11. Gears is slightly like chess, always make sure everyone is backed up by someone
    12. Its over said, but stay with the team, and if you decide to flank behind them, make sure you’re good with the shotgun.
    13. Be stealthy when you are the last guy, pick them off one by one, takes luck and skill to kill them both.
    14. Fag tagging pisses me off, if the enemies figure out which dickhead keeps sticking people, you WILL get tea bagged and ass raped.
    15. If youre going to “rape” someone while humping them while they’re down, make sure theyre the LAST one left.
    16. Chainsaws vs. Pistol, shoot the bitch revving his chainsaw with the pistol once, or twice, or empty the clip in his chest, stop the chainsaw and kill that son of a bitch.
    17. If you see all 4 coming in a pack at once, go ahead and fag tag, they will end up killing your teammates one by one, be careful.
    18. RELOAD A LOT, dont get cornered with half a clip, thats bad news
    19. 2 melee moves down people, its a HUGE risk to melee a person with a shotgun.
    20. Hawk down or whatever the new map is called, it sucks, use the shotgun, have at least one guy with you.
    21. My gamertag is Leroy Jinkinz, I dont always follow my own rules
    22. If you need to warm up before you start to beat the shit out of everyone like me, check the gamercard of the host on the game, if he doesnt have very many achievements, join.
    23. Hosts have the main connection, if youre not on the host team, you may not have as good of a chance, but dont use that as an excuse, kill kill kill.
    24. Dont be a faggot and glitch, people will leave, or you will be kicked out.
    25. KNOW THY ENEMY. Study individuals strategic habits, nobody is as good as they want you to think, dont be intimidated on a fucking video game.

    Some Vital Shotgun Tips:

    1. When behind the enemy with a shotty, dont let them know you’re there.
    2. Torso or head only, knee shots sometimes work, but torso mists them
    3. Turning them into taco meat is fun, the shotgun is one of the best guns in the game, dont long range that shit either.
    4. Practice practice practice, if you have 2 controllers, do a local play and figure some shit out for yourself.
    5. Blind firing, know where your enemy is in your sights even when youre not aiming.

  • Raging Moose

    9. If you hear something kind of like “beep….beeep…” and then a loud noise, you’re about to be killed, jump out of the way
    10. When sniping, an active reload shot can down an enemy
    11. Gears is slightly like chess, always make sure everyone is backed up by someone
    12. Its over said, but stay with the team, and if you decide to flank behind them, make sure you’re good with the shotgun.
    13. Be stealthy when you are the last guy, pick them off one by one, takes luck and skill to kill them both.
    14. Fag tagging pisses me off, if the enemies figure out which dickhead keeps sticking people, you WILL get tea bagged and ass raped.
    15. If youre going to “rape” someone while humping them while they’re down, make sure theyre the LAST one left.
    16. Chainsaws vs. Pistol, shoot the bitch revving his chainsaw with the pistol once, or twice, or empty the clip in his chest, stop the chainsaw and kill that son of a bitch.
    17. If you see all 4 coming in a pack at once, go ahead and fag tag, they will end up killing your teammates one by one, be careful.
    18. RELOAD A LOT, dont get cornered with half a clip, thats bad news
    19. 2 melee moves down people, its a HUGE risk to melee a person with a shotgun.
    20. Hawk down or whatever the new map is called, it sucks, use the shotgun, have at least one guy with you.
    21. My gamertag is Leroy Jinkinz, I dont always follow my own rules
    22. If you need to warm up before you start to beat the shit out of everyone like me, check the gamercard of the host on the game, if he doesnt have very many achievements, join.
    23. Hosts have the main connection, if youre not on the host team, you may not have as good of a chance, but dont use that as an excuse, kill kill kill.
    24. Dont be a faggot and glitch, people will leave, or you will be kicked out.
    25. KNOW THY ENEMY. Study individuals strategic habits, nobody is as good as they want you to think, dont be intimidated on a fucking video game.

    Some Vital Shotgun Tips:

    1. When behind the enemy with a shotty, dont let them know you’re there.
    2. Torso or head only, knee shots sometimes work, but torso mists them
    3. Turning them into taco meat is fun, the shotgun is one of the best guns in the game, dont long range that shit either.
    4. Practice practice practice, if you have 2 controllers, do a local play and figure some shit out for yourself.
    5. Blind firing, know where your enemy is in your sights even when youre not aiming.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Wow, that’s a pretty nice list you have there, Raging Moose.

    Nicely done…

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Wow, that’s a pretty nice list you have there, Raging Moose.

    Nicely done…

  • Dancing Squirrel

    Woah, no kidding. Thanks moose

  • Dancing Squirrel

    Woah, no kidding. Thanks moose

  • Raging Moose

    MORE TIPS:

    1. Watch the lower left hand corner, know what the symbols for each gun are.
    2. If you see that the enemy has taken the sniper, and you know where they’re at on the other side, dont stick your head out
    3. Know where your enemies are at
    4. Dont sit there trying to snipe someone when you dont see anyone, they may have flanked which means you’re about to get killed.
    5. Organized teams have each person get the weapon theyre best, one will usually always get the grenades. Kill him first.
    6. When you see someone coming and you have the shotgun out, and they have the Lancer out, and you’re not in cover, shoot him, the shotgun has a short range but you will want the enemy to be hurt before he gets to close.
    7. Melee melee melee. Pistols will usually beat a sniper in close range (unless the guy can pull off a blind fire), dont get close enough for him to melee you, shoot him as fast as you can and if he jumps, hes probably trying to take a shot, just run at him.
    8. Dont always do the same thing, they will be expecting you

  • Raging Moose

    MORE TIPS:

    1. Watch the lower left hand corner, know what the symbols for each gun are.
    2. If you see that the enemy has taken the sniper, and you know where they’re at on the other side, dont stick your head out
    3. Know where your enemies are at
    4. Dont sit there trying to snipe someone when you dont see anyone, they may have flanked which means you’re about to get killed.
    5. Organized teams have each person get the weapon theyre best, one will usually always get the grenades. Kill him first.
    6. When you see someone coming and you have the shotgun out, and they have the Lancer out, and you’re not in cover, shoot him, the shotgun has a short range but you will want the enemy to be hurt before he gets to close.
    7. Melee melee melee. Pistols will usually beat a sniper in close range (unless the guy can pull off a blind fire), dont get close enough for him to melee you, shoot him as fast as you can and if he jumps, hes probably trying to take a shot, just run at him.
    8. Dont always do the same thing, they will be expecting you

  • Raging Moose

    9. When you hit someone with most guns, they stagger for a second, move around them, stay touching them, just make sure youre not in front of them, and hit them again.
    10. On Gridlock, someone will usually go to the boomshot, waiting rigth there and hiding is usually not the best idea, its risky, but if youre good, mess him up, shotgun him, or chainsaw him.
    11. It is really irritating when someone camps out and waits around the corner with a chainsaw, dont smack talk like youre a badass when all youre doing is pushing the B button
    12. A lot of people online are shit heads, dont let your anger alter your gameplay and make you rush in out of anger, you dont have any superior super powers in the game, you’ll just get shot in the face.
    13. Its usually not a good idea to go in alone when its 4 on 4, unless you have found one person who doesnt know what he is doing on the other team.
    14. Kill the skilled people first,if you get your threats out of the way first, then you wont have any trouble finishing the rest of them off

  • Raging Moose

    9. When you hit someone with most guns, they stagger for a second, move around them, stay touching them, just make sure youre not in front of them, and hit them again.
    10. On Gridlock, someone will usually go to the boomshot, waiting rigth there and hiding is usually not the best idea, its risky, but if youre good, mess him up, shotgun him, or chainsaw him.
    11. It is really irritating when someone camps out and waits around the corner with a chainsaw, dont smack talk like youre a badass when all youre doing is pushing the B button
    12. A lot of people online are shit heads, dont let your anger alter your gameplay and make you rush in out of anger, you dont have any superior super powers in the game, you’ll just get shot in the face.
    13. Its usually not a good idea to go in alone when its 4 on 4, unless you have found one person who doesnt know what he is doing on the other team.
    14. Kill the skilled people first,if you get your threats out of the way first, then you wont have any trouble finishing the rest of them off

  • satanic mouse foo

    I like that list moose besides one thing…

    20. Hawk down or whatever the new map is called, it sucks, use the shotgun, have at least one guy with you.

    that is my favorite map I can take on entire teams there and win lol

  • satanic mouse foo

    I like that list moose besides one thing…

    20. Hawk down or whatever the new map is called, it sucks, use the shotgun, have at least one guy with you.

    that is my favorite map I can take on entire teams there and win lol

  • Raging Moose

    Thanks. Hey if you want to add me my gamertag is JAG Machina, my head hasnt been in the right place lately so I probably wont be good until I warm up.

  • Raging Moose

    Thanks. Hey if you want to add me my gamertag is JAG Machina, my head hasnt been in the right place lately so I probably wont be good until I warm up.

  • TravisimoGRANDE

    HA! im alright…but i have a friend that doesnt own an xbox or anything besides a computer…and he tears it up! lol

  • TravisimoGRANDE

    HA! im alright…but i have a friend that doesnt own an xbox or anything besides a computer…and he tears it up! lol

  • TravisimoGRANDE

    I got a tip for ya…dont get in his way 😉

  • TravisimoGRANDE

    I got a tip for ya…dont get in his way 😉

  • Mark

    Grenade tagging..I’m good at it if you have to do it jump the way the are jumping at you and then run like hell..usually you will get away

  • Mark

    Grenade tagging..I’m good at it if you have to do it jump the way the are jumping at you and then run like hell..usually you will get away

  • CT ELITE

    Well, usually, I like to use the Lancer Assault Rifle online, I prefer it over the Gnasher, because of the chainsaw and the fact that the shots are so accurate even from a long way. It’s easier to kill with it, but if you have any Shotgun tips, POST them plz……..

  • CT ELITE

    Well, usually, I like to use the Lancer Assault Rifle online, I prefer it over the Gnasher, because of the chainsaw and the fact that the shots are so accurate even from a long way. It’s easier to kill with it, but if you have any Shotgun tips, POST them plz……..

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