V 1.1, made some parts better english, will continue to re-read this guide and fix typos/turn it into better english.
On this guide, I will try to tell you as much about cqc as I can. Everything written in this guide is from my knowledge, it may not be 100% correct. If I use somebody elses information, I will try to remember to credit him/her for it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you notice out-dated information or you think some piece of this guide is wrong, please PM me or post here about it and I'll see what I can do about it. That is, if you have the time/will for this. Any form of suggestions of making the guide better are welcome.
Close Quarters Combat (referred to CQC) is the fastest way to gain experience and dinar in the game.
The games in CQC are fast-paced Explosive, Deathmatch or FFA modes. In CQC N.I.U and Derbaran fight over bomb spots in explosives or kill each other in Deathmatch modes. More information of the modes to come.
On to the guide.
Table of content
Part 1 Equipment
Part 2 Movement
Part 3 Threats in CQC
Part 4 Information of game modes
Part 5 Tactics and tricks
Part 6 Random
In CQC the most played classes are probably Medic and Assault because in CQC they prove to be very useful. Unless you are premium, I don't suggest you play engineer or Heavy Trooper. Its not impossible to rack a good amount of kills with those classes without premium, but I suggest you to play Sniper, Medic or Assault.
If you play CQC most of the time, you would want your weapons to be effective and also be able to kill fast. In CQC you hardly have any use to weapons like AI_AW.
Medic. The ability to heal yourself and your team-mates is too useful to be described in words. Medic Kit 1 gives 30% hp to yourself and 40% to others. Medic Kit 2 (comes only with retail) heals 45% to yourself and 55% to others. Medic Boxes give 50% per box to everybody, including enemies. Medic uses the same weapons as Engineer, light SMGs.
Few good weapons for Med/Engineer:
MP5, surprisingly good for a starter gun. Accurate but a tad weak(er)
K1, Strong and accurate.
Dual Scorpions, PRRRRRRRRRRR
Assault. This class has 2 grenades as a stock and they are very deadly when used correctly. Assault uses stronger assault rifles in the battle.
Few good weapons:
Famas, regardless of low ammo, this gun demands nothing of the user.
L85, sometimes I go rofl when people die from 6 or less bullets. Very good gun to pair up with some other one.
M60/M249, 100 rounds, more explanation needed?
M4A1, good all-arounder.
Sniper. Not so useful in CQC, as the maps are pretty small and you can easily hide. If you snipe in CQC, use PSG or m24. Try to stay away from your targets. Pro snipers will be a pain in the ice, though.
Engineer. Same weapons as Medic, mainly played in CQC because of M14 mines and Ammo boxes (assist)
Heavy Trooper. Not as useful as the other classes, unless you have 5th slot/retail available (m249/minigun) However, if you like fun and some challenge, you can go with RPG only. Mp5k recommended for 2nd slot.
Choosing your guns and other equipment is in the end, all up to you. You can ask for advice, but only trying will get the best results. You will also learn what kind of guns you like/can use.
Every day I see beginners and even high levels moving very "nubby" making a lot of sound. If the players you are against are experienced, they WILL listen to the sounds you make.
These following things can make sound:
Walking, changing weapon, putting mines on the ground(not confirmed), shooting, throwing grenades, rolling, falling down from high (getting damaged), getting hit, landing after jump.
Try to make as little sound as possible, play like a ninja.
The normal walking gives a very good idea of your location. To avoid behing heard while walking, use one of the following:
- Move crouched all the time
- Tap W repeadly in the right rhytm
- Tap C and Space, making you crouch-stand
NOTE, G1/DE made silent walk useless, idiotic idea if you ask me, THE ONLY WAY TO BE COMPLETELY SILENT IS TO MOVE CROUCHED ALL THE TIME. NOTHING ELSE WORKS!
Rolling can be used to quickly get out of tight spots, or surprise an un-aware enemy. Dashing is when you roll and immiteadly push space after the roll to perform quicker move.
When you come into a firefight, move as much as possible, do not hold still, since you would be like a sitting duck. Jump, roll and strafe to confuse enemy's aim. Even the slightest movement helps.
Leaning is kinda useless now-a-days, guess its better though since you can't be invisible all the time. Leaning to the right makes you exposed more than leaning to the left.
In general, you should avoid moving in the open, especially if there are snipers. Show as little of yourself as possible.
"When you're low on stamina, crouch down and recover them. They are vital in a close firefight; used to roll and disrupt your opponent's aim, or catch them off guard. Remaining silent not only limits your opponent's hearing, but also notify you of their noises. wink.gif " By AerialX
Dashing, I can't even describe how useful this has been to me. One dash move drains half of your SP, but you will go farther than with normal roll AND faster. Dashing is done very easily, right after you have pressed roll button, press jump. You should sprint when you dash. This can be used to quickly move across danger areas and escape.
Vote-kick. In CQC you can get kicked pretty much for ANY reason. These are usually the reasons:
- You are too low level
- You are too high level
- You are not doing good enough (bad score)
- You are doing too well (nice score)
- "kill steal" you steal somebody elses kill, for example somebody just fired a clip on enemy, then you come and fire few bullets, taking the kill.
- Lagging this rarely happens, but I have been kicked for it
- Using cheats obvious
- They are making room for a friend/clan-mate
- "For the lulz"
To avoid getting kicked, you should encourage your team even if you don't mean it. Say "ns" "gj" "n1" as much as you see necessary. (cough brown tongue cough) If you come in to 4v4 CQC match where you see 3 guys who belong in the same clan on your side, I suggest you leave, you will most certainly be kicked. Also, bring 1 or more friends to play with you, not only this gives you higher chance of winning, it also gives you immunity to vote-kick.
Hackers. I see few hackers in CQC, they aren't usually that big threat because they suck in the game itself. If you are 100% sure that somebody uses cheats therefore hes a hacker, ask enemy team to kick him or put a vote-kick on him if hes on your side.
Some hack types:
OPK= Hacker stays outside the level and kills everybody from there
Superjump= User jumps REALLY high in the sky
Dig= User can get underground
Speedhack= User moves extrmely fast
Unlimited ammo= What could it be?
Unlimited stamina= What could it be?
Nospread=Users crosshairs lines jump tightly together when firing. Bullets don't spread.
Norecoil=Users crosshairs lines stay together. Has no recoil.
Autoheal= User automatically gains HP very quickly regardless of Class they are using
Weapon hack= User can use ANY weapon
I might have forgotten some of them.
There is NO proper excuse for use of hacks. Do not hack, you WILL get banned for it (actually you lose your every account you have used if you get caught hacking.)
I haven't bothered reporting hackers for a looong time, but if you want to do it go ahead, it can't hurt you.
Lag. This is only my opinion, but the lag seems to be lot more noticeable on CQC than in Battle Group/ Urban Ops. Lag can be caused by VERY many reasons, it is NOT always the persons fault who lags to you. Laggers can do the following things:
- Their damage stack. All damage is delivered at once, instead of normally eating chunks of your hp, you get visually "1-shot'd"
- Cause you damage after they die or even kill you
- Push you back by shooting at you
- Teleporting/ spotrunning
- Damaging you from nowhere
- "Tank" your bullets, sometimes they won't die no matter how much you shoot at them. This happens very rarely luckily.
If somebody lags to your eyes, it can be because of multiple things. I'll mention few. Try to notice him gently that he lags to your eyes.
- The person you are against has poor computer/internet speed. This causes the person lag to your eyes.
- Server is *beep* up.
- The player you're against has a very long distance between you and him. For example Europeans should NOT play with Americans.
- You are on a "wrong" server. Choose the server nearest your location.
Some known bugs:
Spawn bug. This mean you will NOT spawn on the next round, possibly not even in the whole game. You will know that you get spawn bug if:
You can spectate enemies
You have nippers as Derbaran or bomb as N.I.U
When you win the round and you see a message which says LOSE (sometimes happens when you enter the room, in this case, don't be alarmed.)
If everybody but you spawns
When you get spawn bug, leave the game. You can re-join back immiteadly if you want to.
Certain bugs on certain maps. E.x Derbaran base in Karaqum (no I will not teach you how to bug..) People can get inside objects which you normally couldn't. They are usually easy to kill, just camp them and wait for them to come to you. Or rambo them if they are noobs.
Certain lean bug, people do a simple thing in order to become almost invisible when leaning.
Switching class on the VERY last moment before spawn counter runs out, you will not be able to do damage with any weapon. (has happened to me numerous times)
Some of the above might have been fixed.
There are also some annoying people who use the modem tap. I am certainly not going to tell you how to do this, but I will tell you how to recognize one.
Modem tappers run still at one spot, but on THEIR screen they play normally and they can kill anybody without being seen. Its like you just die suddenly without any sight of the enemy or any sounds. But it CAN be because of lag.
Campers with mines are annoying to kill. They usually use two types of mines : M14 and flash mine. When you step on a M14 mine, it takes 2 bars HP from you and eats all your SP and you cannot recover your SP anymore making you un-able to sprint, jump or roll. Only way to recover your SP is to die or use Adrealine. If you step on a flash mine, you get damaged like 2% of your HP bar (its true, test it if you want to) and you will be blind for 3(?) seconds.
Flash and m14 mines can be used to "gps" your opponents, when enemy or a friend steps on M14 mines, there will be red message on the screen like:
munqittaja M14 Landmine damages SP. From that message you know somebody has picked one or more of your mines, thus making you know where he is.
Engineers take only 1/2 damage of M14 mines, they will still be able to use their SP, but they only have half of it. And they also lose less hp from them - Bugsbunnie
Flash mines make a smoke animation, which also tells you (if you are close by) when somebody picked your mine. Edited the missing information for request of cierasl.
Campers are in fact very easy to kill when you learn their style. Try to find out where the mines are if theres any, then surprise the enemy by rolling in fast. But keep trying to avoid those mines.
In Explosive mode two teams battle each other, while Derbaran (yellow) tried to plant a bomb on the bomb locations, while N.I.U (green) has to defuse it. This game mode can end in four (4) ways:
Derbaran does not plant a bomb at all, making them lose the round
Derbaran plants a bomb, but N.I.U disarms it, making Derbaran to lose the round.
Derbaran plants a bomb and it explodes, Derbaran wins.
All players are eliminated before the round time ends. Whichever side has one or more players left when all the opposing team members are eliminated, wins.
In this deathmatch game (4vs4 only) there are NO capturable bases. You have to kill the enemy as many times as the counter on top of your screen indicates. The game ends when one of the teams has achieved the required kill amount.
3. FFA, Free For All
In this game mode there are no teams. Everybody is your enemy. Kill everyone who you see. Game ends when one of the players has the required kill amount.
Your play-style decides what tactics you use. Your play-style is usually divided to 2 groups:
Rushing, you prefer to get close to your opponents as soon as possible, killing them quickly
Camping, you like to wait your opponents come to you, perhaps using mines to protect yourself or just camp behind them.
If you are a rusher, you need to know where the enemies are going or where you suppose them to go. Try to pick up the most threatening players, then focus on the players who aren't that a big threat. As a rusher you probably get killed many times, if you are out-numbered. You also need to be careful with mines the enemies might be using.
As a camper, I suggest you lean ALWAYS WHEN YOU CAN. You can optionally buy m14 mines or flash mines to keep your back safe or give you better chance against your enemy.
Generally your "skill" is defined when you come in to 1v1 firefight. You can choose wether you dash to surprise your enemy or lean in a safe place. If you just pulled out a kill or two and you see more enemies coming, retreat. Run around a corner and wait for them to come to you. If you know they're close to you, you can lean them or surprise them with quick dash.
If you run out of your main ammo and you can hear/see enemies coming to you, don't bother reloading. Switch to your 2nd/5/8th slot weapon.
If you see snipers, always assume that they have PSG or AW50F, this gives you higher chance of surviving because you don't wanna show yourself too much. NEVER run straight in front of sniper. Snipers can usually be easily killed when you get close to them. You are in better position with your automatic rifle/SMG than he is with his sidearm. Get close to a sniper using everything to cover yourself from his gunfire. They might PSG/AW50F shotgun, try to kill them ASAP
These tricks and tactics I find to be very useful:
Move silently and avoid getting seen. Gives you extremely good chance to kill un-aware enemies.
Do exactly what you're not expected to do.
Example: I am medic, I killed a guy or two, I run to shelter to quickly heal myself. The enemy probably assumes that I will stay in there and heal my HP to full. He will try to catch me offguard while I am healing. Instead of healing to full HP, I only stick myself once with medic kit, and quickly dash close to the guy whos after me and catch HIM off-guard, thus killing him.
Help your team. If your team is rather... Not so good, use them as a bait to enemy, while you go behind them or assist your team in a firefight. If your team is decent, let them take care of the enemies they can, while you do as much as you can. If the other team is trash, simply walk over them by yourself. If not, take advantage of your team.
Planting/defusing. Planting can come VERY handy if the N.I.U is camping in their base for example. Just plant a bomb and ask your team-mate(s) to come guard it, N.I.U is forced to come and defuse it, therefore giving you better chance to win them.
Defusing takes approximately 8 seconds. Go to the bomb as fast as possible, kill everybody before defusing it. When you are absolutely sure that there is nobody near you, defuse the bomb. If you find out that the timer is almost out and you know that you have no chance to defuse it, just hide.
I could give you a lot more, but I don't want to give everything to you. Watch more experienced players and copy some of their moves while still creating your very own play-style.
General and random gibberish.
NEVER! do the mistake that you underestimate any player for any reason. Even level 1 with low KD can offer quite a challenge. Prioritise your threats, but think every player as a decent threat.
Respect. I think pretty many players wouldn't mind getting respected in the game. My opinions is that CQC is the channel which requires most skill from a player. I'm not saying playing UO/BG is nubby and vehicles suck, but to me CQC is more challenging.
One of the most important things to know is that getting premium is not a shame. Using certain equipment is not a shame. Although I would be ashamed to use noob guns like the noob cannon or FAMAS, it doesn't matter in the end. What is easier, is more effective.
Whiners (cough me cough) By writing the following things, I do NOT claim that I haven't ever done these things before myself.
In CQC whiners are high in numbers. Especially if you kill high(er) lvl players.
What is a whiner? Whiners make excuses after their death, they accuse you of things which you really don't do. The most common excuse is that YOU lag. Just say "ty" or "I know I owned you" when whiners start flaming. It will make them rage even worse, or better, shut their mouths. I can admit that I am a sore loser. I cannot change it no matter how much I try to. Might sound a ridicilous excuse again, but meh. Nobodys forcing you to believe me
If you get owned (which is the last thing to do in CQC you nub ) :
Instead of the no-nos do:
- Say N1, nice or anything else which you feel necessary saying to the guy who killed you (as long as its positive)
- Optionally, don't say anything, its beter than flaming.
Premium. This doesn't hurt you to have as you have wider selection of weapons and many more things which Free To Play players don't. Especially the 5th slot, it gives you possibility to obtain devastating weapons such as M134 (minigun) m60 and shotgun. Premium is NOT a must to have, you can very easily dominate CQC without it as long as you are skilled. Training makes you perfect.
Find the ideal server for you. Play in different servers and find out the one which shows lower pings than the others.
HOW TO USE LEGAL "GPS"! IMPORTANT!
You can easily discover the location of your enemies with few simple things.
One of the major ones is USING YOUR EARS. Listen for footsteps, shooting and weapon switching. Any kind of a sound the enemy makes is an advantage for you.
Few more, using your eyes with common logic. If you see an enemy going somewhere, you obviously know he is there. But, in some cases even if you hear and see the enemy close to you, they can sometimes escape from you. When this happens, think a little. Since the enemy was near you, he cannot be very far away at least.
Or, if you are in an X area and cannot find anyone there, use common logic to determine where your enemy is.
You are in Marien mid-bomb in a 1v1 situation, you have just searched the mid-bomb completely. So, your enemy must not be there. Next thing to do is to think what you would do in his place. The time is running low? He must be planting/searching for you if he thinks you're planting. Often I take a wild guess like, he is not here, he must be somewhere there and I often find the enemy there.
TL:DR: Use your eyes, ears and common logic.
Words and refers used in CQC:
Nt= nice try
Gj= Good job
Ns= Nice shot
N1= Nice one
Nn= Nice nade/not nice
Nub= You owned somebody or somebody thinks you suck.
Lagger= somebody calling someone else this means that he lags to his eyes, information about lags effects above.
Hacker= User of cheats
Premium nub= not really a refer, but this means somebody is jealous because he doesn't have premium stuff and you do.
I think those are the essential ones. Of course theres those "omg" "lol" and so on, but they are basic refers.
In CQC it seems to me that its the place where skills (however you define this term) are truly tested. Of course flying helis is somewhat challenging, but when you learn to fly them its basically heli nubbing to my eyes. Vehicles are part of urban ops and battle group, so I don't complain about them. But I don't like to play with or against them. CQC every game is different, you might get handfull of nubs who offer no challenge at all and then you can go against extreme pros, when you need to put everything in game.
Regardless of the things CQC offer, you can get bored with it. When you do, change your weapons, take a break from the game or go play UO/BG
10 Commands of WarRock
1. I am Lord, your God, you shall have no other Gods before me.
2. You shall not make wrongfull use of your God's name
3. Remember the playing day and keep it holy.
4. Honor your clan and friends.
5. You shall not hack.
6. You shall not commit lag.
7. You shall not modem tap.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your clan-mate.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's equipment.
10. Bow down before me mfs.
I will definently edit anything what I remember. I hope you who read this found this helpfull.
If you feel that I forgot to add something important, post the information. I will edit it to my guide, adding the name of the guy who provided me the information. If you have ANYTHING regarding this guide which makes it bad, please let me know. Also, if you notice spelling mistake bare in mind that I don't speak english as my native language.
This post has been edited by uloke: 28 August 2010 - 11:02 AM