When playing call of duty the most important thing that goes into a winning kill ratio is being able to get bullets on enemy players. There are two methods for this to happen. Either ‘spray-and-pray’, which is hip firing a ton of bullets inaccurately, or using well placed tactical shots using sights. Watch any professional Call Of Duty players online and you’ll see their strategy is to always go for the more accurate shots on target. This allows them to aim for the head for a quicker kill and lets them save ammunition for a latter engagement.
To get accurate shots you’ll need to use perks and enhance your rifle with upgraded sights. The basic sights that come on any gun as a default are referred to as ‘iron sights’. These are the physical front and back sights that are used to line up the gun barrel with the target. Some players like to use iron sights because it saves their upgrades for other gun accessories but the majority of players will invest in upgraded sights. When first starting an online campaign upgraded sights are locked and only become available after you reach certain kill milestones with each gun. The quality of the sights that are unlocked increase as you gain higher levels. There are three categories of sights available to players.
Holographic Sights – These sights are definitely an upgrade over iron sights. They block less of the surrounding environment when you are looking through them and project a red reticle over the target. This makes for faster target acquisition and better kill streaks. It should be noted that these sights are based on real world products. Many of the same sights you find in the game can be purchased online from websites which do sight reviews. Players should be using these in close quarter battles on maps where there is not a lot of open space. Usually sights like these have no magnification.
Telescopic Sight – When you want to add some range accuracy to an assault rifle or sniper rifle you need to utilize a telescopic sight. This will give a magnified picture of the targets down range from where you are looking. It enables players to engage enemies from a much further distance, providing cover fire or defending map objectives. A sniper needs to find a well concealed spot where other players can’t flank them. Once they are in this position they can control most of them map with well placed shots.
Thermal Sight – When you want to be able to see players in a low contrast environment, or see through smoke then a thermal sight is the way to go. These sights pick up on the heat signatures of other players and shows them as white silhouettes against a dark background. Simply aim for the big white blobs and you’ll be on the targets body. This type of sight is good for outdoor maps or ones with lots of long alleys. Thermal sights may not be effective against anyone using the ‘cold blooded’ perk which makes them invisible to any heat sensors. To counteract this be sure to have a secondary weapon which can engage the appropriately.