Whatever multiplayer game you’re playing, whether it be FIFA with a friend or an MMO game against a sworn enemy a few thousand miles away, it will always be more enjoyable if you win. While there will always be hints and tips that can be applied to specific games, there are also a few best practices that can help you out, whatever game you’re playing.

Get Your Head Up and Look Around

Whether you’re trying to shoot people in the head, score a goal or escape a room, everything you need to achieve your aim is right there in front of you. Particularly true in first-person shooters (FPS), people often get focused on their character and forget to look at the environment around them. Although there will always be people camped out looking for easy kills, if you maximise your viewing capabilities within the map, you stand a better chance of being successful. While this is obviously most helpful in shooters, the strategy can also be applied to platform games, every puzzle game ever and it is definitely essential for graphic adventures such as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.

Source: Telltale Games via Facebook

Know What Game You’re Playing

From the controls to the rules of the game, you really need to know it all. This is essential if you are playing an iGaming title, as you’re playing for more than just your pride: there’s cash on the line, so you need to be clued up. For an iGaming title, you can generally always find the information you need on the casino site, and for classic casino games like roulette, they’ll often provide more details to help the uninitiated begin playing, as is the case with operator Vegas Casino. There are literally thousands of tips and strategies for winning at games like online poker and blackjack; you just need to find a source that is well researched and makes sense to you. For other genres of games, knowing the game means going through the tutorial that people generally like to skip by, but can really be crucial to your success.

Challenge Yourself

When you’re playing in single-player mode, it can be tempting to just select the easiest difficulty level and romp through the game, defeating the AI with ease to give you a much-needed confidence boost, but this is a mistake. Make it as difficult as can be and you’ll have started the process of learning through costly mistakes; your forced change of habits will now enable you to become much more skilful at the game. Applying this same thinking to multiplayer games means not looking to gain an unfair advantage through items or tactics: for example, don’t be an FPS camper. Instead, be a gamer that looks for challenges and then defies the odds, you’ll be more respected and you’ll improve your abilities.

Source: EA Sports FIFA via Facebook

Practice Like a Pro

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? No matter what you’re trying to be better at, practice is going to be high on the list of things to do. Luckily for gamers, it’s now easy to study the best and practice to be their equal. With loads of YouTube videos and the live video platform Twitch, you can watch your favourite game being played by the pros and then try to emulate their achievements using the exact same equipment. Getting good at gaming isn’t all fun and games: you need to put in the long hours getting destroyed by the better players to eventually develop the skills needed to be among the cream of the crop.

Gaming has come a long way since the days of Pong and other classic games and now more people than ever are gaming and it’s become super competitive. Follow these tips to win and you won’t be able to quit the day job and be a pro gamer, but you might just find yourself on the winning side more often than not.

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