I though it would be interesting to share some tips n’ trick on how to get better at BF4. I will share my personal experience here and list what i believe made me more efficient on the battlefield. I would love your feedback as well. What helped you to play better?
>HIGH FRAMES PER SECOND – Play at a stable 60 fps minimum! I began playing bf on a crappy laptop getting about 30-40 fps on sub 720 ress. I later bought a good gaming desktop and got to play at a stable 60fps and that totally change my ability to react and aim.
>HIGH REFRESH GAMING MONITOR – Get a good gaming monitor. I changed from a cheap 60hz monitor to a 120Hz, 1ms responstime panel and man was that an awesome upgrade. I can highly recommend getting a 120hz/144hz screen if you have a powerful rig that is capable of pushing a high framerate like 120fps/144fps. Essentially you see a lot more of the game and every movement feels so smooth. Aiming, recoil control and tracking targets will be easier and you will also lower your input latency with the screen updating your movements more frequently. Don’t get me wrong I know very good players playing on 60hz monitors but it’s no coincidence that all pro CS players plays on high refresh rate screens.
The low responstime (grey to grey) will give you clear trace free movements with small to no motions blur when turning fast ingame.
>PLAY ON LOW GRAPHICS SETTINGS – Turn your settings in bf4 down to low except ”mesh quality”. Having this setting on high or ultra will allow you to see enemies and objects far away from you. First I played bf4 on ultra settings and it’s a very beautiful game but all the details, grass and smoke effects makes it much harder to spot enemies. Turning everything to low improved my accuracy and made it much easier for me to scan an objective for enemies. Turning the brightness slider to 100% also helped seeing enemies in dark areas and make it easier to see emeies in foliage.
>LOW MOUSE SENSITIVITY – This one is very personal. You can be preatty accurat with a high sensitivity in bf (around 20% accuracy) but for me it helped to lower it down to 2 ingame, 1000dpi on my Steelseries rival with sens 6 in windows.
Also turning uniform aiming on in bf4 is great! It makes it so you have the same sens when aiming down sight and hipfiring. All the different scopes will now also have the same sens. It helped my muscle memory in my hands and my headshot per kill and accuracy went up. (I now have about 22%-24% accuracy with my assault rifles).
>SIT CLOSE TO THE MONITOR – Not much to say here, I just found that I have an easier time when sitting about 40-50cm from my 27” screen. I feel like I’m more focused and drawn into the game BUT again this is very much personal preference 😛
Thanks for reading if you came this far. I know there could be more points but this was just my initial thoughts 😉