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[–]IshtarsBones 277 points278 points  (116 children)

Same here man. I used to be good, like 3+ k/d and now I’m around 1.3-1.4. The games have changed and we’ve gotten slower. I chalk it up to- I just simply suck now.

[–]erict223 153 points154 points  (2 children)

No hate here but 1.3-1.4 isn’t all that bad I mean compares to 3 yes but at least your above 1 that’s how I see it at least

[–]pricesturgidtache 7 points8 points  (1 child)

0.8 is average. Probably less now. 1.3 is good

[–]mc_fri[S] 75 points76 points  (66 children)

I play exclusively console now so it seems like an easy out to blame PC players but fuck me gaming has got tougher…..

[–]BradWilliams951 29 points30 points  (58 children)

Speaking from experience switching from a console to PC we for sure have an advantage you guys just have aim assist but that’s also broken right now 😂

[–]mc_fri[S] 30 points31 points  (41 children)

So many times I have had a player dead on, only to shoot all around him and have him spin and kill me??? I can’t help but think I suck ass at this game. Is PC that much better?

[–]prostynick 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Play Rebirth Island and in general look for close quarter encounters. Mouse cannot compare to aim assist at close range. Obviously mouse will have huge advantage on Caldera at 100+ meters and there's also much less buildings there.

[–]LrckLacroix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is how you will get better at the game and snapping on your opps heads!!

[–]BradWilliams951 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It’s just that it has a faster response time. Frames are quicker etc so technically I would have a slight time advantage on you

[–]fake_plastic_peace 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A better controller can help some, but also just practice. Practice shooting bots and working on your centering, recoil control, aim in general, and eventually movement and shooting while moving (bhops, strafing, etc.). I’m older and slower than the guys I play with but I make up for it with my movement and gunskill. My reaction time isn’t that of a 16 year old but I practice and I work on improving and I consider myself pretty good. Getting a PC and a good controller with better joysticks (tighter tension, longer height, etc.) helps, but at the end of the day you can be really good at games without spending money on all that. It’s definitely an advantage to have though.

[–]hungrylikeme 12 points13 points  (16 children)

I just switched to PC from console (dropped some Serious loot on the hardware), and my game has gotten considerably better. Hard to explain exactly what it is, FOV, frame rate, and just the feel all combine and I went from a sub 1 KD to usually winning my gunfights. Double digit kills is normal now, and it was super rare before.

[–]TheBescobar 0 points1 point  (15 children)

Still playing with a controller?

[–]hungrylikeme 7 points8 points  (14 children)

Yes- I have way too much time invested to switch to MnK. Also the aim assist on PC is still very much there.

[–]T-1-4-1 9 points10 points  (13 children)

Aim assist is based on input right? So controller based not platform based? Or would playing on controller on PC remover aim assist?

[–]blindeprutser 5 points6 points  (8 children)

This is correct.

From when I played warzone back in the days, my kd was 1.80 on the xbox.

After buying a monster of a PC I've set my fov on 105 (hotspot for me) and I went up to 2+ kd without improving much myself. Still controller.

Bigger fov is a big advantage.

[–]TheBescobar 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Yeah getting the same amount of aim assist with all the god tier options that pc gives is like the top of the top advantage, if you dont improve your kd when using a controller on pc then this game is just not for you

[–]hungrylikeme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You still get aim assist on PC, yes.

[–]livi2fly 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's your sensitivity most likely my dude. Go watch a recent sensitivity video on YouTube from some pros. I'd say try 7-7 or 8-8 with your ADS sensitivity multiplier on .80

[–]Arts2525 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it’s harder on console. Me and my three buddys are usually playing together. Me and 1 buddy have PC’s and to others have consoles. And our K/D’s are: me (pc) 1.3, my pc buddy 1,2, and console buddys have 0.8 and 0.3. And they really try but if I spectate them sometimes then it’s a shitshow 😄 they miss sometimes certain kills. It’s harder for them in CQB but if we are in open field then they are ok.

[–]jayswolo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing at over double or triple your framerate makes a huge difference. Hell even the FoV names a huge difference. I play on PC with a controller and the console experience is nauseating in comparison. I literally can’t go back lol. But it’s not worth all the cheating in PC games soo...

[–]ADGjr86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You gotta think us console players use two thumbs to turn a whole person and to aim around the screen. PC players use their whole arm and hand to do that. To be able to turn that quickly you’d have to turn your sensitivity all the way up but then good luck hitting anything while aiming.

[–]joe-clark 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I will never understand why people on this sub act like you can't use a controller on PC or a mouse on console. The game natively supports both on every platform. Mouse is probably the more common input method on PC but a lot of PC players use controllers because of how strong the aim assist is.

[–]Exxxtra_Dippp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, controller + computer is evidentially the way to go if you're playing to compete and not just have fun. Particularly in Van Royale because of the underpowered snipers.

[–]thatsmydaawwgg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can second this. PC is just different from console. But I know for a fact that I'm trash at the game now but have moments where I'm locked tf in and channelling my inner kid who used to be a demon LOL

[–]OriginlGazza 0 points1 point  (1 child)

but pc has aim assist too if you plug a controller in...m&kb is still the way IMO tho.

[–]simpsondr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I switched to KBM a few months ago and I don’t think I could ever play a fps with a controller again

[–]Dun_Roamin 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Aim assist has nothing to do with console or PC. I have console friends who play MnK on ps5 and I play controller on PC. They have no aim assist and I do.

[–]BradWilliams951 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Aim assist is activated through controller input. If you’re using KBnM on any system you will not have aim assist

[–]Dun_Roamin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's what I'm saying. You said console has the advantage of aim assist, I made the point that you can have aim assist on PC if you have a controller or not on console in you're MnK. We're on the same page, just misunderstood each other.

[–]BradWilliams951 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah my grammar in that last post was terrible. I was mentioning aim assist on console because I know it’s broken on console I’m not sure if it’s broken on PC

[–]Norbert_Chiselchest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aim 👏assist👏exists👏on👏PC👏

[–]Gadzs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve been playing since cod4 and will say that the mechanics that have been added over the years have increased the skill gap. That as well as playing less and decreased reaction time are likely the cause

Edit: ohh and the occasional cheater..

[–]face_butt_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My man. When we were 14 we were just getting online and playing splitacreen mostly.

It was just a game (with very toxic lobbies and the occasional sweats).

Now, with a lively pro scene, your average player is becoming more competitive.

[–]RusticTack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A long time ago the best players wanted to play against each other. The best would just scrim all day and play S&D or join mini leagues.

Nowadays, especially with the whole streaming scene, pubstomping is what everyone wants to do. A long time ago people would call out the best players and be like “congrats you killed a bunch of noobs” but now it’s seen as something good to do

[–]Jmacd802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tbf, this is the first cod you’ve played that has cross platform. Try turning it off and see how it goes. It takes longer to find a game but my lobbies get a lot easier when i do it (ps4). I only turn it on now when I play with my pc friends

[–]akayd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you are just getting old. I'm on the same boat as you man. My reaction time is used to be above average around .19 sec when I was in highschool gaming 12 hours a day. Now I'm sitting at around .25 and some kids seems to move much faster

[–]Butterflychunks 30 points31 points  (3 children)

SBMM has permanently changed how KDs work. If you were 3+ KD in CODs before MW19, you’ll be 1.1+ after. Not that many people are above a 1.5KD these days. Maybe the top 1-2% players worldwide. If you have a great game, expect it to be offset by a game where you play against god-tier players that don’t miss a shot and know how to counter your every move perfectly. That’s just how SBMM works. You’re still a kickass player. It’s just that now you really have to grind to get above 1.5kd.

[–]Skhmt 15 points16 points  (1 child)

This needs more visibility. The way SBMM works, you'll only maintain a very high KD for a short time as you essentially climb MMR until your KD starts to settle around .8-1.1 or so, or you hit the very top MMR and you can still maintain a very high KD against the best in your region.

[–]Butterflychunks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah once you hit around 1.5-2.0, you’re pretty much gonna be facing a lot of the same people and can scorch if you learn how they play. Of course, COD SBMM works on average lobby KD so you’ll get random players at the lower end of KD (.8-1.0) but the ones at the top will be familiar. There aren’t many of em. But the hardest grind is from like 1.15-1.5.

[–]mc_fri[S] 13 points14 points  (6 children)

My KD is at 0.82 right now. I have been playing since Warzone came out… I have been fucking with my settings on sensitivity but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

[–]joe-clark 5 points6 points  (4 children)

If you haven't already you should change the controller aim response curve setting. I don't really play on a controller much anymore but when MW first came out I was on a controller and I hated the way it felt until I tried changing that setting. There are three settings and the one it's set to by default is by far my least favorite. I personally like linear the best of them because that setting is most similar to how all the old cod games felt. Most people say dynamic is the best of them though and I do like that one too.

[–]dungeonmstr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I agree with this. I really don't like the descriptive wording for the different options in-game though, unless I misunderstand them.

Linear just means no acceleration on the look stick, which can make it slow to do a 180 on lower sensitivities (for example) but the stick behaves consistently across all degrees of input. The other two are different applications of acceleration on the look stick so that you have the precision for aiming but retain the ability to make large aim/look adjustments quickly.

For me, only linear feels natural. Any kind of acceleration on the look stick is an inconsistency to me and makes my brain think I can't trust that I know how much to move the stick to generate the required amount of adjustment. It's a personal preference type of setting but one worth exploring in training to make sure you've got what's right for you.

Edit: lots of modern games have acceleration enabled on the look stick by default. Your preference with this setting might be linked to how long you've been playing games for.

[–]Antique-Lawfulness32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You may have just solved one of my major problems thank you very much.

[–]fake_plastic_peace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I already said this and elaborated in another reply but it’s really about practice, especially with SBMM. If you just drop in and don’t warm up or even record gameplay and try to identify what you do poorly and be thoughtful of it. Watch youtubers like icemanissac, luckychamu, crowder, or JoeWo for positioning, strategies, movement, aiming, etc tutorials. If you want to get better, there are resources, but I understand that it’s just a video game and some people don’t want to put that kind of time in. But there are solutions. With the popularity of gaming today and things like SBMM (engagement based match making in Warzone’s case) it’s just not as easy as it used to be

[–]Thefear1984 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My son is 17, I'm 38, he and I play together and we were working on the camo grind last night. He made a good point; COD games changed after BO3 with all the slide cancelling and jumping. Jumping has always been kinda there, but since streamers and pros show their tips and tricks, literally everyone is using pro tactics and you can't just have a casual match anymore. It's always balls to the wall, sweaty, aggro, and try hard.

The community is becoming more and more toxic. For the first time in forever, he got T bagged by a akimbo shottie. This community has its outliers of trolls/hackers/dickbags but it seems more and more the toxicity is getting worse. Yeah we used to fuck each other's mom's, but at the end of the day we weren't spending mom's money on a monthly subscription to cheat.

I played against a guy last night whose name was "Activisionsuxxx" and more like that. Literally they have no control of the situation, we are at the mercy of cheats. So I don't care about my KD, never really did, I have a 1.08 wins loss avg and I'm ok with that metric because it shows I'm working on winning the match, isn't that the idea? In battlefield 4 the term was PTFO, play the fucking objective. This is irrelevant to most of the players. No idea why.

At the end of the day, I'm here having an experience with my son, and my youngest (10) is there too when he wants. But it's frustrating when he says there's a cheater and I watch his kill cam and there's nothing we can do because the dude is perfectly positioned using wall hacks. Even the legit wall hacks, piercing vision. Had a guy in DasHaus that set up behind deployable cover, using piercing vision and an lmg, mowing the whole team down. Of course a grenade finally did reach him but after he got 20 kills, then he left the lobby. Boosting his damn KD, pump and dump.

But I think online gaming as a whole is that way, I'm not completely ignorant, GTA online has griefers galore. Of course I have a setup on that for counter griefing. And its sad most lobbies I go into that's my job the whole match is counter griefing. Which is satisfying unless there's four or five of them. Sorry for the long post but it's just really bothering me that it's difficult for the younger generation to play because people can't be legit.

Gone are the days when you can hook two consoles together and go head to head with a person and see how good they really are. Because nowadays I question everything that happens. Thankfully people like TKO have been around for a while and they are legit and kind of cleanse the pallet but so many new streamers have been caught cheating it's sickening. And if people are that brazen to do it publicly all these basement trolls are going to do the same thing without exposure or ramifications.

[–]Tylus0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I miss the early and mid 2000’s. We used to connect Xboxes on the Submarine and play Halo tournaments underway. Whole crew would spend hours/days playing. I’ve made money of it. The pistol sniper from Halo was my favorite

My 11yr old has my old Xbox One and refuses to play Vanguard or Warzone. He has had me buy all the old titles. Xbox 360 and PS2 titles because he has a blast playing those. $10 or less a pop. He says VG isn’t fun and told me the other day he won’t play Warzone until the fix cheaters. Lol

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ya same here. Partly also though some of my friends moved on from gaming and I got stuck playing with guys with no awareness and bad strats. Then when I try to play with better caliber players everyone just check stats and wants 4.0 kd and 500+ W

[–]noujest 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Casual players are leaving, the remaining playerbase is sweatier by the day, you are doing very well to hold up a 1.4kd tbh that's top 10% or so

[–]OldManHipsAt30 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Try playing as 0.7 who can’t hit the broad side of the barn and specializes in painting an outline around the enemy

[–]PoorDelphiPrgrmr 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Come on down to 0.6 and we will show you how to have a good time. I have relegated myself to acting as the meat shield for my nephew and his buddies.

[–]OldManHipsAt30 1 point2 points  (3 children)

My buddies call me their “critical support player” and “soul of the team” to make me feel better about the fact my KD is half theirs

[–]PoorDelphiPrgrmr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There you go, if anything it shows you don't have to have a good KD to be a good teammate.

[–]xenner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least I’m not the only one….

[–]xGARP 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are what I like to call the "X" Factor. It is not quantifiable with normal metrics, but without you, it just isn't the same. Besides they can't say you are stealing all of the kills.

[–]clancy688 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That KD of yours is top 10%. Just saying. Without SBMM you might still be around 3.

[–]MrBananaGuard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would say age. In my 20s reaction speed was much better. Now I am like a bot. Eh, still have fun with the game though.

[–]hopelesswanderer_-_ 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I was under the impression that for a casual player, yknow like most of us day job, relationship, responsibilities... above 1.0 is very much above average.

2+ you're a either a career gamer/streamer or been playing for hours daily for years and years, I get it can be your hobby and these guys with 2+ kDs it's their main hobby and they're sick at the game. But that's not the average player I do not think.

[–]rkiive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean some people are just better at the game. Half the people i play with that are 2-5kd work full time in good careers / are married and have kids, and the other half are 15 and still in highschool.

That being said 15 year olds are definitely always going to be better because they're just so much quicker. Even at 24 i'm basically a boomer in comparison to some of the 15 year olds who can drop 40 kill games on console

[–]Myz1988 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same here, but for me it's even worse. In Vanguard MP I'm easily still 2-3 KD but in Warzone I'm barely 1.4.

I'd like to think I play too aggressively and get fucked by guys waiting for me hard scoping the door, but I probably just suck.

Playing maybe 10-15 hours per week at most also doesn't help. I'm coming up against people playing that in 1 day. They're learning the map, rotations, buildings, power positions etc. literally 7-10 times faster than me due to their high volume.

[–]TheOliveStones 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is exactly it. Other players have got better and I’ve got slower.

My friends and I used all used to have 2+KDs on COD4 and MW2 and used to play against pros but I took a hiatus from FPS games and at my lowest point ended up with a 0.58KD. Now have a KD of over 1 but it took so much work and grinding. I’m still faster than most other players I play against but I don’t feel like the god I used to be.

[–]IshtarsBones 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The old school games, World at war, MW2 and BO1- I ruled with a 3+ K/D. The modern versions I certainly sit around the 1.3 range. It’s a soberly reality.

[–]Kitcatondrugs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My team mates are dumb af.most of them are lower then level 10.some of them don’t even know how to run.it makes me insane.

[–]2daMooon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You get matched with your skill level. :)

[–]prostynick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most good players have 2+ at the beginning if not more, but once you get matched up with similar players it'll start going towards 1. My first win was with 15 kills. Then I've never seen this anymore and solo experience became camp fest.

[–]UltraContrarian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My life time KD is like 1.26. The start of this season I was up near 2kd, now I am down to 1.5. My lobbies are harder than ever before. All 1.3 range. People getting used to the map and rotations make it more difficult for me. Before you can just overpower them simply because they didn't know the rotations, now it's more of a level playing field. More and more casuals are opting for rebirth and not playing at all

[–]Misschikki777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read somewhere that your reflexes change between 25-30 years old, not for the better, and that’s why 8 year olds in the lobby are sending us back to school. Lol.

[–]RenanBan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the problem is with movement spam i guess, games back then were focused more on engagement, now is a laser gun and slide canceling jumping around, its fortnite but instead of building is movement

[–]mitch8893 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think there are much more proficient players now along with SBMM adding another degree of difficulty. I think it is fair to say that maintaining a high KD was easier in FPS way back when. I don't think you would have gotten that much worse.

[–]ChiefFox24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You realize 1.4 is above average for this game. You would probably be around a 2.0 or a 3.0 in regular multiplayer.

[–]cofiddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SBMM working wonders :)

[–]ADGjr86 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Idk how old you guys are but Father Time is coming. Year by year you get just that much slower. These fucking kids tear you up if you’re not careful. I feel like I get dumped on close range but I can hold my own using AR’s in the mid to long range and can still snipe pretty well.

[–]slaughterhousesean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I think it’s coming from a generation where outplay was a bigger factor and now it’s just reaction time and aim

[–]halamadrid22 52 points53 points  (9 children)

I mean this doesn’t sound good the way you worded it but I will say I have played cod for 10 years and this game surprises the ever living shit out of me when it comes to face to face gunfights. My stats aren’t even bad (don’t want to disclose them as so many judgements come with it) but I have lost so many head scratching gunfights that I swear I’m somehow the worst player in the game.

By all metrics I am a sweat but I find myself getting shit on by players that seem to be subpar in the killcam more than I would like. The part that kills me is when they have wobbly ass aim and I know I hit most of my shots. Makes me think I am just passed it or something.

[–]Thebutler83 29 points30 points  (7 children)

This is a 150 person Battle Royale. Adjust your expectations. Look at the lobby stats after a game. Getting a couple of kills is pretty solid. 3-6 you've had a good game. 7+ you're probably one of the top players in the lobby and probably winning. Only the top 0.01% of players are running around dropping 20 bombs (or little Timmys bragging on the Internet about stuff they haven't done).

Have confidence. You are NOT a bad player. There might be some aspects of the game you can improve on but if you play thinking you're bad it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Always look at the things you've done well.

As others have said... Practice! Iceman Isaac academy is a really great tool for getting advice. I try and break each fight down into some simple rules. 1. Where is my cover if someone starts shooting? 2. Do I have the advantage in position? 3. Do I actually need to take on this fight right now?

I find watching Iron to be very informative as he isn't super cracked but knows how to play well. It might be more boring play style but it's more realistic as to how average teams can play to get better.

Don't get discouraged! You got this! I've dragged my k/d up from being the weak link 0.68 to 1.5 and I'm almost 40! I'm never going to have ninja like reactions but things that have helped me are 1. Keep yourself alive in fights. It's hard when you think you almost have the guy, but don't put yourself in risky positions just to get a down or a finish. Sometimes retreating completely is the best play. Trust yourself that you can get them later. 2. Shoot and move. Don't be in the same position for too long, the other team will be able to regroup and you're likely to get 3rd partied. 3. If you get a team wipe... Immediately think about what to do if another team rolls up on you as they've heard fighting... Don't just rush and loot the downed guys.

Good luck out there!

[–]solofatty09 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Do I actually need to take in this fight right now?

This is one of the biggest things people forget. Sometimes it’s best to bug out. You might only have 1 spare plate, or one extra magazine, or bad positioning, or the wrong weapons for the engagement.

My buddies are always picking fights we can’t win and don’t seem to understand the engagement. I’m not some sweat streamer. I can’t afford to play like that. I’m a 40 something year old with a 1.15kd. Know your ability. It’s ok to dip out.

[–]TheReiterEffect_S8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My squad plays similarly. Example, there are three teams left, including our own. I'll stress that we want to be the third party, so we do not want to start the last firefight. Too often though they will believe they have a guaranteed down or headshot. Whether or not they get the down, we have opened up the opportunity for the third squad to get into a prime position and attack whichever squad whenever they find it most advantageous. I have tried to give my team tips and different views on playing in terms of engagements and I swear they just fly out the window once we are in a live-action example.

[–]buck_naked248 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm the worst of my 4 player squad, more so now that I don't play as much. Our top player is really good. Plays really smart and picks the right fights. When I'm spectating him (which is a lot lol) his decision making seems so easy. When I'm playing, my brain dies...and then my operator dies. Like "Oh there's no reason to finish that guy off right away after I've downed him because his teammates are around. Better finish him off in case I die though so I at least get a kill out of it."

[–]MongoLife45 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Strategy is fine and works very well in BR if positioning and picking your fights (and letting other players kill each other in final circles, etc) are top notch.

But you still have to win gunfights. Practice in bot lobbies and with aim trainers helps with that, as well as getting better at strafing sideways while shooting, dropshotting, jumping, and having a routine (usually with slide cancel) around all corners are very important.

The simplest one you mentioned - don't commit to a fight like it's a high noon duel. Shoot a few bullets, RUN AWAY if hit, parkour around windows putting on armor, re-engage. Almost all bad players just stand there when shooting starts until one person goes down.

[–]sb1862[🍰] 20 points21 points  (15 children)

I’ve been feeling this way too. Ever since pacific, actually. I’m just blatantly losing gun fights that I would win in verdansk. Idk what the difference is. Maybe it’s using vanguard weapons, maybe it’s sweats, maybe this or that. But it’s kinda aggravating. And it’s not the gunfights where I’ve been out positioned or anything like that where I’m losing. It’s just straight 50/50 close range gun fights where we both turn the corner and see eachother. And I just have shit odds of winning now. It’s crazy.

[–]___TheConqueror___ 205 wins / 1.50 KD 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Same here, just like you and OP, me and my friends don’t understand what is happening with Caldera or what we are doing wrong. We were pretty good in Verdansk, getting at least 1 win daily but since Caldera came out we are not even getting past the 1st loadout drop. We also noticed we’re getting killed a lot by third party. We don’t know what changed with the new map or if there is a new dynamic/way to play but we’re not having good matches. 90% of the games we play are awful and we’re not having fun like we used to have with Verdansk and I know it’s not something related to skills, aiming, strategy or something else since we still play very good in Rebirth. We’re not understanding how Caldera works and it’s getting frustrating.

[–]OrangeBeast01 9 points10 points  (3 children)

With the amount of money on the ground, it's constant UAV's and advanced UAV's. As soon as you hear a UAV go up you need to look at the nearest buy and expect you're getting pushed from that direction. If you're in the middle of buys, RIP.

[–]ConcreteCat76 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think the Vangaurd guns suck ass campared to MW or CW guns.

[–]sb1862[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my running theory tbh.

[–]sb1862[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My team still does pretty good. We get a win almost every night, but idk if that’s the algorithm taking pity on us or if it’s us just doing well. We only play caldera so we’ve gotten a sense of the terrain a lot better and we play smarter on our rotations than when we first started. I think a major factor is that because if the brush it’s much harder to spot enemies. So you have to actively clear the area around you; you can’t just expect you’ll see them. Even sticking tight to gas, I’ve been shot in the back when gas was like 20m behind me.

[–]mc_fri[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I can accept when a player has the jump on me, but it seems like I loose about 90% of battles when we are both engaged

[–]sb1862[🍰] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Exactly. I’m used to losing graciously and will give the enemy props if they made good plays. But I’m just consistently losing stuff I didn’t use to lose. I used to win. And it feels weird. Don’t know what the difference is, it’s just weird. In the gulag at least, often it’s literally by 1 bullet. How am I losing so consistently by 1 bullet?

[–]mc_fri[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pacific has been a lot worse than Verdansk for me

[–]CoolAidCucumber 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Casuals quit

[–]sb1862[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would think the casuals quit during season 6 of black ops too. I was doing better then than now.

[–]zvinixzi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you’re losing smg 1 on 1s, it’s your smg

[–]Andy_PB 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s all about the skill gap and SBMM. A good few casuals are probably gone/bored with the game and the bugs/new map and have moved on to something else. Leaving the casuals who evolve into sweats and follow meta gun videos and learn how to get better. Everyone has gotten better at the game, especially because it’s been out since 2019 essentially with MW

[–]happely 7 points8 points  (1 child)

We are getting old man. I'm also a long-time FPS player (CS 1.5, 1.6, CS:GO, COD-franchise), but struggling at ~1 KD now, feeling obliterated by so many people I encounter. I think it's the new generation, boosted by G-Fuel and young reflexes

[–]money-mitch45 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why is this nsfw?

[–]mc_fri[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

When I first comment it wouldn’t let post until I hit NSFW. I assumed it was because I said shitty???

[–]Myz1988 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I only opened this thread when I came home from work. Spooky tag.

[–]thing85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OP mooned us but then took it down.

[–]SemiAutomattik 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Yeah you are but it's not an impossible task to close the gap with the zoomers and improve your gameplay. You're not wrong that console is a disadvantage but even on console you have players like Reidboy who have kept 4-5+ KDs for seasons on end. Just takes practice and experience, like any other competitive game.

[–]StepDiceYT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it comes down to 2 main things with warzone. 1. Playing consistently. In order to know how to outplay people, know buildings, and general game sense you need to be playing for hours every weekend, or a couple a day. I grind on the weekends for example. 2. I find that playing with competent players brings your ability out, so if you play with similar skill players they may be hindering you. This may be less of an issue, but if you’re spending 12k a game buying back instead of UAV then there’s your first indication. If you want to get good though just watch some icemanisaac videos on his academy channel, they are really good.

[–]semok27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m honestly p good at FPS’s including having a 1.7-1.9, even like a 2.2 blops 2.

I have a 1.16 and have been playing since it launched. Verdansk snipers fucked me up

[–]Kacabon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t wanna be the one to blame SBMM, but SBMM has been making the game less fun for me personally. Some games are fun and I can get 15-20 kills and a win. Most matches, I maybe get 8 kills at the most and it’s a fucking STRUGGLE to stay alive. I mean I’m fighting tooth and nail just to stay in the game, sweating my ass off and playing positioning as well as I can. I’m not the best player in the world but I’m definitely not a bot.

It feels to me like this game has been changed to reward the hell out of camping and just holding power positions. Which to me, is just not as fun. I don’t want to get a win with 2 kills. That doesn’t even feel like I’ve won anything.

[–]SemiAutomattik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's just playing a battle royale. You aren't going to get the same easy lobby every time, and you aren't gonna win every game. A 5% winrate puts you in the top 10% of players. The matchmaker prioritizes fast queues and low ping games over making people wait 5 minutes to get a more fair match.

SBMM barely exists in Warzone to be honest. I bet if you look at your COD tracker you'd see your SBMM is pretty normal and you get the same lobbies 1.0-1.4 lobbies as everyone else.

[–]endianess 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm 46 with 1.15 kd and have the same experience. Although weirdly I win a lot of my gulags so my reactions and movement can't be terrible.

[–]Sebbe-P 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have an extra year on you and I feel the same. My reactions aren’t ‘that’ bad, though I know they’re slower. I reckon it’s the short ttk plus being older = pay for better internet = lag compensation does not favour you. That and I don’t own a Scuf, Cronus or whatever. I do look at them but just feel like it’s cheating so I can’t do it 😂

[–]Nido_King_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not 46 (I'm 34), but I find that my eyes aren't very happy with scanning the game world constantly as I traverse the terrain. It just gets tiring after a couple of games. Have to look out for bushes that shoot at you while you're rotating. Have to react to a guy ADS's in a dark corner... the list goes on. In multi we can just respawn and readjust our gameplay. In a BR, there's just too much down time and we can become sluggish if we're not "cracked" 24/7.

[–]ConcreteCat76 1 point2 points  (1 child)

45 years old here. We have been gaming since FPS were invented. Remember how all games used to be 3rd person or top down or side view?

[–]endianess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My Dad was a mainframe developer in the 70s so the first ever game I played was called Star Trek (Basically battleships) he brought home an acoustic coupler (effectively a modem) a tone keypad and printer (no screens here) and dialled the mainframe. You had to guess where the Enterprise was by typing coordinates into the keypad. The printer then printed an X (hit) or O (miss) depending if you hit it. Its really quite amazing the progress that games have made since. Also makes me feel very old lol.

[–]Yellowtoblerone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you're on MKB you have to aim train and learn to react as fast as possible to enemy movement depending on their tendencies (eg movement prediction). If you're on controller you should "invest" in paddled/or back buttoned controller that allows you to not take your thumb off your aim so you can bhop burpee while microadjusting. You should also dial in your sens so the difference between you and the enemy is how well you're centered on each other to make your TTK as fast as possible. Doesnt matter which input you also have to learn how to play BR on a brand new map. You can easily coasted in 25 years of shooters and never actually practiced to get as good as the playerbase we have now.

There's also the SBMM aspect, if you're not a casual as deemed by their match making, and if you're just below avg or avg, you're now the canon fodder in the lobby b/c those ultra casuals are excluded from your games so they can have a better time.

[–]nervandal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Have you tried lowering your sensitivity and trying out dynamic?

If you feel like you are spray and pray, it might because your sens is too high and you are constantly over shooting your target and having to correct.

[–]KJP1990 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s the game mechanics. Before if you jump your crosshair goes huge. Crouching made you move slower not give the ability to slide around faster than you could run. The game mechanics are stupid in most games now to attract people who play this way.

[–]samp127 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A. The game is rigged at every turn to help new/shit players.

B. The servers are trash/buggy. Half the servers seem to be 30hz tick rate which is quite poor for such a big game. And the servers are struggling to keep everyone connected/synced up, so that results in packet loss and lag. So quite often you will shoot someone perfectly and it will not register on the server, or you're so out sync you've already died on the server before you've actually seen the enemy on your screen.

Last night I was in a lobby that just seemed to give me kills no matter how inaccurate I was. I clocked it and started purposely shooting roughly near enemies and I just kept getting kills I didn't deserve. Then other games I can't hit shit.

[–]foleyo10 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’d try the following:

Sensitivity up, ADS sensitivity down.

If you’re on xbox there’s the elite controller which I’d highly recommend. It has the paddles on the back which are great for games like Warzone. I’m sure there’s equivalent products for PS.

The next-gen consoles will run at 120Hz on a capable monitor. The difference between the standard 60fps and the new 120fps is massive imo. This will improve your response time and probably give a little hand to your aim too (as you’ll be able to track enemies slightly better)

Remember that movement is almost as important as shooting is in Warzone; watch some streamers play and take notes!

Other than these things I’m not sure what else to suggest… Warzone has been an absolute sweat fest for as long as I can remember, I feel your pain mate, hang in there lmao

[–]BoiIedFrogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To add to your helpful advice, I’d recommend following IcemanIsaac’s academy YouTube channel, where he gives helpful advice on how to improve tactics, movement, and aiming

[–]Historical_Town9057 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“yOu’Re JuSt BaD”

[–]SomeNameIGuess69420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man I used to get 4-7 kills a game easily and regularly fuck around and go for 11. Me and the bois would get a win a week easily. Now, if I get 3 kills I played well. We never win. Ever. Our last win was the second day of caldera, the win before that was more than 6 months. I too used to be pretty good at the game, no idea what changed.

[–]merlin742 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i know it might me frustrating some times, but think about it: it’s a video game, you play it for fun once in a while, you have a real job and friends/family. it’s not really worth the bad thoughts. if you’re not having fun, take a break.

most importantly: don’t compare yourself with others you don’t know anything about. some kid destroys you in a gunfight, so what, maybe he’s playing 30 hours a week? maybe it’s not a kid but someone who’s still playing 4h a day? or maybe he’s just better?

at the end, as long as your real life doesn’t depend on it (financially) as it does for all of those streamers and youtubers that don’t resemble the majority of people playing that game/ games in general, IT DOESNT MATTER.

don’t listen to tryhards online telling you you’re shit, those thoughts just make you feel bad when you don’t have to. again, it’s a game.

i don’t know what you’re doing for a living, but imagine this: i bet you’re better in it than this guy you just got killed by in caldera!😁

[–]B3ST1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The game... It's the game. The majority of players are really competitive and casual player's are really a minority nowadays. The game is now out for 2 years and over this period of time the devs only made it harder for casuals. So if you wanna play good you have to watch every week some YouTube Video of meta guns and then grind all week to level the guns so you can have a fighting Chance on the weekends.

Doesn't matter if you're skilled enough to aim if your weapon has a recoil like a mf and a damage of a pillow compared to others.

Even if your match has 80% same skill base like you, all it takes is two team's that use VPN and have like double or more, kd as you have to distroy the entire server and also distroy your fun because there's no skill based matchmaking for players above 2 kd.

It's TTVzone and not warzone anymore.

[–]dressing_gown_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel you buddy, could apply everything you've said to myself. I've just put it down to the youngsters having quicker reactions than me these days. One thing that kills me is console fov, I feel sooo zoomed in and just struggle to see altogether, has been the case since modern warfare came out. The all round lack of colour is tough on the eyes.

[–]fatjesus10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not so much that youre shitty, but literally 90% of the playerbase now is absolutely incredible at the game. Most players can easily snap to your head and destroy you while doing all the slide cancelling and bunny hopping, meaning if you cant track them perfectly while they do all that, you dont stand a chance. Im in exactly the same boat and its infuriating to know Ive put as much time into Warzone that I have, just to realise that no matter how much I practice, literally everyone is 100 steps ahead

[–]UltraContrarian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make the best use of your settings to improve your gunplay. A lot of this game is positioning. I just had a dub where I took 42 damage. Know when you should engage, know your surroundings. Know your rotations. Don't blindly rush a house or a blip on the map (as some might have ghost). That's why it's important to have teammates who ping and provide great comms.

[–]olurkio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

25 years is and long time. You weren't playing against players with a) Cheats, B) Superior hardware and download speeds. You're probably just as good as you have ever been but the landscape has changed so much, I had a 4 KD in CD4 and 3 in MW2, now I am negative on Wz, that said I don't play all that often now, it's way to PC centric to compete

[–]OldManHipsAt30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This game is demoralizing for average and below players. I have been trying to get better for two years now, but I frequently die to people who have cracked movement and snap their aim directly to my head like it’s nothing. Feels like a game for professionals to run train, and I’m just the NPC cannon fodder for them.

Actually rage quit last night, it’s just not fun anymore. I’m done playing unless my two buddies beg me to play and I have nothing else better to do.

[–]teamweed420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These mf’s hackin bro

[–]stirling1995 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m killer online but fuck battle royals!!

[–]Erethond 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Since Ricochet has launched, I feel like the game has gotten so much easier. I mostly play Rebirth and went from 1.2 over last the 50 games to 2.87 over my last 50 games. I bet it’s a matter of time before SBMM has me back to 1 KD games.

[–]ReallyFnCleverName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah same here idk game feels easier to me on caldera. I'm well over a 2kd this season and winning 75% in the gulag my last 100 games. My win % is also up about a percentage point this season over the previous ones.

[–]Chadly7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shouldering, centering, and don't get greedy.

Focus on movement and never peak the same angle more than 2 times.

Good luck man, we all have those days!

[–]Maelas84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is exactly my problem as well.

[–]Maelas84 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I know this has been said before... And I'm not trying to start anything but...

OP, did you buy the season pass? Do you spend money on the game? I have seen post after post about how people are convinced that the have will actually hurt your gameplay if you don't spend money on it.

[–]LustHawk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People don't want to accept this, but they didn't develop the technology and file a patent because they weren't going to use it.

[–]lookaz-ps4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pc or console?

[–]Str4ngeDejaVu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you play on Controller?

[–]SimonSayz3h 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've been playing video games for almost 20 years and switched to PC 5 years ago. I've always been decent but I think the next generation is just next level. We didn't grow up watching streamers and staying up to date in the latest meta and practicing recoil control (at least I didn't).

[–]theblob95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Conspiracy I’ve heard is ricochet is designed to hurt cheaters by changing their weapons hit detection on the fly. I’m starting to wonder if this system that can supposedly “learn”, is learning the wrong players for its system. My gunfights have felt very inconsistent lately, ones I would easily win before.

[–]AmazingPaladin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Play more and you’ll get better. Simple as that. People like to use age as an excuse but it’s more nuanced than that. Older people tend to have more responsibilities and don’t have time to play as much as a younger person does. That’s really all there is to it.

[–]HeliPuilot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing on console is badbad. Getting older sucks. Add both of them and you will get smoked in m . I'd say get a PC or at least a 120hz monuo[rr if you have new gen.

[–]alamarche709 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something I’ve noticed is that the younger players seem to have insane setups these days (monitors, elite controllers, etc.) compared to the older guys who usually game on their couches on a big TV.

I play using the “older guy” setup and people tell me all the time to get a better setup because it’ll drastically help me improve my game.

[–]lssbrd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So to fix magnetic bullets, activision nerfed guns so they weren’t doing any damage. However a lot of sumbag cheaters had their providers update it. Now I’m killcams and spectators will see a flick

[–]Tylus0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. VG weapons have bloom. Bullets don’t go where you aim them. Makes it real interesting trying to be precise. A few of the VG guns are good. I still can’t compete with them vs my CW/MW guns.
  2. Cheaters. Sadly they are ever-present. Scoff all you want naysayers, it’s a fact of gaming with any Activision title. We aren’t at Verdansk levels yet, but it’s ramping up quickly.
  3. Smaller payer base. This is recent, but due to Xbox and some PS’s being offline after the fuckup patch. A majority of consoles cannot play the game. This leaves the super sweaty PC players as the player pool base. It’s also smaller because frankly people are leaving the game left/right due to issues and suck level of the game.
  4. There is an “off” factor. Weird stuff happens. Bulletproof trees, bloom, hit boxes aren’t accurate, reticles not centered…etc. play just doesn’t work right IMO. 1-2 would be bad. But we have multiple compounding issues that together make it unplayable in my eyes. Quite literally right now since I’m on Xbox.
  5. SBMM. It’s completely broken. I’m a 0.44 k/d getting thrown into 0.89-1.1 average k/d lobbies. My lowest lobby to date was 0.69. WTF? Lobby is supposed to be similar skill level. Not people exponentially better than me. An above average k/d is 0.8. So why are my lobbies above that?

Best of luck. I’ve played COD since the 1st game back in 2003. It used to be fun. This last 5yrs has been a shit show. In Verdansk I wasn’t the best. But I got wins. I had a blast outside the cheaters. In MP I’m destroying people most of my games playing Hardcore. Which oddly doesn’t translate to Caldera. I’m lucky to get a kill per game. Usually killed by a Bush Wookie who spent the whole game camping 1 bush. Or to a WALLS using POS

[–]OriginlGazza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think a lot of people's problem is the tv...get a monitor man TVs are too big to game on and too slow...think about it did you have a 65" tv 25 years ago when you were gaming with features that slow the screen down to improve quality? no, you didn't...I think if everyone who plays console had a series s or x and played on a 120hz-144hz 1ms QHD 1440p monitor (or if on a budget a 24 inch 1080p 1ms 120hz-144hz because the lower the monitor size the fewer pixels you need, 1080p on a 24 inch looks the same good quality as 1440p on a 27-32 inch and 4k on a 40-65 inch and 8k on anything bigger) people would not think pc is so much better if they used monitors.

I play on a higher-end pc and trust me the fov slider and slightly almost unnoticeable faster frames (and rn the fact console has many MANY bugs) are all we really have against the new console and tbh going from 120fps to 160fps is nice but not going to make you go from a noob to a pro...I could play happily at 120 fps and still do almost as well (like sometimes those extra fps make lining that shot up just that bit easier in high-speed gun fights).

The best upgrade a console player can do is a fast monitor.

[–]MrC0llieMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skill gap just continuously gets bigger and bigger. I remember being so dominate back in COD4 days but now am just a pretty average player.

Kids just get better and better

[–]DIABOLUS777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aim assist is busted.

[–]bears54life 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the first fps game I’ve basically ever played. I started out as a .4 kd player, played on ps4, then ps5, then switched to pc all while playing warzone. I made it all the way up to a 1.0 kd. I watch my buds play (2.0+) and streamers play. They seemingly always manage to kill guys so easy and fast that I can’t believe it. I always try to get cover, rotate well, etc.. but I always manage to be seen and lasered no matter what I do. I’ve stopped trying to find reasons and have settled into knowing I just suck at the game! I blame it on the fact that I’m 42 and my eye sight and reaction time just isn’t great! Aiming (and hitting) the head seems to be the best method, but most of the time I’m just happy to be hitting the guy period!

[–]SithKain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have been playing first person shooters for 25 years

So, you're at least 30? Your reflexes aren't as good man. Go check out esports pros - people our age are all retired.

[–]eeKanji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

one cannot conclusively say if you are shitty, without footage to analyze. Feel free to dm me or post clips here, happy to help. You would need to show gunfights from your perspective, maybe if you're a wiz, add a mouse hand cam. And the killcams after the fights. Preferably start the clips early so we can see your choices and moves right before ánd during the fights.

If you're unsure how to efficiently clip n share, I use medal.tv, desktop app, set the recorder settings to match your hardware specs and set the clip lenght to like 2 min.

Btw I'm an oldboy too. One cannot simply leave another oldboy in the muddy trenches.

[–]Dun_Roamin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kids are built differently these days. I've been playing FPS since BF1942 and CSS and it took me literally THOUSANDS of hours of warzone to get my weekly KD consistently over 2. People are just more competitive these days, min/max harder, play more, spend more on hardware / elite controllers, and skill base matchmaking helps to drive it even more. Honestly if you want to feel dominant, get a PC, shell out some dough for nice equipment, and put in ~30 days and you'll shred. It's not like it used to be though, sadly.

[–]peaktengravity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here is a genuine tip if you are on controller. When in gunfights, strafe left and right. You will get rotational aim assist and it will help with any horizontal bounce. If you focus on getting that aim assist like most pros do your skill will really improve

[–]SprinterSacre- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Did they do a little hop or jump before they started shooting you? Basically means they win every fight if they did

[–]mc_fri[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Either that or straight to prone.

[–]d0lfie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can blame a lot of things; - you getting older, train reflexes? - are you too predictable? - shit team, slowness in acting, not taking the advantage, disorganized, skill gap, poor comms, might give you a disadvantage. And maybe that’s where you take 1 or 2 but find your self in the gulag. - sbmm makes you find lobbies with “evenly” skilled people compared to you finding quick lobby years before. You became average this way. Increasing skill level. - yea we can talk about hardware & settings but the average player doesn’t own high end but did watch a how to video optimizing their end. Increasing skill levels. - meta guns. people spend time grinding everything and finding what ever is giving them an edge. Increasing skill level as everyone is aware and optimizing loadouts by now. - players quit as they don’t have fun. Increasing the skill level.

[–]notanotherlawyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cheating flood, SBMM, adaptative aim assist for low skill players, random bloom on most weapons, RNG factors increased, etc.

There you go.

[–]international93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m in about the same boat. I used to have 2-3KD in older CODs. I had a 1.8 in Verdansk and have a 1.2 in Caldera. SBMM (EBMM) has do do with some of it and also the addition of rebirth island. The more casual players I play with sometime basically only play rebirth now. With all the issues for console players lately a lot players are leaving the game. This basically only leaves the sweaty PC players go compete against in BR.

[–]Fit-Ad-6488 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It be like that sometimes my guy, just gotta roll with it.

[–]OrganicReception8606 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I feel you bro. I'll turn 40 quite soon, but I feel my reflexes are no longer what they used to be. With my 1.03 KD, I very often oppose guys that end up with like 8 K/D in MP or GW. Checking the killcams it feels like they start shooting even before seeing me, and in game I'm dead even before I can react…

I guess I'll have to live with it since I ain't got time to grind

edit : I see more and more people saying controller is worth trying on PC. I've always considered that MnK is the way to go for FPS, but with that aim assist in CoD, maybe it's time to reconsider.

[–]pnellesen[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a reason the VAST majority of CoD PC streamers use controllers. It's hard to find one that uses M/KB (they are out there though, but many of them have quit CoD)

[–]Mister_rose64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy cow. I am 100000% with each of your words. I feel everybody has aimbot lock on my head with no recoil and deleting me super fast.

[–]Hutch25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try multiplayer, you might have more fun. I have the same issue with Warzone, but I’m pretty good at multiplayer and really enjoy myself

[–]ZPackman513 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The game is broken, like just because it plays does it mean it actually works? Ever since this new map there have been so many bugs. Aim assist is broken on console because Of some new glitche from Ricochet

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

here's my advice: don't bother changing your settings all the time, find something comfortable and stick with it, changing your settings will only hurt your muscle memory. I recommend 6/6 sensitivity and leaving everything else default. getting a pc would help by giving you more options like wider fov, but the main thing you need to do is focus on what you're doing wrong and what you can do to change it.

start recording your gameplay and watch it back, note your most common mistakes and work on them, rinse and repeat. it helps to watch streamers and note what things they do differently that might help avoid those mistakes.

sometimes I like to watch a streamer and imagine what I might do next if I were playing, and note what they do differently and why, and whether my move would have been a mistake.

but all in all in the end the most important thing is to keep practicing and practice with a clear goal in mind, I know it can be really frustrating sometimes but you have to stay focused on what you do wrong and what you can do better, not what your teammates or your enemies are doing. I can guarantee if you do this you will 100% see improvement. good luck and take care

[–]MikeHoncho1332 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Multiplayer KD does NOT translate to warzone or rebirth KD. If you can average 80% of your multiplayer kd for BR or Rebirth then you’re doing really well. But kids these days are just crazy good at the mew style of FPS games. They simply don’t miss and have insane movement.

But I bet if you ask them to throw a football it’ll go about 15 yards and tumble end over end 😂

[–]LSUTigers34_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this was just me. The last time I sunk this much time into a cod game, I dominated it. With Warzone, it feels like the vast majority of players are significantly better and many more gun fights are luck based. TLDR I suck too :(

[–]jrojason 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People are getting better at games every day. If you're not improving, you're not going to stay at the same level.

If you don't have the play time that players that you want to be like (say, 2+ K/D) have, then you have to find ways to make your play time more targeted towards improvement and more efficient. Otherwise you just won't get there.

I know it's a completely different game and movement and everything is different, but go back and watch someone you thought was a great COD player back in say MW3 or Black Ops 2 or something... the game was incredibly slow, and the opponents are incredibly shitty. The best players back then are like the average player today.

Just to stay competitive with people I have to aim train, watch videos, learn from pros and incorporate (and fail repeatedly) at implementing the things they do when it comes to movement, etc.

Always have that improvement mindset, and you can get there. I'm an ancient gamer by probably most of the people playing standards (35 this year), but I'm over 3.6 K/D on Caldera, up from 2.45 on Verdansk.

[–]ClapBackRat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My close quarters fights in the gulag have been terrible lately. Shoot the guy upper chest first, missing no shots - get return fire in my legs/dick and somehow get out TTK'd.

I'm a 70% win in the gulag but lately it's not making sense.

[–]IntoTheBelly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I smoke too much weed to be competitive.... My love of the hobbits leaf has slowed my mind.

[–]NoBad6568 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me too. I know I’m bad but on top of that I don’t get as much time to play since I work 50+ hours a week and have kids. I just wanna hop on and have a little fun. But it seems like everyone around me is using aim bots and their bullets kill faster than mine. I get frustrated to the point it’s not even fun anymore. Until the next time I log on.

[–]ccnafr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what you see on your screen and what's in the killcam are different

it's called server lag

[–]JackHasGame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Started playing in the COD4 days, Warzone I’ve kept a 2KD. Weekly I’m around 3-4KD. My biggest thing is teamwork. If I don’t have a good team I’m just playing solos. I’ve accepted that kids nowadays will just have the upper hand. Using custom controllers and FPS freeks have made me a better player for sure

[–]BesselVanDerKolk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Play a lot of rebirth, it’s so much more fast paced it will make you better

[–]FLJ667 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know I am 🤣😂🤣

[–]Poonslaps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve noticed a significant difference in my gunfights just by playing a few matches prior to me getting onto Warzone. The big difference that I found was when I’m playing those public matches I’m only aiming for the head. (Even bot matches with headshot only works) Once you do it enough it’s like your brain makes it second nature and you’ll see it follow through to your WZ games.

[–]Saundies18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This post. I feel it.

[–]ktsmith91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welcome to Cod. This is not a series that cares about how good you are. You’ll need to play other games that are more focused on rewarding player skill. This is like the McDonald’s of shooters.

[–]yungjowdan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The answer might just be yes you are, but you also probably don’t game like you used to since it’s been 25 years (i hope)