OK to start I'm not a serious multiplayer gamer. I only really started playing MP games a few years ago, and even then I only play casually. Most of my gaming time is spent focused on SP games. Even so I have to ask how does someone get to be any good at a Call of Duty game? How do you even get over the frustration barrier? I've played several of the newer COD games in MP. MW2, BO, and MW3. Every time I try to get into them I end up quitting out of sheer frustration. First off it seems like there is an obvious hacker in every second game I get into. Someone who is very visibly wall hacking or aimbotting. Pretty easy to tell with the kill cam. Secondly I just get my ass handed to me constantly. Whether I run and gun, or try to go about things more tactically the same thing always tends to happen. Go around a corner... die. Try to capture an objective... die. Kill a couple of dudes... die. Half the time it doesn't even seem to make sense. I get the drop on a guy, start pumping him full of led, and next thing you know he whips around 90 degrees and kills me. What?? Then there are the killstreaks. Some how even the average player seems to get kill streaks so easily. Next thing you know there is a helicopter hovering around the map wiping me and my team out over and over. Of course nobody can take the thing down because it absorbs an insane amount of ammo, and nobody has thought to equip a rocket launcher. More often than not I end up loosing. You'd think I'd win a team game here and there just out of dumb luck. But no. More often than not I end up with a KDR less than 1 and another loss on my record. So my question is how do you get to be good at this game? How do you get over the frustration barrier? Is it just that other players have been playing this series for so long it's just impossible for me to catch up with the average players skill level? Just as an extra note, I've played a bit of BF3 online and never find myself this frustrated. I'm usually at the top half of the scoreboard in that game, and when I die I at least know why, and feel like I had a fighting chance.