- Jan 14, 2013
do you just go play and die a lot until you learn them or do you study layouts and stuff out of game?
I don't think it's you're reflexes, but probably a lack of play time.I used to always learn by just playing and learning as I go, taking the excessive dying as part of the learning process, not just of the maps but the games mechanics and weapon tree. After a lot of that I generally always landed in the top 5 of any given server match for games like Halo, BF 2142, BF4 and others. I'm just a bit older, my reflexes may be getting worse so I'm looking at other options to speed up the process lol
I do this as well. I find the best player on the team and I follow them. You learn way more then just the map this way.I usually follow a guy that has quite a high rank. These guys usually know the maps like the back of their hands and know where to position themselves.
Back in the day when we did Quake/UT99 we'd learn the maps mostly through just playing them so much, but a good test of if you knew the map well was if you could navigate through it running backwards without bumping into stuff, that's when you knew you'd spatially mapped out the level well in your head.I preferred arena combat ala the unreal series, and I'd study the maps offline to learn the secrets. Arena maps are typically smaller, though not always.