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How to Effectively Use the ACOG Scope on the M40A3 Sniper in Call of Duty 4

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First off, if you are reading this article you are interested in using the ACOG scope on the M40A3 Sniper in Call of Duty 4. The first thing you will need to do is get 100 kills using the gun before you unlock this attachment. By the time you get 100 kills you should have the feel for sniping in general. After you unlock the ACOG scope you need to go to the “Create a Class” option. I would suggest you pick extra ammo for perk one, stopping power for perk 2, and steady aim for perk 3.

Now that you have the basics let me tell you a little secret you may or may not know. When you equip the M40 with the ACOG scope the damage is automatically upped by 5. This means that you will get a 1 shot 1 kill even to the arms and legs. This sets this gun apart from every gun (even the 50 cal doesn’t kill in one shot to arms and legs).

So you know how to get the scope, and why to use the scope. I will now cover the general strategy in TDM while using this gun. More articles will follow this one on in-depth strategy on the specific maps in COD4. The general strategy when using this gun is DON’T rush. You need to sit back a little and let the opposing team’s snipers get set in their buildings. You will not be hiding in buildings like the usual sniper. You are NOT a counter-sniper. Your target is the flankers and the rushers. Many times you will be sniping from behind a car or fence. (Side note here; Throw a frag grenade at the car you want to hide behind. This will keep you from getting blown up and it also makes great cover in the crouch position shooting through the busted windows.)

Don’t go into the battle wanting 29 kills or something. Your goal is to get 15 or so kills with 2 or 3 deaths. If you want 30 kills and 28 deaths you will be more suited using an SMG. You also need to avoid close up action. Even with a steady aim, your sniper isn’t even CLOSE to as accurate as an SMG or even an Assault rifle. I will write more articles soon discussing how to improve you’re hipshot with the g-shot and the gun swap shot.

Now you’re in battle, your team is rushing, what do u do? First, off you pick a spot where you can see a medium to a long strip of the map that is commonly used. Next, you find something to hide behind or go prone. So many people crouch instead of prone. If you learn to prone you will learn to live. Now all you have to do is wait. You should get your first 1 or 2 fairly quickly. After you kill 2 MOVE. Pick 3 spots on the map and rotate. Avoid as many tight spots as you can and keep your back to the walls. If you hear too much action too close, don’t be afraid to retreat away. Live to fight another day. If you play as you can only die one time you will see an improvement in your overall game and you will excel in S D; games faster.

That’s pretty much the general idea behind the M40 with the ACOG. I will cover all the specific strategies for different maps and different game styles in future articles. I’ll leave you with one highlight you can take with you and improve your game tonight. That strategy is PICK 3 SPOTS. If you want to snipe, pick your best 3 spots and rotate every 2 to 3 kills. Do this and you will have choppers and airstrikes every game.

Well, now that you have mastered the ACOG scope you can move onto your next game. For that, you can try Situs Judi Poker that offers you amazing card games that you can enjoy with your friends or a random player.

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Matthew
Matthew

Matthew Noyola is a colorful adult trying to establish himself as an eSports writer. He also wishes to participate in a global poker tournament.

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