View Full Version : Call Of Duty 4 - Strategies for Success

05-19-2008, 10:29 AM
Strategies for Survival & Success playing the game:
3 Catagories:
Squad Preservation,
Team Success.

Top things you should remember playing Call of Duty 4:
1) Respawn... MOVE! Get out of the spawn area before you find your entire team trapped.
2) Find a spot, stop, look around. If it looks clear, sprint to the next location until you find a great spot within enemy territory.
3) Use cover when moving to protect your flank.
4) Travel along odd and unpredictable paths.
5) Zoom in when you shoot to increase your guns accuracy.
6) If you know you're in 'sniper enemy territory', watch out for claymores. Nades are pretty good at clearing them out.
7) If you manage to get an airstrike, protect yourself because you are only a couple of kills away from getting a helicopter.

1) Self-Preservation:

1a-Be quiet when moving around in close quarters, your position and presence is easily revealed with sound.

1b-If you’re going to snipe, find a location then try and stay still...movement is easy to see and will reveal your position.

1c-Don’t stop running...if someone shoots you while you are running, don’t stop to see who shot you, keep running and find safety! Once you’re safe, don’t try and find the person who shot you...you’ve already lost this engagement, perserve yourself and go find another target. Remember, they already know where you are but you’re not sure where they are...if you try and locate them, they’ll have plenty of time to shoot you.

1d-If you are getting killed too much, change your stragety...go in a different direction, slow down or speed up (run more), change weapons...

1e-If you are moving slowly forward or sitting in one location, be aware that your own rear position may be in danger...always look around when moving slowly forward to make sure no one is sneaking up on you.

1f-Check around corners before moving forward...corners are dangerous as snipers will focus on them...sometimes it is better to completely run past a corner. Run in a zig-zag pattern. Don't try and run towards a sniper who's 100 yards away, you'll die. Try to out-flank them, use smoke or pick them off and if the sniper is really having an impact on the teams performance, warn the team to "stay away from 'left or right' side... sniper".

1g-When entering a room, scan it with your cursor. In fact every space you encounter, whether interior or exterior you should scan it from left to right (or visa versa depending on which side your protection is, like a wall, car, etc).

1h-If hiding in close-quarters situations, keep feet off the ground because the enemy will notice this first when entering a room.

1i-Distract the enemy and then flank their position...throw a gernade from one area then run around (fast) to flank their position. Shooting someone in the side when they aren’t aware of you is easier than shooting at them while they shoot at you. Sometimes you can just spray the ground in front of the enemy to get them to stop moving forward and looking in the direct you've shot from...

1j-To run fast past a sniper zone, carry only a pistol or gernade (note: need to verify in COD4).

1k-It is easier to shoot someone in the back than to confront them...try and penetrate the enemy line and surprise the enemy from the rear. But try and not spoil the spawn zone area as you may send a wave of the enemy into the rear of your own team.

1k-Become ‘cursor aware’, that is, always make sure that your cursor is pointed towards the horizon while you run and pointed in the direction that you think you may run into the enemy. By becoming ‘cursor aware’ while you play, you have an easier time shooting the enemy.

1l-Use your flash bangs before entering a room.

1m-Don't be afraid to lay down a base of fire if your not sure if the enemy is in a certain area. Usually you can get them to move if you spray an area, or you might just hit something and you'll know where to focus your fire. On the other hand, if you spray looking for targets and hit or see nothing, then move via a protected area because you've just given up your location.

1n-If someone is shooting at you and you have no idea where they are, retreat.

1o-If you run out of ammo, pick up any weapon you find. If your in a close quarters fire-fight, you can do this as well without bothering with reloading or switching weapons. If your carrying a pistol, you might want to switch for something else that's lying on the ground.

2) Squad Preservation:

2a-If a team member in front of you is sneaking up on an enemy position, don’t throw a gernade. You may end up leaving that person totally exposed by flushing out the enemy. If friendly fire is turned on, you both might get killed.

2b-Don’t push against a teammates back or side, leave them enough room to retreat incase of a sniper or gernade attack.

2c-If a team member next to you moves forward, support their flank and rear...don’t just sit there and watch them get shot. If they point their gun right, point yours to the left.

2d-Move forward at a rate consistant with other team members, unless you are a sniper or using a bazooka. This will help ensure that your flank is being supported.

2e-Turkey sacrifice...to find or distract a sniper or the enemy, one person runs out into the open creating a ‘perfect target’, generally shooting and creating havoc (flash bangs, nades, etc), while the other team members find and kill the enemy sniper. The use of the large machine gun also has this effect as the enemy will all want to get a shot at the fool using the MG (LOL) which leaves them vunerable to getting shot themselves. On the MG, make a few short bursts to get everyone attention then exit the area.

2f-Know were the MG's are posted so that you can always take down helicopters fast. Helicopters can be one of the more damaging things to a squad or team so it is important for everyone to get rid of it as fast as possible. Remember just because you're safe inside, your team members might be outside... if they're killed they will respawn behind you, thus leaving you more vulnerable, ultimately leaving your entire team trying to fight its way back out of the spawn area. Because of the Helicopters magical ability to be able to shoot at multiple targets at once (revealing the entire teams location btw), and because the linger so long, and because they seem to be able to see even an exposed foot and kill the person, it is in everyone's interest to get rid of it asap.

3) Team Success:

3a-Generally on maps, everyone tends to rotate around in a clock-wise direction (most people are right-handed, natural tendency) ...that means if you move faster in a clock-wise direction you will catch up with the enemies rear position. It also means that if you move counter to this direction, it is better to find a good holding spot. Determine what direction both teams seem to be moving predominately or in general and plan your strategy accordingly.

3b-Get behind the enemy, without spoiling their spawn area by getting too close to it, find a good defensible spot and pick off the enemy when they run past (so as not to reveal your hard to reach hiding spot).

3c-If you see an enemy soldier run behind your position and into the rear of your team, seek them out until you know they are no longer a threat to the team. This may cost you many lives but it is the right thing to do. This will also help keep the enemy 'corralled' and easier to kill.

3d-Object Maps...know where your teams mates are going (right, left, or center) so that when they are shot and dead until the next round, you will know that your flank is vunerable.

3e-Bind Sayings that quickly point out when the teams flank is vunerable...for instance, use the ‘<‘ key to say ‘Left Flank, need Help’ or ‘>’ for the right flank.

3f-Use (or assign) the correct key for quick Team Chat to help locate the enemy for your team members...especially snipers, before you risk your own life trying to shoot one...and, if you didn’t know, you can Team Chat while you are on the run using most of the keys on the keyboard to type out your message...i.e., you don’t have to stop and type a message before moving again (note: verify on COD4).

3g-If you know, on radar, that the enemies spawn area was overrun and they're respawning behind you, let your team know with the 'watch your six' voice command.

4) General:

4a-If you see a body part of the enemy sticking through a wall or door, shoot it. You can kill someone if you shoot their foot, hand or whatever. If you see the flash of fire but don't see them, toss a nade or C4.

4b-Aim for upper torso or head for the quickest kill.

4c-Always try and fight your enemy from their flank or back, not head-on. If they are in front of you... dig in and hold the position. This will give you and your team an advantage.


Have fun, play fair and don’t slash the noobs... (too much) ;) and as always, be the better player by making it fun for everyone.

06-06-2008, 04:08 PM
http://www.bradygames.com/display/BradyGames/images/logos/logo.gif (http://www.bradygames.com/)

has a great walk through of the single player game... it's 49 MB's but it is very thorough.

06-12-2008, 04:21 PM
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Call of Duty 4 Server Audit Tool (http://www.anarchic-x.com/cod4master/cod4_server_audit.php)

by gitman

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08-06-2008, 05:45 AM
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08-20-2008, 09:34 AM
You got to have atleast 2 weapons. It can be 2 pistols but cant have just 1. If you open chat in all or team you have to stop. quick chat can be used on the move.

04-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Ran across these vids for Tips playing Call of Duty 4... (they are old, but still good) enjoy.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episode 3: