8 simple reasons you suck at Killzone 3 multiplayer

It doesn't take much to screw up an entire team in a multiplayer shooter like Killzone 3. If one player insists on being dumb then the whole squad suffers. We're not asking for every team to be some kind of alpha-squadron super force that works in lock-step at all times, but we do humbly request that you use your head once in a while. What we're asking for isn't hard. Just follow our eight quick tips and you'll be well on your way to being a passable Killzone 3 player.

8) You Don't Understand Choke Points

Above: These people would have a lot more luck if they split up, and so will you 

There is a whole enormous level at your disposal. There are multiple routes, secret tunnels, and all manner of other opportunities. Yet you continuously charge directly into the built-in choke points on the map. The game is designed to spawn enemies near those places. The game deliberately tries to funnel players into those explosive choke points.

How To Fix It: It's simple: go around! Take a side route around their flank and surprise them. This is particularly effective if you're an Infiltrator. Your kill/death ratio will plummet if you keep trying to go up against a half dozen enemies. Use the entire level to get the advantage.

Worst in: Operations, Guerrilla Warfare

7) You Can't Guard a Point

Above: This is how stupid you look when you stand directly in front of the thing you're guarding 

If you're trying to protect something, then the worst possible place to be is directly next to the thing you're guarding. They're expecting you to be right on top of the captured point. They'll probably even toss in a grenade preemptively, just in case someone was silly enough to stand right next to it.

How To Fix It: It's really very simply. If the enemy knows where you are: don't be there. Hide around the corner and wait for the point to start being taken, then sneak around and take the assaulting party by surprise. They'll be at a huge disadvantage since they'll be forced to stand in a very specific area to keep capturing the point, making it easy to get the drop on them. If you've got a long-range rifle, try to find a good line of sight far off and protect the location from a distance. Most capture points include objects for capturers to hide behind, making it tough to cover from a sniper's perch, but to be honest most players aren't bright enough to worry about sniper line-of-sight anyway. So that's no big deal.

Worst in: Operations, Warzone

6) You're Too Trusting

I thought you people learned your lesson after Team Fortress 2's Spy class messed us all up back in 2007, but apparently not. The Infiltrator is a very popular class, and their trademark is the ability to disguise themselves as one of your teammates. If you see an ally coming straight at you then it's probably best to be a little bit suspicious. Allies don't generally come sprinting after you from the enemy's side of the map.

How To Fix It: Be suspicious. They might be spies. At medium-close range your gunsights will still turn red when placed over an enemy spy, so do your best to paint every suspicious-looking ally. If you're not convinced they're legit then put a bullet in them just to see what happens. Can't hurt.

Worst in: Operations

5) You Think This is Black Ops

Above: This is not Black Ops. Nor is Killzone 3. Get it straight 

It never ceases to amuse us how many times per match we see people creeping around in a stealthy, crouched position. This is not Black Ops. Everyone can see you. The pace of the game moves much faster than Call of Duty so you need to keep up. You won’t be able to kill an enemy with just a few bullets anyway, so camping a corner isn't likely to do much good. Odds are they'll sprint up and knife you before your bullets finish the job.

How To Fix It: Be fast. A few bullets won’t kill you so don't worry about being seen momentarily by the enemy. Also, expect the enemy to be fast. You won’t be able to take them out if you camp a corner. It's far more effective to take a side route and try to get behind the enemy spawn points rather than spend your time trying to defend a spot by camping.

Worst in: Guerilla Warfare


  • jayajaya415 - March 1, 2011 4:12 a.m.

    Actually, medics standing back up is becoming pretty common now that the games been out a little while. If he is not a medic let him be. If he is, and you're safe, kill him before you reload.
  • sakumosaiyan - March 1, 2011 1:37 a.m.

    finishing off downed enemies is a good thing. it doesn't make them spawn faster it will allow you to walk around with out getting stuck on a damn body
  • Flashinthepan - February 28, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    The only time you use the knife is during a brutal melee, otherwise it's the butt of the gun that kills the enemy. These are also very generic rules to not suck at shooters in general, so maybe you haven't actually played Killzone 3 yet, and just wrote this obligatorily.
  • waffman11 - February 27, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    I almost fell off of my chair when I saw the Black Cops picture.
  • EroticInvisibleMan - February 27, 2011 1:22 a.m.

    I'd like to think the reason I suck at it is because I've never played it, but I don't have the wherewithal to defend myself.
  • LordGremlin - February 26, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Reason 1 and main: You don't use FragFX.
  • NightCrawler_358 - February 26, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    Hey! I played medic in KZ2 and i was pretty great at it! i revived and supllied health packs, and when i went lone wolf i could rack up kills and just heal myself. KZ3 is a bit different, but i like the medics first SMG.
  • brightroar - February 26, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    As someone who plays as medic I can't believe it when I get killed and the other guy walks past me and leaves me to jump up and stab him in the face.. but if they are going to keep doing it I won't be complaining!
  • zanthox - February 26, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    I want this game so bad. And I saw many making these mistakes in the beta. Great article.
  • minimaxi - February 26, 2011 4:55 a.m.

    yep I think everyone agrees that #2 is totally retarded. case closed.
  • BPM027 - February 26, 2011 4:47 a.m.

    Pretty good article, but number 2 on the list is actually terrible advice. I've seen people get revived by their bot and kill their "killer" more times than I can count.
  • Gameguy94 - February 26, 2011 3:59 a.m.

    Helpful hints although most people still aren't used to something like the infiltrator and many PS3 gamers didn't get a chance to play Team Fortress 2.
  • lightsideluc - February 26, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    Medic-ing with triage++ is an awesome way to get extra kills. Personally I think there should be a nice big fat bonus for coming back to life and killing, or even better, assassinating the guy who just killed you. Also, the little bot may not get kills bhy itself but it can pick off the guy you just got killed by if you wounded him as well as act as a shield or distraction. Also, about medics not being of use in games, you obviously haven't seen my Battlefield BC2 scores.
  • mahabat - February 26, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    haha Gamesradar makes one of these articles every time a new big shooter comes out, every time...
  • Robx - February 26, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    The first picture is an exact representation of what was it like when I played paintball with some first timers as teammates and they didn't want to listen my initial tips, they said "Forget that crap we'll just go forward and kick their asses!". Yes, after the whistle, that's what we looked like as I reminded each one of them about their mothers... BUT BACK TO THE SUBJECT! These reasons are actually very, VERY common on many other games. There's always a fool standing behind the flag, one who walks on the middle of the field (disguised) shooting (and missing) at the enemies, fuckers that just watch you die alone over and over as you attempt to achieve the game's objective for the sake of that same team that backs you up SO much, also the group of morons who camp at the same spot behind a door and...wait, Melee best? Did you said this was not like Call of Duty?
  • Markstone - February 26, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    I agree with Blasto, I love using tirage and then backstabbing the person who killed me. Also shooting downed enemies prevents enemy medics from reviving their comrades, and they have to spawn further away from the combat zone. And one hit kill melee is in almost every modern FPS (cod, battlefield, ect) so theres nothing new in doing a knife charge, but still, valid tips and a good article.
  • Blasto - February 26, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    I totally disagree about the whole "killing downed enemies" thing. As someone who plays as a medic I have killed countless people after getting up thanks to the triage ability, it's simply better to waste a few bullets than risk them standing up and killing you. Not to mention that killing someone when they're down doesn't speed up the respawn timer, they still have to wait 5 seconds.
  • soccerclownking - February 26, 2011 1:43 a.m.

    i saw the opportunity and i took it. FIRST!

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