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Modern Combat 5: Blackout Tips & Strategy Guide – 5 Essential Tricks Every Player Should Know

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5: Blackout is a first-person shooter for iOS and Android devices that allows you to play in both single-player and multiplayer mode. For single-player, you will have to shoot your way out of one dire situation after another, as you try to hunt down a lunatic bent on tearing the world to shreds. In multiplayer mode, you can team up with friends and create your own squad, as you compete with teams from all over the world in Squad vs Squad action. There are five customizable classes to choose from, and you can activate skills specific to your class by earning and spending Skill Points. Before heading off to battle, we’d suggest reading our list of Modern Combat 5: Blackout tips and strategies for the game’s single-player mode.

1. Adjust Your Control Settings First

So you’ve just downloaded Modern Combat 5: Blackout and are raring to play it. We get your excitement, but before you head to the battlefield, the first thing you have to do is check your controls in the Options menu. We recommend turning Auto-Sprint on, as it allows your character to move extraordinarily fast. The Custom HUD option is also recommended in case you’re not comfortable with the default controls. There’s no right or wrong way to set controls, just as long as you’re comfortable with the setup.

2. Familiarize Yourself With The Classes

The game has a total of five classes, starting with the default Recon class, which is best in handling SMGs and pistols. Recon is best recommended for close-range or medium-range action. Assault soldiers, of course, use assault rifles and pistols, and are best in terms of dealing damage to the bad guys. Heavy soldiers are ideal for close-range fighting, Snipers use sniper rifles for long-range attacks, and Support is essentially the balanced class.

3. Use Auto-Shoot If You’re Starting Out

New to FPS games, or new to Modern Combat 5: Blackout? There’s no need to worry, because the game has an Auto-Shoot option available. Turn it on and the game will automatically shoot at an enemy once your target viewpoint homes in on one. As a bonus to this tip, Auto-Aim is only available in single-player mode, while Auto-Crouch can also be quite helpful for Modern Combat 5: Blackout/FPS beginners.

4. Keep An Eye On The Crosshairs

Look at the crosshair size and that’ll tell you just how accurate you’re aiming your weapon. Your accuracy will be best when you’re using a scope or iron sights, it’ll be good when you’re crouching, and merely solid if you’re standing. But if you’re running or walking, expect your accuracy to be anywhere between iffy and all-out terrible.

5. Collect Experience Points

With more experience points, you’ll be able to access better weapons and accessories, customize your character, and choose different classes of soldier. You can get more XP by completing missions, especially if you’ve got three stars upon completion, and even grind for XP by replaying successful missions. Trick shots such as headshots and explosive kills are also a great way to earn more XP.