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Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Tips
Gears of War 2 multiplayer can get pretty competitive. Nobody wants to be sawed in half with a chainsaw. Keep yourself alive and your body in one piece with these Gears of War 2 multiplayer tips.
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You should always be taking cover. If you're ever not behind cover, then you're doing it wrong. Choose your cover wisely, as you'll always be vulnerable at certain angles. It's also a good idea to keep moving, as cover can be slowly destroyed. Your best bet is to take cover somewhere with other cover nearby, allowing you to quickly and easily move and switch.
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Use the Chainsaw
Nobody gets up from being sliced in two. Your chainsaw is a one-hit-kill, so if you're in range, use it. Keep in mind that if your enemy has the same idea, you'll be locked into a duel where you'll have to bash A quickly to save your life. Even more important to remember is that when you're dueling with someone, you're vulnerable to incoming fire, so even if saw your opponent in two, there's a good chance you'll be mowed down by his buddies.
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Shoot From the Hip
Aiming through the sites is great, but it can also be very effective to shoot from the hip, like James Bond. Though Bond never used a gun with a chainsaw attachment to my recollection. With automatic weapons like the Lancer it's a terrible idea and should never be tried. But with weapons like the Gnasher, it's a very quick method of ending someone's life. You should aim higher than you think you have to and always shoot while you're moving, don't wait to stop. The whole point of shooting from the hip is to be speedy.
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Adjust your look sensitivity
If you go into options, you can turn your look sensitivity to high, which will allow you to turn faster. This will take some time to get used to and you'll probably be a little disoriented at first, but once you get it down, it makes a world of difference in the multiplayer arena.
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Remember that you can plant proximity grenades in Gears 2. A very effective place to plant them is right where you picked them up, because players will see them and think they're for the taking. Keep in mind that if an enemy triggers your own bomb with you around, it will hurt you, so stay clear!
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Watch those Weapons
Chances are, when the match kicks off, most are going to make mad dashes for the assorted goodies scattered around the level. While those weapons are awesome and could provide a great advantage, this is a good way to get yourself killed. If you head for a weapon, keep your lancer revved up so you can saw anyone you smack into. It's also a good idea to toss out a smoke grenade.
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Avoid Capital Punishment
Executions are awesome, you won't get any argument from me. But curb stomping locust scum also leaves you vulnerable from all around, so it's not always the smart play. Sometimes you should just finish them from afar or let them bleed out so their teammates come running.
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Be a Team Player
This one should go without saying. It is the mother of Gears of War 2 multiplayer tips. Even if you're playing with a bunch of strangers who don't want to listen to you, it's a good idea to stick close by someone so that they can revive you when you're down and vice versa. Remember that the left bumper shows you were your teammates are. Try not to lose sight of them for too long.