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No need to spray and pray

Post  Shinobi RSA on Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:55 pm

Spraying is generally frowned upon, in fact if people see you do it, they’ll immediately call you a Noob. In most cases this is generally true because more often than not, it is much better to burst fire 2-3 bullets, than to “spray and pray”. Spraying builds up a lot of recoil which causes weapons to shoot in fairly unpredictable directions.
That been said, there are times when it is actually a better idea to spray. This usually occurs when you have multiple targets attacking you at close-medium range, making the burst fire method too slow to react in time.
Is it possible to control spray fire?
The answer is YES! Many Counter-Strike players do not realize that it IS possible to control spray-fire, to an extent that is.
Spray patterns?
Few people know that each weapon in Counter-Strike has several “spray patterns”; A formation of bullets formed while standing still and spraying through an entire clip of ammo.
A few points about these “spray patterns” are:
• Patterns are only predictable while not moving, once you move they become to random too predict.
• While crouching, the patterns seem to crunch together, forming a tighter, more accurate pattern.
• Each weapon has approximately 3-4 different spray patterns.
• By just looking at your gun model, and the way your screen corrects, it is “sometimes” possible to predict which “spray pattern” your gun recoil is projecting.
Controlling your Spray-Fire
There are two ways to spray.
1. Go with the recoil (uncontrolled spray)
o This method is fairly straight-forward. It requires identifying what spray pattern your gun is producing through recoil and aligning your cross-hair where the bullets will fly. For instance, the image below shows 4 different examples of uncontrolled recoil, and some of the spray patterns produced by the m4a1 carbine. If a “T” pattern if being formed, it would make sense to pull the mouse down towards your target’s chest. Since the recoil is forming a “T” formation, it will kick up and will very likely land you a head-shot.
2. Resist the recoil (controlled spray)
o This method requires a lot of skill to master. As above, it helps if you can identify the spray pattern of your recoil. From there you must correct your cross-hair to offset your recoil into the smallest, tightest pattern possible. The image below shows 4 different examples of controlled recoil, and the spray patterns produced by the m4a1 carbine.
General Spraying Tips
• While mid-spray, if you’re missing your target try ducking while focusing on your opponent’s head.
• If you examine your cross-hair while mid spray, it is possible to get an accurate burst fire off if you let your recoil cool-down for a moment or so (assuming you are standing still).
Practice makes perfect
These methods are much too complicated to explain in words alone, so I suggest you start a server and try spraying at a wall to learn ways to identify and control your recoil. The longer you practice, the better you will become. Remember spray-firing should be used only when you are under attack from multiple targets, otherwise burst firing should be the preferred method.
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Re: No need to spray and pray

Post  Dana on Sun May 18, 2008 5:33 pm

I used all these styles and made me alot better , chz man Very Happy
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