The Top 10 Paintballing Tips to Improve Your Game

Category: Paintball Tips

End of the match with red and blue smoke billowing.

GO PAINTBALLING:

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or here to learn how to play paintball, all can benefit from some additional tips to improve your paintball game. Paintballing is incredible fun for the whole family, groups of friends or even amongst strangers. There are lots of opportunities to play, either in a league or a team, with family or friends for an exciting day out, or often, for a special occasion like a stag/hen do or a birthday. There is even paintball for kids, with special guns and armour!

No matter your skillset or experience, you are sure to have lots of fun on a paintball day, but a little advantage never hurt anyone.

WHO CAN PLAY?

Absolutely anyone. As paintball is so varied, with many game modes and play styles, the game is suitable for people of all ages, and with eight diverse game zones at PPK there are new challenges and fun to be had at every turn.

Paintball doesn’t have to be limited to solely adults, especially at PPK! We also offer junior paintball for 8 to 12 years, which uses lighter pellets, and game modes that are less intense and kid friendly. Why not check out our who can play paintball page to have all your questions answered.

TIPS TO HELP YOU WIN

This is what you have come to this page for. The intel, the strategy, the dossier. All those little bits of information that you will never share with your friends. Why would you? You had to find them out for yourself and now they are extra ammunition in your arsenal!

1. PLAN OF ATTACK

Paintballing is a team game, and within a team it’s important to establish a plan of attack or defence together. Having a team strategy or a game plan will provide you with a much bigger chance of success. Be the leader. Be the person to speak up and devise a strategy before commencing. Of course, devise one that offers you more protection than others. Call it ‘Operation Human Shield’.

2. KEEP IT SIMPLE

There’s no reason for you to go wild and push forward like Rambo. Stick to your plan. Working together is better than working alone, and your chances of winning will be much higher. If you do find yourself in a position where you are pegged in or have the drop on someone, then get trigger happy.

3. COMMUNICATE

Because paintballing is all about the team, it’s crucial to communicate with your teammates and understand each other with minimal speech. You’re going to want to stay quiet to not alert the enemy to your position, so it is best to communicate with eye contact and hand gestures wherever possible.

4. THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

In paintball, strategy is important. You’re going to want to use whatever advantages you have on your side. One of these could be the element of surprise. Formulating a plan of attack that will surprise the other team can grab you a fast victory. You could even just use the obstacles and hiding places available to sneak up on opposing players or plan an ambush. There are many ways to use the element of surprise, just make sure it works to your advantage!

5. KEEP MOVING

Standing still or hanging around in the same spot is going to get you noticed for sure. You’re going to want to gain as much distance from the get-go: always keep moving. Particularly if you have positioned yourself to snipe and end up shot. They know you are there, and they will come back.

6. STAY ALERT

Don’t focus all your attention on one person or one spot. There is a whole battlefield surrounding you and you need to keep an eye on everything. Focusing all your energy on one thing will likely make you an easy target for other players. Stay low, go high or take cover and look around at the safest moment. You need to stay vigilant and work smart.

7. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Gain as much info about the game zones as possible before play begins. Research them online, try to memorise the map as much as possible and look for best routes between cover. Understand the various types of obstacles and how you can use them to your advantage.

8. YOU CAN’T SHOOT WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE

Have you ever wondered why most armies use camouflage gear? Of course not, you know exactly why as nature has shown in various forms the best method of defence is not to let anyone know you are there. Take your steps slowly and decisively whenever possible. Discreet and careful movements will benefit you more. You should prioritise learning how to blend into backgrounds and creep around the course undetected. If you are seen, then run!

9. GAIN THE ADVANTAGE

Pyrotechnics are a great trick to up your game. Try flashbangs, thunder flashes or paint/smoke grenades. Flashbangs can keep your enemy’s head down long enough to complete an attack. Upgrades will always give you an additional edge on the battlefield, and combined with our other tips, you are sure to come out on top. Never bring a knife to a gun fight!

10. HAVE FUN!

Remember it is just a game, and even if you are losing, it is great physical exercise and lots of fun. Most people who come down for a special event or a day out are generally unaware of who is winning and that is fine, because it isn’t really the reason they come. It is all about, making memories, being active and spending time with friends and family.

PUT IT ALL INTO PRACTISE

At PPK Paintball Park, we like to keep things simple, which is why booking with us is a breeze. If you are looking for a weekend event, then drop us a line on 0800 043 3858 where you can also tell us if you want to upgrade your weapons and equipment without telling anyone else. What they don’t know won’t hurt them… much.

Whether you want to take these tips on board, and give yourself the advantage, or come down with a level playing field, a day of paintball is a fantastic and active day for all.

For more information or to book your next exciting paintballing experience – get in touch today.