I am close to clock my 250th hour playing this game. It is still amazing, and I am still learning. Back in mid August I reviewed this game based on my experience after playing it for only two weeks, which was enough to get a basic understanding of what you can do in the game and how it works.
Today I'm playing on a Gold II level on Ranked, where this game stops being just cars bumping into a giant metal ball. Behind its goofy appearance this game has some very dense strategic elements that give you a never ending desire to improve and keep climbing upwards on the skill ladder.
Here I would like to give you a basic understanding on the strategy and tactics universally used by above average Rocket League players.
Okay so, I'm finally doing it. I've been playing Rocket League since its release back in summer 2015 and I've been using my keyboard and mouse for input ever since. I was Gold in Season 1, Shooting Star in S2 and All-Star in S3, but my progress in this last season really took a halt. I began to notice the limitations of the hardware I was using and after a long time thinking about it, I decided to dust off my XBONE controller, reset my muscle memory and start again from the bottom of the leaderboards. I want to share what I've learnt and, if someone wanting to transition over to controller is reading this, show you what you'll probably have to go through.
Yeah, finally i got my hands on the new guns of Second Assault for Battlefield 4, including the AS Val, one of my favourites from BF3.
Let's start talking a little about what this gun really is. The AS Val is a Soviet designed assault rifle developed the late 1980s by TsNIITochMash and is mainly in use by the russian special forces, like for example the Spetsnaz. Able to be loaded with a 20 or a 30 round magazine, it uses heavy subsonic 9x39mm SP-6 (high-performance armor piercing) ammunition and has an effective range of 300 meters at 900 RPM. It is designed for close quarter encounters, thats why it also comes with an integrated suppressor.
Not to be confused with its sister-gun VSS Vintorez, the AS Val has furniture made of high impact polymer and a skeletonized steel stock which folds to the left.
In Battlefield 3 i used to like the AS Val very much. Its first round recoil was 0.0, so you were able to land quite a few shots before you started to feel the recoil of full auto…