Tips and Tricks for NERF Gun Battles

Getting tagged or sniped in the middle of the game is the worst feeling for any NERF player. With a man down, your team is left weak and probably outnumbered, so it’s just a matter of time before they succumb. But how do you stay put and see your team win a NERF gun battle? Read along to gather some NERF war battlefield ideas to help overcome your opponents.

Don’t Retreat Too Fast When Out of Ammo

When using the intimidation tactic in NERF wars, running out of ammo is inevitable. You should use this fact to your advantage, standing firm even when you exhaust your ammo. If your opponent thinks you’re still loaded, they won’t rush at you.

Continue advancing. If lucky, the opponent will retreat and give you a chance to collect the darts you’ve fired. Or you are likely to escape unnoticed and have time to reload. Trying to sprint back to your base will invite your opponent to attack at full force and rush you.

Keep Your Tactics Simple

Most people tend to over-plan moves in NERF wars, which dilutes the fun. Keep it simple: “take this route; I take the other.” To keep things interesting, assign roles to teammates depending on their gaming style and personality traits. For instance, you can have your most proactive team member as your scout to find enemy bases to attack. Give instructions to make sure everyone in your team knows their roles.

You also can develop a coded language to communicate with your teammates without disclosing information to the opponent. Use words like “blue” to ask for cover or “tiger” to signal everyone to strike. Keep the code words few and easy to remember.

Cut the Baggage

You may feel the need to carry multiple guns and clips with the hope of having an ammo advantage, but that isn’t always the case. Overloading yourself slows you down. Not even the best weapons can save you when you can’t sprint at full speed or jump over barriers as swiftly as possible.

You may be outnumbered and need to escape quickly, so only carry what feels comfortable. Carrying one primary gun, three spare clips, five darts, and a sidearm is always an excellent arsenal to keep you flexible. Remember to keep your clips in your vest so you can easily reach them when reloading.

Use Anti-intimidation to Trap Your Enemies

When under attack, putting a straight defense might not serve you well and may expose you. As the enemy approaches, you can lure them into feeling more confident and safe using the anti-intimidation tactic. In this tactic, you hold your fire and don’t shoot until the enemy gets closer within shooting range. You’ll be able to aim better and take them out with minimal tags. When shooting at close range, use two Vulcans or Magstrikes to destabilize their formation. Familiarize yourself with various NERF guns and how they work to decide the weapon better to use in different situations.

Instill Fear When Possible

Building fear is one of the most effective tactics to win NERF wars. One way to captivate fear in your enemy is by increasing fire and volleying ammo toward the enemy to hold them off. When the enemy feels you could be too heavily armed, they tend to hold back and avoid going all out on you.

With the enemy retreating, you can gather your team into a formation and attack harder to take them out. Stay unpredictable; don’t let the enemy know how much ammo you have.

Lead Your Team To Win Your Next NERF Gun War

Winning NERF gun wars goes beyond your physical fitness and the amount of ammunition you have. Having straightforward and easy-to-execute tactics gives you an edge over your enemies and reduces the chances of indecisiveness. We hope these tips and tricks have helped you learn how to win a NERF gun battle. Remember, practice is key to improving.

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