Forward Assault may look the same (aesthetically) as Bullet Force, but it's a completely different monster
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There are plenty of multiplayer first-person shooters out there for mobile gamers to experience and maybe enjoy.

This is a genre that continues to evolve over time to adapt to the limitations of touchscreen controls.

Despite these limitations, these games continue to be a mainstay on my mobile device.

Bullet Force developer – Lucas Wilde, also released Forward Assault.

Forward Assault may look the same (aesthetically) as Bullet Force, but it’s a completely different beast. 

We hope this guide will help you dive into this competitive first-person shooter by expanding your knowledge of the game and improving your skills as a player.

Forward Assault may look the same (aesthetically) as Bullet Force, but it's a completely different monster
Forward Assault may look the same (aesthetically) as Bullet Force, but it’s a completely different beast

Experiment thoroughly with your control settings

Fortunately, Forward Assault offers extensive control customization.

You can change the size/position of the buttons as you like, as well as increase/decrease your target sensitivity.

Unfortunately, you can’t mess around with these settings until you’re in the game.

I suggest that you create a game with a password (which only you know) so that no one can join in and interrupt you while you experiment with your personal control settings.

You can use many key layouts, but it all depends on whether you use the “Claw” method to play.

Players using “Claw” use more than 2 fingers at a time to allow for faster and more accurate movements.

For example, I use my right index finger to shoot and my left index finger to crouch/aim.

This allows my thumb to touch the screen (almost) the entire time, rather than having to take my thumb off the screen to press the crouch, aim, and shoot buttons.

This saves me time and helps me to be more precise.

Below is a video of Youtuber “Beach Banana” demonstrating the nail control method using Bullet Force as an example:

Playing with the Claw method comes with some initial discomfort as you learn to use it.

However, if you can get past the awkward/awkward start in learning how to use Claw, you’ll benefit a lot.

I hope this doesn’t sound like using the Claw method is absolutely necessary to be good at Forward Assault.

I know people who play with their thumbs and are more than effective at kicking butt.

Once you are comfortable with a particular management scheme, try not to change it too often.

You may find that you want to increase your sensitivity as you become more experienced/accustomed to the game, and that’s a good thing.

The ability to spin quickly is an integral part of certain situations, depending on your playing style. 

Keep in mind that your control options will have the biggest impact on your gaming experience in the long run. I can’t stress this enough.

Crouch and burst-fire when possible

The default accuracy of different weapons will vary throughout the game. 

You can increase the accuracy of the weapon by crouching when you want to shoot. 

You can further improve your accuracy by firing salvos. 

The time to kill Forward Assault can be very fast and every bullet counts. 

That’s why you have to crouch as much as possible and volley to hit the target from afar.

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Aim for the head always

The main way you can make your time to kill even faster is by aiming for the head of every enemy you come across. 

This does an absolutely ridiculous amount of damage to the point where it’s practically an instant kill when you pull head-shots off.

Head-shots are always effective but they are tremendously important while playing the “Bomb Defuse” game mode. 

You only get one life per round and you have to make it count.

Master the art of switching to your knife

You can move faster when your knife is equipped. 

The ability to move quickly is very important in certain situations. 

I highly recommend that you learn to switch to it at any time. 

It really depends on how comfortable you are with weapon switch placement.

Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners
Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners

Once you can easily switch to your knife, you need to learn when to switch between guns and knives. 

For example, you don’t want to blindly run around a corner with a knife in your hand. 

This leaves you almost defenseless against potential enemies that may be waiting for you.

Always switch back to your primary/secondary weapon before venturing into unfamiliar territory that you can’t see from your original position.

Play Bot Matches or Team Death Matches to get a feel for the game

The best way I can explain the Forward Assault gameplay is in the same spirit as Counter Strike or Critical Ops.

The moves are a bit more methodical and strategic than other shooters available on mobile. These aspects of the game may be new to some players and it may take some time for “noobs” to get used to it.

I suggest you join some Bot Matches or Team Death Matches to experience the game. 

They can also provide low-pressure situations to help you hone your skills and learn the layout of each Forward Assault map.

Knowing the map layout and player positions is very important when playing in a multiplayer shooter. 

Feel free to branch out into the “Bomb Defuse” and ranked match modes once you feel good about your game stats at the end of each of your Bot/Team Death matches.

Don’t refrain from “wall-banging”

Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners
Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners

Believe it or not, you can shoot enemies through thin walls and various other objects on each map. 

This is known as a “wall-bang”. The Wall bang is especially effective against players who like to camp behind objects in the area. 

Don’t underestimate the damage that walls can inflict on your enemies. This will help you maximize your killing potential.

Try out various guns before buying them

You can buy new weapons with credits earned from chests or via IAP. 

The box office is won at the end of the game and it takes a while before the box can be opened. 

However, if you buy the boxes available via IAP, they will open right away. It is very important to spend your loan wisely.

You can pick up weapons (that you don’t have) from fallen enemies/teammates and try them out during gameplay if you’re not sure which weapon to buy. 

I’m often surprised by the weapons I’m interested in after taking them out for testing. 

I’m sure others will have a similar experience.

Gun suggestions

Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners
Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners

Choosing a weapon to buy depends on your play style. Do you like to face your enemies? Better take an SMG or a shotgun. 

Do you like mid-range encounters while still being able to deal some serious damage up close? Go get an assault rifle. 

Do you like killing enemies from afar while your team holds them back? Then don’t hesitate to buy a sniper rifle.

In my opinion, the best weapons of each category are:

  • Assault Rifles: A91, AK-47, M4A1
  • SMG’s: MP7, MP5K
  • Sniper Rifles: M98
  • Pistol: Five-Seven

Login to the game often

Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners
Forward Assault: Tips and strategies for first-person shooter beginners

As mentioned above, the only way to get in-game currency (without paying any money) is through the cash register, which you receive after playing. 

Always have a timer ready on one of your cases and always have a second case ready after opening the previous case. 

Just in case, pay special attention to the timer so you can login and unlock the game when you’re done. 

Don’t leave finished cases in your inventory or waste any valuable time/credit you may have.

Plus, one of Forward Assault’s most generous features is that you get weapon skins from these crates. 

Make sure to open your crates if you want to get as much currency and skins as possible without paying any money.

In summary

I hope this guide has helped you improve your knowledge of the game as well as your ability to play it. 

Forward Assault can be very addictive due to its competitive nature. 

There is always an opportunity to continue to develop as a player. 

This is one of my favorite racing shooters on the App Store (by far) and I hope it becomes one of your favourites. 

Don’t forget to browse the game forums and share your own tips!

Source: Toucharcade

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