Apply These 8 Secret Techniques To Improve Cover Fire


You love Cover Fire or shooting at sudos and want to see it get better.

A lot better! So what can you do as a fan?

Here are some ways that you can help make Cover Fire an even more awesome game:

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8 techniques with which you can improve your cover fire game:

1. Know Your Cards

This is THE most important thing to doing well at Cover Fire. The card system used in Cover Fire makes the game easy to learn, but difficult to master. A lot of people seem to get stuck on this point, so I’m going to go over it here.

If you are a beginner player, you should be playing cards in this order:

Knife -> Bang -> Hand Grenade -> Rifle -> Molotov Cocktail -> Repeat (from Rifle)

When you are starting out and have a small deck, focus on getting all your better weapons out and then using them every turn. This is important: when you first get a Rifle or a Shotgun, USE IT EVERY TURN!

It is okay to use a Bang to take out an enemy, but don’t try to do it every turn. Once you have your Rifle or Shotgun out, use those weapons instead. A Bang is only better than the Shotgun for taking out multiple enemies and is never better than the Rifle (except for the fact that you can use a Bang multiple times).

2. Keep Your Cool

While Cover Fire does not require any special skills to play well, it will require some practice to master. The key to mastering any game is learning when and how to play cards.

For example, the player who wins the game of rock, paper, scissors is not only the one who plays rock first, but also the one who tries to win.

The same is true for Cover Fire: if you’re playing a low-level deck, chances are your opponent will be using a higher-level deck. If you aren’t prepared for it, your hand will just get destroyed.

If you’re playing against a skilled player, it won’t matter how good his cards are; he will still win (unless he gets dealt a Bang).

3. Know Your Level

I’m sure you’re wondering how this relates to the previous point. If you’re playing a high-level deck, obviously your opponent will be using one as well. Knowing your level helps you figure out his cards and what to expect from him.

4. Know What’s In Your Deck

If you’ve been playing for a while, it’s easy to know what’s in your deck: it’s all the cards that can get you Victory Points at the end of the game. But new players might not know what they have in their hands, so there is a learning curve here.

5. Learn To Come Back From Behind

Having a good deck and knowing what’s in your hand aren’t enough to win the game for you. A lot of skilled players will be able to get ahead in the game, but a few lucky shots, or good planning by their opponent, can make all the difference.

If you’re playing against a skilled opponent, don’t give up when you’re down by one or two cards! Turn on Molotovs if you have them, play your grenades if you have them (or use any other card that gives extra Victory Points). If he runs out of cards, turn off your Shooters and try to get him using Bangs with flashlights instead.

6. Use Flashlights!

Shooters and flashlights are the most important cards in your deck. They allow you to deal and avoid damage. When you play a light, it’s usually a good idea to try to take out an enemy if the conditions are right. Otherwise, hold off until you get a better shot or need to avoid attacks from multiple enemies (using flashlights will cancel out damage that would be dealt to you).

7. Use Bangs!

Bangs are awesome. They do more damage than Shooters, they have range, they stun enemies and leave them open for future attacks, and they’re good in combination with Shooters as well as other Bangs (to take out multiple enemies at once).

Whenever you can play a Bang, do so. They’re high-risk cards, though, so don’t get too stingy with them.

8. Don’t Be Afraid To Change Your Deck

In the early game, if you’re getting hit a lot and losing health too quickly, switch to a lower-level deck and avoid playing Shooters until later in the game. As the game goes on, it’s not uncommon for Shooters to be your most important cards because they can help keep enemies away from your face (and avoid damage).


If you’re new, start by using the Knife every turn. When you get your first Rifle or Shotgun, use it every turn and then switch to other weapons (unless you can take out multiple enemies with a Bang). When you get enough Rifle ammunition to play Shooters or flashlights every turn, do so.

If you’re skilled, use the Bangs to take out enemies and be sure to play a light card when there are multiple enemies on the board (Bang will cancel out damage that would be dealt to your Shooters).

Keep in mind these rules of thumb and mix them up with your luck when playing. A lot of times being clever will make up for a lack of skill.


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