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How To Play Guide for Balloon Chair Death Match

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This guide will tell you how to play and win Balloon Chair Death Match.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Balloon Chair Death Match is functionally a multiplayer shooter, but there's some really unique aspects that players need to be aware of in order to be successful - or even to survive.

Hiding and Peeking[edit | edit source]

The first big skill to get a grasp on, both for your own use and to be aware of others using, is the idea of hiding and peeking. Because BCDM takes place in a city with lots of Skyscrapers marking the map, there's a good deal of hiding space behind these buildings. Players can "hide" behind them, circling around opponents, or peeking out to fire and then retreating behind cover as soon as damage is dealt. This is a very damaging technique, and one that is hard to counter, because you're reading someone's movement without seeing them.

The best thing you can do is prevent your enemy from taking advantage of this tactic. Stay close to them, and if they start to go behind a building, disengage or move around the other side to catch them unawares.

Pressure[edit | edit source]

BCDM is about keeping pressure on people, and one of the ways you can do that is by "teaming up". When you see a pilot engaging another, directing additional fire towards the victim can help take them out faster, as well as distract the first Pilot and give you the opportunity to benefit from the fray. Be careful though, as both Pilots could spin on you just as quickly, leaving you severely outgunned.

Be Aware[edit | edit source]

For this kind of game, the biggest thing you need to do is just be aware. It's all good and well if you're destroying enemies constantly, but if you run out of Bullets at an inopportune time, you might as well be a sitting duck. Keep aware, and make sure you're not entering a fight thinking you're absolutely going to dominate without enough bullets to fight your way out.