Critical Ops isn’t officially Counter Strike on mobile, but it’s as close as you’re going to get. It might not be as refined or in-depth as Valve’s PC barnstormer, but that’s definitely the vibe that it’s going for.

One thing it shares with Counter Strike is how difficult it can be to get to grips with at the start. There are lots of better players than you out there, and if you want to catch up with them you’re going to need some help. But help is what we deliver at Gamezebo, and we deliver it in spades. With these Critical Ops tips, cheats and strategies, you should be blasting away the bad (or good) guys in no time flat.

The Basics

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  • Hide cross platform rooms – Before you even start shooting anyone, make sure the box marked Hide cross platform rooms is checked in the server filters. You don’t want to start off playing against Facebook gamers using mouse and keyboard.
  • Look at your loadout – Check the loadout tab in the main menu. Here you’ll see the weapons you’ve got equipped. You can only take one with you every time you play, so getting to know them here is a good idea.
  • Which mode? – It’s best to start off with Deathmatch rather than Defuse. It’s a simpler mode and a better introduction to the mechanics of the game. When you’re confident in Deathmatch, then make the switch to Defuse.
  • Change your controls – You can move the position of the buttons in the settings menu. If you’re having trouble head there and tweak things to your liking.

Tactics

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  • The golden rule – The most important thing in Critical Ops is to make sure you’re never alone. It’s a team game, and the closer you stick with your team the better you’re going to fare.
  • Reload, reload, reload – After even the shortest gun battle use the downtime to reload your weapon. It can mean the difference between winning the next shootout and dying before you’ve had a chance to do any damage.
  • Check your corners – It pays to be cautious. Move through the levels slowly, keep an eye on nooks and crannies and try and learn the best places for ambushes and attacks.
  • Aim for the head – Headshots do much more damage, and if you’re shooting an enemy in the shin there’s a good bet they’re pointing their gun directly at your head.
  • Up close? – When you get up close use your knife. It’s more efficient than a gun and it should take down an enemy in a single slice.

Tips

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  • Chase the challenges – Challenges give you decent rewards and they’re a good way to get to grips with different weapons. Keep an eye on them and try and finish them when you can.
  • Watch and learn – Take the time to spectate on games. See what other players are doing, what works and what doesn’t and then add the good bits to your repertoire.
  • Keep an eye on the radar – But not too close an eye. Let it guide you to where the action is, but don’t rely on it to expose where all of your targets are.
  • Move – A stationary target is easier to kill. Keep on the move, and use the crouch and jump buttons to stay one step ahead of the enemy.
  • Choose your weapon – Pick a weapon the first time you spawn and that will be your standard spawn gun every time thereafter. It’ll only change if you decide to change it.
  • Don’t pick up – Try not to pick up another player’s dropped weapons, unless you’re desperate. Focus on your own tactics and gunplay instead.