Laser tag is a simple fun game. In this game, participants must shoot enemies using laser tag weapons. Laser tag guns fire an infrared beam that can trigger sensors on participants' vests. A flashing sensor indicates that the participant has been shot. Laser tag games are generally played in groups in complex arenas or mazes. Therefore, it takes a good strategy and ability to work together to become a reliable laser tag player. By preparing, working together, and making the right decisions when fighting, you can improve your skills in playing laser tag.
Part 1 of 3: Getting Ready
Step 1. Wear dark clothing to make it difficult for the enemy to see
Laser tag games are generally played in dark places. Therefore, if you wear light colored clothes, you will be clearly seen by the enemy. Wear black or dark blue clothes so that you are difficult to detect by enemies.
Wear comfortable clothes. When you play, you are always running. Therefore, do not wear heavy or loose clothing
Step 2. Wear the tactical vest tightly so you don't get shot
The tactical vest you wear has sensors. When the enemy shoots the sensor, you are declared defeated. To avoid getting shot easily, make sure you fasten your tactical vest so it doesn't wobble. To tighten the tactical vest, press the vest on the chest and then tighten and tie the straps that are located on the shoulders and waist.
- Some vests will come off if they are too loose. Therefore, before the game starts, double-check the straps on the shoulders and waist to make sure that the vest is firmly attached.
- If the vest is too loose, it will make a noise when you move. Remember, don't let the enemy know your location!
- If you have difficulty in preparing the necessary equipment, ask the staff for help.
Step 3. Discuss the strategy with your teammates before the game starts
Most laser tag games are played in groups. Therefore, you have to work together with your teammates to win the game. Before starting the game, talk about strategies for working together. You can define the roles of each team member, or even plan more complex strategies.
- Consider using hand signals to pinpoint enemy locations, or request cover fire.
- Divide the team into two teams. Order team one to attack, and team two to defend. This is done when playing a game of capture the flag or protecting the base.
Step 4. Study the playing field before playing
If you can study the game's arena map before playing, look for favorable positions and good areas to hide. By knowing the playing field, you will have an advantage over an unprepared enemy. Look for an area with adequate cover, or an easy-to-pass route to sneak or flank an enemy team.
Some laser tag facilities provide a brochure containing a map of the game area. When you arrive at the game arena, pick up the flyer to study the game map
Part 2 of 3: Working Together
Step 1. Split up so that your team is hard to beat
Most people think that each team member should always be together, but this can make it easier for enemies to shoot at your team. If your team is always gathered, you will be more easily hit by the enemy. You can keep your team safe and hard to shoot by splitting up or moving in pairs.
If your team is always in groups, the enemy can easily flank your team. Don't let the enemy team manage to trap you
Step 2. Attack the enemy with your teammates
Hide near the enemy and then order your teammates to lure them out. After the enemy shows his position, prepare the position and then sneak towards him. When the enemy's attention is distracted, attack then surprise him.
Step 3. Give a partner fire cover when moving
By shooting enemies while your partner is moving, you can ensure that your partner doesn't get shot. It's hard to shoot a moving target when someone shoots back!
Some laser tagged weapons use digital ammunition. Therefore, you can't keep shooting at the enemy. Use weapons wisely
Step 4. Keep an eye on the area behind you and always keep an eye on your teammates
To win the laser tag game, it is important that you pay attention to your surroundings. Always keep an eye on a teammate so you can come to the rescue immediately when he's attacked. Keep an eye out for enemies sneaking up on you and flanking you from behind.
Most laser tag tactical vests have sensors on the back, but check with an officer to be sure. You cannot be shot from behind if there are no sensors on the back of the vest
Part 3 of 3: Making Tactical Decisions
Step 1. Use plateau whenever possible
If the game area has several floors, take advantage of the top floor. When you are at the top, you can see the whole game area. By doing this, you can easily find and shoot enemies.
Being on the top floor is quite dangerous because you will be the target of the enemy. Ask your teammates to protect you
Step 2. Hide behind cover so you don't get shot
If you are in an open space, you will be more easily shot. Try to keep most of the vest worn under cover so you don't get shot.
If you have to move in an open space, bend over when you move. By doing this, you will be difficult to shoot and the enemy may not notice your movements
Step 3. Prepare a route to escape when stressed
You certainly do not want to be trapped by the enemy. When you move to a certain location, try to identify areas where you can hide or escape.
Step 4. Don't stay in one place for too long
If you're not guarding the area, keep moving to stay safe. Enemies can easily shoot at stationary targets. Therefore, move so that the enemy has difficulty in tracking your whereabouts.
Step 5. Hide when you get shot and then calm down
Most laser tag games give you extra "lives" and allow players to continue playing when shot. When shot, you will be temporarily removed from battle. This is the perfect time to find a good hideaway and cool off.