OpTic's Dashy shares tips on how to be the best Black Ops 4 sniper

Meg Bethany Koepp

OpTic Gaming‘s Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell shared some valuable insight into how he learned to be a sniper pro in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – and detailed how you can be too.

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Black Ops 4 quickly became a favorite among pro players after its release in October of last year, with its updated multiplayer and new battle royale modes.

OpTic Gaming’s Dashy is well-known for his amazing Call of Duty sniper skills, and recently participated in an interview with the Activision Games Blog, where he schooled players on how to perfect their sniping game.

Treyarch / ActivisionDashy shares his top sniping tips.
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How to become a better sniper

“Back when I used to snipe, I practiced a lot on my centering. Centering is where you place your crosshairs, so whenever I snap with a Maddox or whatever gun I’m using, it’s natural because it was what I was doing with a sniper rifle all the time.” Dashy explained, before going on to talk about sensitivity options.

The OpTic star admitted he plays with the sensitivity on default, but added, “To be an elite sniper – like, really really good – I’d say a medium to higher sensitivity is the way to go. Just because that makes you more versatile on the map as a sniper.”

He then went into detail about his sniping play style, and while he takes a more aggressive method than some might be comfortable with, he’s very confident in his approach. “It is a little more risky, but I’m confident in hitting my shots; I guess you can say it’s cocky, but I’ve put in a lot of hours and know what I can get away with.”

Treyarch / ActivisionBlack Ops 4 is really popular in the pro scene.

The most important tip of all

Sniping practice might prove frustrating at first, especially if you’re finding it hard to land a headshot, but the key is to keep at it – you don’t have to be excellent at it straight away.

“It’s definitely good to start out; you have to get a feel for it,” Dashy said. “Whatever works for you; you just have to get some momentum.”

The most important sniping tip at all is a simple, yet possibly surprising one: “Just enjoy sniping. That’s the main thing with all snipers: they just enjoy doing it. Do whatever works for you and enjoy it.”

It makes sense that having fun would be important, but a lot of people focus on the pressure and being tense during a scenario, forgetting that the main objective should be to have fun. After all, nobody plays games to be stressed out.

About The Author

Meg was Weekend Editor at Dexerto before leaving us in April 2022.