More and more we are seeing players with a DMR gun set up on the field and we feel that some new players may benefit from a few tips and tricks when it comes to the DMR play style.
The first thing to note is that you are a part of a team, just like the riflemen, you are not a sniper. This position does not require you to constantly sit, hide, and wait for the perfect shot. However, at certain occasions you will need to do this to cover the team. This is commonly referred to as “Overwatch”. In this role you are going to be shooting enemies from longer distances that your other teammates cannot engage. As you may imagine, this role requires you to have some sort of magnification scope on your rifle. Normally, a 3x zoom scope will work. Depending on your playing field, a 6x zoom is required.
Another role for the DMR personnel is scouting or recon. This will require you to use the previously stated scope more than ever. For example, your squad/team is inside of a building picking up the objective. It is your job to watch for incoming enemies, take them down, and warn your squad of incoming hostiles if they surpass you. Even if you are the leader of the squad, it is always a good idea to pass information of incoming enemies to other team leaders via radio. Keeping suppressing fire on your enemies at maximum range is always a plus in this situation. If you spot enemies heading towards another objective, broadcast this information as well. It is always good to have a warning so other teams have time to prepare.
A big difference between you and the riflemen is not only range, but you will also notice that you will be using less ammo due to close quarters combat. This allows you to carry much less weight as the riflemen, using less ammo means you can carry less BBs and magazines. It may not sound like much difference, but you will definitely feel a difference at the end of the day.
The DMR playstyle is much more “laid back” than the riflemen’s position. Implementing these tips into your routine will definitely improve your squad’s efficiency. Every little change or understanding, goes a long way. Just remember: it’s a game, so go out and have fun!