Dealing with Winter Conditions on the Football Pitch

Coming up to Winter, the weather gets worse, the pitches get more worn, the motivation to play in such bad conditions lessens and lessens! Here are some tips to ensure you can stick to winning ways, even when you are against the storm!



The worst thing you and your team can do is to complain and moan about the weather, and the rain. Talking about it or complaining in the dressing room negatively affects your confidence and motivation to play, as well as your frame of mind that you need to be in when you go out there to kick off. During the game it is also very important you focus on the game as much as possible. Don’t stop to think about how cold you are, or how wet your hair is.. keep your head in the game, and don’t let the conditions affect your concentration!




When the rain is beating down, and the surface is soaked and slick, this can be your best friend in terms of getting off a shot that is tricky to stop. The ball will skim off the surface faster and more unpredictably than you could imagine! Use these conditions to your advantage and take some shots at goal, as the keeper will struggle more than usual to predict the speed and flight of the attempt.


A soccer ball thrown by referee Klossner lands on the pitch after he decided to postpone the Swiss Super League soccer match between Servette FC and FC Sion due to heavy rain in Geneva

Take absolutely no chances in these conditions. Get the ball out of your area as quick as possible, don’t dwell on it. The conditions as well as the pitch will make the path of any ball more unpredictable, and you just can’t predict when it’s going to skim off the turf, or stop dead in a puddle of mud. If you get the chance, clear the ball up the field as soon as you can, and ensure your team are getting out quickly to put pressure on the opponent and force them into mistakes instead. Get the ball down and play your football in the opposition half.


Like it says, do it! Hit early crosses to your strikers. Low, fizzed crosses can be devastating as it’s harder for the defenders to judge the cross and deal with it. Assuming your team mates can get on the end of it, even if they bundle it in, it makes life a hell of a lot harder for the opposition. In the conditions, the chances of a defender or the goal keeper making a mistake is dramatically higher. The ball skimming off the surface, or even the rain beating down in the face of the opposition can results in all sorts of fumbles and mis-hits, ensure you are ready to capitalise on any chances that appear!


Tell us about your games in bad conditions, and your best stories!

Top Tips for Creating a Killer 5-a-Side Football Team

Whether you’re just not as young as you used to be, or you just prefer it to traditional 11-a-side, small sided football is as popular as it ever has been. If you play, you know how important it is to have a well balanced team, otherwise you end up on the wrong side of a 23-0 thrashing. We’ve accumulated some of the very best tips to creating an absolute force of a team on the 5-a-side court.

Find the right goalkeeper


This is essential in order to create or become a successful small sided team. As the pitches are smaller, the play is tighter and the goals are closer to each other, having the right man between the sticks is important. A good team and player will find spaces behind or between your defensive line on a smaller space, and your goalie is your last line of defence, and last hope to keep the ball out of the net. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because the nets are smaller, that the best goalie is the biggest guy with gloves on, this is not always the case and in fact smaller keepers are usually the most effective at protecting the goal from low, drilled shots into the bottom corners.

Don’t go for the ‘draw straws’ or ‘take it in turns’ approach, get yourself a good goalie.

Play the right formation

In small sided football, you don’t have the freedom to play a number of players on the pitch in elaborate formations like you would in 11-a-side. Some of the best formations are the 1-2-1 formation and 2-1-1.

Those that are lucky enough to have a very good defender may be confident to play the 1-2-1 formation, using the two midfield players as box to box and contributing massively to both defensive and attacking plays. With this formation, with your midfield players dropping back into defence when necessary, you can be strong in both defence and attack. A very good defender here can often dictate the play of the game.

If you like to feel a little safer at the back, 2-1-1 is also a decent option. Giving you a more protected back line, it can allow you to minimise goals conceded however, unless you have a class striker up front, can often leave you lacking a real threat up front. With his formation, don’t be scared to allow one of your back line to push forward when attacking and be an option. Some of the best teams in this formation often play a wing back style player next to a main strong defender, in order to get that balance between attack and defence with the defender that is assigned to push forward.


Get the right players!
This seems common sense but so often are teams seen to forget that small sided teams also need tactics and people that are willing, as well as able to play in their designated roles.


This guy is the powerhouse in your team. Strong, brave and powerful this guy will dominate the area he plays in, tackling and shrugging off other players with ease. Usually deployed in the defensive line, this guy will tackle, block and defend his back side off in order to stop them scoring against you, distributing the ball to the forward players quickly upon retrieving possession.


These guys are who you definitely need in your midfield roles. These guys will run, run, run, and run some more until they are nothing but jelly. These guys will be there to help out and tuck in defence when you need them, but a few seconds later are up alongside the striker in order to offer an option. Fitness is essential for this role.



This player will find an inch of space where they looked to be not any space at all. These players can contribute massively in terms of goals, managing to weave their way into dangerous areas, or get themselves that little bit of extra space in order to get off a shot or play a pass. With small sided pitches being much smaller than large sided, it is important to try and find space to cause problems for the opposition. Do not mistake this role for the guy that knows the most tricks, or the greedy one who calls himself ‘Jonny Neymar Skillster Smith’ on Facebook, this breed we want are smart players and more importantly are also ‘team players’. Finding space doesn’t need to be about step overs roulettes, and the best players can often get that space with a little drop of the shoulder, or a quick foot taking the ball away from the defender at the last moment.


Small sided games are very different to large sided, and so your reliable goal-scorers may be completely different players to who you would choose to lead your line on an 11-a-side pitch. These are not just the fastest players on the pitch, or the tallest target man.
What we want here is a powerful, and more importantly, ‘hungry’ player up top. We want someone who has the desire to score, and the hunger to see that ball in the back of the net.  However, we also want someone that is reliable, these players have a great foot and a great shot, who will hit the target more often than not, and consistently cause problems for the defence and keeper. Get the guy that can hold off a defender and find space to get a shot off, but also someone who is hungry to have the ball, and hungry to move and find dangerous spaces near their goalmouth.


Small sided football is as much about tactics and intelligence as 11-a-side. Marking is essential, and marking players well can be the difference between winning and losing. Keep your eyes on your player you are marking and stay switched on at all times. Every player on that pitch is a threat at all times and with smaller pitches, it can take two passes to get behind you and they’ve scored before you even know that your man has eluded you. Always communicate, and make sure you are heard on the pitch, keep your team mates on their toes and help them in picking up their men. Train and develop yourselves in marking and watching what is going on around you at all times, on a large pitch you can often go idle for periods of time if the ball is not near you or there is no immediate threat, this is something you will not experience in 5-a-side.



Counter-attack in small-sided football is and can be just as effective as possession play. You’ll find that most goals scored are quick bursts up field. By letting teams pass it around aimlessly in non-dangerous areas you will frustrate them and make them start to lose their shape in attempts to draw you out of your own. Eventually a loose pass or touch will allow you to burst quickly and can leave them in your dust, scoring on a quick counter attacking play. This will frustrate them even more, especially as they will have originally h that fake confidence in that they are dominating the game. On pitches such as the ones you will be playing on, 1 or 2 passes before shooting can be all it takes to create that opportunity for you.

However, play what suits your team and your abilities, if you are a team that is able to dominate possession and the game, tiring out opposition players and drawing them out of position with intelligent passing play, then do it! You may never know what style suits you best until you have experimented and seen what works for you.


Tinder Tips: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Profile Pictures

Your profile picture is your first and sometimes ONLY chance to make an impression. The importance of a good profile picture, particularly on Tinder, cannot be ignored. As your potential matches are flicking through endless lists of wannabe-daters, you need to find any way of standing out amongst a huge crowd, and trust me, there is a huge crowd.  DOUBLE YOUR MATCHES with this profile picture guideline, so here we go with the do’s and don’t’s of Tinder profile pictures.


DO smile! Nobody wants to get to know someone who’s profile picture looks like their cats just died.

DO have a clear shot, potential matches want to see exactly who they’d be talking to.

DO show your hobbies and interests, it’s a great conversation starter and you might have something in common.

DO show other extra-curricular activities! Skydiving, scuba diving, racing etc. again, are great conversation starters and not only that, they show your fun and adventurous side!

DO be yourself! If you’re a bit of a joker, show it! If you’re a huge heavy metal fan, show it.. OK, maybe only a little bit.

DO have group photos.. but in moderation! These show you’re a social person and you like to enjoy yourself. Make sure you’re easy to find though!


DO have photos with animals! Profile pictures with cute animals instantly attract attention, so have them! Don’t force a photo if you really don’t like animals though, people can tell.

DO have photos that make people want to ask for the story behind it! Celebrities, strange goings on… perfect conversation starters, and great ways to peak someones interest!


DON’T hide your face or cover it up! Who wants to swipe right for someone who’s face they can’t even see?

DON’T use Snapchat filters. You’re not 15… we hope.

DON’T have too many selfies, especially guys.

DON’T use shirtless gym photos, and no heavily shadowed topless selfies. Shirtless is OK if you’re at the beach or by the pool, not in your bathroom.

DON’T have too many group photos, just one. As bad as it sounds, don’t post group photos next to six Zac Efron’s if you’re more of a Seth Rogen.


DON’T have trashy drunk photos of you lying on the floor with ketchup and mustard smeared across your body. Yes, we’ve seen it.

DON’T be using anything that covers up your face, that means take the sunglasses and balaclavas off.

DON’T use photos that look like they’ve been taken on a potato. Stick to clear and good quality.


Now we’ve got the profile picture down to a tee, happy swiping!

Five Games that Need to be Re-Mastered on Next-Gen

As technology advances, we are blessed with the progression of gaming graphics and gameplay. Every pixel is more defined, every story is more immersive and every goal you concede on FIFA is even more annoying. Here we have five games we ABSOLUTELY NEED to be remastered for next-gen consoles.

Burnout: Revenge

burnout-revenge-01.jpgAvailable on most consoles, the Burnout franchise were a gaming favourite as you crashed and smashed your way through the city. The franchise went quiet after their 2008 addition Burnout: Paradise was not as popular as hoped.

With many different game modes, including my personal favourite ‘Crash’, Players would take part in a number of objectives, during rush-hour traffic in a busy city. Brutal Take-downs and total annihilation of your enemies vehicles would never have looked as beautiful as they would now in modern-day graphics. This franchise absolutely needs a reboot on next-gen gaming consoles, bring it back!

Fable 2


The Fable franchise are role-playing games set in the immersive magical world of Albion. You play the main hero as you are thrown into a gruelling adventure of self discovery, pitted against a number of different enemies, human and creature.

The first Fable instalment was remastered for XBOX 360 under Fable: Anniversary. Fable 2 would be a good addition to the remastered collection on next-gen featuring modern day graphics and game engine. The second game featured a slightly less forced storyline with smoother gameplay and story progression, with a number of new options and capabilities. In a game where every decision you make matters, your experience of the game changes every time you play it, as creatures and humans alike react differently to your presence depending on how you behave. Fable 2 also introduced your adorable and helpful companion, your dog, which of course you can interact with on a number of levels.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted 


This one gets a spot, despite the semi-recent and frankly disappointing reimagining of the game that was released in 2012. We’re talking a full-scale remaster of the thrilling 2005 creation, that understandably was the highest selling game in the Need for Speed franchise.

Working your way up the ‘Blacklist’, your aim was to cause as much mayhem as possible in order to get enough reputation to take on your next rival on the leaderboard, eventually working your way to the final boss, Razor. You’ll probably remember his trademark Mustang with flame vinyls from the beginning of the game, well he takes your striped M3 GTR as the main player is incarcerated, and proceeds to use this against you in the final boss races of the game… don’t worry, you can get it back though. We need Need For Speed to return to it’s original hot blooded street racing lineage, come on EA!

GTA: San Andreas


There’s no argument that the GTA franchise has always pleased us with new additions, and the current next-gen games are nothing less than pleasing. However, there’s just something that, no matter how good new instalments are, always takes us back to this one. GTA: San Andreas was an absolute highlight of the franchise, released in 2004 / 2005.  Set in the fictional U.S. state of San Andreas, you play the role of our loveable main hero/ murderer/ criminal Carl “CJ” Johnson, and is often considered one of the best video games ever made.

Imagine CJ causing havoc, eliminating rival gangs and clashing with the military forces in next-gen graphics. Rockstar, we beg you.

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion


Released in 2006, yet another trademark creation in a very popular gaming franchise. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion took the gaming scene by storm. Set in the magical world of Cyrodiil, you play the role of the main hero, with a large variety of character customisation options including race and classes.

Cyrodiil is packed full of wonderful beasts and creatures, all for you to fight against or alongside. It is also home to a number of races including humans, orcs, argonians and more, as well as factions including the warriors and thieves guilds… and yes you can join and take part in them all! Escaping from prison, you find yourself entwined in a magical journey as you become the Hero of Kvatch, and attempt to save the world from the Dremora, a demonic race that are frequently appearing alongside the opening of portals to their universe, known as Oblivion Gates.

The game also featured hundreds of side-quests and tasks, as well as a very fun Arena in which you are pitted against other highly skilled warriors in a gladiator-style fight to the death, for sport.

XBOX ONE saw the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, but we’d all love to be thrown back into this game see the Oblivion Gates in all their next-gen glory.

Five Great Dog Breeds for Families with Children

If you’ve already got a family, especially one with smaller children, letting a dog into your home is a huge step. For this reason, you need to know exactly which type of dog would be safe for you and your children, and allow you to live harmoniously together. We’ve put together a list of five exceptional dog breeds with varying needs and temperaments, to help you in choosing your new best friend. Here they are:



This docile, unique looking breed is a great choice to complement the family home. Whilst not the most energetic, these fun and friendly canines are good with children and other dogs. Their calm and collected temperaments mean they’re not as much effort to keep entertained. Their droopy, wrinkled faces are absolutely adorable, making them attractive but also amusing.

Their size makes them perfect for any size house, and their coat takes minimal care due to the shortness of the fur. These stocky, cuddly dogs are perfect for any loving, social family.

Size: Small to Medium
Life Expectancy: 8-10 Years
Activity Level: Not Very Active

Labrador Retriever


This intelligent breed are eager to please their families and are very easy to train. Labradors boast very attractive and endearing looks, available in three colours; yellow, black and chocolate. These energetic, athletic dogs have a high level of energy and are sure to keep families and children entertained for hours with their bubbly, friendly personalities.

Labradors are great with children and other dogs as they love to play and make friends. Regular long walks are required to keep them healthy and happy, and they’re sure to remind you! Boasting very loyal and protective traits towards their families, they’re a very smart choice for a family dog, in a busy and active family with enough space.

Size: Medium to Large
Life Expectancy: 10-12 Years
Activity Level: Very Active

Golden Retriever


Similarly to Labradors, Golden Retrievers boast a medium sized body stature, but require a little more care for their beautiful coats. Retrievers are very intelligent and loyal dogs that are good at whatever they set their minds to. Great with children due to their patient, caring nature, this breed consistently top the charts for best family dogs over and over again. They have a silly, fun-loving personality and need a lot of exercise so a family with time for regular long walks and activities are required.

Children and families alike are sure to quickly fall in love with these loyal canines!

Size: Medium to Large
Life Expectancy: 10-12 Years
Activity Level: Very Active



Beagles are small dogs with HUGE personalities. There’s nothing a beagle loves more to do than burn off their energy exploring the outside world. Beagles were bred to hunt in packs and so love the company of others, especially their families, and so are great alongside children and other dogs. Their loyal personalities mean they’re great to have around the house, and respond to training very well.

Beagles have very strong and talented noses, which is one of the main reasons they were used as hunting dogs. This means they often get sidetracked by smells and love to explore the scents around them, making them curious little dogs. They love to chase and be chased, by human and dog alike so keep them active and healthy and you’ll have one fun, loving ball of energy to care for.

Size: Small
Life Expectancy: 10-15 Years
Activity Level: Very Active



Possibly one of the biggest personalities yet, Pugs are roll after roll of emotion and mischief. These mischievous little ones love to get up to all sorts, and keep families (and the internet alike) entertained on a daily basis. They have one of the most recognisable faces and their snorting and snoring is a trademark to this famously cute breed.

Pugs don’t often fall trap to the ‘little dog syndrome’ that others do, and so are rather good with other dogs. They are loving and fun companions so they are good with children and love to lounge and flop all over their families as they sleep (and trust us, they SLEEP). Endless curiousity means these dogs are quite active despite tending to sleep a lot, so regular activity is required. You’ll adore cuddling up to those wrinkly little bodies.

Size: Small
Life Expectancy: 12-15 Years
Activity Level: Quite Active


It is very important to assess your own needs compared to the needs of the dog breed you’re thinking about adopting. Ensure that your own capabilities of exercise and activity, time to give attention and train, as well as your family and home situation meet the requirements of the dog in order to both live a happy life together.

To Uni or Not to Uni? Five Reasons You Should Definitely Consider Going

Part-time work, full-time work, internship, apprenticeship, university, night school… the possibilities after finishing school are endless. The choices ahead can be very daunting to anyone who doesn’t have a very clear direction of what they want to do. If you’ve been tossing and turning over whether to go to University to further your education in a particular field, no doubt you’ll have weighed up the fees, as well as the effort you are required to dedicate to such a step. The idea of University fees can be enough to put people off the choice of Uni for good, despite there being just as many options to aid you with these costs. If you’re tossing and turning over the decision, in this post, we’ve accumulated some of the very best parts of Uni life for you to consider when making your decision.

The Social Life


There is nothing, and we mean nothing, that compares to the social aspect of being at University. If you’re whats classed as a ‘mature’ student, you may already have your own home, maybe even a family, in which case moving away to live at Uni probably isn’t an option. For those with the option to do so, you have the choice to make student accommodation your home, living alongside other students in the same boat as you. Along with this comes the flat parties, block parties, themed nights (Mexican night is our personal favourite) and of course, living next door to some of your best and closest friends.

Most nights through the week, and weekend, you’ll experience organised Uni social events at local bars and clubs, not to mention Student Union bars which will no doubt become your favourite place throughout your studies. With your student card you’ll also get student discount at not only your local businesses, but around the country as well. This includes entry and drink discounts at many bars and clubs, shopping discounts at huge chains such as Tophop and ASOS, and even certain restaurant chains (have a look online to see exactly which).

Alcohol-based drinking aside, but there’s just something gratifying about coffee meetings on a morning, or through breaks too. Meet up with course mates, house mates or just anyone who takes your fancy for a coffee from one of the surrounding cafes (trust me, there will be tonnes around to keep you going through your studies).


Have a passion for football? Maybe you’ve got an undying love for the Harry Potter franchise? There’s more sports teams, societies and groups than you could ever count, available for you to join and take part in. We’ve seen flourishing societies such as extreme frisbee, base jumping, blog writing, and even Quidditch.

At Uni you will never ever complain about not having a social life, even in the thick of your final year studies, there will still be so much to do to break up those long library sessions.

The Friends You Make

Group of young people using digital tablet and smart phone

University is the perfect opportunity to meet new people on a similar track to yourself. With so many channels of meeting these people, you’ll quickly make new best friends, course buddies and maybe even meet your future husband or wife! You’ll come across and share hundreds of memories and good times with house mates, people on your course, society members, team mates and just anyone you happen to come across on one of the countless social events you’ll attend.

A lot of these people you meet will become friends outside of University, and after it, you might even spend the rest of your life with one of them. There are thousands of people there for you to meet, with endless posibilities of memories to make with them. You’ll eat and drink with them, learn with them, laugh with them, cry in the library with them, but the best part of it all is you will help each other through the journey ahead.

The Networks / Links You Make


This is probably a more important aspect than you’ll realise. Learning and living amongst thousands of other alumni, you’ll perhaps underestimate the business networks you will come across on a daily basis. Networking in University is important, and it is the perfect opportunity to meet and learn from new people, with different stories, different experiences and different advice. Not only this but you never know who may be able to help you in your working life somewhere down the line, and having a large and diverse network gives you endless channels in the working world. They can advise you, tutor you in something new, maybe even recommend you when applying for a new job, for example. Meet new people, speak to them, learn from them and most importantly, stay connected with them. You can do this very easily through the likes of LinkedIn, Twitter, even Facebook if you’re close enough.

What You Learn


Beside the social aspects, of course, you’re at University to learn, and you’re spending a considerable amount of money, time and effort to do so! You’ll be learning from some of the best in their field, and what you learn at University is invaluable. More than likely, your university course will be very specific and tailored towards what sort of career you want to go into after your studies. You might not ever use those algebraic equations you learned back in high school ever again, but you’ll definitely be using what you learn at University, and these teachings will help you on a daily basis to forge a successful career in your chosen field. It can, and at times, will, be mind boggling and give you a real headache, but if you want to be an expert in your field, then it’s a step you must take.

Your Degree


Last, but definitely not least, you’ll (hopefully) come out of it with a University Degree! A large number of high-skilled or high expertise positions within the working world will at minimum, require at least a University Degree. This achievement will give you a very valuable stepping stone towards finding and forging your career, often giving you a head start against others who you may be competing against.

Not only this, but the degree will give you a proven ‘track record’ of your commitment and determination towards your goals. After all, you’ve spent a considerable amount of time and effort working towards an achievement that is difficult to achieve without such hard work. Employers appreciate and admire this, aiding you in job searches and promotion opportunities.


Such a huge and life changing step needs to be very carefully considered, with every advantage and disadvantage being considered and weighed up to find the decision and direction that is right for YOU.

Top Tips for Conquering Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies


Call Of Duty is again attempting to conquer that ‘Shooter’ top spot in 2017 as it releases its highly anticipated instalment Call of Duty: WW2. With an newly refined campaign dynamics and new multiplayer game modes, gamers were chomping at the bit to get hold of the game. However, what really sets apart Call of Duty from other new shooting games, is the fan-favourite Nazi Zombies game mode, and this version is sure to cause some seriously sweaty palms.

Here are our top tips and tricks to dominating Nazi Zombies, and getting to those higher stages…

Tailor Your Loadout!


We will start with the most important thing to do before you even start the match of zombies, and that’s choosing and modifying your load out. It’s essential to choose your load outs and abilities to complement not only your own playing style, but the team you’re playing with. Don’t be surprised to discover it was a bad idea for you all to pick Shellshock, for example. You want to ensure you have a healthy balance of roles within the team, as each of them are highly beneficial in a number of situations.

The special abilities are as follows:

Freefire: Gives the user unlimited ammo for a short period of time, even if the clip is empty.

ShellShock: The user creates a powerful burst in that location, knocking back nearby zombies and stunning them for a short period of time.

Camouflage: The user becomes invisible to zombies for a short period of time.

Frontline: The user taunts the zombies, attracting them to that particular player for a short period of time. The user also gains double damage to enemies for the duration of the ability.

Use The Shovel in Earlier Rounds!

Like melee attacks with your knife in previous Call of Duty instalments. It is beneficial for ammo to use your melee attack in earlier rounds where the zombies are easy to kill. Not only this but you gain more jolts (in-game currency) for a melee kill and so it allows you to build up a healthy amount of points in the earlier stages.

The enemies in wave 1 can be killed with one melee attack. The enemies in wave 2, take two melee attacks… and so forth.

Take Out Pests Quickly!


There are a number of different types of zombie you will come across in the game, with varying traits and methods to take down. One of these are the ‘Pests’.

These fast-moving zombies are armless, but definitely not harmless, and hunt in packs. They will charge at you in large numbers and can cause a lot of problems if they aren’t taken down quickly. Not only this but they can damage you even when you’re sprinting away from them. Get rid of them quick!

Ignore the brutes!


Another new form of enemy is the Brute. This enemy is a large, bulky creature that roams the map in search of your demise. However, you DON’T have to take these down in order to progress the wave. The brutes move very slowly and so can be easily avoided most of the time. Make the mistake of firing at one though, and it will charge at you quickly causing huge amounts of damage if it lands it’s attack. They also have large amounts of health and so will consume tonnes of valuable time and ammo in order to get rid of, so best just to ignore these and let them roam without putting your team in danger.

Get the Best Weapons!


This one seems pretty obvious. The more you progress through the waves, the more sturdy and harder to defeat the zombies will become, and quickly! By Wave 5 your pistol is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard, so you’ll need something with a bit more kick. Here are some of our personal favourites:

BAR – Good damage output with quick rate of fire, reloads pretty quickly too.

M1 Garand – Useful if you’re an accurate shooter. Low rate of fire but lethal for headshots or picking off the slower zombies.

MG42 – Although this LMG is slow to reload, its high damage output makes it worth it.

MP40 – High rate of fire with good damage output, perfect all-round weapon.

Upgrade Them!

Eventually, even the best weapons will lose their effectiveness against higher level, sturdier zombies. In order to survive, you’ll have to upgrade them. To do this you’ll be required to spend 5000 Jolts on Pack-a-Punch’ing them. Upgrades can include higher rate of fire and higher damage output in order to keep ahead of the game against the higher stages.

Of course, it’s not that easy, you’ll have to activate and unlock the Pack-a-Punch machine first!

‘Kite’ Zombies!


You may or may not have heard of the term ‘kiting’ before. To “kite’ an enemy means to attract and keep the attention of an enemy on a player, in order for others to go about their business or attend to an assignment. This is done much easier with a slower, less lethal enemy as one player keeps it attention, whilst others either upgrade weapons, explore the stage, unlock new areas or attempt to complete an objective.

On this game however, you can no longer blow a zombie in half and lead their scrambling upper body around the map. So just keep one of the slower ones limping after you.

Share Your Points!

One thing that is so commonly ignored, is the fact that you’re a team! You’ll quickly learn that working as a team, progressing together, and equally becoming stronger is key to success. Share your points with team-mates and upgrade guns and buy perks together. If only a couple of the players are upgraded and strong, all you will find is that you’re constantly having to then risk yourself to revive the players who are struggling. Work together to become strong together, and you’ll find it much easier to progress, as well as keep everyone alive and effective.

Don’t be that guy with the huge stockpile of points you’re not using.

Use Your Notebook!

By pressing the Back button, you can view current assignments and objectives on the stage. These help you to figure out what you need to do next in order to progress through the ‘story’. It’s also very important to do so on your first few attempts of the game mode, so you can learn the necessary steps for future play-throughs.


Combine these methods and we have no doubt that you will become an undead Nazi slaying beast in no time. Let us know in the comments how far you get!