Anything else worth trying for competitive games?

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#1  Edited By NeedDistraction
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Just got back into gaming and missed out on many games this gen so I've tried Overwatch, R6: Siege, Destiny 2, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

I despise the community in R6: Siege and wish there were other game modes like previous R6 games

I find Overwatch got boring fast and the European servers have mostly Arabs on them cause they don't get their own servers which sucks

Destiny 2 had some awful event going on with infinite grenades so I stopped playing that for now and didn't like it as much as Halo

I can't get on with Battle Royals it seems

I've thought about Battlefield and CoD since I haven't played them since like 2009 but not sure what they're like nowadays? Anything else I should try? I'm on PS4...

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#2 Litchie
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Scene is basically dead dude. Unless you like dumbed down version of Battefield, casual Call of Duty, or crap games like Fortnite and Apex, you're pretty much out of luck. Overwatch I think is good, but I'd never recommend a console version of it.

I guess Rocket League can still be fun?

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#3 Calvincfb
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Competitive gaming is boring

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#4 deactivated-5d78760d7d740
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Dota 2 ✊

You need to be able to handle toxicity though. People there are not nice even by internet standards.

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Heartstone.

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#6 GoldenElementXL
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@calvincfb: How the hell is competitive gaming boring? Watching a predetermined narrative is boring!

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#7 GoldenElementXL
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I still think Fortnite and Apex can be very fun. It’s a shame the Apex battle pass is so bad though. As for straight up competitive gaming, Rocket League is where it’s at. I LOVE that game. COD has been kinda “meh” for me this past go around and I haven’t tried too much BFV other than checking out the ray tracing stuff. The pacing and feel of those games has always felt awkward to me.

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#8 That_Old_Guy
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Tekken 7.

Join the neckbeard nation.

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#9 drummerdave9099
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Rocket League for sure.

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#10  Edited By Calvincfb
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@goldenelementxl: so watching movies, TV shows and reading books are boring? Lol

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#11 GoldenElementXL
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@calvincfb said:

@goldenelementxl: so watching movies, TV shows and reading books are boring? Lol

I also dont get to watch too many TV shows or movies these days. So when I do, I make sure its a good one

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@goldenelementxl: I feel truly sorry for you.

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@calvincfb said:

@goldenelementxl: I feel truly sorry for you.

Yeah, my life is terrible

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#14 Sam3231
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If I had ps4, I know I'd try Street Fighter 5.

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#15 dimebag667
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@needdistraction: Sorry bud, but you're sol. Competitive mp has been crap for years. Heck, my roommate and I have been cleaning xboxes and swapping out thumbsticks for our upcoming halo ce lan. It's still 10x better than any game out now.

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#16 lamprey263
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I recommend Titanfall 2.

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#17  Edited By with_teeth26
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Mordhau if you want glorious medieval combat

Rising Storm 2 and Insurgency Sandstorm if you want some quality tactical shooters

Edit: missed the "ps4" part. my suggestions might not be helpful

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#18  Edited By BassMan
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Battlefield is still the best.

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#19  Edited By Zaryia
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@calvincfb said:

Competitive gaming is boring

On consoles, yeah it is. Not on PC though, since there are far more options and players and a higher skill cap with better controls.

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@needdistraction said:

Just got back into gaming and missed out on many games this gen so I've tried Overwatch, R6: Siege, Destiny 2, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

I despise the community in R6: Siege and wish there were other game modes like previous R6 games

I find Overwatch got boring fast and the European servers have mostly Arabs on them cause they don't get their own servers which sucks

Destiny 2 had some awful event going on with infinite grenades so I stopped playing that for now and didn't like it as much as Halo

I can't get on with Battle Royals it seems

I've thought about Battlefield and CoD since I haven't played them since like 2009 but not sure what they're like nowadays? Anything else I should try? I'm on PS4...

Well, good news regarding there were more games like Siege. Tomorrow there is supposedly a new game being announced (likely a new Ghost Recon or Splinter Cell). Hopefully it will be killer and have awesome MP.

Other games you can try on PS4 are America's Army (pretty meh overall in my opinion, but has a decent community), Warface (free to play tactical shooter that feels a lot like a first person SOCOM Confrontation mixed with Battlefield Hardline), and there is Wildlands which as the rumor has it may be getting a sequel announced tomorrow.

There aren't a lot of great shooters out anymore. I am still hoping for a new SOCOM with PS5, and perhaps SOME DAY H-Hour and Task Force may see the light of day on consoles.... still waiting...

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#21 Kali-B1rd
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Why would you listen to this forum? If you liked CoD/BF just play them... they are essentially the same games more consolised (so worse) but fundamentally still similar games, you point and shoot hooray.

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#22  Edited By VagrantSnow
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Battlefield isn't a competitive game. The network limitations/issues that come with frostbite don't allow it to be very competitive. They're fun games but you'll be running into a lot of 'BS' moments. I'd recommend Counterstrike GO if you were on PC cause I can't think of many games on the PS4.

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#23 enzyme36
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Street Fighter V... come join the FGC

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Personally for my PVP fix these days I usually play Gears 4 or Forza Horizon 4. They are very different games and both are good for quick sessions. Last gen I was more of a PVP player and these days I am more into PVE. Gears 5 will be my main PVP game when it releases.

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#25 mazuiface
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Tekken 7 is as good as it gets right now for mainstream competitive games.

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#26  Edited By mazuiface
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@that_old_guy said:

Tekken 7.

Join the neckbeard nation.

This is the most bizarre, inaccurate characterization of Tekken players I have ever seen. Par for the course on Gamespot forums!

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#27 Kali-B1rd
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Your better of asking an actual active place like reddit.

This forum.... its like looking 10 years into the past.

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#28 That_Old_Guy
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@mazuiface: Fucks sake dude it’s an Aris joke.

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#29 DrLostRib
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CSGO has competitive matchmaking, or third party services like faceit and ESEA

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#30 mazuiface
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@that_old_guy: Well I haven't heard that one. I hear him make fun of his own followers more than anything else "stoner Aris subs."

I watch more TMM than Aris though since Aris doesn't seem to want to play Tekken anymore.

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#31  Edited By NeedDistraction
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Thanks guys... I'm probably gonna try Warface or Paladins next. God help me.

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#32 Vaidream45
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If you want a real challenge try and beat Cuphead.

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#33 NeedDistraction
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Thinking about trying Rocket League or World of Tanks as well after this

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#34  Edited By Subspecies
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Firewall: Zero Hour on PSVR. 4 on 4, squad based, with tightly designed maps. No story--all gameplay. Basically it's like Counter-Strike in VR, or, in other words, AWESOME. The community is strong, and continues to grow. If you jump in right now though, be prepared for a stiff learning curve. A lot of players have gotten ridiculously good at it. And be sure to pick up an Aim controller, as there is nothing quite like actually holding up a rifle and physically looking down the sights in VR. Super exhilarating (also pretty damn intense at times--especially if you're playing a skilled squad). They're about to update the game with new maps and game modes, etc., so this is a good time to join up.

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#35 NeedDistraction
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Firewall: Zero Hour on PSVR. 4 on 4, squad based, with tightly designed maps. No story--all gameplay. Basically it's like Counter-Strike in VR, or, in other words, AWESOME. The community is strong, and continues to grow. If you jump in right now though, be prepared for a stiff learning curve. A lot of players have gotten ridiculously good at it. And be sure to pick up an Aim controller, as there is nothing quite like actually holding up a rifle and physically looking down the sights in VR. Super exhilarating (also pretty damn intense at times--especially if you're playing a skilled squad). They're about to update the game with new maps and game modes, etc., so this is a good time to join up.

That sounds really good but I don't have VR sadly and not much room either so idk if that matters. I just started playing Paladins and it seems so much better than Overwatch

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#36  Edited By nethernova
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@goldenelementxl said:

So when I do, I make sure its a good one

How? Opinions of others? Reading a summary before watching? Lolololol.

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#37 GoldenElementXL
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@nethernova: You know they make these things called movie trailers, right?

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#38  Edited By Subspecies
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@needdistraction said:
@subspecies said:

Firewall: Zero Hour on PSVR. 4 on 4, squad based, with tightly designed maps. No story--all gameplay. Basically it's like Counter-Strike in VR, or, in other words, AWESOME. The community is strong, and continues to grow. If you jump in right now though, be prepared for a stiff learning curve. A lot of players have gotten ridiculously good at it. And be sure to pick up an Aim controller, as there is nothing quite like actually holding up a rifle and physically looking down the sights in VR. Super exhilarating (also pretty damn intense at times--especially if you're playing a skilled squad). They're about to update the game with new maps and game modes, etc., so this is a good time to join up.

That sounds really good but I don't have VR sadly and not much room either so idk if that matters. I just started playing Paladins and it seems so much better than Overwatch

Well you need about five feet of space from the camera, but side to side I'd say just a couple of feet or so, just enough to swing your arms. You want to make sure nothing is blocking the camera however. Best to set up in a dark room with the camera slightly higher than your head. If you set it up right, and get a good host and a good squad, you can go for hours and it's just an amazing experience. One thing about it though is that it's not fantasy/sci-fi related in any way--just pure realistic hardcore military raid shooter. So if you want something like Paladins this might not be for you.

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#39  Edited By Raining51
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Just play old games that still have servers... like Id on't know...

Super Asm Smash rbothers Wii U?

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#40 jeezers
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On ps4 your kind of limited. PC has a the best competitive scene.

I suggest

Titanfall 2

Rocket league

Tekken 7

Fighter Z

Trackmania turbo

Overwatch

Smite

You already mentioned rainbow six, cod and BF

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#41 rzxv04
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@goldenelementxl said:

@calvincfb: How the hell is competitive gaming boring? Watching a predetermined narrative is boring!

I utterly disagree with the latter but I do agree that competitive gaming is one of the most exhilarating aspects gaming. Still subjective at the end though. Some get completely burnt out after years of it but some almost won't play any other type of video game.

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get a switch and try splatoon and smash

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#43 NeedDistraction
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@jeezers said:

On ps4 your kind of limited. PC has a the best competitive scene.

I suggest

Titanfall 2

Rocket league

Tekken 7

Fighter Z

Trackmania turbo

Overwatch

Smite

You already mentioned rainbow six, cod and BF

I should probably try Rocket League. I've thought about Titanfall 2 as well but idk. I did try Smite years ago and have it installed, I feel like I need friends for that.

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#44 SuperfluousReal
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You may need a computer to get a truly competitive game like CS or Unreal.. heck even Quake still has somewhat of a scene.

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#45 Zaryia
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@superfluousreal said:

You may need a computer to get a truly competitive game like CS or Unreal.. heck even Quake still has somewhat of a scene.

This. You pretty much need a PC if you care about competitive gaming.

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#46 NeedDistraction
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@zaryia said:
@superfluousreal said:

You may need a computer to get a truly competitive game like CS or Unreal.. heck even Quake still has somewhat of a scene.

This. You pretty much need a PC if you care about competitive gaming.

I don't see why. All that matters is facing people of equal or better skill on a level playing field