With more and more people wanting to get out of the house and have some fun, it’s easy to see why laser tag has increased in popularity.
So if you’re competitive like me, then you’re most likely want to get the upper hand at laser tag (even before you get to the arena).
And if winning every time sounds like music to your ears, then be sure to keep reading on as I have quite a few great strategies and tips for you to use on your next laser tag outing.
How To Win At Laser Tag Every Time: 5 Strategies And Tips
So you want to get better at laser tag? Then these 5 laser tag tips and strategies are most certainly going to help you (especially the last one).
Just keep in mind that these tips are going to be best used for competitive reasons.
In other words, you don’t have to go full Rambo mode if you happen to be on a special laser tag first date, or something similar. Let’s begin.
1) Shoot The Most To Win At Laser Tag
Here’s the thing about laser-tag, you don’t win for having the best accuracy compared to everyone else playing. While it can sometimes certainly be a statistic that you compare others, you’re not going to win if you have 100% accuracy because you only shot your laser twice.
The truth is that you have an ‘unlimited’ amount of shots (so to speak), so you need to take advantage of that and shoot the most to give yourself the best chance of winning.
Now, there is a fine line between taking accurate shots and shooting aimlessly. After all, shooting aimlessly can actually help to give away your position, which can have others tagging you.
Compare this to the baseball player who swings more often, as opposed to only waiting for the most perfect pitch (which rarely happens). While you might strike out a little more, you put yourself in a better position to win, and that’s what winners do.
2) Use The Laser Tag Arena To Your Advantage
Speaking of putting yourself in a better position to win, you want to make sure that you use your arena to your advantage. Not every laser tag arena is going to be created the same, and you’ll notice that after playing a few times.
Here are some examples of how you can use arenas to your advantage:
- Keep your back to walls and look outwards.
- Use obstacles as cover so you’re harder to shoot.
- Get the upper hand by going up high for a better view (if you can).
- Lastly, make sure that you are very aware of all of your surroundings.
In terms of where you end up locating, you want to be aware of where your opponents can come from. The more ways that you can get ambushed, the worse it is for you. The fewer ways your opponents can sneak up on you, the better.
3) Always Be Moving Around The Laser Tag Arena
This is common sense, but hey, common sense isn’t always common practice. If you want to get tagged with lasers less, then make sure that you’re moving around as much as you possibly can.
To quote one of the worlds most famous boxers (probably ever):
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
You clearly won’t be throwing any punches here, but the mentality is going to be the same with laser tag. The more you move, the harder it’s going to be for you to get tagged.
Combine with the fact that you’re always going to be shooting more often, and you’ve got a nice 1-2 combo that a lot of other laser tag opponents will never see coming.
Unless, of course, they read this article before you did 😛
4) Stay Low To The Ground And Become Much Smaller
Ironically enough, being tall isn’t always an advantage unlike in other sports such as basketball, swimming, or even football (such as being a tall wide receiver or tight end).
I realized this after playing laser tag once with my friends, and here is what I came up with:
- Being taller isn’t a great advantage (I’m tall so I had to work with that).
- I had a lot of trouble tagging those who moved around and got lower to the ground.
So you might be a little taller like me, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get lower to the ground when you’re maneuvering yourself around the laser tag arena:
- Crouching is going to be your best friend.
- Crouching and walking are also going to be your best friends.
- If you’re stationary and shooting, you can also kneel on one knee.
Plus, most people have a good idea of where they need to aim, which is usually around the upper chest area. Crouching down low can certainly throw them off and give you the extra second to tag them first and increase your score.
Lastly, I do want to say that the more you crouch (and crouch walk), the sorer your legs are going to be a couple of days after. Talk about a great leg workout.
5) The Final And Best Laser Tag Strategy
Focus on practicing at one specific laser tag arena until you get to the point where there’s virtually no competition.
The reason why you want to do this is that it allows you to get used to many of the objects and obstacles that come along with the specific arena.
This can be easily compared to video games. I remember when I was younger and played an online game called Socom: US Navy Seals, all I would ever do is play one level (it was called Crossroads).
Because of that, I knew every single one of the best spots where you could shoot at your opponents while also being able to take a significant amount of cover. Aside from that:
- Our team rarely lost.
- Getting a very high school was very common.
- The game became so much easier (just from playing that one level so much).
The same goes with laser tag, too. With all of the experience generated from continuously playing the same arena, you’ll be able to:
- Figure out all of the best spots to tag others with your laser.
- Understand where all of your opponents will hide when taking cover.
- As well as better understanding the spots where you can ‘stick and move’ (so to speak).
You will get a seriously unfair advantage against anyone else who steps into the same arena. Especially if it’s their very first time playing there.
Plus, laser tag becomes a lot more fun once you begin to realize that most laser taggers won’t even be able to compete with you 😛
Laser Tag Strategies And Tips: Final Words
So there you have it, those are 5 of my best laser tag strategies and tips when it comes to dominating your opponents and getting to brag about it as well.
As a quick recap, here are the main cliff notes for you:
- Don’t be afraid to keep shooting, as accuracy isn’t a big deal.
- Use the obstacles of the arena to your advantage, especially for cover.
- Make yourself much harder to get tagged by constantly moving around.
- The lower to the ground you are, the harder it is to get tagged (crouch more).
- Lastly, stick to one specific laser tag arena so that you can master its layout obstacles.
The fifth and final tip is going to be my favorite. At the end of the day, it’s going to be like any other sport or hobby. The more you practice, the better you get at it, and the more you find yourself winning.