So lately I've been getting pretty addicted to Drop Zone, as in that's all I play anymore. But the reason for my new found love for DZ is because I'm getting better at the game.
Drop Zone is a pretty easy game to understand once you learn where all the drop points are, plus what role you and your teammates fit into.
When I first started playing DZ, I was nothing but a capper, usually averaging around 3,500 points +. But I was dying about 20 to 30 times a game while only getting 10 or 15 kills. So while I was snagging a lot of points for capping, I was also causing my team to work harder and pick up my slack.
So now I play a support role. I work my way into a DZ area, and provide overlook for the DZ's and sweep up any enemies that may wonder into my Area of Responsibility (AoR)
1. Decide what role you fit in to, are you a Capper that can sit on a DZ and protect yourself, while taking out enemies? Or do you work better as a Sweeper, i.e. keeping the enemies off your Cappers back.
2. Learn where the next drop point will be, and have a clock watcher that can pay attention to when the DZ will change to the next area. This way you can alert your team and have "Runner" peel off and head towards the next DZ.
3. When you decide who on your team will be the Sweeper, have them learn the flank points. I'll use the first DZ on Fallen for the example. The first DZ is basically in the middle of the map.
If you start by the tree and are facing the "court yard" most people will head directly for the DZ. But lately I've peeled off from my group and flank around the back ally way and engage them from behind. This works pretty well, because I've had at least 6 or 7 people run past me as I'm pulling into the kill zone.
If you start on the truck side, I recommend having someone post up on top of the building directly in front of you. Having the high point provides a great advantage. Also have another Sweeper stroll the back ally way again and head out the 2nd pathway. You can usually surprise 4 to 5 player and take them out.
4. I can't stress this enough, communicate with your team!
As I continue to improve, and figure out other points about DZ I'll post them up here. Maybe I'll try to get some game footage as well, so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about.