CS Portable Guide

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Introduction

Hello and welcome! This guide was made to help players understand the game in a deeper level. If there is a question that isn’t solved in this guide, please ask about in this thread and your question should be answered!

The current topics and layout is as follows:
Controls
Weapons
Game Modes
Strategies
Tips
Ranking System and Skins
Earning Money
FAQ
Credits

Change Log
[November 8, 2012] “FAQ” section was greatly improved. “Credits” section was revised.
[November 18, 2012] Changed grenade damage.
[December 1, 2012] Renamed Zombie Match to Bot Match.
[December 8, 2012] Changed “Heal Player” control. Changed some weapons’ damages. Resized and changed weapon pictures.
[December 26, 2012] Added/revised strategies. Removed some outdated tips.
[August 7, 2013] Added UMP45
[January 3, 2014] Updated UMP45 and Desert Eagle. Added AUG and Glock19. Revised weapon descriptions.
[March 22, 2014] Updated weapons.
[May 12, 2014] Updated weapons. Added Uzi, M60, MP5K, P90, and Kriss Vector.

Controls
Of course, in order for you to even play the game you need to know the controls.
MovementWASD’ keys or Arrow keys
Crouch ‘X’ key
Walk Left Shift
Jumping Spacebar
Shooting Left Mouse Button
Quick Stab (knife only) Left Mouse Button
Fatal Stab (knife only) Right Mouse Button
Scope Sniper Rifle Right Mouse Button
Reloading ‘R’ key
Select Primary Weapon ‘1’ key
Select Pistol ‘2’ key
Select Knife ‘3’ Key
Select Grenades ‘4’ key
Select Bomb ‘5’ key
Quick Selection Mouse Scroll
Plant Bomb Hold Left Mouse Button
Deactivate Bomb Hold ‘E’ key
Heal Player Cut (yes, with the knife!) the player you wish to heal.
Open Door Press ‘E’ key
Rescue Hostage Press ‘E’ key
Chat Press ‘Y’ then type in your message. Press ‘Enter’ to send
Weapon Shop ‘B’ key
Drop Gun ‘G’ key
Toggle Flashlight ‘F’ key
Menu ‘M’ key
Spray Clan Tag ‘T’ key
Controls can also be customized by going the Menu>Controls>Set Controls

  • If you are playing on Android, click here to view the controls.

Weapons
Each gun has a fixed magazine depending on how you got it. If you looted it, you have 2 magazines. If you bought it, you have 4 magazines. If buy ammo for it, you also have 4 magazines.

Knife
Type: Melee
Price: Free
Clip: None
Damage (quick): 60
Damage (fatal): 120
Range: Short
Description: A melee weapon used to kill an enemy within a few hits.

Glock19
Type: Pistol
Price: Free
Clip: 20
Damage (body): 16
Damage (hand/leg): ?
Damage (head): ?
Range: Short to midrange.
Wall penetration?: Yes (may be glitch)
Description: A manual fire weapon that is often used as a secondary weapon. It often requires many hits in order to kill an enemy.

Desert Eagle
Type: Pistol
Price: 400
Clip: 7
Damage (body): 30
Damage (hand/leg): ?
Damage (head): >100
Range: Short to midrange.
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: A manual fire weapon that is often used as a secondary weapon. It can kill enemies with a significantly lower amount of hits than the glock19.

Ak-47/M4A1
Type: Assault Rifles
Price: 700/400
Clip: 30
Damage (body): 23
Damage (hand/leg): 16
Damage (head): >100
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: Automatic guns that are best used in short bursts of fire. Despite some rumors, they are exactly alike excluding their appearance and sound.

AUG
Type: Assault Rifle
Price: 400
Clip: 30
Damage (body): 20
Damage (hand/leg): ?
Damage (head): ?
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: An accurate automatic gun.

AWP
Type: Sniper
Price: 950
Clip: 10
Damage (body): 190
Damage (hand/leg): 95
Damage (head): >100
Range: Long
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: A manual fire weapon that can kill an enemy at long distances in a single shot. However, it is very ineffective at short range.

XM1014
Type: Shotgun
Price: 600
Clip: 7
Damage (body): 26 × 6
Damage (hand/leg): ?
Damage (head): >100
Range: Short
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: A automatic shotgun that fires spreaded bullets that allow it to kill enemies within short range. However, it is very ineffective at long range.

UMP45
Type: Submachine gun
Price: 400
Clip: 30
Damage (body): 20
Damage (hand/leg): ?
Damage (head): ?
Range: Midrange.
Wall penetration?: No
Description: An accurate automatic gun. It produces little noise which allows detection from a distance to be difficult. It is also very mobile for an automatic gun.

Uzi
Type: Submachine gun
Price: 400
Clip: 30
Damage: 16
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: ???

M60
Type: Machine gun
Price: 1000
Clip: 100
Damage: 16
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: It holds the largest clip compared to the other guns.

MP5K
Type: Submachine gun
Price: 400
Clip: 30
Damage: 16
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: ???

P90
Type: Submachine gun
Price: 800
Clip: 50
Damage: 19
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: It contains a large clip and fires very rapidly.

Kriss Vector
Type: Submachine gun
Price: 800
Clip: 25
Damage: 15
Range: Midrange
Wall penetration?: No
Description: An extremely fast-firing weapon. It empties out quickly, so make those shots count!

Grenade
Type: Explosive Grenade
Price: 80
Clip: None
Damage: Up to 90
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: A grenade that has a wide blast radius. It is able to penetrate walls.

Flash Grenade
Type: Stun Grenade
Price: 50
Clip: None
Damage: 0
Wall penetration?: No
Description: A grenade used to blind enemies rather than kill. The amount of time the effects last depends on how the target was hit.

Smoke Grenade
Type: Gas Grenade
Price: 20
Clip: None
Damage: 0
Wall penetration?: Yes (may be glitch)
Description: A grenade used to block a person’s field of view using smoke.

C4
Type: Explosive
Price: N/A
Clip: None
Damage: Max
Wall penetration?: Yes
Description: A plastic explosive that is exclusively used by the Terrorist team. It is only usable at the detonation site and takes a lot of time to explode. Anyone close enough to the explosion radius will instantly die.


Please note: The Weapons section may be inaccurate because it is often updated. If you see an error, please let me know by sending me a message on Kongregate.

Game Modes
Classic
You are split up into two teams. Death IS permanent until the next round starts. There are three ways to win.
1) The universal victory. The first team to annihilate all enemies wins.
2) Counter Terrorists only. Rescue all hostages by gathering them to the safe zone.
3) Terrorists only. Plant the bomb and wait for it to explode. Even if everyone on your side dies, as long as the bomb is active, you can still win.
Team Death Match
You are split up into two teams. Death is NOT permanent. There is no winning situation, just a scoreboard. This mode is for the casual players who just want to get into action and fight.
Capture the Flag
This game mode is just like Team Death Match. However, there is something new about it that Team Death Match does not have: Flags. Each team will attempt to obtain the enemies’ flag then return the flag safely to their base (which is where their flag is).
Zombie Mode
A random player will be selected to become a zombie who infects others. That initial zombie will start off with 2000 HP and regenerates HP rapidly for a short amount of time in order for it to infect someone. Once a person becomes infected, he/she is instantly turned into a zombie and will have to infect others in order to win.
The objective of the humans is to eliminate all zombies.
Bot Match
This mode is like Team Death Match. However, there will be NPC players and/or zombies that will aid you in fight.
Survival
Every player that enters to game is automatically a Counter Terrorist. The objective is to survive as long as you can while zombies, NPC terrorists, and/or kamikazes attack you wave after wave.
Death Match
Every player who enters the game is going to fight against each other. There are no teams whatsoever.
Juggernaut
At the beginning, the host will be selected to become the first juggernaut. Juggernauts can have extra health and speed. Everybody else must try to kill the Juggernaut; the player that ultimately kills the Juggernaut becomes the new Juggernaut.

 
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Strategies
Camping
Perhaps the most basic strategy of all. This tactic is very easy to learn. You simply find a good hiding spot, stay there, and shoot any victim that comes by.
Zig-Zagging
Oh no! You have encountered an enemy head on! If you want to spare your HP, then I recommend zig-zagging throughout the crossfire. What exactly is zig-zagging? It’s simple really. Move left and right while firing back at your enemy. You will avoid many of the oncoming bullets. If you don’t have a decent weapon on you or have a sniper attacking, then simply zig-zag your way to a good hiding spot. Hopefully a team mate rescues you or the enemy simply can’t find you.
Assassinate
An enemy is distracted whilst aiming at another player. This is your chance to grab your knife and attack from behind! Shooting him/her isn’t recommended (unless you are far away) since the sound and injury may alert him/her and cause him/her to attack you instead. Remember, players can be unpredictable and may turn around at the wrong time (for you!) and attack. Use this tactic at your own risk!
Injury Spying
One of your team mates have been injured. This is marked by a black dot on your radar. Use this to give a rough estimate of where the enemy is. It is recommended to use this tactic only when your team mate dies. If he lives after the injury, it can either mean he killed the enemy or simply injured him/herself.
Ghostly Spying
Yup. You just died. Luckily, you can spy on other players and see where they are going to or hiding. Use this to your advantage and ambush them the next time you respawn!
Third Person Spying
Change your point of view to Third Person by clicking ‘C.’ This tactic is EXTREMELY effective. You are able to see a broader view of the field this way. You can hide behind an object and take a good look around to see what’s going on without the worries of behind seen. Eventually, an enemy will come near and you can ambush him/her! Please note, however, that this tactic is only available if the Third Person View option is enabled.
Secret Places
Find a spot that isn’t well known or isn’t used much. Go to that spot and attack enemies there. Just a warning, however, that finding/getting to these spots may be extremely difficult and could cause you to die.
Camouflage
Select a skin that closely resembles the colors from the map. This will allow you to somewhat blend in with the map. This tactic will rarely work if your entire body is exposed, however. Try using it when you are hiding behind an object.
For those of you who don’t know how to choose skins:
Click on the white ‘Account’ button on the top right corner. Click on ‘View Profile’ then click on ‘Choose CT/T skin.’
Aerial Ambush
You are on a high elevation spot and can’t seem to get a shot at your unsuspecting enemy. At times like this, you have to decide whether or not to attack or wait for another enemy. If you decide to risk attacking, then jump down as he/she is passing by and attack from behind! Beware, however, that you may lose some of your HP depending on how high you were.
Blind Wall Shooting
Say an enemy has run away behind a wall. You cannot see him/her, therefore, you have to chase after him/her or find another enemy, right? WRONG! As long as shooting through walls is enabled and the wall isn’t too thick, you can fire blindly into where you think the enemy is. That person will take damage and often won’t know where the attacker (you) is.
Deception
Try to deceive the enemy. If you are camping and manage to kill someone, that person will know your whereabouts after he/she respawns and will often try to ambush you. Once you kill someone, wait a few seconds for the camera to go away, then move to a camping spot nearby. Now you can ambush the ambusher!
Burst Fire
This is a tactic used specifically for any automatic weapon. You simply aim at a target and fire in short bursts instead on a long, continuous stream of bullets. This tactic will allow you to hit the target easier due to improved accuracy. It is highly recommended to use this in mid to long ranges.
Spray ‘n’ Pray
Like Burst Fire, this tactic is also used for only automatic weapons. However, instead of firing in short bursts, fire continuously into the target. This will allow you to dump a lot of damage into the target (assuming you hit them). Use this tactic only when you are in close to mid combat. Otherwise, spraying continuously would give worse results due to decreased accuracy.
Tail Gating
See your team mate over there? Follow him/her. He/she will be your scout. Once in contact with the enemy, he/she will face two things: Kill the enemy or be killed. Either way, you are in an advantage! If he/she kills the enemy, you are safe. If he/she gets killed, the enemy is probably injured in reloading his/her weapon. This is where you come in and attack!

Tips

  • Try not to stay idle in the same spot for too long. An enemy may approach you from behind.
  • If you want to purchase weapons, don’t do it immediately after you spawn. Spawn points are often exposed areas and you could die before you have a chance to even use the weapon.
  • Players sometimes accidentally press the ‘Chat’ button. They won’t be able to function certain ways due to the game thinking you are trying to type something. If your controls appear to be locked, check to see if you accidentally pressed the ‘Chat’ button.
  • If you are lagging suddenly and don’t know why, try refreshing your browser. You should also clear your cache on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Are you dying during reload times? Try switching out weapons during this period! It may seem inconvenient at first, but over time you’ll realize it’ll save your life!
 
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Ranking System and Skins
Each rank represents 100 players (e.g.: Rank 15 means Top 1,500. The lower the rank, the better.
Below is a chart about the skins.
Skin (CT/T)___________ Price
GIGN/Guerrilla Warfare…….$0
Urban/Elite Crew………………$0
gsg/Arctic Avengers…………$0
SAS/Phoenix Connection…$0
girl3/girl1…………………………$5,000
skeleton/arab………………….$10,000
player/jason…………………..$15,000
santa/Anon…………………….$25,000
soldier/gang……………………$35,000
smith/neo………………………$45,000

Earning Money
With the introduction of the shopping system, money has become an important factor in the game. I will provide the different ways to earn money and how I recommend you using it.

Kill Player: 100
Kill Zombie Player: 500
Kill NPC: 10
Recover Flag: 2000
Earn Gold Medal: 4000
Planting Bomb: 2000
Rescue Hostage: 800
Blinding Player with Flash Grenade: 35

New players often make the mistake of buying their own weapons. You should NOT buy weapons if you have less than 5,000 dollars. Players often die before they can achieve the amount of money they used to buy the weapon. Overtime, you will lose more and more money until you are broke!
I recommend picking up weapons on the ground rather than buying them. It may be tough to get used to at first, but this will allow you to rack up money a lot easier.
If you simply can’t seem to kill players at all, try playing Survival or start a single player match. You can weaken the enemies if you are playing single player. No matter how weak you make them, they ALWAYS give 10 dollars.
Once you achieve a satisfactory amount of money, you can start purchasing your own weapons. Though, I wouldn’t recommend it unless no one has bought any weapons yet in the match you are playing.

 
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FAQ
Q) I joined a game, but all I can do is watch others play. How do I
actually play?

A) Press the “M” key, select the “Game” tab, and choose “Auto-assign”.

Q) How do I enter Full Screen?
A) While in-game, press the “M” key, select the “Settings” tab, and
choose “Full Screen”.

Q) How can I place Barricades?
A) While in “Zombie Survival”, press the “B” key, and purchase the
Barricade from the weapons shop.

Q) How can I chat in-game?
A) You can type in game to everyone by pressing the “Y” key, and to
your teammates by pressing the “U” key. If voice chat is enabled for
your game, you may talk to everyone by holding the “H” key.

Q) How do I use the ADS [Aim Down Sights]/Sprint function?
A) Currently, the ADS Function only exists in “Custom” game types.
The function must be activated by the host via the “Server” tab. You
aim down your sights by “Right Clicking”, and sprint by holding the
“Shift” key.
If you are not in a custom game, you may only “aim” with the sniper
rifle. This is achieved by “Right clicking”. Once zoomed, you may use
your scroll wheel to increase, or decrease, your level of zoom.

Q) How can I create a private match for my friends?
A) When you host a game, select the “Private Room” option. Only
provide your friends with the game name, and inform them to use the
search bar, located below the Game Type Buttons, to search for the
game.

Q) What are the numbers below my money?
A) The top number is your total kills, and the bottom number is your
total deaths.

Q) Why are some games I play at night time?
A) The host has enabled night mode. Press ‘F’ to toggle the
flashlight on or off.

Q) What does “CT” and “T” stand for?
A) Counter Terrorists and Terrorists.

Q) How do I gain ranks?
A) Currently, your rank is determined by your KDR [Kill to Death
Ratio]. The more kills, and less deaths you possess, the better your
ratio. It is this ratio that dictates your rank.

Q) My kills aren’t counting, why?
A) Make sure you are not in a Custom Settings Enabled game. In Custom
game modes, your stats do not save, or count, toward your record.

Q) How can I change my skin?
A) More skins will be unlocked as you rank up. Login to your account
normally; select the “Account Panel”, “View Profile”, and click
“Select CT Skin” or “Select T Skin”.

Q) You keep saying something about enabling/disabling modes. How do I
do that?

A) First, you must be the host of a game. Bring up the menu with the
“M” key, and select “Server.” This will provide you with a list of
options that the host is capable of changing. Hosts have access to a
wider variety of functions in Custom Games.

Q) Can I use my own controls?
A) Yes! Access your menu by pressing the “M” key in-game, select the
“Controls” tab, and choose “Set Keys”.

Q) What are clans and how do I join or make one?
A) Login to your account, select the “Account Panel” button, “View
Profile” – in the bottom left hand corner of the CSP Profile window,
you should see an empty box with “Set Clan” written next to it. Enter
your desired clan name here, and choose “Set Clan”. Please avoid using
vulgar or offensive clan names.

Q) I’m tired of people using “the Blind Wall Shoot” strategy. How do I stop it?
A) You can become a host of your game and disable “Shoot Through
Walls” or disable “Third Person View.”

Q) Why can’t I open some doors?
A) Some doors are made to be purely cosmetic. They are treated as walls.

Q) I killed a Kamikaze, but it won’t give me money for the kill. Why?
A) The only way for a kamikaze to give you money is by either killing
it with a knife or head shot.

Q) What is a Gold Medal and how do I earn it?
A) A Gold Medal is a reward you get for killing 50 enemies before
anyone else in a ranked match. Once a player has reached 50 kills,
everyone’s kill points are reset to 0, and the process repeats.

Q) How do I exit a match?
A)Go to the menu by pressing “M”, click on the “Game” tab, and select
“Disconnect”.

Q) How do I buy weapons?
A) Weapons are purchased by pressing the “B” key while in-game.
Alternatively, a user may press the “M” key, and select the “Weapon
Shop” button located within the “Game” tab window.

Q) My stats don’t appear to be saving, what do I do?
A) Press the “M” key while in a match, and select the “Settings” tab.
Click on “Reset all settings to default” – then exit the game. Clear
your browsers cookies, and cache, and restart your browser.

Q) How do I open doors, collect hostages, arm, or disarm a bomb?
A) The “E” key!
If a door is scripted to be opened, simply approach it and press the
‘E’ key – the door will be opened.
To collect hostages, approach them, press the ‘E’ key, and return to
your spawn zone to save the hostages.
Press the ‘P’ key to cycle for the bomb, or press the ‘5’ key. If
you’re a terrorist, and possess the bomb [Users with the bomb will
have a small bomb symbol on the side of their screen]. Once the bomb
is in hand, go to the designated bomb sites [Represented as ‘A or B’
on your screen, and then hold ‘E’ or ‘Left Click’ while in the
designated bomb zone. *A loading bar will show you the arming
progress.
To disable the bomb, approach the bomb – face it, and hold the ‘E’
key. *A loading bar will show you the disarming progress.

Q) How do I get the bomb?
A) You must play Classic mode and be a Terrorist. Bombs are also
randomly distributed to a single person per round. If you have it,
there should be a bomb icon on to the left of the screen. You also
must place the bomb near the detonation zone (marked by a red ‘X’
inside a red circle.)

Q) There are these non-moving NPCs in Classic mode. Who are they?
A) These are the hostages the Counter Terrorists must rescue. You
must approach them and press E. Once that is accomplished, take them
to the safe zone. (Your Spawn Point.)

Q) How can I become a Mod?
A) The team is not currently seeking any additional Moderators, but you may submit an application to volunteer for their support team here.

Q) I’ve forgotten my password, what can I do? – I’d like to change my
game name, how can I do that?

A) You can submit an e-mail for a password reset or change of in-game
name by e-mailing rvelosa@studioonmars.com
Note: Name changes are only honored if your current name is
offensive –or you provide a sufficient reason behind your request.
Name changes are at the staffs discretion.

If your question was not answered above, please visit the Support
Chat Room, or contact the Support Team by the appropriate e-mail.

 
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Credits
Major Contributors
IgorLevochkin
Provided Ranking System statistics. Provided Top-down indoor view (Survival only). Provided Android controls.
CSPortable_Vile
Provided entire FAQ section.
Rawwk
Provided information on clans. Provided some FAQ questions. Helped fix minor Juggernaut description.
mastergenex
Helped test base damage output.

Minor Contributors
U_SF_Player
skullhead51
helltank
Twski

 
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I’ve completed most of the damage output on the Weapons section. The only weapon damage missing is the grenade.

I’ve also added a section that should’ve been added long ago: Credits
I didn’t get all this information myself you know :P

 
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Originally posted by petso66:

I’ve completed most of the damage output on the Weapons section. The only weapon damage missing is the grenade.

I’ve also added a section that should’ve been added long ago: Credits
I didn’t get all this information myself you know :P

Grenade damage depends on where you are relative to the explosion. If it explodes right next to you, you’ll probably take major damage or die. If it explodes 20 feet a way you’ll take little to no damage.

 
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I tested direct damage with the grenade on myself several times.
On average it did around 67-68 damage. However there was one case where it did 69 damage. I just need to find the minimum damage now. The thing is, I can’t seem to accurately measure the explosion radius to test it.

 
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Q : How do leave a game?
A : Press ‘M’ then click ‘Disconnect’

I usually see lots of people posting this on Kongregate Chat, which is annoying, but they are new players.

 
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If you got direct hit by a nade you will get 67-68 damage
If you’re crouching and got direct hit by a nade you will get 69 damage
But I think it’s impossible to get a 67-69 in a nade when playing with other players because we know that if someone throws a grenade we run away from that area, right? Unless we’re are fooling around or camping.

If we got hit by a nade on a wide area
“The damage depends”

Approximately 10-61 damage

AMF——Kimpogi

 
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I did another test on grenade.
I played on aim_kappy and threw grenades at walls (in order to stop them in a fixed distance) and managed to lose 1 hp during one test.
Therefore, the minimum damage can be as low as 1!

Also, the new update added different ways to earn money. One of them I discovered which gives 150$ for a head shot. If anyone finds more, please post it here.

Originally posted by Rawwk:

Q : How do leave a game?
A : Press ‘M’ then click ‘Disconnect’

I usually see lots of people posting this on Kongregate Chat, which is annoying, but they are new players.

I’ll be sure to add that

 
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Oh.. I have a question..
Why I see some players… the rank above their head when in battle is violet while other players is green
Having a Color violet rank above your head looks awesome
and Yeah I noticed that too..
Mine still gives 100$ instead of 150$ ….Kinda strange :/
AMF——Kimpogi

 
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The violet colored rank is to represent a person who’s on your friends list.

 
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We had a friend list o__o?
Boy, have I been missing out!

 
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I’m playing on a mac, and it won’t let me access most of the available games. I also tried to host a game, but it seems that most of the maps aren’t available for me to use..

 
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Originally posted by asianansatsu:

I’m playing on a mac, and it won’t let me access most of the available games. I also tried to host a game, but it seems that most of the maps aren’t available for me to use..

same here!

 
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Originally posted by aisherlock:

The violet colored rank is to represent a person who’s on your friends list.

Wow.. I have no idea it represent a person on my friend’s list
Thanks for the information :)
AMF——Kimpogi

 
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I hope we’ll be able to pay with everyone else!

 
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How can i heal a player in Android Version.

 
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Originally posted by Wh0Cares:

How can i heal a player in Android Version.

I didn’t even know that I can heal my teammates :|. Which mode is this?

 
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u know if u go weapon setttings and put sniper on and put interval: 0 and shoot bump: 0 and max bullets:100 this means rapid fire sniper

 
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Originally posted by kimkarylle:
Originally posted by aisherlock:

The violet colored rank is to represent a person who’s on your friends list.

Wow.. I have no idea it represent a person on my friend’s list
Thanks for the information :)
AMF——Kimpogi

Now it turned into light blue / cyan

 
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Originally posted by kimkarylle:

Oh.. I have a question..
Why I see some players… the rank above their head when in battle is violet while other players is green
Having a Color violet rank above your head looks awesome
and Yeah I noticed that too..
Mine still gives 100$ instead of 150$ ….Kinda strange :/
AMF——Kimpogi

Maybe you’re doing Headshots on a bot?

 
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U can set in settings allow healing even on android. So how to heal?

 
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So how can I play on a mac? I’m getting impatient. :P