Have you been invited to go paintballing for the first time? Not sure what to expect?

Paintballing is an experience you won’t soon forget, but it can feel a little intimidating playing opponents with more experience.

If you will use the five tips here, your friends will never know you’re not an expert.

  1.     Fire Strategically

Make sure you only take a shot when you have an opponent in your sites or to cover a teammate. Because the guns are loud, when you take a shot, you will reveal your position to your opponents, so make sure it’s a strategic move. Until then, quietly protect your cover.

  1.     Don’t Fear the Pain

The thing most new players fear most is the pain of impact. It’s true, it can sting, but it probably hurts a lot less than you think. After a couple of shots, your adrenaline will be pumping and you won’t even be thinking about it.

  1.     Scope Out Your Opponents’ Positions

While it might feel safer to take cover and stay out of sight, the most strategic way to play is to very quickly scope out the others’ positions and strategically place yourself in a position to fire. They will be doing the same to you, so make sure you are playing offensively to keep from being surrounded.

  1.     Communicate With Your Teammates

When you can, be sure to keep your teammates informed of your next move. Never shout unless you are spotted and surrounded, but quietly discuss your tactics so you can keep each other covered.

  1.     Keep Your Face Gear On

Safety is always our number one priority right above fun, so make sure you keep your face covered to avoid injury.

Following these tips will give you an edge over the competition as they will probably expecting you to make some newbie mistakes, but you will play like a pro in no time.

Most importantly, get out there and have fun!