How to Be An Ace Spy in CounterSpy Guide (The Basics)

Do you have what it takes to maintain world peace? Do you not mind being dressed in skin-tight long underwear and goggles? Have we got a training course for you then!
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Hello, fellow agents. Chances are, if you read my dossier on why CounterSpy is a fantastic game, you’ve probably downloaded it. You feel ready to go out in the field, punch some random faceless grunts, and save the moon from nuclear destruction. Well, there’s a lot more to being an agent than just wearing skin-tight stealth suits and having a license to kill. Here are the basics to get you up to speed on modern 70’s Cold War techniques.

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1. Keep Your Starting Pistol

Contrary to the colloquialism, bigger is actually not always better. While you can unlock two grenade launchers, shotguns, and assault rifles — that does not mean they will win the day faster for you. In fact, precise headshots with your starting gun can do plenty damage on their own.

Additional Intel: With a little help from the Precision Aim formula (read: perk) on top, even the hardest enemies will only take three shots to the face to down. It also has the cheapest ammo.

2. Foreground/Background Takedowns

While all C.O.U.N.T.E.R. agents must never deviate from the 2D plain, that does not mean your enemies follow such civilized rules. Thankfully, if you quickly hit square while they are in front of, beside, or behind you, you can still take them down with a quick “JUDO-CHOP!” If that fails you, you can either manually aim for them while behind cover, or use auto-aim while normally walking around.

Additional Intel: Auto-aim indicates whether you are over a target or not by glowing red when on an enemy, camera, or explosive. Be mindful that you sometimes cannot see what you are aiming at. What you might think is a grunt’s head is in fact the gasoline soaked, antique gas can the fool inherited from a deceased uncle. Aim from cover whenever possible to avoid such embarrassingly loud, unintended explosions.