Fragging Fundamentals Review

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for new ways to improve your game. I’ll find myself running around on empty maps at 2am, trying to find new tricks, new tactics, new ledges and ways to outsmart my opponent. I’ll get really excited when a new mouse comes out, and I take a serious look at any product that will improve my game.

So you can imagine when, out of no where, I learned about a new book written specifically for advanced FPS gamers called Fragging Fundamentals.

My first thought was… Really?! Someone knows we exist!

But then I was doubtful… what could a book possibly teach me that I didn’t know? A lot apparently…

When I opened it for the first time, I was shocked by the sheer amount of content, 147 pages crammed with diagrams, setups, attack positions, training exercises, tactics, tricks… basically everything you could possibly know about FPS gaming, written out in a concise, easy to understand way.

The question remains… did I learn something? Well, yes. A lot. I learned the real mechanics behind gamers, the difference between what makes a good player and what makes the best player. I learned why some players can play for years and still be at the same level… and others can improve immensely within a few months. I learned how to improve my aim even more, how to set up my mouse properly for the game I was playing.

I can’t possibly list all the things I learned, I’m still kind of letting it all sink in. I’ll be re-reading it shortly a second time, it’s THAT good. I rate Fragging Fundamentals a 9/10 because it’s by far the best book on first person shooters and it showed me how to improve my game when I didn’t think it was possible anymore.

** Update: I re-read it, and applied the aiming techniques. Wow, don’t expect miracles, but it really works. My aim is DEFINITELY improving.

*** Update: Ok, I can see a noticeable difference between before and after, I’m hitting more headshots than I ever thought possible.


About the Author

Eric is the author of Fragging Fundamentals, the ultimate guide to competitive FPS gaming.

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Js - October 23, 2008 Reply

I’m thinking about buying this, would you say its worth the money?

Dan - February 3, 2009 Reply

Yeah, I talked to author, he’s super helpful and the program is wayyyy better than I ever imagined

CoolBreeze[dg] - March 9, 2009 Reply

I’ve heard really good things about Fraggingfundamentals, my teammate got it and he says its awesome

Gabriel - March 25, 2009 Reply

I have read the most on this site now and i feel that you know what you talking about, too bad i cant afford the book or having a visa card at all. Well time for quake wish me luck ;).

Death 2 all Campers 😉

Knollo - March 26, 2009 Reply

man i can’t wait read this. paypal’s account verification takes it’s time, unfortunately.

Knollo - March 26, 2009 Reply

got it and read through it at once. i noticed several mistakes i am doing, so i guess i’ll report back here in a month to let you know if something improved.

He[X] - March 30, 2009 Reply

I just got it too and had time to read it over once. First, I was really surprised… there was a level of depth and understanding that I never expected.

I REALLY enjoyed the theory about the process involved in shooting and I had a few ‘ah-ha’ moments during the read. At first, I was expecting some guidelines, some tricks and tips..but this goes much into detail on why people miss and why people hit.

I’ve been doing the exercises at the end, and following the suggested methods to improve quickly. I must say, after following the advice, I have definitely found myself playing better and being more aware of my performance.

Have I become Fatality overnight? No, and I still have my off nights, but I’m starting to show things to my teammates that they never knew and I’m sure that my aim’s going to be much better in a few weeks if I keep this up. A+

Knollo - September 19, 2009 Reply

so.. after several months of not doing whats stated in the book (due to running short if playtime) i was just gonna say that i will soon be reattending to this and give further feedback.

however everytime i find the time to do some training im thankful to follow the guidelines of this book, knowing that it is possibly the best way to spend my training time. well at least its better than having no guideline at all.

some ciriticism or difficulty i came across. the author states that it is important to maintain a fixed timing between aiming and shooting. aim/aim/shoot. or likewise. if i play against bots thats feasable. but if i play online vs. other players this pattern is too slow, and i find myself exchanging it by my old more unaccurate but faster aiming method. this problem isn’t addressed in the book.

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