How To Be A Tilt Proof Player?

How To Be A Tilt Proof Player?

Anyone who plays online games has felt it at one time or another, especially if you are an active Call Of Duty player. You’re a few minutes into the game and the enemy team is crushing them, you have no vision control, you feel like you’re being attacked by the entire opposing team at the same time and you can’t do anything about it. Your focus fades and your decision making ability plummets… You are simply “tilted”.

What is “Tilt”?

It’s a term used in gaming that basically refers to a feeling of frustration that can make you angry, lose concentration, and basically play like crap!

This is not a new term, in fact, this all started way back when you probably weren’t even born and pinball machines were the hottest thing going. When players became frustrated and engrossed in the game, they used to tilt the machine from side to side to influence the direction of the ball on the table.

Over the years, these machines evolved and began to display an error message on the screen saying “TILT” when they were tilted, and that is why this sentiment has been known as such ever since.

Why should I care about being a tilt-proof player?

Tilt will not only cause you problems in your games, but it can also have a variety of negative effects on your daily life and should be avoided as much as possible. Here are the two most important ones:

Verbal Violence:

Frustration can lead you to a visceral reaction such as: opening the chat and starting to write (or say) an essay explaining to them why that was the wrong move, which often includes a big swear word or two.

Clearly, this behavior will affect both parties, it will not help at all to achieve a healthy team spirit, and it will only cause the bias to spread to other teammates.

Emotional Decision Making

In the midst of the tilt, the hormones adrenaline and cortisol increase which will make you much more impulsive in making decisions, which can result in one of three states: Fight, Run or Freeze”.

All of these are decisions based on the emotion of the moment, which means that you have not thought them through and maybe taking actions that end up benefiting the opposing team.

How To Avoid Tilting?

Now that we have given you a brief explanation of this phenomenon and the negative aspects it can bring to your game and that of your entire team, let’s give you a couple of tips so that you can become a true tilt-proof player.

Mute Your Chat:

You don’t have to be an expert scientist to know that the most common manifestation of being biased is the fact that you want to insult your team and make them see that they are to blame for what is happening.

The best thing to do when you start to feel the effects of the tilt is to disable your microphone or keyboard to avoid sending big hate messages to your teammates and making their games worse than they already are.

Calm Down And Analyze Your Game:

Any eSports coach can attest to the value of analyzing your games to help you recognize your weaknesses and improve your game. Don’t let the inclination take over your mind, take a few minutes to breathe, calm down and rethink the format in which you face your enemy, you’re sure to find the solution!

Take A Break:

Our game time is limited and that is why after finishing a game we want to queue up for our next battle, but this is not the best thing to do.

You are still under the effects of the tilt and I am sorry to say that your game will only get worse and worse. Therefore, the most sensible thing to do is to take a few minutes break to go to the bathroom, have a drink, wash your face, and above all calm down.


Learn to control your emotions, this will undoubtedly be one of your most valuable skills! Anyone who plays at a competitive level can attest to this.

Identify what your reactions are when you start to enter this state so you can learn how to control them and become a better player, don’t let inclination slow down your progress, instead become a tilt-proof player!

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