Laser Tag Tips and Tricks

While anyone can become a laser tag master, there are a few moves that can make you a laser tag guru. If you want to improve your laser tag skills, you're in the right place. And don't forget to stop by Q-ZAR to practice your new moves so that you can dominate your next laser tag game.

Bouncing Shots

When it comes to laser tag, every surface and wall can be your best friend. Be sure to use your surroundings to nail your opponent with a well placed reflection shot. Beat your opponent at every turn and use the walls to your advantage.

Canceling Shots

Canceling your shot is the true move of a master and it takes some practice to pull off. When you are going up against another player and you think they are about to shoot you, you can try to shoot them at the same exact moment they shoot you. If you time it right, the shot is cancelled. 

Blocking Styles

Standard Front Cover (Side-Cradle): For right handers: With the pack on and the gun hanging from the strap over your neck, first concentrate on your left hand. It is not as important how your right hand holds the gun as it is for your left. While you get into the cover do not worry about the position of your right hand until the end. Take your left arm and hold it out. Turn your palm up. Now put the bottom of the barrel (just in front of the front handle) in your palm. Push the barrel to the left until the front handle touches the side of your hand. This is the best place to hold the front. With your left hand holding the barrel and the gun facing to the left with the handles facing the ground; relax your wrist, but keep your forearm pointing straight away from you. Using your right hand, pivot the gun, while holding the barrel, so that it points forward. This wil crank your wrist to the right. At first this will seem uncomfortable, but you will get used to it. You can relax your grip of the your grip of the barrel as needed. Make sure the handles still point to the ground. You will have to put the gun in front of you to do this. Now look at how the side of the gun sits against the side of your left forearm. This contact between the gun and the side of your forearm is very important. Holding the barrel of the gun with your left hand, and the side of the gun pressed firmly against the side of your forearm: point the gun at your right ear-lobe. You will notice that the handles are now pointing to 10 o'clock and somewhat up. Look at the contact of the gun to your left forearm again. If you are going to get tagged through your cover it wil be here. Now with the gun pointing to your ear-lobe bring the whole thing closer to you. There are two surfaces that you must keep tight when covering. The surface where the gun touches your forearm, and the surface where the other side of your left forearm touches the pack. If light shines through those surfaces, you will get tagged.