The trajectory of your grenade changes when you’re moving. If you’re moving backwards and throw a grenade in front of you, notice how less distance it covers. This can be really useful for short distance base to base. Of course throwing it as far as you can is the primary goal. Melee makes that happen. Observe how melee slightly deflects aim because of hand movement of the avatar. Practise pressing on grenade while the hand is still in motion. In other words, throw a grenade right after melee, and it will go quite the distance. You will get control of the trajectory as you train more.
Let’s say someone else is throwing a grenade at you. Most of you crouch in such situations. This will reduce damage taken, but it’s risky. The better solution is to RUN. The more you do, the better your reflexes get, and you’ll start dodging them sooner. In fact here’s a pro tip.
“WHENEVER YOU KILL SOMEONE, TRY RUNNING FROM THE SPOT. EVEN IF NOTHING’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN, JUST MOVE AWAY FROM THERE FOR 2-3 SECONDS AND ONLY THEN COME BACK, IF YOU WANT TO PICK UP A GUN OR ANYTHING ELSE. FEW PEOPLE USE A CHEAP TRICK WHERE THEY KEEP A GRENADE OR GAS WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO DIE. IF YOU RUSH IN, THEY’LL GET THE KILL, AND YOU’RE NOT ATTENTIVE ENOUGH, THEY MIGHT COMMIT SUICIDE ALONG WITH IT. RUNNING FROM THE SCENE IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO THIS. KILL FROM A DISTANCE IF YOU CAN. IF YOU RUSH, MAKE SURE NOT TO STAY AT THE SAME SPOT AFTER KILLING.”
Learn to use your surroundings. Check out the angles on surfaces and see how grenade bounces when thrown at a wall or a bump. Remember it’s not all about distance.
Gas grenades can be very tricky to use. Meleeing them really helps achieve decent distance. Priority #1 is to throw the gas on someone directly. Watch when people are stuck in a box or a cup (even if it’s just for a few seconds). Take the opportunity and lock them in with gas. Timing is key. Remember how much it spreads and the distance it goes. It’s about 1/3 distance of regular grenade. The #2 approach would be to block someone an entry. But use gas only in narrow passages or tunnels. Anyone will get around it in open air, do not waste them. You can also predict when someone will rush and attempt to draw them into the gas.
If you’re on the dodging side of gas, all I can say is watch out, especially if the opponent throws them well. Try not to sit at vulnerable spots such as boxes and cups. Control your urge to rush. (Opposite of above paragraph pretty much).
Another controversial side to this is gas on spawn points. I’m only discussing this because many people do it, but do it wrong. Try keeping the gas where you are, and moving away after you spawn, instead of throwing it afterwards. Well that depends on how well you throw gas, but my way is the safer choice. But it’s still not cool. If you must do this, there’s nothing to do other than to memorize the spawn spots on the maps. I highly recommend not doing this, as it’s very cheap and unfair.
Let’s be honest here, everyone hates mines. And love it at the same time. Obvious points to plant it are spawn spots, behind bushes, and in spots where people move real fast. It will be hard to notice. Another cheap use is to go very close to opponent and commit suicide (Doesn’t work every time).
I’ll recommend you to throw them like how they’re meant to be. If you master calculation of aim deflection by melee, mines will be a toy for you. They’re really hard to dodge, and unlike grenades, they explode almost instantly when not being planted on a wall. But you will have to either predict your opponent’s move, or wait for them to rush. Be careful if you want to rush with a mine. You risk suicide.
The straight movement of the mine is quite easy to understand, you just need a good understanding of how fast/slow you got to throw it. Adjust this by moving in same/opposite direction respectively. That is, if you cannot deal with Melee'ing it.
Below are pics of mines about to explode. KILL CONFIRMED.
Moving away from enemy
The worst short range gun you can come across with an opponent is shotgun. Let’s say you failed to take cover, and you either have to rush, or die. There is a 3rd option. RUN RUN RUN. Just keep firing at him while you move backwards and away from him.
With any luck and good aim, you might get the kill. If not, you at least evaded shotgun range. You bought yourself time to find a weapon. Just move and spray in the opposite directions and you’re good to go. You got to decide between camping, rushing and retreating (moving back). This choice varies according to opponents weapons, so watch out.