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Altitude Football Tutorial (by Loquacious Bum)

Altitude Football Tutorial (by Loquacious Bum)

December 1, 2016

Read this first, and than watch the video 😀

Hello, I am Loquacious Bum and this is a short tutorial on how to play the football map. I realize that I am not the most qualified player to make a tutorial, but I have been playing for over 5 years and have had the opportunity to see what works, and what doesn’t. I will be playing and talking about Miranda, but the same principles apply to the other planes.


Lets start by talking about passing. On the football map especially, it is crucial that you pass quickly and accurately. My personal rule of thumb is to never hold the ball for more than 1 second. Of course, to every rule there is an exception, but I find this rule to be fairly accurate. This is because you are heavier when you are holding the ball and thus slower and more susceptible to being shot. One more note about passing, remember to pass to where your team mate will be, not where they are right now as I highlight in the first clip. Just remember, Teamwork is Dreamwork.

Now, for one of the most important aspects of a good baller, self passing. Self passing is bouncing the ball along the floor or the wall and catching it again. This has the same benefits as normal passing AND you are able to pass better because you know exactly when you are going to shoot the ball and at what angle. This is also very useful when you need to go upwards from the floor. Self passing is one of the most important abilities of a good ball player so it is worth practicing. In the video, there are several clips showing what I mean.


In the video, I show two possible starts when your team will be starting with the ball. When in doubt, do the classic start. Another good method for starting the ball on a full game is to let your teammates push forward while you stay safely behind them. As soon as the other team has been pushed back, pass to an open teammate and push forward to score a goal. One thing you should never do is go backwards toward your own goal. This is very dangerous and usually results in failure. Just don’t do it :D.


Another thing to remember is to be unpredictable. Don’t just make a beeline for the opposite goal as soon as you get the ball. Do self passes or go in a different path than normal. This will confuse the other team and keep you alive for longer. I show this in two of the video segments.

Now sometimes, there will be no one to pass to and you are about to die. In this circumstance, it is best to just shoot the ball into a corner and try to keep it on the other teams side as long as possible, hoping your teammates will pick it up.

I think that about wraps it up. Now you should go watch the video and it should make more sense.

If you have any questions or if I missed anything, feel free to email me at or contact me on the altitude forums.


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