CROWZ – Useful Tips and Tricks (Leveling Up FPS Boost and More)

This guide is a guide regarding leveling up, XP and more handy information regarding CROWZ.

How to Level Up, Boost FPS and More

XP | Downing and Finishing

  • You will get 50 XP by downing an enemy.
  • And if you finish him you will get 100 XP.
  • In total, for each kill you get 150 XP.

XP | Combo Kills

  • You get 200 XP by making 2 kills without dying.
  • You get 500 XP for making 5 kills without dying.
  • You get 1500 XP for making 10 kills without dying.
  • You get 2200 XP for making 15 kills without dying.
  • I do have to say that when I made 20 kills without dying, I got 2250 XP.
  • Not entirely sure yet on how this system works above 20 kills without dying.

XP | Headshots

  • Headhotting an enemy, which is an instant kill for snipers. Is 150 XP.
  • Using different weapons could take up to 2/3 shots.

XP | Squad Beacon

When you placed down a spawn beacon for your squad which costs 400$ you get 50XP by each respawn of a squad member. But keep in mind that after a while the beacon explodes and you and your squad mates are not able to use it anymore. Only if you buy a new one.

XP | Capturing a Point

Capturing a point gets you 300XP. The more points, the more XP. I will tell you some ideas below in this guide about XP and running towards it as a flanker/rusher.

Idea | Rushing

When entered the battlefield you can rush to the points you need to capture with your assault rifle. But ofcourse, make sure to keep your eyes open at all times as these matches are filled with many players and you never know when someone is watching you. So basically what you have to do when you are a rusher is by simply try and capture the points and try to hold them. Use the third-person mode and the first-person mode a lot, you’ll get advantage regarding the view and to look behind walls you cannot see while in first-person mode.

If you really don’t care about your balance in-game, you can also use the rocket launcher by pressing X on your keyboard and selecting it. Keep it mind, your main weapon drops on the ground so keep an eye on that when you are out of ammo with your rocket launcher. These ones are instant kills when aimed correctly and I even made 4 kills with 1 shot. It’s strong, so use it wisely.

I do also have to say that try to make combo kills. Making combo kills are an easy way to gain XP but also in-game balance. The more kills you made without dying the higher the XP gets but also your balance which you can use to call in mortar/airstrikes which can be quite useful. Easy kills = Easy level up.

Another tip is to use your ammo wisely. It takes quite some bullets to kill someone depending on how your aim is. Are you out of ammo, run towards an ammo crate. You’ll see the icon popping up. Press F and you are full again.

If you ran out of ammo, there are two things you can do. One, pick up the weapon of a fallen soldier. But keep in mind, he could also have low ammo. Two, run towards an ammo crate. You will spot them quite easily if you pay a bit attention. Press F and you are full again.

Idea | Flanking

What I mostly do is flank the enemy from a different unexpected side. Like behind, the right side or left side while they are focusing on the middle. Again, you need to keep your eyes open as maybe there are snipers around the area you are walking in or UAV’s that can spot you. So, be carefull when you are flanking the enemy. I’m the type of guy who flanks the enemy with a sniper rifle as I think my aim is good. You can easily make kills while hiding behind a bush, wall or something and use the third/first-person mode to get extra advantage of your surroundings.

If you are someone who likes to rush, this is possibly the best way to do so. Sniper, play calm and steady. Rusher, play quick with fast movement while paying attention and try to capture the point. And keep in mind what I said above in the ‘Rusher’ area on this guide.

The tanks in this game are 100% the best way to farm XP in my opinion. I have no idea why but I get easily 20+ kills while I’m inside a tank. Once I picked up the tank I flank the enemy from above. Meaning that I’m standing on top of a high wall with my tank a little bit downwards so my aim fits perfectly to the area I’d like to watch. No idea why, but most of the time the enemy is not expecting this only after 1/2 minutes. Ofcourse, you need to be careful but I have no idea why this is so easy to do. If the enemies are rushing you or able to see you, quickly use your smoke feature and drive to another spot as it’s not save to stay at one spot for several minutes. While doing this, farming XP is very easy as you make combo kills, ace kills and whatever else is there. Press 2 if you are out of ammo or nearby enemies as when pressing 2 you get access to the machinegun that’s in your tank.

As for helicopters.. Basically the same as tanks but you need to get your eyes open a little better in my opinion since they can shoot down the helicopter with machine guns and also able to kill you instead. Snipers are on you all the time as shooting someone out of a helicopter is a good feeling.Though, when inside a helicopter make sure there are UAV’s around the map. The enemy will be highlighted and you can easily kill them by simply shooting at the red dots shown infront of you. You can even stand still with your helicopter and shoot from above. Again, no idea why but in my cases the enemy didn’t even know I was above them I feel like. Though, keep in mind that the movement is a bit odd so you have to play with a helicopter for a moment to be able to understand the movement.

In general, flanking is in my opinion the best way on gaining XP but also knowledge about the map that you are playing. The more you know about the map, the more spots, hiding places and more the better for flanking but also recon/sniping the enemy. Focus on combo kills!

Idea | Recon

So, you are a slow player that likes to have patience by scoping down the enemies by shooting them through the head. Good idea for making kills if you have the time for it including a decent aim. Like I said above, the more kills the more XP you get especially with headshots as they give 150 XP each kill. Now, here is the thing. The sniper you are using at the beginning is a sniper that takes up to 3 shots. The first and second shot is downing him and you need a third shot to finish him. You could use your pistol if the range is decent as sniper ammo is quite low for some reason. But be aware, there are ammo crates around the map.

I feel like there are two snipers options. Option 1, the rusher with flanking skills and option 2, the calm and steady rusher.

Option 1, use the buildings and walls as surroundings, recon the area and move forward. If you see movement, try to shoot 1 bullet and after that your pistol as when doing this it both levels up your pistol and your sniper rifle. It also saves extra bullets being wasted but if you see someone standing still, use your sniper and quickly aim for his head. Though, if enemies are running towards you, multiple of them. Get the frick out and move for your life as with a pistol and a sniper rifle while multiple enemies running towards you, is game over as the pistol is terrible. You can also use the third/first-person method by going inside houses and peek from windows as while you are in third-person mode and you aim your weapon. The third-person changes into first-person aiming which is very great to have. Don’t forget to hold SHIFT for a split second as you will hold your breath and steady the scope for easy kills.
Option 2, more like a flanking person but you stay at certain spots. You run towards high mountains or places, hide in bushes, behind walls and you name it and call in UAV’s all the time including beacons for your squad mates to spawn. Calling in airstrikes when getting enough balance is also a must need as you have the high ground and you see perfectly over a great amount of area. But while doing this and seeing an enemy there is something you need to keep in mind which is the bullet velocity. As you shoot the bullet, the bullet goes downwards so you’ll have to keep an eye on that. The longer the range the less damage your bullet does so shooting at the heads is a very much needed thing as a recon with a large range. But a tip for both option 1 and 2, when zooming in on an enemy, he can see your scopeflash and spot your right on.

So, in general. When I’m playing as a recon option 2, I stay at around 50 to 150 meters range for the perfect aim, quite some easy kills if you ask me but it’s also perfect when you are downed since most of the time your teammates are nearby and they can get you back up. What I also do is when I made around 2 to 3 or 4 kills I move positions as they will most likely come after you to get revenge. Ah, yeah. I got also bombed by airstrikes so that’s also something you need to be aware about.

FPS | Boost #1

Possible solutions to low FPS

There are a few things you could try:

Idea 1

  • Close other programs (especially CPU and RAM heavy programs like web browsers).
  • Give CROWZ High priority via task manager.

Idea 2

  • Run CROWZ.
  • Open Task Manager [CTRL+SHIFT+ESC].
  • Switch it to the more details view if required using the “More Details” link in the bottom right corner.
  • Switch to the “Details” tab.
  • Right click “CROWZ.exe” on the list -> “Set priority” -> “High”.

FPS | Boost #2

Fullscreen mode

Most games allow you to play in fullscreen, windowed, or borderless windowed modes. For maximum performance, you should choose fullscreen. This is because apps and games running in this mode have complete control over the screen output. While borderless windowed might be more convenient, the game doesn’t have that display exclusivity in this mode and may thus dip in performance slightly.

FPS | Boost #3

Optimize NVIDIA Settings

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can do some things to tweak your settings. These tweaks require that you go into your NVIDIA 3D settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Tip: Remember to keep your graphics card driver updated! Especially never graphics card will get a lot of performance boosts from just updating the drivers.

Open NVIDIA Control Panel and head over to the Manage 3D Settings tab on the left.

If you want to apply these settings to all games, select global settings. However, if you want to apply these to only CROWZ, select the Program List and look for the game. If you cannot find the game within the list, hit the browse button, navigate to the game’s installation directory, and select the .exe file for it.

Once you’ve selected the game or global settings, change the power management mode to performance mode. This will ensure that your GPU is working at its maximum pace.

Turn off Image Sharpening mode. This will turn off the sharpness of post-processing that can hog up your resources.

Set the Max Pre-Rendered Frames value to 1. This will ensure that your GPU works on the immediate next frame rather than processing what’s ahead.

Enable Threaded Optimization and G-Sync if your monitor supports it.

Set the Display Mode to Single Display Performance Mode. This can help massively if you have a multi-monitor setup as this tunnels the resources into a single display.

For Texture Filtering Quality, select the Performance Mode option.

FPS | Boost #4

AMD Graphics Card Settings

You can change its settings using AMD’s Radeon Control Panel utility if you have an AMD Graphics Card. Just follow these steps:

Right-click an empty desktop space and open up the AMD Radeon Settings Control Panel.

Now, choose the Global Graphics option to change graphics card settings for your games.

Once you’re in, turn off all the proprietary post-processing options that AMD has enabled by default. These include Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Chill, and Radeon Boost.

Also, turn off wait for Vertical Refresh (which will boost performance but cause screen tearing).

Disable Image Sharpening, Anisotropic Filtering, Maximum Tessellation Level, Frame Rate Target Control, and OpenGL Triple Buffering.

Now, turn on Surface Format Optimization.

For the GPU Workload setting, select Graphics Mode for the best performance.

Select Performance Mode under the Texture Filtering Quality option.

Finally, set Tessellation and Shader Cache to AMD Optimized mode for the most optimal experience of CROWZ.

FPS | Boost #5

Getting Rid of Junk Files

A. Clearing PC from temporary files.

Those files don’t do anything, but they can take up a considerable amount of space and can slow down your PC even if you still have a lot of space on your storage device(s).

It’s beneficial for those who have installed Windows for a few months and never really cleared junk from PC properly. Alternatively, you can use some utility programs such as CCleaner, but you still need to double-check whether all of those junk files are removed from your PC. How to do that:

  • Press Win + R to open the run box -> type “prefetch” -> remove all junk
  • Press Win + R -> type “%temp%” -> remove all junk

B. Run disk cleanup

Yet again, there might be some programs that can do that for you, but if you don’t have one or you are not sure it removes the junk files – do the following:

  • Go to windows search and type “disk cleanup.”
  • Open the program
  • Checkmark every file category that’s available and press OK.

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