By: Chris Buffa December 7, 2012 0 Comments

Never forget your training.

Gameloft just released Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, a thrilling first-person shooter that comes fully equipped with both single and multiplayer campaigns. There's also pretty scenery to admire. That is, when you can take a break from killing enemies. With this in mind, we created a cheats and tips guide that covers the more important things, whether you go it alone to battle the computer, or friends from around the world.

Aim Assist Is Your Friend

Unless you master the virtual analog sticks, never switch off the Aim Assist. This life-saving feature automatically (and more often than not) causes your gun to snap to the nearest target, giving you a much greater chance of scoring headshots during the single-player mode. The best strategy for attack is to press the targeting icon to aim down the iron sights, kill the selected baddie, press the button to return to normal view and then immediately tap it again to "snap" to the next available target.

Customize Virtual Buttons

Personally, we think the default button placement makes everything too cramped, which is why we paused the action and selected Customize HUD from the Options menu. From there, you're free to not only move buttons around, but also make them larger or smaller. Ultimately, you want to be as comfortable as possible.

Tip: Move the grenade button to avoid accidental throws.

Spend Blue Credits To Enhance Single Player Experience

When it comes to Credits, Gameloft puts much of the emphasis on the multiplayer mode, but you can also add Boosts, Upgrades and Attachments at any point during single-player. These include Body Armor, Health Packs, Throwing Knives, Automatic Turrets, Quick Aim, Fast Reload and a Red Dot Sight, among other useful things. Simply pause the game, then click the Shop button on the bottom of the screen.

Spend Gold Credits To Enhance Multiplayer Experience

Sticking with the most basic weapons and gear will put you at a distinct disadvantage against certain opponents, which is why you should part with some Credits to build the ultimate custom class. Pressing the Shop button opens the online store, where you can purchase different weapons, attachments and various forms of support, like airstrikes, ground drones, bombers and EMP blasts.

There's A Difference Between Blue And Gold Credits

You can only use Blue during single-player, and Gold during multiplayer. Buying 14,000 Blue Credits, for instance, won't automatically equal 14,000 Gold Credits in MP. That said, you'll earn these naturally by playing each campaign, and can purchase more.

Blue Credits

5,000: $1.99
14,000: $4.99
33,000: $9.99
70,000: $19.99
190,000: $49.99
400,000: $99.99

Gold Credits

10,000: $1.99
28,000: $4.99
65,000: $9.99
140,000: $19.99
380,000: $49.99
800,000: $99.99

Tip: Be on the lookout for promotions. Currently, you can score the R780 Shotgun for 12,500 Gold Credits in multiplayer, down from 25,000.

Choose A Specialization

Score a boost during multiplayer matches by selecting one of four Specializations.

Intervention: Specializes in offense and catching enemies off-guard. +25 XP and Credits when performing kill assists.

Front Line: Specializes in front-line combat. +50 XP and Credits for kills with grenades and other explosives.

Support: Specializes in dirty tactics and teamwork. +75 XP and Credits when accomplishing objectives.

Stealth: Specializes in taking out targets without being seen. +50 XP and Credits when performing headshot kills.

Unlock More Loadouts

You don't have to keep swapping guns and grenades to one loadout in MP. In fact, you can purchase five more for 10,000, 20,000, 40,000, 80,000 and 160,000 Gold Credits each.

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