Chaingun use in a deathmatch will usually be a modification that barely resembles circle-strafing, but the basics of the technique will still be there. Generally, effective chaingunning will be moving around in irregular and arcing patters all while keeping the target centered on the screen at medium range, using it at long range while not moving around a lot or while moving (whatever the situation calls for), or by chasing a relatively unarmed opponent. The important thing to chaingunning in this way is to keep the opponent centered, all while moving around as required to avoid damage and use the environment to shield yourself from the relatively intermittant SSG or rocket attacks. It will take a smooth, steady mouse hand, and some anticipation of the opponants movements. Because of the chaingun's fairly light damage, it is important to be accurate with it, otherwise it becomes quite ineffective, and leaves you vulnerable to any more powerful weapon.
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