You waited for months, stood outside Gamestop in the freezing cold, and finally got home to enjoy some of your very rare free time playing Halo 4. Then you got absolutely trounced.

Yeah, losing sucks. Not everyone's got the time or dedication required to become a master of a game, but that's okay. We've rounded up a few helpful tips and tactics to give you a fighting chance in the brutal online arena. While we can't promise any of these will turn you into a pro overnight, they may at least help you finish a match without completely embarrassing yourself.