Call of Duty, or CoD, is a massively popular video game allowing players to compete in virtual combat from various eras and scenarios. Gameplay and graphics have improved a lot over the years, with almost lifelike representations now possible on the screen - but it still doesn’t match the experience offered from paintball.
One way to bridge that gap is to combine the thrill of the sport with realistic paintball gear that you take into the arena. Not only does it feel good, but it offers more protection than basic overalls and plenty of versatility in what you can bring with you, helping you prepare for any situation.
The big question is, how much will it cost to kit yourself out like you would in CoD? We’re going to take a look.
What should you look for from your paintball shop?
To get the CoD style going, you’re going to want a paintball shop with the best pieces of paintball equipment available. Given that paintball is a physical and tough game, everything you choose should be durable and high quality so you can get the most out of each piece of gear.
From paintball markers through to camo overalls, everything you could want to get a realistic look for the arena can come from one place to make your search easier. You’ll also have a better chance of making sure everything you choose matches up, as there’s nothing worse than realising the colours, patterns or styles are just a little off when you try everything on for the first time.
We are going to recommend pieces of gear that not only deliver quality but also look the part, too, as opposed to more standard or common paintball designs.
A Reliable Paintball Gun
Tippman TMC Elite Paintball Gun - £249.95
The Tippman TMC Elite Paintball gun is the ultimate versatile paintball gun, handling different game types and scenarios with ease. It can be mag-fed or hopper-fed depending on what you prefer or what game you’re playing and it has been designed to look and feel like the real thing.
The Tippman brand is known for its quality, so you can rely on this paintball marker for a long time to come. There’s a sight and collapsible stock included, but there are also plenty of accessories to make this marker even better. You can even get more TMC mags for mag-fed play.
A Paintball Pistol For Versatility
Umarex T4e HDP 50 Paintball Pistol - £149.95
The Umarex T4e HTP Paintball Pistol is one of the best paintball pistols you can choose. It’s tough, versatile and a great choice for shorter rangers or when you don’t have time to reload your paintball marker. It can be upgraded with accessories for certain scenarios and games depending on what you need and is comfortable to hold while being easy to use.
This model is also good for practise, being able to use training rounds and to perfect your movement and draws. Quick movements are essential for paintball and making sure you don’t fumble or drop the paintball pistol is definitely a good idea.
Finding Good Paintballs For Sale
Valken Graffiti Paintballs - £36.95
Paintballs come in different sizes, with .43 calibre, .50 calibre and .68 calibre rounds all available from our paintball store. Each paintball marker will use different rounds, with some being able to use different sizes depending on the feed system and marker type.
As an example, the Umarex paintball pistol above works with .50 calibre paintballs. Before buying any paintballs, make sure they’re the right ones for your marker, but we do recommend the .68 calibre Valken Graffiti paintballs. It’s a good brand and their paintballs won’t let you down. You can buy in bulk to cut down on the cost, too.
A Paintball Mask Is Important Protective Gear
DYE i5 Storm Paintball Mask - £159.95
While paintball masks and goggles aren’t necessarily good for a Call of Duty look, they are essential pieces of paintball gear - and you won’t be allowed to participate in a game without it. In this case, you can find a mask that suits your style, and we recommend the DYE i5 Storm Paintball Mask. It’s sleek, stylish, and offers great protection.
The DYE i5 is more comfortable and secure than previous versions, but you also have options to add a camera and a communication system to make it easier to coordinate your team’s efforts. You can also get replacement lenses, too.
A Tactical Vest For Realistic Protection
The RAP4 Tactical Vest is a fantastic choice for paintball players. It’s a realistic vest that adds versatility and protection to your game. There are pockets to hold as many paintball pods as you could possibly need - and room to add even more. There’s space for a water bottle and a paintball pistol, too.
Of all the tactical vests available in our selection, this is the most popular, and being available in different colours and and styles means you can find one to suit the arena you’ll be playing in. As you’d expect, its a durable vest that will add even more protection from paintballs coming your way.
Camo Gear To Stop The Paint
British DPM Camo BDU Jacket - £17.95
Finding matching jackets and trousers is harder than you think. Every brand and product will have slightly different patterns and colours, and this will make it easier for you to be spotted in the field. We recommend the British DPM Camo DPU Jacket and matching Military BDU Combat Trousers for a consistent look that will protect you from paint splatters.
With our range of combat shirts and combat trousers, there’s a style for every game scenario and arena you might take part in. We make sure every single product is made to last, so it can handle everything the match throws at you.
Gloves And Padding For Extra Defense
Paintball Knee Pads - £23.04
USMG Spartan Elbow Pads - £26.20
Once you’ve got the bigger pieces in place, there are a lot of smaller pieces that can add more protection and complete the look. We’d start with Open Finger Tactical Leather Gloves, which protect your hands from impacts, but leaves your fingers free for those who like to feel or need a delicate touch for things. The right Knee Pads and Spartan Elbow Pads will make it easier as you crawl under cover or the bush.
Our range of paintball gloves, knee pads and elbow pads gives every player plenty of choice to complete their look and ensure they’re protected everywhere they need to be - not just from paintballs but knocks and bumps, too.
The Full Cost Of A CoD-Like Paintball Gear Kit
With each of these pieces of paintball gear in place, you’ll have a realistic Call of Duty getup for your paintball games. Whether you just want the style, or you’re taking part in scenario games, this can bring another sense of realism to an already intense and exciting sport.
There’s no need to buy everything at once, either. You can build your gear collection in parts to make it easier to budget the cost over time, starting with the most important items. While some are more expensive than others, the cost of putting this look together will be returned with the quality of what you’ve chosen.
We’re certain you won’t be disappointed.
Total cost - £741.85
Looking To Find Out More About The Best Paintball Equipment?
Matching your paintball gear to a Call of Duty character adds a sense of realism to paintball games that some players love, and that’s why you’ll find a great range of lifelike equipment and gear at our paintball shop at Modern Combat Sports. From paintball guns to tactical vests, we have everything you need to build your perfect look.
If you want to know more about any of the products we’ve suggested, or find alternatives that better suit your needs, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. We can answer any questions you have and make sure you’re prepared for whatever you encounter in the arena.