How to Play Tribes LT 5v5

Looking to join a competitive pickup game? Knowing how to play your position in various states of the match is crucial. Here's Stork's guide to LT.

Final Notes

These are things that didn’t have a good home in the previous sections. Almost all of this is less important than what is above.

Cappers/Light Offense

You need to communicate with people you are thinking about passing the flag to. Tell them you need a pass and wait to see what they do if you can (sometimes you can’t but do your best). This will stop you from passing to someone just as they respawn. When you’re trying to return your flag during a standoff don’t go too far from the enemy stand. If the enemy capper is just running around then leave them to your chaser. You need to be ready to get an e-grab if you lose the standoff.


Aim good.

Home Defense

Don’t chase. Clear your base of campers and trust that your offense can start a standoff. You might save a couple captures by chasing once in a while but preventing campers from easy grabs is far more critical and if you’re chasing you’ll lose standoffs because you’re not in position to receive a pass from your capper. There is ONE EXCEPTION. If you are about to be capped out, chase. If you lose a flag in a standoff and you’re about to be capped out, crash the stand. You can’t win if you lose, and you have a marginally better chance of not losing if you break the rules in this one situation. BUT ONLY IN THIS SITUATION.


Communicate. It makes a big difference. Remember to split your focus on offense in standoffs. If you just focus on the flag carrier then a good Home D/Capper pair can hold a flag almost indefinitely. Call out incoming cappers when you see them, even if you aren’t on defense.

You will not instantly turn into a god of LT by following these rules. But you will be less likely to be a complete burden on your team, and you will probably have a better time in your first few games than if you hadn’t read this. Getting better will take time, both for your aim (and routes) to improve, and for the decisionmaking to become clear, even as it becomes more nuanced.