How To Bunker Another Player

Are you looking to find some really good advice on how to bunker an opposing player?  If so, you have come to the right place!  Bunkering is a special part of paintball and takes quite a bit of skill, especially if you are a newbie.  Basically, what you want to do is run up on the opposing team player and shoot a few paintballs at them while they are looking away.  The key here, however, is to fully know where your opponent is at, at all times and follow a few steps to become successful at this particular art form in the world of paintball.


Here are a few steps on how to bunker an opposing player in paintball:

  • MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE PLACEMENT OF THE OPPOSING TEAM MEMBER!!  This is very important, because you want to be on top of your game at all times.  Also, this is a great time to pull out that snapshooting skill you have been brushing up on while practicing with your teammates.  Pop out from behind a cover, take a few looks around and fire once you see your opponent.
  • Next, you want to make sure you are communicating with your fellow teammates.  Your teammates should know your placement and know what to expect when you bunker the opponent.  Also be sure to let your teammates know which bunker you will be doing the move on and ask for their response.  They may not feel it is the best decision at the time – Communication is KEY in paintball!
  • Once you have gotten the green light from your teammates, perform a few snapshots and drive your opponent behind his bunker.  Once he or she is behind the bunker, shoot him or her out from behind it and fire away!

Bunkering is a special technique to use on the field and can be helpful for getting an edge up on your opposing team.  However, bunkering takes a lot of luck, and skill, but more so luck.  Learn from your mistakes and practice this skill off of the field and before a big tournament.  Bunkering can be very useful, but also a win or lose type situation – so be careful!

Have you ever performed bunkering during a paintball game or tournament?  If so, give us the details in the comment box!  We would love to hear about your techniques, tricks and tips.  Did the bunkering work out for you and your team?  Share with us!

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