Be the best snake you can be in Slither.io

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I love me some Slither.io, and you probably do too if you’re looking for advice on how to get good at at snake-ing. The game has taken off much like similar title Agar.io did last year, but it has the makings to be an overall better and more fun game — so of course you want to get better at it.

Slither.io is available on both mobile devices and PC browsers, but the core gameplay is the same across all platforms: Be a snake, outwit other snakes, and eat dead snake’s particle guts. That sounds about right…right?

Growing big in the game does take skill, but there’s a lot of luck involved in slithering your way into the top 10. Some of the biggest luck factors are:

  • Where you spawn – If you spawn in a populated area near much larger snakes, you will probably get your little snake jaws on some particles sooner and with less effort than otherwise. I’ve had spawns right on top of recently-killed, massive snakes that shot me up to 5k+ size within my first fifteen seconds, and other times where I’ve stayed sub-1000 for a couple minutes because there was no action near my spawn point.
  • The aggressiveness of other players – There is no accounting for how aggressive other snakes will be, whether you’re big or small. Being stuck in the middle of a bunch of aggressive snakes means you have to play it cool — it’s generally best to get out of these areas ASAP. Some players are hyper-aggressive and are best ignored and wandered away from.
  • Large snake deaths – A lot of players recommend staying near huge snakes to clean up after them, and that’s a solid piece of advice. You never know when you’ll come across a large, coiling trail of tasty particles. This is why it’s important to stay near other snakes, but not aggressive ones (see above). If you’re trailing a huge snake, stay out away from their head so they don’t see you.

Luck aside, what else should you do and bear in mind to slither your way to the top of the charts?

Never trust other snakes

This can’t be emphasized enough: Other snakes are never, ever to be trusted. Just like they can’t trust you as far as they can boost-race you.

You need to be near other snakes to get your chance at a snack, but never assume anyone will leave you alone. Even the smallest snake can take down the largest on the map, and often tiny snakes are the most vicious because they have no size to lose and don’t care if they die and restart.

But tiny snakes aren’t the only aggressive ones out there.

Slithering parallel to another snake with both your heads near each other is dangerous–sure, you might be able to boost, turn their way, and kill them. But they can do that to you, too.

 

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Don’t stay in overpopulated areas of the map if you’re trying to play it safe, especially if you’re lagging. Chances are any snakes around you are also laggy, which can lead to some free kills but also some stupid deaths on your part.

Coiling

Coiling is a common tactic, and it’s one anyone used to being a big snake in Slither.iois well-versed in.

 

 

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