How to Get Better at Aiming In Game

How to Get Better at Aiming In Game

Your capacity to aim is a big deal. The ability to hit your enemies is necessary to be competitive in any FPS game. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you improve your skills.

Ergonomy just for you

The way you sit has a huge impact on how well you perform - even more so than the type of mouse you use if your posture is bad.

The mouse pad should be swept across the entire surface of the desk with your mouse while sitting upright.

It is ideal to hold the mouse with your elbow just above your desk surface, and your wrist should be straight and in line with your forearm as you work.

Poor posture will slow you down, and you might not be able to get the best angles if your arm catches on your desk.

You are especially likely to get RSI when you have bad wrist positioning, which is not only uncomfortable, but can also damage your chances of being competitive.

Sensitivity Settings

To have a good aim, you have to be able to control your mouse. To be successful in the game, you must have perfect hand-eye coordination, so tweaking this is going to be pretty important.

In addition to your Operating System settings, you can also do it in-game (some titles even let you choose between Aim Down Sights and Hip Fire), and, if your mouse allows it, you can set it on the DPI selector.

It is especially useful for certain games such as first-person shooters, where it may make sense to switch between a high sensitivity setting (good for having quicker reactions at short range) and a low sensitivity setting for long-range encounters (where maximum precision is more important than speed).

It is important to keep in mind that the mouse sensitivity is not fixed: each of us has our preferences regarding mouse sensitivity. Try experimenting to find out which setting you feel most comfortable with.

Regardless, I recommend beginning with a low DPI, and then gradually increasing the DPI. Try to reduce the amount you overshoot your targets if you find yourself consistently overshooting them. It is important to find a setting that feels comfortable for you, and then stick with it.

Be patient and make only small adjustments. When you're frustrated, it's easy to stomp on the mouse sensitivity. But keeping it at high levels will cause you to lose all the muscle memory you've built up so far. You need to be consistent.

Aiming better through practice

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To reach the highest level of perfection, focused practice is paramount. In addition to playing a lot of games to see if you're good, there are a few things you can do to improve faster. Aiming in FPS games can be divided into two categories: tracking and flicking.

When tracking, you maintain your crosshairs on your target as you fire, adjusting as you move and they move so that they will remain in your sights.

DPS characters with machine guns and other weapons are best suited to it. By flicking the crosshairs over, you can focus on a precise target, such as the head of someone, before returning to your neutral position.

With powerful but slow-firing weapons like sniper rifles, reflexes play a vital role in successful flick shots.

Even though there are many games online and on Steam that claims to be aim trainers, it's best to just work on the game you are trying to improve.

While trainers can help you improve reflexes, the best way to learn how to play is to practice at your destination.

Custom match-ups against robots are the cornerstone of any good aim training program.

When you practice against actual players, you get a better sense of how they move, but it is slower - robots and modifiers (assuming your game of choice allows them) can help you get many focused practice sessions without constantly dying.

If you set up a match with hard bots, but reduce the damage to 0.25%, you can practice your aim for hours without being interrupted.

To practice tracking, you should move around the level with your crosshairs aimed at a single point, regardless of whether you are strafing or jumping. Try keeping them centered as they move around once you've mastered that.

In the same way, when doing flick shots, you can aim at several points at once, trying to land your shots on top of each other. In a more advanced setting, the damage is accounted for only by headshots in a bot match.

In the meantime, you might want to practice some simple tactics. Make sure you don't wander around the map mindlessly - anticipate where your enemies will appear.

You should keep your crosshairs near an opening or around a corner so you can quickly capture your opponent. If you do this regularly, you'll find that you're much faster to react, giving you a critical edge when fractions of a second matter.

Choosing the Right Gear

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Lastly, let’s chat on gear. The several significant parts of the case are your mouse. There is a wide array of mice available on the market, but for specific games, most professionals players agree that you’re completely off with something light. A lightweight mouse is more comfortable to move, easier to stop moving (essential if you don’t want to overshoot!), and less fatiguing to utilize.

Your arm will get tired if you are using a heavy mouse. If you like games based on reflexes and quick reactions, the ergonomics of the mouse, as well as its responsiveness, are important factors to consider.

Do not ignore the durability of your mouse either: the coating should be protected, and the switches should be able to withstand the millions of clicks that they will experience.

The KLIM Aim, KLIM Veni, and KLIM Skill gaming mice have been designed taking all of these factors into account to provide you with excellent performance.

Selecting a Mouse Mat

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Even though some people do without them, a good mouse mat is worth the investment. A good one should give you plenty of space, have a consistent surface, and a comfortable finish - preferably of sufficient quality so that it won't wear off and leave you playing on crusty garbage.

If you use a mouse pad with reinforced edges, you won't have to change it as often, as the edges are another weak spot in some pads.

When buying a model, make sure that it is well-made and made from high-quality fabric that will not cause undue irritation to your skin. It's also very important that it doesn't wear out too quickly after only a few months, as I mentioned earlier.

In addition to choosing based on size (standard or extra-large), you can also select based on additional features (RGB backlighting, stitched edges, etc.). You should get a large mouse pad that covers the entire desk and lets you move around freely.

The KLIM Chroma RGB and KLIM Supremacy are backlit mousepads, and the KLIM M and XL Mouse Pads are available in different sizes for different tastes. You're sure to find your favorite here!

Bungee Cord for Mice

Cable guides, also known as mouse bungees, are an interesting addition. You can use one of these to manage your unruly mouse cable, stopping it from grazing and snagging other components mid-game. 

You can also use some binder clips and some creative thinking if you're in a bind. In addition to being a USB 3.0 hub with 3 ports and an SD card reader, the KLIM Bungee is also a full USB 3.0 hub.

Final Thoughts

Several factors have already been considered for improving our aim: the gear, the mouse settings, or the multiple approaches. It goes without saying that practice makes perfect.

Wishing you great success in your games with these tips!