How To Improve Your Aim On PC

Aim Training On PC

Improving your aim is a key factor in improving your overall gameplay in most competitive games. Whether it be Apex Legends, Fortnite, Valorant, CS:GO, or any other popular esports title, you usually need to be able to win your aim duels to compete at the highest levels. So how do you become an aim god? The same way you improve any other skill, practice, lots and lots of practice.
 
The problem with that is often in games such as Fortnite or Apex Legends, you don’t get that much actual aiming practice. Fights are usually over fairly quickly, and the time between fights can be quite long, leading to a lack of substantial in-game practice to improve your aim. That’s where aim trainers come into play. In this article we will be taking a look at an aim training routine in KovaaK 2.0 that can improve your precision aiming, flick shots, X and Y axis tracking, and overall reaction times to make you a better aimer.

Improving Your Aim In Under 30 Minutes Per Day

One key thing to keep in mind when working to improve your aim is that smaller focused sessions on a regular basis will lead to better long term results. There’s no need to practice your aim for 8 hours a day – spending that much time in an aim trainer won’t have more substantial results than regular shorter focused sessions, and all you’ll do is put unnecessary strain on your wrist. After all, look at professional athletes, NBA and NFL players don’t practice for 10 hours a day; they know that the wear and tear that puts on the body is not worth it. The same applies to the esports world, efficient and consistent practice will offer more substantial improvement than anything else.
 
With that being said, we recommend spending less than 30 minutes per day on aim training. The routine we are outlining below comes in at 24 minutes of actual aim training – more than enough practice to make noticeable improvements to your aim, without being excessive to the point of struggling to be consistent or leading to wrist injury.
 
All of the aim training exercises we are recommending here can be found in the “Online Scenarios” section of KovaaK 2.0, you’ll simply need to download the scenario and create a Local Playlist containing each of the scenarios and you’ll be good to go. So, let’s jump right into the aim training exercises we recommend and what they offer in terms of making you a better aimer!

2 Tile Jumbo Tile Frenzy

Time Per Round: 30 seconds
Recommended Rounds: 6
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
2 Tile Jumbo Tile Frenzy is an aim training scenario meant to improve your flick aiming and reflexes. This is the easiest scenario on our list, and to be honest, doesn’t provide that much benefit in making you a better aimer. So why include it at all? It’s an incredible warm up scenario to get your brain into a more alert state and ready to focus on the other scenarios. This scenario has you shooting two very large boxes that spawn in a random position in front of you. Each time you hit a box it will despawn and another will appear. The focus here is to go as fast as you can while maintaining high accuracy. This exercise will improve your ability to land flick shots, but not by a significant degree. However, it serves the purpose of being a good warm up better than any other scenario we’ve found.

Close Long Strafes

Time Per Round: 1 minute
Recommended Rounds: 3
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
Close Long Strafes is a scenario designed to improve your X axis tracking and reflexes. In this scenario a cylinder target will spawn somewhere in the arena with you, rather than always being in front of you, the target can be anywhere in your 360 degree area. The goal of this scenario is to find the target as fast as possible, begin shooting it, and track the target as it strafes randomly back and forth on the X axis. This scenario is perfect for improving your aiming ability in close range encounters such as shotgun fights in Fortnite. Try to consistently improve the number of targets you eliminate and your accuracy while practicing this scenario.

1wall6targets TE

Time Per Round: 1 minute
Recommended Rounds: 3
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
1wall6targets TE is a scenario in which you will have six medium sized circle targets on a wall directly in front of you, each time you shoot a target it will despawn and another will appear. This exercise is designed to improve your precision aiming, target location, and overall reflexes. The goal in this aim training exercise is to maintain the highest accuracy percentage that you can while eliminating as many targets as possible. Focus on improving the speed at which you transition from target to target cleanly when practicing this scenario. This will help in any multiple target scenario you run into in your favorite shooter game, helping you quickly transition shots from one target to the next without wasting time or bullets.

fuglaaXYLongstrafes

Time Per Round: 1 minute
Recommended Rounds: 3
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
fuglaaXYLongstrafes is a scenario that has a single medium sized ball target on a wall in front of you. This target strafes in random movements across both the X and Y axis. The goal of this exercise is to improve your tracking ability on a moving target. Focus on accuracy above all here, do your best to stay locked on to the target at all times, reacting to the randomized strafe throughout the duration. This will help your aim in any shooter game as you’ll be able to more easily track a moving target and continue hitting shots while they try to escape or find cover.

Tile Frenzy – Strafing – 01

Time Per Round: 30 seconds
Recommended Rounds: 6
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
Tile Frenzy – Strafing – 01 is a scenario that has three medium sized box targets placed on a wall in front of you. These boxes will strafe from side to side on the X axis throughout the round. Each time you shoot a target, it will despawn and another will spawn in a random position on the wall. This exercise is designed to improve your ability to land flick shots on a moving target. Focus on improving the speed and accuracy at which you acquire targets in this scenario. This is a perfect training exercise for someone who heavily uses the AWP in CS:GO or Operator in Valorant.

Vertical Long Strafes

Time Per Round: 1 minute
Recommended Rounds: 3
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
Vertical Long Strafes is a scenario in which a medium sized ball target spawns directly in front of you in a randomized position on the Y axis. This scenario is similar to fuglaaXYLongstrafes except that the target will only strafe on the Y axis, with no X axis movement. The goal of this exercise is to improve your Y axis tracking ability. Focus on maintaining the highest accuracy that you can when working on this scenario. Perfect for improving your ability to track opponents that are moving vertically, such as during a build battle in Fortnite.

1wall 1target

Time Per Round: 1 minute
Recommended Rounds: 3
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
1wall 1target is essentially the same scenario as 1wall6targets TE. However, there will only be a single target on the wall in front of you at any time. Once you shoot this target it will despawn and appear in a random location on the wall. The goal here is to improve your target location and acquisition ability as well as your aiming precision. Focus on hitting as many targets with a high level of accuracy as you can throughout the round. This is a perfect scenario for improving your ability to snap on to an opponent and hit those headshots in game.

Tile Frenzy

Time Per Round: 30 seconds
Recommended Rounds: 6
Total Time: 3 minutes
 
Tile Frenzy is similar to Tile Frenzy – Strafing – 01 in that you will have three medium sized box targets randomly placed on a wall in front of you. The difference here is that these targets will be stationary instead of strafing, making them easier to hit. Each time you hit a target in this scenario it will despawn,and another will appear in a random position on the wall. Focus on improving speed and accuracy in this scenario, eliminating as many targets as possible with a high level of accuracy. The goal of this scenario is to improve your target acquisition speed, reflexes, and ability to land flick shots on a stationary target. This is another relatively easy scenario and a great way to end your aim training session to be ready to start playing your game of choice.

Other Factors To Consider To Improve Your Aim

While aim training is in our opinion the most important aspect of becoming a better aimer, there are many other factors to consider as well. Aim is something that you want to become completely natural and reflexive while gaming, not something you have to think about or put effort into. This frees up your mind to focus on other gameplay mechanics to make you a better overall player.
 
Similarly to how NFL kickers or NBA players taking free throws have their rituals, you should look to keep your aiming as static as possible. This means avoid things like switching your sensitivity or mouse DPI every few days. Find a setting that is comfortable for you and stick with it for an extended period of time. You can still adjust your sensitivity as needed to be faster or slower, but give each new setting extended gameplay time before making a change.
 
Environmental factors play into your aiming ability as well. Do you always keep your environment at 68 degrees? Don’t change it! It may seem like an unrelated factor, but a colder or hotter environment can impact your ability to aim. Likewise, if you always play in a t-shirt, don’t expect to aim as well in a long sleeve shirt. The shirt will feel different against your arm and wrist, and may impact arm movement on your desk/mousepad. Take into consideration every aspect of your environment when aim training and do your best to replicate those aspects as accurately as possible while gaming. Consistency is key, and practice makes perfect. Make aim training practice a part of your routine, keep your environment constant, and you’ll be an aim god before you know it!