Everyone wants to know how to get insane aim. Here, we will go over some key tips and concepts that can help you achieve great aim, while also making aiming easier.
Before anything in-game, it’s essential to understand that Valorant relies on your mind and body to work together at a high pace. Health is a big factor in your body and mind’s performance. Make sure you are hydrated, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy, as these are all things that can help your health and your performance. Alongside this, posture is very important. Think about how your muscle memory is formed while improving your aim. Your body is using a reference point or “default” position for building muscle memory. Whether it’s how your aim moves, how you view your screen and the players on it, or how other muscles in your body move based on different positions, you are building that muscle memory with that reference point. Make sure you are building muscle memory on a good posture, this way it will be easy to maintain consistency.
Finding the Right Settings
Quite a few players obsess over settings when it comes to aiming. Finding a good foundation and making sure your settings are within the range of normal can be very important. However, switching them around constantly finding the “god” settings is not beneficial as they don’t exist, it’s all about personal preference and practice. For making sure your sensitivity isn’t holding you back, a good rule is simply doing a full swipe on your mouse pad (the largest you would comfortably do in-game) and making sure it’s somewhere between a 360 and a 180 turn. If you’re doing multiple full spins, your sensitivity is way too high and you should consider trying to lower it to more closely fit into these values. If your sensitivity falls barely out of these ranges and you’re very happy with them, then that is okay. If you don’t know where to start, this is a great test to figure out a suitable sensitivity to give you mobility but also accuracy. Lower sensitivity is better for long-range aiming, making micro movements easier. Where high sense is better for close combat. So it’s important to find a balance between the two.
Crosshair Placement & Map Knowledge
Crosshair placement is directly tied to aiming. The better crosshair placement you have, the less you have to adjust your aim. Many players know about crosshair placement and instantly brush it off because they have “good crosshair placement” when in reality they do not. Crosshair placement is more than just keeping your crosshair at head level. Map Knowledge and being able to constantly be moving your crosshair to the common angles of the map while moving around the map is included. This is a fundamental skill that will help you with countless different things in the future. One of which is clearing angles properly and making sure you are clearing each angle before the next using crosshair placement rather than swinging a deep angle and being exposed to multiple angles. You can practice this by running around maps either in a custom or in an actual game, constantly being aware of what angles come next, and practicing transitioning your crosshair between the angles as you run around the map.
How to Practice
Have intention when you are practicing. Try to identify and understand what you need to improve on. By doing so, you can specifically focus on each thing to improve on one at a time. For example, maybe you need better crosshair placement when turning corners. To practice, you can simply go into a custom game and run around the maps for a little to understand all the angles and practice keeping your crosshair on the common angles. If one of your issues is spraying too much. Go into a deathmatch and only tap, maybe even use a guardian if you need to be forced to tap, and then transfer back to the vandal or phantom.
Aim trainers can be helpful if you need to build muscle memory and get your brain working with your hands. This is especially useful for players who are new to keyboard and mouse or this is their first FPS game. This is what will improve your “point-click” mechanics. However, as we learned, much more goes into improving aiming.
Positioning plays a huge part in what we perceive as “aim.” You always want to reduce how much aiming you actually need to do in order to secure a kill. You could have the best aim in the world but if your positioning and crosshair placement is bad, you’re severely handicapping yourself and limiting your potential growth and rank.
Always have a reason as to why you are in a certain position. Make sure you are not exposed to multiple unguarded angles.
For example on bind, if you are holding hooka on top of B site with a teammate holding long B from cubby the enemies can see all of site before your teammate will see them. In the first picture, you are exposed to both angles while one is unguarded. In the second picture, you are only exposed to the angle you are holding and can drop down if your teammate takes contact or dies holding B long.
Also, make sure you have a way out if things go south or they use utility on you and you have the best angle advantage possible. Further guides will cover positioning in more advanced details.
Angle advantage refers to the concept of how perspective can give you an advantage on an angle. The player closest to an angle will be seen by someone further away from the angle BEFORE the player closest to an angle can see them. Because of this, you want to make sure you are peeking from the furthest away from an angle when clearing corners and holding angles. There are uses for both, such as jiggle peeking and wide swinging closer to an angle. However, we will leave that for a future guide.
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