Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has earned its reputation as the world’s most competitive first-person shooter on the back of its ‘easy-to-grasp, hard-to-master’ aim controls. Different spray controls on different weapons, crouching to improve accuracy and moving whilst firing – all factors that can influence how deadly a player is with a rifle in their hands. Check out Gamelevate as we run through our best CS:GO tips on how to improve your aim and get more kills in the game!
Much like with any new skill, one of the best ways of improving your aim in CS:GO is by watching the pros. One look at a NiKo or a Twistzz will show you how much variety there is to be had in aiming style and crosshair placement.
“Tracking” requires optimal mouse settings and is the process of hovering their crosshair over where a player is moving. Alternatively, “Flicking” is the term given to the aim style where players strafe and shoot without an opponent being visible, with the rationale being that one is sure to walk into their path eventually.
Both of these types of aim have their pros and cons, however, both are useless without knowing how crosshairs work with every weapon, and where you should be holding it each round. CS:GO is a game that revolves around split-second reaction times, so take the time to learn how to pre-aim well enough that your reaction time is as quick as possible.
Invest In Your Equipment
It’s no coincidence the best aimers in the world can often be found with all the latest bits of equipment – it makes a difference.
With the skill ceiling so stacked, aiming so precise and reaction time so unforgiving, having the right mouse can so often be the difference between a kill and a death. It doesn’t take hundreds of dollars necessarily, but having a mouse and a headset that is up for the task is always recommended.
Razer is always a good option when looking for the best gaming mice for CS:GO, though it’s not always a case of simply copying what your favorite pro is currently using. Fast DPI Switches and Polling Rates are undoubtedly the two most important factors to look out for when it comes to a reliably competitive gaming mouse.
Audio cues are one of the most underrated aspects of CS:GO, with every gunshot, footstep or piece of utility carrying with it the chance of gaining the upper hand when it comes to getting the upper hand on enemies. With that in mind, it might also be worth checking out some of the best gaming headsets at Turtle Beach.
Positioning Is Key
Finally, one thing to always remember is CS:GO is a game that punishes players who treat it like a traditional ‘spray and pray’. Instead of taking aggressive positions and backing yourself in each and every duel, take the time to consider your position and where your best angles might be.
Work with your team, find your best spots to play, and work on your aim by practicing the same sorts of angles.
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