Getting Set Up
Welcome to Aiming.Pro. This guide will help you to get ready to for rapid aim practice and improvement.
If you are interested to understand more about the philosophy and science behind Aiming.Pro then read a bit more about How it Works.
Step 1 - Set Your Sensitivity and Crosshair
Use our sensitivity matching tool to match the sensitivity from your favourite game. We recommend that you use a sensitivity that falls somewhere between 28 and 45cm per 360-degree turn. Click here for help with getting this set up.
You can customize your crosshair here. We think the default red-dot is a great choice but it's up to you!
Note: Please make sure your Windows mouse sensitivity is set to the default of 6 otherwise game matching might not work.
Step 2 - Check Your Hardware Setup
You don’t need much in the way of hardware to get the most out of your aim but there are a few essentials:
- A mouse mat that is at least as wide as your distance to do a 360-degree turn. So if your sensitivity is set to 35cm per 360, then you need a mouse mat that is at least 25 cm wide. This means that if your mouse is in the middle of the mousemat, you can do a 180-degree turn without having to lift your mouse. This is essential for many game scenarios.
- A gaming mouse. The only real essential requirement is that your mouse offers dpi (or cpi) of at least 2,000 (read here for why). Nearly all gaming mice offer this level of resolution.
- A display with low input lag. If your monitor/tv is less than around 5 years old then you won’t need to worry about this. If it is older then Google the specs to make sure it's less than around 20ms. Some older models can be over 100ms which would give you a significant disadvantage in FPS games.
Step 3 - Check Your Internet Connection
Low internet latency (ping) is essential for high-level gaming. You can use a free tool like http://www.speedtest.net/ to measure your ping. Anything over 100ms is going to put you at a noticeable disadvantage vs your opponents.
Latency is mostly to do with the quality of your internet service provider and geographical location but it can also be influenced by local hardware factors.
The main thing to check is the quality of your wifi connection. If it’s poor then try to get closer to your router, or even better, plug-in directly with a LAN cable. To test if it’s your local set-up causing issues you can measure the latency between your computer and your router (you can find your router IP address here https://www.technobezz.com/how-to-find-your-router-ip-address/ and then ping it to find the latency). Anything higher than 10ms is pretty poor.
The other factor could be other people sharing your internet connection. If it’s being maxed-out then this can significantly increase latency times.
Step 4 - Grip and Posture
We highly recommend you use a palm grip with your mouse (Article on grips coming soon!).
Good posture is important too. Not just to avoid injury and stay healthy but also because it allows for correct mechanical movement of the arms and hands. Incorrect sitting posture can limit your mobility and negatively affect your aim - particularly in certain aiming directions
Step 5 - Optimize Performance
If you are experiencing low frame rates then check this out for some ideas. The main thing is to enable hardware acceleration in Chrome.
Step 6 - Get Training
Good job. You’re ready to go!