Aiming.Pro - The Fastest Way to Improve Your Aim
Aiming.Pro focuses on developing the core skills that create good aim. Reaction Time, Peripheral Vision, Speed and Hand-eye Coordination. By intensively training these, our users see a rapid improvement to their overall aim.
How it Works
Aiming is a complex skill incorporating perception, sensory processing and fine motor skills.
Playing games is a great way to improve but if you want to improve fast to reach maximum potential then you need to break this complex skill down into its component parts.
All elite sports training follows this approach. Professional athletes do play training matches but they also spend a lot of time on drills to isolate skills.
Aiming.pro has carefully analysed the core components of aim and developed a suite of training drills to enable you to excel at aiming.
Most of the site is free and will be free forever. We only charge a small fee for the more advanced drills targetted at elite (and aspirationally elite) players
- Dozens of highly targeted training drills, each focused on a very specific part of aiming skill.
- An automated feedback engine to highlight your weaknesses and identify areas for improvement.
- Comprehensive data and reporting tools to analyze your performance. Octant analysis, miss charts, over/undershoot and history tracking. Identify areas for improvement by seeing
- Best practice insights - assess your performance in the context of the broader world and see where you stand vs other gamers.
- Sensitivity and game matching to ensure your training environment exactly matches the games you play.
- A recommended training plan to guide you through the relevant skills in the optimum order
The Key Skill Areas
Improving accuracy is about training the neurological pathway of perception -> processing -> response. Or in other words, it is about building muscle memories to improve hand-eye coordination.
It is important to build hand-eye coordination slowly and accurately. As you repeat your training over and over, muscles memories (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory) will form. If you are frequently performing incorrect movements, then you might be reinforcing undesirable muscle memories.
For optimum aim, it is important to train each aiming technique individually. The technique for aiming right is not the same as aiming down for example. It might not be obvious to you, but when playing in-game, you will be better at aiming in some directions than others.
Amongst other things, we train each direction separately so you can measure and improve in each direction.
Similarly, arm aiming using a different set of processes to wrist aiming so must be trained separately.
Accuracy Training Drills
Arm Aim Training
Arm aiming is generally considered superior to wrist-aiming except when targets are very close). It offers higher levels of consistency and endurance. For this drill, try to focus on using your arm for your aiming movements.
Wrist Aim Training
When targets are very close, using your wrists can offer maximum speed and precision when aiming. For this drill, try to focus on using your wrist for your aiming movements.
Aiming at targets on the same horizontal plane as you is the most common aiming scenario in fps games. This training will help you build consistency with horizontal aiming movements.
Aiming at targets directly above or below you is one of the harder techniques in fps gaming. Aiming down is particularly hard as it uses a unique set of muscles and you don't have access to your wrist muscles (unless you use a fingertip grip). This training will help you build consistency with vertical aiming movements.
The most common aiming technique in FPS games is the flick aim. Flick is an instant, explosive motion that attempts to 'flick' your crosshair directly over your target. Focus on mostly using your arm for this movement. Return to centre after every shot.
Reaction time is how quickly you can respond to a particular stimulus.
In gaming terms, this means the delay between seeing an opponent and initiating a movement towards them.
Reactions times can vary between 100ms for elite athletes and 300ms+ for the not-so-elite.
Needless to say, a 200ms headstart in every encounter is a huge advantage.
The good news is that it is possible to train reaction speeds. This study shows that gains of up to 20% can be had through training.
In addition, correct warm-up and preparation before playing games can significantly improve reaction times.
Reaction Time Drills
Reaction Speed Training
Reaction speed training improves your reaction speed by developing the neural pathway between perception and response. This drill requires you to click the mouse in response to a visual stimulus.
Over-speed training develops your reaction speed by training at a speed that is 'faster-than-reality'. This is equivalent to baseball players standing closer than usual to the pitcher and tennis players receiving serves from halfway down the court.
Speed (or more precisely, quickness) builds upon reaction time to encompass the entire time it takes to execute a complex task. The 3 components are Perception, Processing and Response.
So whilst reaction speed might be as simple as clicking a mouse button, speed will incorporate an assessment of the in-game environment and the accurate execution of a motor skill.
Quickness is, needless to say, essential in FPS games. Being accurate is important but you also need to be able to execute your movements faster than your opponent.
Speed Training Drills
In this drill, we overload your ability to clear all the targets. Maximising your score will require you to balance speed and accuracy.
Situational aim training covers all the other key skills not captured in the areas above. In particular, this includes peripheral vision and precision training.
The human field of vision covers roughly 210 degrees horizontally and 150 degrees vertically. However, the area that they can ‘precisly’ view is much smaller than this - around 114 degrees .
This is likely smaller than the monitor or laptop screen sitting in front of you on your desk.
Peripheral vision can be defined as the difference between the area we can see precisely and the entire area we can see. To be able to use it well is essential for high performance in FPS games.
Players that are poor at using peripheral vision would be described as having 'tunnel-vision' and often demonstrate poor 'game-sense'.
The good news is that it is possible to train peripheral vision.
Situational Training Drills
Peripheral Vision Training
Hit the targets that will appear between 114 and 210 degrees from the centre of your screen.
In some scenarios, it is worth sacrificing speed and accuracy in exchange for precision (the two obvious examples are headshots and sniping). The cost/reward trade-off makes it worthwhile to accept lower accuracy. In this drill, only headshots count.
Holding the high-ground gives you a dominant tactical position. This training will improve your skill at aiming at targets below you