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Become A Crack Shot On CS:GO

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Posted August 30, 2016 by Felisha "Nightingale" Silva in Editorials

Aside from common sense, a little bit of strategy and teamwork, a person’s ability to aim is what separates a good CS:GO player from a bad one. If you’re sick of coming last in the scoreboards and having your friends call you a noob, then working on your aiming should be your next step. Here, we’ll take a deeper look at aiming, and the different factors which can influence it.

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You’ve probably heard of that old maxim “a poor workman blames his tools”. You’ve probably also been around long enough to realise that it’s often totally false! For a lot of people, getting good at CS:GO is often a matter of building a better PC setup. Make sure you’re using a competent graphics card and that its drivers are updated regularly. This will ensure you’re not running into any avoidable lag or glitches when an enemy rounds a corner. Looking for a good FPS gaming mouse that’s more responsive will also do a lot for your in-game performance. Furthermore, having programmable extra buttons will ensure you’re much faster at throwing grenades. Defragging your hard drive can also help you reduce loading times and lag. Before you work on your own skills, work on the setup you’re using!

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I’d say being better at aiming in CS:GO is half crosshair placement. The first piece of advice I can offer is to start going for headshots and nothing else. This may throw you out of your depth a little, and to start with you’ll probably notice that your performance is actually dropping. In the long run though, the player who goes for headshots will always come out on top. Wherever you are on the map, get into the habit of training your crosshair on the place where an enemy’s head is most likely to appear. This will minimise the time it takes you to move your mouse and get that perfect headshot. As I’m sure you know by now, milliseconds can make all the difference on CS:GO. While “gluing” to doorways and corners is generally a good tactic, you should still try to be aware of your surroundings. Every map has a few popular spots where people attack or camp from, and knowing these off by heart will give you a significant edge.

The other side of good aiming in CS:GO is your movement and shooting. Smart movement in a game of CS:GO can dictate a lot about the scoreboard. Side-stepping and strafe shooting can make you a force to be reckoned with, provided you know how to synchronise your movement and shooting so that your aim stays precise. You can practice this by using a dynamic crosshair, strafing from side to side, and then tapping once in the opposite direction as the cross hairs pass over your target. If you’re new to the game, the one thing you shouldn’t do is strafe too fast too early. This is the one sure-fire way to pick up bad aiming habits. It may be dull, but practicing on a piece of scenery or easy bots can do wonders for your game.


About the Author

Felisha "Nightingale" Silva

Salutations! I'm Nightingale, also known to the internet world as 'Geek Mom of Awesomness'! I'm an avid gamer, artist, anime enthusiast, cosplayer, & blogger! I'm a huge Nintendo fan, & a Legend of Zelda fanatic. Growing up, while average little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy mastering the Legend of Zelda, & battling Mother Brain on Super Metroid... I live for my family, my video games, and my art! Hey, wanna game with me? Here are my gamertags, feel free to add me! PS3: Myojin_of_Souls Xbox 360: xXSadisticaXx Wii U: SkywardPrincess

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