9 Actionable Tips For Fixing Inconsistent Aim In Apex Legends

9 Actionable Tips For Fixing Inconsistent Aim In Apex Legends

Hey everyone, I hope you’re well. I wanted to touch on a topic today about aiming. I think we’ve all experienced this in shooter
games at least once before. It seems one day our aim is godlike, and the
next day it’s absolute rubbish. It can make you feel helpless – all you want
to do is play well, and you know that you have the potential to do it, but somehow it’s
just not happening. What can we actually do to improve that consistency
so that you can reach your maximum aim potential at all times? Well, I’ve got a selection of tips that I’ve
found useful during my years playing shooter games. I’ll go into all of these and provide details
on why they can work well to help you have more consistent aim. I’ll put timestamps to each tip in the description. Most tips will be useful for all platforms,
but some will be PC exclusive. Before we get started, let me provide some
backup on why you should consider using these tips, and why you should listen to me in the
first place. I don’t have aim like Shroud, or anything
even close. But what I do have is thousands of hours playing
shooter games, and during that time I’ve had big periods of time where I’ve struggled with
inconsistent aim. Well, after those many thousands of hours,
I have all the answers, and I can safely say I no longer have inconsistent aim, so long
as I follow the tips I’ve laid out for myself. So let me share them with you. First let’s explain how aiming actually works. It’s actually pretty impressive when you think
about it. Esssentially, you do the same thing over and
over again and eventually your brain just gets really good at doing it. That’s really all there is to being good at
aiming. Or, being good at any mechanical skill, whether
it’s drawing, throwing darts, or clicking the like button on this video. You don’t need to consiciously do anything
or tell yourself to aim each time you take a fight, your brain just learns by itself
as you play more. However, your brain can’t do a consistent
job if it comes into three major problems. Fatigue, a change of condition, and a lack
of information. Fatigue is pretty straightforward, right? If you’re tired, you aren’t going to perform
as well. It’s as simple as that. So, for tip number 1. Get enough sleep. Eat some good food, and drink enough water. Do those things and you will absolutely have
more consistent aim. If you’re not doing those things, do them,
work on your sleep pattern and try to get more water and nutrition into your diet. Sleep is easily the biggest one by far, though
– I’m sure there are a billion studies on how a lack of sleep impacts your reaction
speed so that’s all I have to say there. The next tip, which is also related to fatigue,
is to take short breaks. I’ve always found that if you do the same
thing over and over you kinda just stop paying attention to what you are actually doing. Taking a break could be anything from literally
taking a 15 minute break to just changing drop location. Give your brain something new to process and
that will get you more alert and focused on the game again. Once again, this will help to freshen yourself
up and get your aim on point. Tip number 3 is also a strange one, but I
found it used to work in Counter Strike. So, in CS:GO, you can change up your crosshair. People always end up saying how their crosshair
is the best or tout about which crosshair style and color is the best. But what I noticed is that so many people
would change their crosshair and then somehow notice an improvement to their gameplay, me
included. I actually think it’s got very little to do
with the crosshair style, and more to do with changing up what you are seeing on the screen. By changing your crosshair color or design,
it’s like changing the scene. Suddenly there’s new information to focus
on – it’s once again another trick to get your brain to start paying attention to what
you’re actually aiming at again. You can’t change your crosshair in Apex Legends,
but you can change your skins. So, swap out your skins every now and again
for a vastly different color scheme. Go for as much of a difference as possible
so that you’re not just falling asleep at your computer. It’s a strange trick but it wakes you up a
little bit. For tip 4, and for the final tip for fighting
fatigue, is to talk to yourself about the decisions you are making in-game. Focusing on what’s actually happening instead
of talking to your friends or listening to music, or just not thinking at all, can once
again help you to stay focused, which I have found to help with my aim. So, we’ve talked about fatigue. Let’s now talk about condition. Remember that I mentioned how our brains learn
how to aim so long as we keep practicing? That’s true, but they learn under the conditions
we give them. So, let’s say we change setup, change mouse,
or change our posture. All of these things could make a difference
on how your aim is in-game. So for tip number 5, I’d say get a good chair,
i’m not talking about a gaming chair, they really aren’t worth the price, but a good,
comfortable chair that allows you to sit comfortably in the same posture each day. Find a comfortable position and make sure
to keep that posture at all times. I used to always slouch when playing video
games but I kept reminding myself to sit up straight and over time I got used to it – maybe
put a sticky note on the side of your monitor to remind yourself. This way, there’s no inconsitency in your
setup which means less inconsistency in your aim. For tip number 6, I’d say keep everything
the same as much as possible. Yes, it’s worth upgrading your mouse for a
better one if it’s broken or if the sensor isn’t great on it. A gaming mouse is a good purchase, but so
long as you have a mouse with a good sensor, you’re good to go. On top of this, don’t keep changing your sensivity. Yes, I understand it’s important to find a
sensitivity that suits you, but you can watch my other aim guide on how to do that. Once you’ve found the right sensitivity. Stick with it. If you change, you have to let your brain
learn everything from scratch pretty much. Next, let’s talk about a lack of information. So, if you don’t give your brain enough information
to go off of, how is it going to aim on target? What do I mean by this? Well, for example, can you actually see the
players you are trying to aim at? Are you even focusing on them? In this section I’ll be talking about how
you can give your brain the crispest, clearest plan of what you want it to do. Starting with tip 7 – turn off hitmarkers. This is something that I suggested before
and many of you in the comments told me how much of a difference it makes. By turning off hitmarkers, it becomes far
easier to see where your crosshair is in relation to the player you are shooting, and you won’t
miss consecutive shots. It makes it so much easier to track players
with full auto weapons and line up the next shot with single fire weapons. You can still see how much damage you are
doing and can tell when shots register by the damage numbers that will still appear
to the side of the player you are shooting. For number 8, I’d say make sure you have the
game run at a consistent frame rate. Not everybody can do this, but if you really
care about your aim, it’s something you’ll need to invest in. This may not be so relevant for console players,
but for PC players it’s absolutely important. Luckily, Ryzen is launching some very good
processors in July so make sure to keep an eye out for that. For our final tip, I’d like to talk about
learning to relax. If you get panicky when you get into a fight,
you won’t be able to focus as much and you won’t be able to determine what’s actually
happening on screen. This means your brain is probably not quite
being given the information it needs. Let’s say your brain needs you to tell it
where the player is – you can do this simply by looking at the screen. If you seize up, jump, jitter, or blink when
getting shot at, you aren’t going to focus so much and your brain is going to be left
trying to fill in the blanks. So how can you stay relaxed and focused? Firstly, the more you play, the more you’ll
get used to engagements and you’ll learn to relax over time. However, if you still struggle to stay calm,
the best tip I can give you is to breathe. Breathe in deeply and slowly whilst fighting
and it’ll be like time itself has slowed down. Sounds really weird, but trust me, learn to
relax and it’ll be far easier to control your aim. So in summary, here are the tips I covered. 1. Get enough sleep and drink more water. 2. Take short breaks or switch your jump location
to refresh your mind. 3. Change your skins for another brain freshener. 4. Talk to yourself about your actions in-game
to help stay focused. 5. Get a good chair and focus on consistent posture. 6. Keep the same hardware, but upgrade if yours
isn’t good enough. Keep the same sensitivity. 7. Turn off hitmarkers. 8. Get a PC that can run a consistent frame rate. 9. Learn to relax. One final thing to say is that these tips
are more aimed towards those that already have good aim but are just inconsistent. If that’s you, I strongly feel these tips
will help. If you just have bad aim in general, make
sure to watch my aim training guide. I’ll put a link in the description. Alright, Let me know your thoughts on these
tips. I’ll see you in the comments. Cheerio!

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  • My biggest problem is actually the panic one. The game can be so silent for several minutes, then suddenly a fight breaks out, someone in your squad already dies and then it's basically over. I do the dumbest shit at that point.

  • Great vid and I wanna add something that people NEVER TALK ABOUT that u kinda touched on… U SHOULD PIN THIS THIS IS IMPERATIVE!…
    like I noticed myself (sometimes) and others are incapable of playing battle Royale because of what u touched on…. THE BRAIN!!! RELAXATION!, AND FOCUSSSSSS!!!!!! They'll see a team… Rush in… Start shooting a guy.. Get shot from another angle and just proceed to keep DESPERATELY trying to kill that initial player…. THAT'S ANXIETY!…. Sweaty palms bad positioning inconsistent aim lack of focus all anxiousness… This is why gfuel, coffee, Adderall are a thing in gaming
    When u have adhd or anxiety it can be IMPOSSIBLE to play consistently.. Once I was diagnosed and got my meds I was told to judge the things I do everyday and how easier they've become if at all… Well after taking y first dosage I was like Domino fats on the felt and since playing mw3 during it's life cycle dropped my first nuke on cod ww2..i had been playing that game since launch and couldn't for the life of me streak up..
    It's imperative that your brain is in good condition.. TRY THIS: breathe in count to 4 hold it count to 5 breathe out count to 6… Pausing between each number
    That insures that your brain is focusing on EXACTLY what you want it to.. Works every time…
    I hate when ppl make aim vids and fail to mention this.. It's because they probably don't experience it so they assume everybody is on the same playing field so props to you for showcasing that in order to even perform these mechanical tasks consistently you need to assure that your brain is in a calm focus but alert state which can be achieved thru some of which you mentioned but also with breathing exercises And meditation.

  • I noticed on the days where my aim is the best my thumb hurts (controller player) i get frustrated whenever i start to suck again lol

  • I often practice tracking by keeping my cursor on team mates during down time or if I’m finished looting. It’s not much but I think it helps. The threat of taking damage or being downed isn’t there, so you can really think about your cursor movements. Not sure if that will help everyone but it’s something to try.

  • Ps I have played shooting games since doom and I have nvr played a more unpredictable shooting game its next to impossible to learn the range of site slash gun like were the fF do i shoot. Its avery big piss off any thing ranged and i just feel like a James bonb villein

  • To add: Apex will definitely affect your sleep if you play at night, so to remedy it get melatonin, and use it, you will fall asleep much quicker. Try to stop thinking about apex encounters and asking yourself 'if i wanted to really fall asleep, what would i feel right now?' and FEEL that, feel the heaviness and relaxation coming on, so you can fall asleep quicker.

    Do not drink coffee or red bull. It will make you more anxious, leading you to risk more often. Try to be an enlightened warrior, the one who considers the situation like a general, from above. For this when you wake up, practice deep breathing and meditation. You only need to meditate for 3 minutes to feel the relaxed peace effect for an hour or two afterwords.

    Best Russian player with 28k kills still goes to practice arena before the game to shoot some shots. Are you better? Doubt it. The reason I think is, if you jump in a game cold, and say you lose that game, your confidence is already affected. You are already trying to make up for it.

    But if you trained a bit, you are warmed up, and you also already expect the sounds of gunshots, etc.

    Last tip – not really a tip but all this hyper active shooting for 8 hours a day can't be healthy for our psyche.

  • Gaming chairs can certainly be worth it. I bought a ducky gaming chair a few months back, best decision ever. Especially for my lower back. Nowadays I go into the chair with back pain and come out without after a solid gaming session. The lumbar pillow in that chair is absolutely amazing. And it’s $250, a small investment for what you get, imo.

  • 7:35 that’s because we measure time by our heartbeat, so when we get stress it’s like time speeds up because our heartbeat speeds up, breathing slowly forces the heartbeat down, making our time perception more normal. That’s why a band in a practice room always plays ca 10bpm slower than on stage. Or when you are giving a speech in front of a lot of people you should speak at a speed that feels uncomfortably slow to you, so it sounds coherent to the listener.

  • Positioning!!!

    Before you take a gunfight be in the right position, never just go aim for aim with an enemy unless u have God aim but seriously making the decision to re position rather than spray a vulnerable enemy can win you 1v3s

  • This man out here tryna get me to go to sleep and be healthy human being.

    I mean, I dont sleep but I am healthy otherwise

  • One a bunch of folks don't think about often is skin condition. I have terribly, terribly dry hands 4 or 5 months a year. I used to not care much but eventually I noticed that this meant my hands were going back and forth between textures which created different amounts of friction with my mouse pad and mouse itself. Keep your hands healthy. That consistency makes a world of difference.

  • The best way I improved my aim was going to the training mode and shooting targets with multiple different guns in multiple different shooting patterns I do this as warm up for about 20 minutes everytime before I play my first game. I really make sure I hone and don't miss my shots. This method has helped me improve my aim tremendously.

  • I saw the title of this vid in the thumbnail of some other vid so I clicked it, I started listening I thought "Wait…."
    "I've heard this guy before" "Sounds like that Gaming something"
    *scrolls down
    *The Gaming Merchant as the Channel Title.
    I knew it

  • What this video describes isn't true at all, aim small miss small. Your first aim is thee most accurate you will get and the longer you hold it the less accurate you will be. It's a scientific fact and if you do this one thing, aim small, you will start to form muscle memory and eventually it becomes habit. Also, lacking sleep increases awareness and reaction times hence why military forces literally starve you of sleep for 1-3 weeks pending on the branch. So once again this video is inaccurate. I don't think I can stand much more of the bullshit coming out of his mouth.

  • If I stop eating chocolate pop-tarts and move to strawberry pop-tarts will I get better? XD WIll a glass a milk a day help me improve too? XD

  • RIP Blacklight Retribution. Such a cool game, great shooter, awesome mechs, cool spiderbot game mode, and x-ray vision for all!

  • honestly, i get the hitmark point. it is visual clutter, but while trying it i found that i think my tracking is also reliant on the sound of if im actually hitting someone. i found it way harder to track targets after one hit. i find it harder to know if im hitting someone as with a hitmarker and a audio que i got that confidence of yes im hitting him, keep doing this. might just be me but do u have any tips for this?

  • Um, i was really starting to feel useless, and like i was getting left behind when playing or doing anything, and reverting back to a bad player. This really helped

  • when i talk to myself or my enemies it makes me play better. idk why but im pretty sure i can think more clearly when i say whats going on so it dosent fill up my brain. im not a psychologist and i dont know how brains work but i know telling the person im shooting that i did "something" to their mom last night makes me kill them more consistently

  • I want to play well. But I don't even know my aim is good or bad… I play on 15-25fps and even then the game shuts down for no reason randomly. Poor gamer 👾

  • Isn't changing your weapon skins going to distract your brain to process new visual information? I mean you advice not to change environmental factors like posture and mouse, doesn't weapon count as a part of your stable setup which should not distract you and let your brain focus on the target instead?

  • Extra tips:
    1. Crosshair placement- Before you aim down the sights, have your crosshair positioned in a spot where you think the enemy will be at. This is important because once you ads, you will be compromising a chunk of your field of view. Definitely helps a ton with snipers because once your crosshairs are lined up, its much easier to track enemies.
    2. In between matches grab a stress ball or grip strengthener. It helps with shaking and calms you down. You aim will be terrible at times when you are stressed out.
    3. Play titanfall 2- This one costs a bit of money, but same settings and guns. Some of the abilities are very similar too like phase and speed boost so take the time to practice there.

  • For some reason I do better at night than in the morning, could be that I’m more relax at night than in the morning

  • Your first tip is key, but I Experience “tired” in a different way. Early in the day i have my high kill games. At night, when i log on around 10-12, i play like shit because im tired. My reflexes arent sharp. It is a huge difference.

  • Me not good aim.. Get shit server! Internet lag, full aimbot enemy! That everyday on sea server. Bonus bot Chinese ads that leave after selection screen

  • You know coaches get paid to say EXACTLY what you say. Irony is, they'd probably get paid more just by doing YouTube tutorials. Get that ad rev.

  • Best tip is get a good internet connection. Mine sucks and almost every game it freezes for a sec or two every 10 mins !
    Not to mention lagging bullets. I can be point blank offload an entire mag on someone and only do 100 damage even though all bullets hit. Frustrating !

  • I play csgo for 222 hours
    Play apex for 8 hours
    Fortnite for 19 hour
    Pubg for 4 hour
    Pubg lite us maybe 100+ hour

  • If you think the vocalizstion is dumb just try it because when ever I do this in like league or something I do substantially better the. When I just don’t say anything for 40+ min

  • Get Apex to fix the hit registry would be a good start. Lots of rounds dont register. Im thinking packet loss, since they still have lag issues. Lag…funny. Havent seen that one for a couple of decades.

  • That’s simply awesome. Also +1 for good sleeping schedule. I remind myself everyday that I should better go to bed earlier than play another match

  • I grind Kovaaks (aim trainer) every day and for a while I was struggling with inconsistent aim. One day, I just decided to eat healthier and exercise more often. it was nearly like magic. if ur not eating during long gaming sessions, give urself a 15 minute break and eat some yogurt or carrots or some shit. makes me a lot more confident/relaxed/consistent in my aim.

  • I love the gameplay video, because I will do the same. Playing solo, ooh a purple knockdown shield, this will surely come in handy!

  • amazing video, it came on during autoplay, didn't need aim tips but stayed for how informative you were. subbed and post notification'ed!