In competitive shooting games, you often encounter situations where an enemy suddenly pops up on your screen and starts shooting at you. To effectively counterattack your opponent in such a situation, you need to be good at flick aiming.
I have written this article so that you can improve your aiming skills and won’t get killed by unexpected attacks from opponents. Do give it a read.
Choose the Right Sensitivity
People often say that you need a higher sensitivity to be good at flick aiming. Well, to tell you the truth it doesn’t matter what sensitivity you use as long as you’re comfortable with it.
While higher frequency gives you faster crosshair movement, it also makes it difficult for you to be consistent and thus reduces accuracy. On the other hand, with low sensitivity, it would take an awful amount of time to bring the crosshair on the target.
Sensitivity majorly depends on personal preference, and believe me, the only way to know your ideal sensitivity is by trial and error method.
I would suggest you try practicing flicking aim with lower sensitivity and gradually move up to see what suits you the best, as the majority of the pro players prefer a low sensitivity for flicking aim.
Use a Combination of Wrist and Forearm Movement
If you’re using high sensitivity, you can flick aim with only your wrist movement. But wrist movement wouldn’t be enough if you’re like most other pro players who prefer a lower sensitivity.
If you’re standing at a distance from your enemy, then a slight movement with your wrist would be enough to bring your crosshair on the target, even at low sensitivity. However, if you’re in close combat and switching between enemies that are on two opposite sides of your screen, wrist movement wouldn’t be enough.
To move your crosshair to a significant distance in close combat and at low sensitivity, you would need to combine both wrist and arm movement in such a way that you make the major movement with your arm and only use your wrist for slight adjustments.
You can easily dominate your opponent if you have an excellent crosshair placement. The key to good crosshair placement lies in the following two steps:
- Keep your crosshair at head level.
- Try to keep your crosshair in the direction you expect the enemies to be.
I follow these two steps, to improve my aiming which helps me to land more headshots when an unexpected enemy appears.
Don’t Flick Aim in Every Situation
Flick aiming should only be used to make quick and significant adjustments in your aim. You should never try to flick aim if your crosshair is close to your target, as the sudden quick movement of your crosshair would make you miss the target and give your opponent the chance to eliminate you.
Hence it would be best if you only used this aiming technique when necessary and not as a showoff.
Use an Aim Trainer
There are plenty of aim trainers out there that can help you improve your aim with the help of different drills.
OG Aim Trainer is one of the most used aim training games for practicing flicking aim. Here you can train for flick aiming with the help of the following scenarios:
This scenario tests your accuracy and speed by randomly generating targets on the screen.
In this scenario, you start by shooting on a center target, and the next target is randomly generated on the screen. After shooting the randomly generated target, your next target is again in the center of your screen. This helps you in flick aiming and improves your crosshair placement.
You have six small, closely placed targets to hit in six shots. This scenario helps you to be precise and make micro-adjustments while aiming.
This scenario has no center target; you just need to hit on a target that is randomly generated on the screen.
Build Muscle Memory
Flicking aim should be fast and accurate, so your opponent has no time to react. To bring these qualities to your flicking aim, you need to build muscle memory which can only be developed by practicing.
Here are a few tips that can help you build muscle memory faster:
- Be consistent in your practice.
- Practice in different scenarios.
- While using an Aim trainer, start at a low pace and focus on accuracy. You can increase the speed as you improve.
- Don’t over practice; 30 minutes of practice is enough for one day.
- Practice while playing with real players.
Q1: Is flicking aim important?
Ans: Flicking aim is a very important skill to learn, especially when it comes to competitive shooting games, as it’s difficult to survive and rank in such games without having a quick and accurate aim.
Q2: What sensitivity is best for flick aiming?
Ans: There is no specific ideal sensitivity for flick aiming because sensitivity mostly depends on individual preference. However, most pro players suggest using a lower sensitivity for flick aiming as it is more smooth and precise.
Q3: How to be accurate in aiming?
Ans: The only way you can be accurate in flick aiming is by practice. While practicing, your primary focus should be on accuracy and not on the speed of flick aiming. Your speed will automatically increase as your accuracy improves.
Though learning how to flick aim requires a lot of time and practice, it’s still a crucial skill to learn in order to rank in a competitive shooting game. So just follow the tips mentioned in this article and practice them until you turn them into a reflex.
The benefits of these tips are not limited to flicking aim; they will also improve your overall aim and help you dominate the arena.
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I am a full-stack developer and a hardcore fps gamer. I have built OG aim trainer to help my fellow gamers to improve their fps shooting skills.