In this video I will quickly go over a few tips and tricks to help you improve your muscle memory and also your aim.
If you played Titanfall 1 and 2 you’ll realize that some of the movement and shooting mechanics have made it into Respawns new game, Apex Legends. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran, these tips should help you improve your aim so you can more regularly hit those sweet, sweet headshots.
These tips are mainly for console players but pc players might find them useful as well. To practice and improve your aim we can use the firing range included in Apex Legends, so go ahead and load into the firing range. Once you’re loaded in go ahead and go into settings mode and set your FOV. You’ll want to pick your field of view first as that does have an affect on the aiming and ads speed. Keep in mind that the lower the fov the bigger the targets will appear but you will lose peripheral vision. I prefer 90 as it is a nice mix and gives me more battle awareness without making objects appear too far away.
After you set your FOV go ahead and head over to controller settings, and scroll down to sensitivity. I like to use 4, but use whatever feels most comfortable to you. Next go to sensitivity ADS, this setting determines how quickly your view can rotate when holding L2 and aiming down the sight. Even though the default setting says “same”, it actually isn’t the same speed as the above sensitivity, you’re going to have to play with these settings to get them to match up, but I found that with Sensitivity on 4 and Sensitivity ADS on 5 matched up pretty well. Having your ADS and non ADS speed match will help your muscle memory and improve your aim.
Next well take a look at response curves. They don’t give us a ton of technical info to go on so again pick the one that feels most comfortable to you, personally I prefer steady as it feels like a nice mix between being able to switch targets quickly while aiming down sights but also make fine adjustments to line up long distance headshots.
Now well move onto deadzone, The Deadzone is a small area around the game controller’s thumbstick that doesn’t respond to stick movement. Deadzones are built into games so that old controllers with slightly worn out thumbsticks won’t cause movement or drifting.
I prefer to leave mine on small, but if you find that you are overshooting targets, go ahead and set it to large as it will be more lenient. If I’m feeling pretty relaxed I’ll set it to small, but If I’ve had to many cups of coffee and am a bit jumpy, I’ll switch it to large. I also prefer to turn vibration off as I feel it can have a negative effect on my aim.
After you have all your settings configured, the best way to train your muscle memory is to just get out there and start shooting at targets. There are a couple different ways I like to do this, one is standing completely still and just using the right stick to aim with. Another is to set your reticle at headshot height with your right stick but use your left stick to strafe left and right to line up your shots. Also you can practice quick scoping, without aiming down sight, line up your reticle on your target, and as soon as it’s over the target ads and shoot as quickly as possible, then move to the next target as soon as possible and repeat the process, this will help you train your muscle memory to move to different targets extremely quickly if the situation calls for it.
Keep practicing these different aiming techniques and in a couple weeks you should be getting more headshots. These tips should help you get a better feel for the game and improve your aiming. Thanks for watching, please thumbs up and subscribe if you’d like to see more of these types of videos.