If you’re lucky not to get motion sickness when playing FPS games, you have a lot of room for improvement. While it’s true that human reflex slows down from the age of 20, it doesn’t mean you can’t be fast and efficient.

Of course, when it comes to First Person Shooter (FPS) games, CSGO is by far the most popular. If you play it regularly and want to improve your efficiency, this post can help. 

Also, did you know that you can trade CSGO skins as you earn them through impeccable gameplay? But before focusing on trading, let’s improve your aim and speed.

Step 1: Prepare Your Mind to be Present

Yes, the first step to improving your FPS skills has nothing to do with the games. Instead, it’s your mindset. Most games give up too early in their quest to become a better FPS player simply because it takes time to develop hand-eye coordination.

To give yourself a fair chance, start with the single-player campaign on CSGO or any other FPS game you like. Familiarize yourself with the game environment while paying attention to your weaknesses. You may be prone to sudden enemy attacks or an inefficient aiming technique.

At the same time, try to utilize as many control options as possible, primarily actions such as running, crouching, reloading, and selecting weapons. These skills should come intuitively to you when you play online. It’s the intuition that gives you a millisecond edge over the opponents.

Experimenting with different aspects of the game in a single-player allows you to slowly build up confidence and reflexes without the real-time stress of esports. Once you grow out of the campaign mode, start practicing online. Wise men always say practice makes a man perfect and we wholeheartedly agree.

Step 2: Learn the Maps

Modern online FPS games come with multiple maps. Over time, you’ll develop a unique skill set for a specific map. When you feel it’s happening, your goal should be to memorize the map like the palm of your hand. 

You should be aware of all the best covers, the sneakiest route to enemy bases, weapon stashes, and everything else that matters in your chosen game.

Step 3: Choose Your Arsenal Carefully

One of the main culprits behind inefficient esports gameplay is the choice of weapon. Some players are better with pistols, while others excel in long-range marksmanship. Whatever it is for you, you must embrace it rather than always using all kinds of weapons.

Try different combinations of weapons and throwables in your arsenal as part of the single-play experiment and see which works best for you. When you migrate online, use the same arsenal to let your muscle memory work for you.

Step 4: Invest in Good Internet and Equipment

If you’re doing everything right but still can’t get the edge, the culprit might be hiding in your equipment. Even high latency on your internet can cause untimely demise during a high-adrenaline round. Also, sensitivity settings on your mouse may be slowing you down.

If you have the option, consider upgrading to better internet and gaming peripherals, especially the mouse.