How Aiming.pro Works - The Practice
In this page we discuss the practical side of how to use Aiming.pro to support your aim training needs. If you’d like to read a little more about the theoretical side check out https://aiming.pro/how-it-works-theory
The simple principle is that repetition increases performance. Practice makes perfect. Here’s how the aim trainer is set up to allow you to practice.
Training & Assessment
There are several different types of aiming and mechanics within aiming that you need to master if you want to be a great all-round aimer. Different games favour some skills over others, but they are all necessary.
- Flick - Quickly moving your crosshair to the target and shooting
- Tracking - Following a moving target whilst shooting
- Target Frenzy / Click Timing - Multiple targets on screen, moving and shooting in fast motions to known target positions
- Target Switching - Flick to a moving target and track for a short burst for firing
- Speed - Extremely quick movement between very large static targets
Each of these can be further broken down for example tracking horizontal movement only.
When you first come to the site you’re encouraged to play the skill assessments. This is a set of games, each covering a key aspect of aiming. Once complete you’ll receive an overall skill group rating. This is your baseline and you’ll likely see great improvements once you start training.
Once you’ve received your skill rating you’ll be able to determine two things which dictate where to take your training:
What level of aiming skill do you have?
If you’re under the 60th percentile we recommend your next step is the Core Skills Builder.
If you’re over that you may still like to check out the Core Skills Builder, but as you have handled the pace of the skill assessment you can try the assessment sub-categories.
Which area of aim training would you like to progress in?
You may like to take the area you scored lowest in and raise that to the level of your other skills. Once you’ve improved one, you can then repeat with the next lowest.
You may also like to take the area which is most relevant to the game you want to get better at and raise that to the highest level possible.
Assessment Sub Categories
In each skill area we’ve created 4-6 games testing specific aiming mechanics. Completing these games will give you an overall score so you can see how your skills compare to the wider population of players and it’ll give you insight into where your strengths and weaknesses are within that area. If you find a weakness then improving upon that will improve your overall performance.
Core Skills Builder
This is a well structured set of games to allow you to progress through increasing difficulty levels by slowing building your core aiming skills.
Once again we’ve split aiming skills into granular areas with training drills focused on a specific skill. Once you’ve mastered these individual skills you can retry the assessments and see how much you’ve improved.
Custom Drills & Playlists
Members who’ve signed up to the premium Plus package can create drills & playlists for themselves and the rest of the community
Once you’ve played the skill assessments and core skill builder you’ll have a good idea of where you need to focus your training. Try browsing and search in the drills area to find some games which suit your needs.
If you feel like you need something a more specific try Plus out for a while to create your own games.
Somewhat hidden amongst the rest of the drills we have a cool feature called analysis mode. This will draw on screen the path you’ve taken to a target. This may prove useful if you’re trying to figure out what’s actually going on each shot.
Find these by searching for ‘analysis’ in the drills area.
Analysis, Statistics & Feedback
One of the core features of aiming.pro is the wealth of data available. At the end of every game you’ll get a detailed breakdown of your aiming statistics and you can find some aggregated statistics and training history within the Stats area.
After you’ve reviewed these a few times you may find you skip passed them. This is fine. Getting in training games is probably the most important thing you can do. But every so often (10-20 games) we recommend you take a moment to review your stats and check how you’re progressing.
Use these to gain insights into your aiming performance to see where you have strengths and weaknesses which can then focus your future aim training.
We offer a range of aim trainer features to enable your training. Ways to keep you motivated, keep it fun and let you see your progression but in the end it is down to you to make sure you put in the time and effort to train hard. Repetition over a long period is the key to success - try to create habits and schedules which work for you to enable sustained regular training.
Best wishes in your aim training journey!