How To Improve Your Performance in FPS Games

FPS games are easy to access, but they are incredibly tough to master. The skill gap can be huge. While we cannot promise you that you will ever be the greatest player in the world, we do have a couple of tips that we reckon will help you to improve your gameplay slightly. Hopefully, by following these tips you will end up with far fewer deaths and far more skills.

Do bear in mind that these are general tips here. You should always read the guides available for your specific game. For example, if you are playing Warhammer Darktide, then reading through weapon stats and traits in Darktide may help. After all, building your character is a big part of the game. If you use the wrong equipment, it doesn’t matter how good you are.

Use Aim Trainers

There are special pieces of software developed for allowing people to improve their aiming skills in games. They basically have you shooting a ton of targets (some of which are moving). Make use of them.

If you don’t fancy buying an aim trainer, then there are plenty of downloadable (see the Steam Workshop) for games like CS:GO so you can practice your shooting skills in-game.

Tweak The Sensitivity Of Your Mouse

For most players, changing the sensitivity of the mouse will help a ton. You can do this from the Control Panel if you are using a Windows computer.

We won’t give you exact settings here as ideal settings will differ between people.

Ideally, you want to get a setting where you aren’t dragging the mouse great distances across your mousepad to fire off a shot (this would be low sensitivity), but you also don’t want the setting to be so high that you can’t fine-tune your aim.

You may need to adjust the sensitivity depending on the game that you are playing.

Try To Keep Your Crosshair Roughly Head Height

In your first foray into the world of FPS games, we have no doubt that you ran around with the crosshairs pointing down quite a bit. Don’t do that.

Get used to keeping the crosshair roughly the height of the opposing player’s head. This way you can get shots off right away.

Remember, the closer you have your crosshair to the ideal position, the less you need to move your mouse.

Get a Better Mouse 

Get yourself a gaming mouse. They are much more responsive. You will see your gaming skills improve massively.


The more you play a game, the better you get. There isn’t a single person playing a game that was amazing right away. It takes practice…so just practice.

Try to play against people that have roughly the same skill level as you. Not only is it much more fun, but you are also probably going to be spending a lot less time being dead.

As your skill improves, you will fight against better players, allowing you to play even better.