Aimlab Apex aim routines can be a lot easier than using the normal Apex training grounds to improve your aim, it certainly was for me.
Aimlab is an aim trainer which allows you to practice any aspect of your aim. Flicking, tracking, precision, speed, and many more.
I have found my aim in Apex training grounds to be a little difficult because there is not much variety and only a lot of static bots.
So here is an Aimlab aim routine for Apex Legends that I made for everyone who wants to improve their aim in an easier way.
Aimlab is one of the best free aim trainers you can get right now. It is available on Steam.
Apex revolves a lot around tracking, probably more than any other game, so I made sure to include tracking as one big component of this routine.
Do Aimlab Routines Improve Apex Aim?
Aimlab is an aim trainer, which is designed to train your aim. Some prefer using in-game training ranges, while others prefer only sticking to aim trainers. Either way, Aimlab will improve your aim, but the amount depends on the person.
It also depends on the game, in Apex, tracking is very important and Aimlab is one of the best ways to improve your tracking because of the exercises it provides.
Personally, I have always been using in-game shooting ranges to improve my aim in different games and have had incredible results, but there comes a point during my training where I can’t improve certain aspects of my aim because there is no way to train it within the game.
For example, practicing micro adjustments is very hard to do in a training range that only has static bots or bots that strafe in a predictable way.
I also had trouble practicing tracking with in-game shooting ranges, which is a really big part of having a good aim in Apex Legends.
Players are constantly wall bouncing or sliding, that’s why I recommend using this Apex routine in combination with some of your current training methods.
That’s where this Aimlab playlist for Apex comes in.
Skeptical of Aimlab? Kovaak’s is another popular aim trainer that has a lot of players that can vouch for its ability to improve their aim. I did a full review on Aimlab vs. Kovaak’s in this article here.
How Important Is Aiming In Apex?
Just like in Apex Legends, aiming is very important in every game, it is one of the big components of being a good player. Aimlab is one of the few aim trainers that can help you achieve this.
Apex has different mechanics to other games, players have a very long TTK (time to kill) compared to 5v5 hardcore shooters, which means you must hit consecutive shots without missing much to win gunfights. That’s why tracking and precision is important. Both of which are exercise categories within Aimlab.
Apex Legends also has very fast movement mechanics compared to other games, players have different movement abilities, they can grapple, wall bounce, zipline, slide, and run very fast. This makes the game very fast-paced and requires your aim to be on point to kill these fast-moving targets before they kill you.
You can train your aim on any aim trainer, here is an article on the best aim trainers on Steam.
How Long Does It Take To Get Good Aim?
Different games have different learning curves to master when it comes to aiming and movement mechanics. These two go hand in hand for good aim. Developing a good aim over a period of time requires you to get a lot of different factors right. This applies to Apex and even Aimlab, as much as it applies to other FPS games.
Make sure you have consistent settings for very long periods of time, as this will develop your muscle memory a lot faster and allow you to master your sensitivity.
Especially for tracking aim, this can take a while to master. Read this article on 10 tips to developing perfect tracking aim.
The same applies to peripherals, as long as you have good gear that is tailored to your mouse grip and sensitivity, you should keep the same peripherals for months at a time before changing. The only exception to this is if your current peripherals are low quality or are uncomfortable.
For example, if you have big hands and are using a small mouse, you are going to get cramps.
No matter how much you train use these Aimlab Apex routines, if your peripherals are uncomfortable, it’s going to take you a very long time to develop good aim. I suggest you use whatever feels comfortable to you, such as peripherals that are similar to the ones you starting FPS gaming on.
If you have a high sensitivity in Apex and an extremely low friction mousepad, your aim is going to be very hard to control and this will require a longer time to master compared to someone who has a lower more controlled sensitivity.
The most important part for determining how long it will take you specifically to develop a good aim is how much you train and how consistently you train your aim. If you aren’t training your aim a little every day, you could be lengthening the time to get good aim for a long while.
The gaming peripherals you use can greatly impact how fast your aim improves. For example, someone with a mouse that fits their grip style and their hand size perfectly will feel comfortable and will improve faster than someone with a mouse that feels uncomfortable.
I wrote an article on some of my best mice picks that I believe will make your aim better here.
Also, players who train their aim for hours every day are nearly always going to improve faster, in some cases they don’t because they consistently change settings.
Do Apex Aimlab Routines Work?
Aimlab routines are a great way to practice your Apex aim because routines and consistency are what ultimately build good muscle memory. Aimlab routines are a series of exercises that are placed in a specific order and are called playlists.
These playlists can be downloaded from other players or created yourself.
A good playlist will consist of all the main aspects of your aim that are weak, for example, tracking, and having a good enough amount of exercise.
Aimlab routines can help your Apex Legends aim a lot, especially if you are a player who just queues Apex matches without training or warming up.
These routines will improve your aim for sure, as long as you have the correct Aimlab settings to transfer your Apex aim across. I will go over setting up Aimlab in the next section.
How To Set Up Aimlab For Apex
As of February 9, 2019, Apex Legends Conversion support was added to Aimlab.
If you have opened Aimlab for the first time, it will take you through some setting screens at the beginning. A this stage it is important to set your game profile to: Apex Legends and make sure your sensitivity is exactly the same value as Apex. Also, make sure you have the same aspect ratio and resolution.
If you have already set up Aimlab, you can find these options in the settings, I recommend you double-check in case you have set up your game profile for another game.
Make sure your FOV is the same as Apex.
Doublecheck Your Aimlab Settings For Apex
Either tweak your settings if you are under or overshooting.
Use this sensitivity calculator
Use the mousepad test which I cover in this article. However, this time also do the test while zooming in to check your ADS settings too.
Here is a Reddit post about Aimlab Apex settings.
The Aimlab Apex Routine
Read aimlab vs kovaaks here.
This routine for Apex consists of 3 main levels and a bonus routine called the Master Routine. If you are just starting to train your aim and have never done it before, I suggest you start with a beginner.
If you are an intermediate Apex Legends player and have already developed a decent aim in Apex, I suggest you start with intermediate and if you are a high-level Apex player, try Advanced or Master.
Use one routine for 7 days or until you are completely comfortable with the exercises and your settings, before moving on to the next.
I highly recommend you pick one of these Aimlab routines and then you train your aim within Apex for 10-20 minutes afterward. Combining the two training types will prevent any disassociation from Apex Legends mechanics. Remember Aimlab has different movement mechanics so stay still when you aim train.
BEGINNER Aimlab Apex Routine
Use this routine if you are a beginner when it comes to aiming training or Apex. This routine consists of large targets and easy exercises to get you started, 30 minutes total.
- Warm-up: Start with Sphere Track for 5 minutes. This exercise is for tracking moving targets. Try to maintain continuous aim on the sphere as it moves unpredictably.
- Micro Flex: Spend 5 minutes on Micro Flex. It is designed to improve your micro-adjustments — the small movements made for precision aiming.
- Gridshot: Next, move to Gridshot for 10 minutes. This helps with click-timing, target switching, and improving speed. Aim at the targets as they appear, focusing on accuracy over speed initially.
- Strafe track: Spend 5 minutes with Strafe Track. This drill improves your tracking of strafing targets or targets that move horizontally. Try to keep your aim steady and make smooth, controlled movements.
- Spidershot: End your routine with 5 minutes of Spidershot. This tests your reaction time and switching targets. It’s okay to miss shots while trying to keep up with the pace.
Remember to focus on maintaining smooth mouse movements, accuracy, and gradually increasing speed as you get comfortable with each exercise. It’s about improving over time, not perfection on the first try.
Do this for 7 days consecutively if possible and you will see big results in your aim, missing one or two days or using them as a break is fine.
INTERMEDIATE Aimlab Apex Legends Routine
This routine will help build wrist endurance, exercises last 10 minutes at a time. Know when to take breaks if you experience fatigue
- Wall-peek: Begin your intermediate routine with Wall-peek for 10 minutes. This exercise is designed to enhance your ability to quickly peek from behind cover and accurately hit targets. Remember to peek, aim, and shoot in one swift movement.
- Sixshot: Spend 10 minutes on Sixshot. This drill will refine your precision when aiming at small targets. Start slow and increase your speed as your accuracy improves.
- Circleshot: Dedicate 15 minutes to Circleshot. This will enhance your ability to aim while in motion. Try to maintain precision while moving your cursor in a circular pattern.
- Motion Track: Allocate 10 minutes for Motion Track. The aim of this drill is to improve your tracking of targets moving in various directions.
- Reflex Flick: Conclude your routine with Reflex Flick for 10 minutes. This drill tests your flick aiming and reflexes. It’s crucial to hit targets as soon as they appear. Don’t be discouraged if your accuracy fluctuates initially, the key is consistent practice.
Remember, these exercises are more challenging, and it’s perfectly normal if you struggle initially. You’re here to learn and improve, and with regular practice, you’ll see notable progress.
ADVANCED Aimlab Apex Routine
This advanced routine is more tracking-focused.
For those aiming for professional-level skills or looking to push their limits, here’s an advanced training routine. Remember, these drills are demanding, but they will significantly improve your aiming and reflex skills with consistent practice.
- Microshot Speed: Start with Microshot Speed for 10 minutes. This drill is designed to improve your speed when aiming at small, close targets. It’s a challenging start, but keep striving for accuracy as you increase your speed.
- Peek & Fire: Allocate 15 minutes to Peek & Fire. This exercise will hone your ability to quickly peek from cover and hit distant targets with precision.
- Dodge: Spend 10 minutes on Dodge. This drill is about hitting moving targets while you also dodge incoming projectiles. It will boost your evasion skills while maintaining accuracy.
- Strafetrack: Commit 10 minutes to Strafetrack. This exercise is designed to improve your tracking accuracy on moving targets while you’re also in motion.
- Reaction Flick Ultimate: Conclude your routine with Reaction Flick Ultimate for 15 minutes. This ultimate drill tests your flick aiming and reflexes against rapidly appearing targets from all directions.
This advanced routine is tough, but remember, every pro was once a beginner. Keep practicing consistently, and you will notice remarkable improvements in your gaming performance.
MASTER Aimlab Apex Routine
If you have mastered your sensitivity, especially tracking then you should use this routine. This routine can also be used if you really want to up your tracking to the next level. As long as you are not a beginner, this routine can help anyone for sure.
For those of you who have already mastered the advanced routine and are looking for an even greater challenge, here is the master routine. Remember, this routine is rigorous and designed for seasoned gamers aiming for the peak of their performance.
- Precision Speed: Commence with Precision Speed for 15 minutes. This exercise pushes your speed and precision aiming to the limit with minute, rapidly moving targets.
- Cover & Fire Ultimate: Dedicate 20 minutes to Cover & Fire Ultimate. This drill is designed to enhance your peeking skills to the extreme, requiring rapid, precise shots at distant, moving targets from behind cover.
- Dodge Master: Allocate 15 minutes to the Dodge Master drill. This task will push your evasion skills to the top while maintaining your aim on continuously moving targets.
- Strafe God: Engage in Strafe God for 15 minutes. This exercise demands perfect tracking of high-speed targets while you’re also moving rapidly.
- Reaction Flick Master: Conclude your routine by spending 20 minutes on Reaction Flick Master. This ultimate test will challenge your flick aiming and reflex speed against an onslaught of swiftly appearing targets from various directions.
Remember, mastery takes time and unyielding dedication. Keep your focus, continue practicing, and you’ll find yourself among the highest echelon of gamers.
If Aimlab Makes Your Aim Worse, Do This
First of all, make sure you have the right settings, Aimlab will only make your aim worse if you train on different settings when in Aimlab as opposed to in Apex Legends.
I explained above in this post how to double-check your settings and make sure they are the same, this includes doing the mousepad test. I recommend doing the mousepad test if your aim is not improving or is deteriorating when using Aim trainers.
The other reason why you could experience bad aim after training is a very common one. When you use these Aimlab Apex routines, know when to take breaks.
Wrist fatigue indicates burnout of the nervous system, usually after 20-30 minutes of aim training you will start noticing that you are not as efficient as you were when you started the session.
Learn to take breaks during training and after training. After training you want to take a 1 hour break before playing any Apex Legends games. Warming up again for 5 minutes on GRID SHOT after your 1-hour break is recommended.
Stretch your wrists very often, a simple wrist stretch for 30 seconds a few times throughout the day will loosen up the muscles and prevent any injury.
You can also try out Kovaak’s which is one of my favorite Aim trainers, I did a side-by-side comparison of Aimlab vs. Kovaak’s here.
These Aimlab routines are purely designed to improve your tracking and flicking abilities. These are great routines to follow no matter what level you are in Apex or in aim training.
Aim mechanics can be improved with aim trainers such as Aimlab, this is why aim trainers are so popular. Training aim in Apex can be frustrating and difficult to focus on a certain part of your aim, which is why I made this routine for Apex players.
Remember to be consistent and train as frequently as you can, without missing many days.
Also if you don’t have a gaming mouse yet, that could be a worthwhile investment if you want a shortcut to take your aim to the next level. You can also check out my gear list.