Aimlab is a new aim trainer on the steam store, it is one of the best aim trainers you can get right now and it is completely free. If you want good aim, then try this Aimlab routine for Valorant.
Training your aim within Valorant is really difficult, there is only a small shooting range which has very little customisation. The deathmatch servers are horrible as well, they only last 9 minutes and it takes forever to find players.
It simply isn’t the best way to train your aim. However, using an aim trainer is a much more efficient way. After training my aim, I was able to reach Diamond 2 in 3 days. Valorant also locks your resolution at 16:9, so any player that is used to stretched is going to find their aim is really bad on Valorant.
The fix? Try Aimlab for free and see if your aim improves.
Does Aimlab Actually Work?
Yes, Aimlab works, all aim trainers work. Training your aim is simple, the more you practice your aiming skills, the better those skills will be. Aimlab provides you with various different categories, each one is designed specifically to target a certain part of your aim.
If you feel like Aimlab isn’t working for you it maybe because your mouse simply does not suit your grip style or handsize. Read this article on the best mice which will maximize your aim.
Whether that is flicking, tracking, speed or precision. Aimlab has everything, each category has a dozen or more exercises that you can do at varying levels.
This means, no matter if you are a beginner or an expert, you can benefit from trying this free aim trainer. Kovaaks is also another great aim trainer, if you want to see how Aimlab stacks up against Kovaaks, then check out my other posts.
Here is a list of all the aimlab ranks.
Why Aiming Is Important In Valorant
Valorant is a tactical bomb defuse mode shooter. All bomb defuse games like CS:GO are extremely aim heavy. This is simply because the game mode is very punishing and the mechanics have a high skill ceiling.
No one wants to sit out for 2 minutes waiting for the next round while their teammates yell at them for giving away an entry frag.
Aim is very important in Valorant too, because if you lose your gunfight and die, the other team can nearly always convert the round to a win in a 5v4 situation. So, don’t lose your gunfights and improve your aim.
How Long Does It Take To Get Good Aim
The term “Good aim” could have different expectations depending on the person.
However, for this case good aim will be above average aiming skills. I believe that getting Immortal level aim in Valorant is extremely easy and this could be considered good aim. Mastering good aim takes time and it depends on the person.
If you haven’t played many shooter games before and don’t have many hours on Valorant, it may take you half a year of dedication to get good aim.
However, if you are at least mildly experienced with shooters and have some hours stacked up in Valorant, then good aim could be something you get within a month or two. It all depends on how much you train and how you train. It also depends if you choose the right peripherals for you.
This is one of my favorite gaming mice for Valorant.
Are Aimlab Routines For Valorant Good?
Aimlab is perfect for Valorant. There really are no good ways to train your aim in Valorant except for deathmatch which is extremely slow paced and each game only lasts 9 minutes. Compared to in CS:GO you can sit in deathmatch for hours at a time.
CS also has many workshop maps that are actually good and helpful to your aim. Valorant on the other hand has nearly nothing, only a few floating targets and a small shooting range against bots that you can barely customise.
So, in my opinion if you want good aim in Valorant you should definitely try Aimlab.
How To Set Up Aimlab For Valorant
If it’s your first time launching Aimlab, when you see the entrance screen that allows you to choose settings, choose the Valorant game profile and enter your sensitivity.
If you have already been through those pages for another game profile, you can change it here, in settings under controls.
Choose Valorant under game profile, put in your sensitivity from Valorant and change the field of view to 103.
To change your resolution just go to graphics in settings and choose any 1920×1080 and 16:9 display ratio.
You don’t want to stretch with 4:3 because in Valorant you can only use 16:9.
The Aimlab Routine For Valorant
Now for the routines, there are 4 routines, each one for a different individual’s skill level. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and Master. If you have never touched an aim trainer before and are silver or under in valorant I suggest you choose beginner.
If you are somewhat experienced and are gold or above in Valorant, you can start with intermediate. Move up a level every time you feel that the current routine is getting easy and you are scoring highly. Take 2 weeks on each routine, if it is still challenging, before moving on to the next one.
BEGINNER Aimlab Routine For Valorant
The beginner routine is designed to help players that are just getting started with competitive FPS shooters and or aim trainers. If you have never used an aim trainer before, this is the routine for you. Also if you are an older player I suggest you begin here too.
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Flicking Task linetrace (15min) – This will warmup your fine motor skills in general because it requires precision, speed and accuracy.
Flicking Task spidershot (10min) – This is to warmup and get your wrist used to flicking. Focus on flicking with reactions rather than consciously aiming.
Precision Task microshot (10min) – This will warmup your micro adjustments and wrist control. Both of which are very important fundamentals of wrist aiming.
Tracking Task motiontrack (10min) – This is to develop your tracking and make your fine motor skills more complete. Focus on tracking the center of the target and concentrate on using your wrist tendons to move the mouse with more accuracy.
Do not rely on your arm aiming as much as you can. If you can use your fingers to move the mouse because you have a high sensitivity and fingertip grip, this is preferred over wrist aiming.
Read this if you want to your ideal mouse grip.
Break for 10min
Speed Task spidershot (10min) – This is to develop your flicking ability with speed. The most important part about flicking is being fast and relying on your reactions and muscle memory completely.
Flicking is one of the most difficult skills to learn because it requires you to be precise as much as you are fast.
Precision Task spidershot (10min) – This is to increase your precision after practicing speed and efficiency which you just learned. Concentrate on hitting the targets as fast as you can while prioritizing your hit percentage.
Do not sacrifice your accuracy for speed in this task. Aim for the center of the targets to really practice your aim. Take your time and focus on the fine motor skills we have been learning.
INTERMEDIATE Aimlab Routine For Valorant
Follow this routine if you are at least gold or higher in Valorant. These exercises consist of majority flicking exercises with tracking, speed and precision mixed in.
Flicking is very important in Valorant, since movement is very slow, you need to react very fast if an enemy spots you. If you don’t have good readjusting aim or flicks, then you wont stand a chance.
Flicking Task microflex(15min) – A combination of big and small targets, this will warmup your flicks, precision and micro adjustments.
Flicking Task reflexshot(10min) – Covering bigger distances on your mousepad, you will be required to move with speed and precision in this exercise. Focus on reacting to the target spawns as fast as possible and being precise. Every shot you miss will be detrimental.
Tracking Task strafebot (10min) – This will apply your warmed up aim to a lifesize target. Avoid moving as much as possible because the velocity is different from Valorant and other games. Strafing left and right to aim does not practice your aim, stand still and track the target that is strafing itself.
Break for 10min
Speed Task microshot (10min) – This will train your micro adjustment precision and flicks. Very important for headshots when your target is in the vicinity of your crosshair. Focus on speed more than accuracy.
Precision Task reflexshot (10min) – Focus on accuracy more than speed. Maintain the speed that you have just learned with the previous exercise and now try and be more precise without slowing down too much.
ADVANCED Aimlab Routine For Valorant
Gridshot is going to be your main exercise, this is a great tool to warm up your already established aim and improve your micro flicks.
Micro adjustment improves by training micro flicks, such as in the gridshot task. Timing shot is also a new exercise in this routine, it improves your ability to shoot targets that are walking into your crosshair. This task hinges on reaction time and vertical crosshair placement.
Flicking Task gridshot (15min) – Use speed to warmup your aim, loosen your wrists and be very fluid with your motions. Rely on reactions and natural muscle memory to carry your aim. Focus on getting faster and faster while maintaining precision.
Flicking Task timingshot (10min) – This will train your angle holding abilities and reaction time.
Warming up your reaction time is very important, although you can see the target moving into your crosshair, you still need to react just before it will touch your crosshair and this will cover the delay between your brain’s recognition of the target and your motor skills firing at the target.
Tracking Task spheretrack (10min) – Maintain your crosshair in the center of the target and move your mouse slowly, because this exercise covers large distances will force you to practice tracking with your arm.
Use your wrist to track when the target is in range and then fluidly transition to arm tracking when your wrist reaches the limited range of motion.
Speed Task motionshot (10min) – This will practice your flicking aim on moving targets which is the majority of your encounters in Valorant. Rely more on your reactions and muscle memory rather than conscious aiming.
Precision Task motionshot (10min) – Large distances and small micro adjustments will be improved. When objects spawn far from the center of your screen, use your forearm and arm aiming to move with speed. Then use your wrist to readjust for surgical precision. Do all this with speed.
MASTER Aimlab Routine For Valorant
These exercises are much harder and require a lot of precision. Speed is also important within all the tasks as some of them have disappearing orbs or moving AI.
If you want to reach this level, where you have complete control of your motor skills and can execute all exercises below with very high scores, you need a mouse that suits your grip style and hand size. If you need help deciding, here are some of my best mouse suggestions in this article I wrote.
Flicking Task spidershot 180 (15min) – This will train your ability to flick and readjust to very small targets at all ranges and every distance horizontally.
Do not slow down too much when you are shooting the smaller targets. These are the closest simulation to head hitbox in valorant, make sure you can execute with speed and precision at the same time.
Flicking Task sixshot (10min) – Treat this exercise like spidershot, this is very demanding on your precision, the goal is to naturally flick and readjust to smaller targets with ease.
Tracking Task freetrack (10min) – Do not move when tracking the target. Rely on your wrist, then transition to your arm when your wrist reaches the maximum range of motion. Focus on tracking the head, the body is not important and a much easier target. The head is big enough.
Speed Task strafeshot (10min) – Do not miss any shots, the target moves slow and is very big, every shot you make, try and shoot the exact center of the target to maximize your aim training. Stand far from the target for more realistic target size.
Precision Task circleshot (10min) – This exercise will really train your ability to readjust, flick and react to a target that quickly changes direction. Focus on hitting the target every time it changes direction.
Aim Gets Worse After Using Aimlab
If you experience worse aim after using any aim trainer it is most likely due to overtraining.
Aim training cannot make your aim worse, unless you have entered settings that don’t match your game.
In that case you are training on a different sensitivity and it will make your in game sensitivity uncomfortable, so check the setting up your game section at the top of this page.
However, most of the time this issue happens because you train aim for too long or play games right afterwards.
Training your aim exhausts your wrists a lot, so if you play a game right after training for an hour then of course your aim will be worse because you have no control over your tendons. Make sure to take sufficient breaks during training and after for the best aim results.
Aimlab is a perfect tool to get better aim at Valorant. I personally think training aim within Valorant is horrible and you need an external aim trainer to really improve. I was even considering training on CS:GO for Valorant before I found out about Aimlab.
One big factor for improving your aim is having the right peripherals that makes you feel comfortable. Here is my gaming gear list for some inspiration.
This aim trainer is very professional and complete, it is also free. Make sure you don’t over train your aim when following these routines, they do last a long time.
But, it is designed like that for you to have the best aim possible in the long run. Keep consistent with these routines as that will yield the best results.
If you need some more help with improving your aim, check out my perfect arm aiming posture article here.