Can’t Aim 5 Simple Tips To Fix Bad Aim Days

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You may be wondering: why I can’t aim some days and what causes your bad aim?

I have had this problem too and decided to make a helpful blog post to teach you how to improve aim.

We all know what it feels like to have our aim so bad all of a sudden. Most people that have this issue play hardcore FPS games such as CSGO, but it happens for other games too.

You could’ve been on 30 kills the previous game and have joined another game, only to notice that your aim has randomly become worse, almost like you have morning aim after you wake up. Don’t worry if you can’t aim, we’ve got you covered.

There have been many days that I have experienced this phenomenon where I suddenly can’t aim too. Why does this mainly happen with CSGO and how can it be fixed? Here is an article for CS:GO aim routines to improve aim.

You should also try out an aim trainer to improve your aim, Read my article on a comparison between the two most popular ones: Aimlab and Kovaak’s here.

Some days you suddenly have bad aim because you have either played too much and overstrained your wrist or your mousepad has become slower due to increase in humidity.

Yes, mousepad humidity can make your mousepad up to 50% slower and this will feel like you have half of your normal sensitivity.

First you have to identify which one it is, and that is the hardest part. Check the temperature on Google to see if it is very humid at the time your aim has gotten worse.

If the humidity is above 60% then it could definitely be a reason why you can’t aim. After you identify why your aim suddenly goes bad, now it’s time to improve aim.

Your mousepad will be affected more by humidity if the temperature is high. Next, keep track of how many hours you play before your aim suffers, usually for me after about 2-3 hours I will have poor aim because that is when my wrist is tired. I have dealt with this problem many times and it is very annoying.

So what can you do to fix it?

It’s tough trying to improve aim with a sluggish mousepad, this is why you want to deal with the humidity issue first.

Some mousepads don’t get slower with humidity.

Can’t Aim? How To Improve It

To Improve aim quickly, it starts with allowing your body to use all of your current muscle memory effectively. To fix an overstrained wrist, you have to give it a rest.

This problem can mostly be fixed prior to it happening, it’s more of a prevention than a cure afterwards. Remember to keep track of how long you play and when your aim becomes worse.

Everyone has a different wrist playtime capacity, some people can play all day, others can only play a couple hours.

Your wrist capacity also decreases if you lift weights or do bodyweight exercises sometime before you play.

It’s better to workout after playing games, but if you unable to, then make sure you give yourself a couple hours rest before playing otherwise you can’t aim properly because your tendons are overused.

Doing intense aim training to improve your aim can also decrease your wrist capacity if you don’t give yourself an hour or more break before you start playing.

If your aim becomes bad while you are aim training, it most likely is because of overstrain.

To increase wrist playtime capacity and prevent the “can’t aim” problem, stretch your wrists as many times as you can throughout the day. You only have to do the stretch for 30 seconds for there to be relief.

Strengthening your wrist with a grip strengthener or using a light dumbbell is also a good idea, make sure you do this a long time before or after you play.

We all have bad aim some days, it can depend on what you do during the day.

Before trying to work on your aim, make sure you assess your current aim, by reducing these external factors.

To reduce the affect humidity has on your mousepad, there are a few things you can do.

One of the most effective ways is to buy a small USB fan that and point it onto your mousepad.

Plug it into your computer and let it run as you play, this will keep your mousepad dry and improve aim by keeping the mousepad consistent.

High humidity will keep sweat from evaporating out of your mousepad, damper mousepads are slower and this is why a lot of people have trouble aiming on specific days.

This article explains slow mousepads. The other way to combat this is by using a small microfiber towel to keep your sweaty hands dry, this will stop most sweat getting into your mousepad, before humidity can affect it.

Remember these tips on the days that you can’t aim in game. This is a tool I use a lot personally when trying to training aim.


It only takes a few tricks to impove aim and fend off the bad aim days. When your aim suddenly goes bad, it is always very confusing, because the previous game you were fine.

It took me a while to realize it was either a tired wrist or humidity.

After a few months I learned those tips I shared with you, that fixed my sudden “can’t aim” problem for good. Now I can play consistently every game without worrying about botting out suddenly.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day, also don’t forget to check out my gaming gear list to see my favorite equipment that has helped me improve my aim.

Grayson Uppington, a former professional CS:GO player, has channeled his expertise into creating insightful content for Aimprac. With ten years in the gaming industry, he crafts detailed guides on aim training, game strategies, and tutorials.