Best Tracking Routines
Once you are comfortable with your peripherals, you can move on to practicing your tracking aim. The absolute best way I’ve found to do this is by playing Aimlab or Kovaak’s. I personally use Kovaak’s because it has the most exercises, but Aimlab is free and very good too.
Here are some exercises if you want to practice your tracking aim on Aimlab:
- Motion track for 5 minutes
- Circle shot for 5 minutes
- Free track for 5 minutes
Feel free to increase the time of training if you really want to focus on your tracking.
If you use Kovaak’s as your aim trainer like me, here are my favorite exercises:
- Cata IC fast strafes for 5 minutes
- Midrange Long Strafes Thin for 5 minutes
- DevTargetSwitch Goated for 5 minutes.
I found that it was best to do all 3 exercises consecutively and then play deathmatch on whatever game I was playing.
I personally like the Kovaak’s scenarios to practice tracking aim much more than the Aimlab ones because they are more challenging.
They also feel much smoother in terms of performance. The target models in Aimlab are mainly big spheres, which doesn’t really resemble anything in a game except for a head. However, head hitboxes in games are about 3x smaller than the targets in Aimlab.
When I’m practicing my aim, I would rather more challenging targets than in the game I’m about to play, instead of easier targets.
A good tracking routine should include tracking in all different directions that you will experience in game. Games that require vertical and horizontal tracking are Fortnite, because players can build really high and have a lot of vertical mobility options.
However, in games like CS:GO, players really only move laterally so you only have to account for horizontal tracking in your training. Also, it is a good idea to make sure the speed of targets in your tracking exercises are equal to or faster than the speed of players in the game you are playing.
If you make the targets faster then it will be easier for you when you hop into game, much like the effect of running with a weight vest on. Players in Valorant have a really slow movement speed while running, so tracking targets in preparation for that only requires a normal to slow speed.
On the other hand. If you play games like Apex Legends where players are extremely fast and can slide or wallbounce, you want a much faster target speed when you practice tracking aim. Remember aim is also about correct crosshair placement, not just flicking or tracking.