If you have ever watched a top-tier streamer playing Warzone, one thing tends to stand out. Every single one of them has a remarkable aim. But they did not develop those mechanics overnight. Honing your aim in Warzone can be a challenging task. Many players believe by just playing enough you will eventually become a great player. And whilst experience is important, your mechanics will eventually hit a ceiling without some dedicated effort on your end. Thankfully, by doing certain things and practicing regularly, it is possible for anyone to improve their mechanical skill significantly. This guide will primarily focus on the keyboard and mouse as it has a higher skill ceiling and is the more common input type for PC players. However, some of the advice in this article applies to controller players too. There are various cheats that make Call of Duty Warzone more fun if you do not wish to play hardcore.
One of the most common problems casual first-person shooter players have on PC is their sensitivity. Many newer FPS players assume that the best players must use high sensitivities in order to lock onto targets faster. However, in practice, having a high eDPI will do far more harm than good for your aim. eDPI, or effective dots per inch, is a value calculated by multiplying your mouse DPI by your in-game sensitivity. Every gaming mouse comes with the ability to customize its DPI. What DPI you use on your mouse is widely personal preference but somewhere between 400 and 3000 works well. Personally, I opt for 1000 DPI but 800 is the most commonly used amongst more dedicated FPS players. As for eDPI, it can take some tweaking to figure out what works for you. Call of Duty: Warzone is a game that features a lot of long-range tracking which is easier to do at a lower eDPI. But if you are caught up close by a flanker or rusher, a higher eDPI can make it easier to react to those situations.
If you wanted to become a better three-point shooter, you would work on developing your muscle memory of an effective jump shot form. If you wanted to become a better goalkeeper, you would work on developing your muscle memory of how to catch a ball consistently. Developing muscle memory is one of the most powerful tools for improvement as it helps turn a fundamental skill into second nature. Similarly, if you want to improve your aim then you need your sensitivity and DPI drilled into your muscle memory. Outside of just playing FPS a lot, the best way to do this is with daily drills. Drills are exercises you can do to further enhance your muscle memory of how far your mouse needs to move in order to turn in-game. If you manage to perfect your muscle memory, you will be a sharpshooter in no time.
Importance of learning your gun
Needless to say, not every gun handles the exact same in Warzone. The majority of slow-firing weapons accommodate a similar flick-centric aim style. That means snipers, DMRs, shotguns, and the heavier pistols simply rely on you landing flick shots onto either your enemy’s upper chest or head. However, the same cannot be said of automatic weapons. Each and every automatic gun in Warzone has a unique recoil spray pattern. Learning this pattern is essential to become as accurate as possible. Learning the muscle memory from daily drills is step one, but if you do not know how to apply that muscle memory it is not that useful. To figure out your favorite gun’s spray pattern, you will want to go into a private match or Plunder. Once you are in, find a suitable wall for spraying a full magazine into. There are thousands of spots you can do this due to the large scale of the map. Alternatively, for Modern Warfare guns you can load up a Shipment lobby and try them out there. This does not work for Black Ops Cold War weapons as they are not usable in Modern Warfare multiplayer. Using them in Cold War itself is no good either as the gunplay is completely different in Treyarch’s game.
Once you have found a spot, fire a whole magazine without attempting to manage the recoil at all. After finishing your magazine, you will see a pattern emerge showing what direction your gun recoils. If the pattern goes up and right, you will need to practice pulling your mouse down and left to counteract that. Keep in mind that in an actual game you may be required to track horizontally whilst also pulling down on your mouse to manage recoil. This can be one of the hardest aim techniques to master in Warzone and will require you to keep practicing over and over.