This is the third post in a series of ongoing posts where we highlight one of the Aim Lab training challenges. The goal is to give you a better idea of how it works and why it can improve your performance.
How does it work?
At the beginning of the challenge, there is a moving orb that will shift its movement and strafe from left to right. Shooting the orb three times will randomly spawn another moving target orb to shoot. The target orb will stay on the screen until it is shot three times and continue respawning new strafing target orbs until time runs out. You are also able to move left and right while firing during this challenge, to help you practice shooting moving targets while you are also moving.
What are the different Strafeshot modes?
As of right now, there is only one mode for Stafeshot, ultimate mode. There will be different modes added in the near future along with a Strafeshot task for each different map available. Strafeshots’ ultimate mode will adapt to your speed and even position, ensuring you don’t get too comfortable, easily hitting targets from the same spot.
What do you learn?
Strafeshot will not only help your aim against moving targets but also improve your own movement when aiming and firing. Whether you want to move about in unusual ways to make yourself a harder target for your opponent, or move in closer and mimic their movements for easier aim, you can practice all of it with Strafeshot. The targets do a great job of mimicking real players random movements and “Shuffling” when in the middle of a firefight in your favorite fps.
Why would I do this?
The goal of the Strafeshot challenges is to increase your ability to predict and track enemy movement, while you yourself are also moving and correct any biases you may have while doing this. You might find that you unknowingly slow down when you’re put up against moving targets or move better to the left than the right, making you move in the same direction too often. These biases can be subtle and difficult to notice and therefore difficult to correct. Aim Lab alleviates this problem by collecting objective data on your shots to help you identify and correct your biases quicker. Check out the results screen at the bottom of the post for more details!
Strafeshot: Ultimate Mode in Battle Royale environment with assault rifle. Targets mimic real players, unexpected movements and shuffling to be as close to a real fps firefight as possible within a battle royale environment, plenty of various objects to obscure your vision and a greater distance to mimic a backround in various fps games.
Strafeshot: Ultimate mode in Graybox environment with pistol. Targets mimic real players, unexpected movements and shuffling to be as close to a real fps firefight as possible within a neutral, training space. Here you can focus on general improvements without any specific backrounds.
Strafeshot: Results. After each time you perform a Strafeshot challenge, you get instant results on your performance. Your performance is also compared to your average performance on the task, and lets you view improvement across time.