What did you do to "git gud" as a sniper or soldier class on your favorite console games? I'm playing my qualifier matches on Overwatch (PS4) and find myself to be ... lacking in proficiency. There are some counter strategies that rely on swapping to a sniper or assault class, taking me out of my shotgun-at-point-blank-range comfort zone. I've been playing FPS games for years but I think I'm missing something since my skill ceiling isn't really going anywhere, despite more hours of practice and play.
Here are a few troubles I think I've already recognized:
- Defaulting to weapon down: Because the gun models will fill up some of the space on screen I end up tipping them down, looking "over" the weapon, meaning my snap shots go toward the legs or body instead of head. This also hurts my field of vision overhead.
- Low sensitivity: I had a habit of over-correcting, so I reduced sensitivity. The upshot though is that now I can't turn fast enough to handle a strafe or back stab. This is just a practice thing I guess?
- Tunnel vision: I lose track of my own HUD, focusing my eyes on the screen center, and nowhere else. Not really sure how to train myself out of a lifetime of ignoring peripheral vision.
- In my 40's now: Yeah. I know.
Any suggestions? Things you did to improve your technique that you'd like to share?