Rifle Reaction

What Is It?


Reaction is the skill which shows how soon you start dealing damage to opponents after spotting them. The time interval includes the time it takes to aim at your opponent and then start shooting.


Why Improve It?


The first person to shoot has an obvious advantage. So, the less time you need to aim and press the LMB, the more favorable the situation becomes for you.


How To Improve It?


A. Use Browser Tools


     a. HumanBenchmark




     This Internet browser tool will help you improve your reaction time. The idea of this tool is quite simple: you have 5 attempts to react to the banner’s color change with an LMB click. At the end of the exercise, you receive your average reaction time.


     b. AlbinoBlackSheep Shoot




     The idea is to hit the middle of the moving target as many times as you can in a  30-second span. You get 2 points for hitting the bullseye, 1 point for hitting the larger circle and lose 2 points for missing. This tool helps you improve your reaction time and aim simultaneously.


B. Practice On CS:GO Workshop Maps




     A similar approach of reacting to the target’s color change is used on the training_aim_csgo2 in the “Reflex training” mode. In the training mode, you set the duration of time the target will change its color, grab a weapon, and try to hit the target for the entire duration of time.  


     You can also practice a combination of aiming and reaction time by doing different exercises, based on different settings. The best, in our opinion, is the “Classic fast aiming” mode.


     In this mode, a target pops up, stays up for a duration of time, and then disappears.  Customizing the number of targets, the speed at which they appear and disappear, and the size will help you adjust to many different scenarios. Try keeping the crosshair in the middle of the table, react to the appearing target, and shoot it as soon as possible.


If you follow these instructions, you will definitely become the fastest gun in the West. Keep in mind, improving a single skill while ignoring the rest won’t help you reach the top. Becoming a Pro in CS:GO is about mastering a large set of hard and soft skills, such as positioning, cooperation, utility usage, communication, etc. If you develop all of those, you’ll be on your way to becoming the best.

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