Achievable ways to improve your gaming skills
August 04, 2022

If you enjoy playing games, itís only logical that you want to improve. Every game genre is unique Ė each provides more than enough room for gamers who want to learn and improve. However, many gamers donít know where to start as there are many ways to improve gaming skills.

Luckily, there are ways to help you achieve your goals faster than others. Below you can find five straightforward ways to improve your gaming skills and become a masterful gamer.

Hone your skills with practice

The most popular genres include first-person shooters (FPS), multiplayer online battle arena games (MOBA), and real-time strategy (RTS). Some MMORPGs also have competition events. Each one of these games requires a specific set of skills. And the best way to improve them is to practice.
Did you ever wonder how top competitors play so well? For them, it is almost like a full-time job. You need to hone your skills with lots of practice to get as good as they are.

Choose your favorite game and start improving your skills. Start against AI opponents and work your way towards fighting real players.

Learn from the relevant communities

Every popular game title has a great community around it. Thatís great news for you, especially if you want to learn and improve. Every community has several content creators who release new content regularly. You can read their guides, watch videos, and learn a lot from their commentary on some games. For instance, you can subscribe to gamersí YouTube channels to stay tuned to the latest videos.

Itís also an excellent opportunity to learn about game mechanics in detail and discover the best ways to take advantage of in-game mechanics and beat other players. Donít forget to read the patch release notes too. It can help you learn about the new balances and bug fixes introduced in a game.

Give more games a try

Practicing one game and improving skills can become tiresome. It can make you deviate from your initial plan and lose focus. You donít have to stick to that one game youíve picked up. The only important thing is to stay in the genre. The core control mechanics and PvP combat across games in the same genre are similar, if not the same.

If you enjoy playing FPS games, you can add more games to your mix. You will get to improve your skills while enjoying new graphics and learning new weapons. While you are at it, make sure to check the content relevant to that specific game. You might learn something you can transfer to your game of choice and become even better at it.

Reduce lag and ping

If you genuinely want to improve your skills, you must play the game with the smallest amount of lag and ping possible. Unfortunately, lag is quite frequent. Some ISPs may slow down gaming and cause lag, which you can overcome by getting a VPN for PC. Most Internet Service Providers throttle speed according to traffic type. A Virtual Private Network stops this by encrypting traffic, meaning ISPs will no longer see what you do online. You can also try shutting down all your background processes, as some apps may start downloading updates as you play.

If you are playing over Wi-Fi, the wireless connection may be the source of a huge ping. In this case, you should try connecting your PC directly to the router with a LAN cable.

Watch the competitions

There are many game competitions throughout the year. If you want to learn from the best, this is perhaps your best shot. You don't only get to see the best players compete against each other but also see how they collaborate. You can also discover some new gameplays that you can practice excelling at the game.
If there are no upcoming competitions, YouTube is your friend. Watch the recordings of past competitions. They are valuable learning material as well. You can pause the videos and replay them in slow motion to catch those subtle gameplays, learn new skills, and discover useful tips and tricks.

Join a team

Playing with the same people consistently can also help you improve your skills. Plus, you get to meet new people and make some friends. You can meet some veterans who are quite skilled at a game. They can be sort of mentors to you and help you become better at it.

There are many online places where you can meet people playing various games and team up with them, including Discord community servers.

Conclusion

Each one of these ways to improve your gaming skills offers unique opportunities. Every gamer has a unique personality Ė some methods may work better for you than others. Try a couple of them to find the best ways to commit yourself to become a highly skilled gamer.

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