How to practice your aim when switching from CSGO to Valorant

By Fariha Bhatti


Oct 29, 2021

Reading time: 3 min

Valorant may have game-changing abilities at its center, but aim is crucial to climbing the game’s ranks. We have a few tips for players looking to get better at taking down enemy agents. 

Riot Games dipped its toes into the first-person shooter genre with Valorant and instantly roped in a large chunk of players from more established shooters. Many Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players found instant success in Valorant, but some are still figuring out the game’s mechanics. CSGO and Valorant have a lot in common, but they’re far from being exact copies of one another. 

Here, we’ll detail some areas you can improve in if you’re struggling to rank up in Valorant.

How to be better at Valorant using Kovaak

Kovaak 2.0 has over 600 Valorant scenarios to help players find their weak points and better them. CSGO players understand the basics of aiming, but in Valorant, things can get messy quickly. Valorant model movement is slower than in CSGO, which doesn’t allow for as much counter-strafing or shoulder peeking. Agent height is also comparatively taller, which may mess with crosshair placement. Specific agents can pull out unreal movement tactics, bringing new aim challenges to the table. 

Luckily, these exercises in Kovaak 2.0 can help practice aim when you’re switching from CSGO to Valorant. 

Centering to adjust to Valorant movement 

Load “n0ted” from the online playlist and select Centering from the list. Here you’ll be spawned with a plain redline that’ll help you adjust to Valorant movement speed. It’ll also help you find your perfect sensitivity if you haven’t decided on a number yet. Agents in Valorant move much slower than in CSGO, so this exercise is a must to understand Valorant and its movement. 

Peek and Click

Peeker’s advantage has been a hot topic in Valorant since the game’s release. There’s no concept of smooth shoulder peeking in Valorant, so you may find yourself in challenging situations if you try doing that in the game. From the same playlist, pick Peek and Click to practice your peeking. Enemies in Valorant won’t be as slick with their quick peeks, so you might have an advantage there if you’re prepared. 

Popcorn Raspberry 

Unlike CSGO, jump-shooting in Valorant is extremely common. You’ll often see players flying mid-air trying to tap you away with the classic’s alt-fire. Jett and Raze players may be elevated at odd angles that can mess up aim placement. Popcorn Raspberry helps with shooting flying agents, utility launchers, and elevated Sage players. This particular range is available in online scenarios.

There are tons of other exercises players can dip their toes in to get better at Valorant when switching from CSGO. It’s important to work on your game, and tools such as these can help you to do so quickly and effectively. Kovaak 2.0 is available on Steam.