Hunt Showdown: 5 Tips to Improve Your Aim & Kill Rate

Published: Jul. 21, 2021
Updated: Jul. 21, 2021

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We'll show you how to improve your aim in Hunt Showdown. Understanding gunplay, crosshairs, and movements to effectively sending opponents over the Mississippi is a lot easier with our 5 tips!

Is everything different? Hunt Showdown is different from most shooters. Your crosshair is not in the center. Your gun is not at the ready to shoot. There is no permanent fire. In fact, your skills from Counter Strike or Valorant, are useless here -- aren't they?

5 tips to improve your aim in Hunt Showdown

Perhaps Hunt Showdown is really that fundamentally different from Counter Strike, Call of Duty or PUBG: You can also use skills learned there in Hunt Showdown. What these are and how you can also train your aim, now:

1. Choose The Right Sensitivity

You have to find the correct setting for your mouse or stick sensitivity. Many players say extremely slow sensitivity is the way to go, which has advantages and disadvantages. Although you can follow the opponent better with a slow mouse or sticks, fast turns are not possible. And believe me: you will have to turn around often.

That's why our tip is to set the sensitivity so that you can easily make a 180-degree turn while also track an opponent at a great distance with your gun. To do this, just play around with the settings until you find your perfect result.

2. Use Correct Crosshair Placement

How do you manage to take out an opposing player in Hunt as quickly as possible? If your answer is "headshot" then you are absolutely correct. Since most guns in Hunt Showdown fire slowly, the first shot must be a hit. However, since most players keep their crosshairs at torso height, the first bullet won't kill.

For this to get better, you need to know at all times where the head of a potential hunter would be. So at what height would my opponent's head be when I go up these stairs, wait for him behind this hill or when he jumps on a wall. Once you have internalized this, your crosshairs should always be at head level, whether it is there or not!

3. Hold The Correct Angle

If you know your opponent is about to come around a certain corner, then wait! Maintain the best possible angle and place your crosshairs at head level. The result: he sprints around the corner, you shoot and -- miss. But what's wrong?

This happens especially often when you keep the angle too tight; so the crosshair is too close to the wall. The idea behind it is good: if you start directly on the wall, you will hit the opponent as early as possible. In practice, however, this often doesn't work at all due to the latency to the game and your own reaction time.

So to keep an angle correctly in Hunt Showdown, aim a little offset in front of the corner. This gives you more time to react and not only automatically improves your aim, but also your hit rate.

4. Don't Track Zigzag Runners

In the course of your hunt career, you will meet players who want to bring you down with melee weapons. Aiming and hitting these hunters is more difficult due to their movement pattern: They sprint towards you in a zigzag.

In order to catch them, you shouldn't follow them with the crosshairs. Instead, you should be patient and aim steady. Your opponent will then inevitably run into your firing path by itself; only now do you pull the trigger!

5. Build Muscle Memory With Exercise

Counter-Strike players have training maps, Valorant players too, and in Hunt Showdown you can also improve your aim with training rounds. Here we recommend the training loadout of the YouTuber RachtaZ:

  • Winfield 1887
  • Nagant Silencer
  • 3 firebombs
  • Opt. Ammunition box

Winfield and Nagant Silencer share an ammunition pool, which gives you enough ammunition. Now you apply all the tips you learned before to improve your aim and shoot anything and everyone:

  • Grunts
  • Bells
  • Lanterns
  • Signs
  • Distant monsters

At best, you move hectically and quickly, so that you have to start over again and again to aim. That trains your muscle memory and improves your aim in Hunt Showdown very quickly, very much.

You then use the firebombs mentioned earlier to shoot clay pigeons. Throw them in the air in a high arc and try to chase and hit them with your weapon.


How do you train? Do you already know some tricks to improve your aim in Hunt Showdown? Let us know in a comment.

The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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