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Tips for going from K+M to Controller

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Casdawer, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Casdawer


    Joined: May 14, 2009

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: West Sussex

    So the wife and I are finally having a baby and so my study/gaming room is to be converted to a baby room! :(

    Because of this, there is no space in the house to put the PC/Desk so I've bit the bullet and bought an Xbox One X which I admit I'm quite enjoying! (Game Pass is a steal!)

    3rd Person games are fine as I used a controller for them on the PC however for FPS, I'm getting my arse kicked left, right and center, even in SP games like Wolfenstein 2.

    With M+K I'd be fine but aiming with thumb-sticks just seems impossible to line up a shot (forget sniping!)

    Has anyone else made the move from K+M to controller and can offer some sage advise?
  2. mid_gen


    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,507

    Practice. The muscle memory will come with some repetition.

    I can't aim with mouse and kB for toffee anymore, much better with a controller.
  3. Zatoichi.uK


    Joined: Sep 13, 2005

    Posts: 2,637

    Basically start with a really low sens and then gradually ramp it up, say once a week. When you get to the point where it doesn't help to increase it further settle on that.
  4. Explosivo


    Joined: Jun 2, 2007

    Posts: 597

    Just play with one until you get good
  5. shorttricky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2010

    Posts: 1,015

  6. Suicidal Ferret


    Joined: Apr 6, 2011

    Posts: 420

    As with any new skill, practice, practice and more practice. Or were you incredible with a M&K from day one?
  7. Poneros


    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 3,264

    Get a lap rest for m&kb. Reality is 99% of console players are just letting auto-aim do the work.
  8. Supercow


    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

    Posts: 13,614

    Location: Straya

    As most said above, I came from twitch shooter background / MMO etc., and moved to console some years ago. At first I simply could not get the hang of it, but with time it gets much better.

    Take FPS games for example, you get used to 'exploiting' the aim assist feature. For example, instead of aiming down sight to hit multiple enemies, you learn to unfocus (if that's the correct term), and then snap back to the enemy.
  9. MoDe


    Joined: Feb 2, 2012

    Posts: 807

    Location: Newcastle UK

    One thing I've picked up is that you have to think about you crosshair placement a lot more, as you can't rely on your quick flick shots. Seems to be helping me quite a bit in Halo on xbox.
  10. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,896

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Just keep at it - took me 2 weeks to get to grips with a joypad on the 360, after gaming on PC for over a decade; didn't need to change sensitivity or anything, I simply kept at it and it just clicked.
  11. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 64,475

    As above, especially coming from KB+M, you need to kind of unfocus and let aim assist do a lot of the work - personally I find it a thoroughly unsatisfying experience.
  12. Casdawer


    Joined: May 14, 2009

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: West Sussex

    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Played over the weekend and not it's getting better!

    Loving the X at the moment.